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29-Year-Old Defender     Bayern Munich  Bundesliga      Full Name: Márcio Rafael Ferreira de Souza


Birthdate:  September 7, 1985    Birthplace:  Londrina, Brazil    Nationality:  Brazil    Height:  5' 8"    

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Rafinha suffered an LCL injury in training and will be out for at least 14 days.

Given the timeline, Rafinha will miss Friday's game against Wolfsburg, as well as Bayern's next two matches, which come against Schalke and Stuttgart.

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Rafinha: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

October 4, 2014

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Rafinha, who missed the first month of the season due to an ankle injury, picked up an assist in Bayern Munich's 4-0 win over Hannover 96 on Saturday.

Rahinha has started both of the last two Bundesliga matches, but he's been in-and-out of the starting XI this season and doesn't figure in the attack much, which limits his fantasy upside in most formats.

August 10, 2014

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Rafinha suffered an ankle injury during training Saturday and he could be out for an extended absence, reports.

Rafina appeared on his way out last summer, but got plenty of first-team action when Pep Guardiola took over. There are a few different options to replace him in the starting XI, which includes moving Philipp Lahm back to right back from the defensive midfielder role he played last season.

June 3, 2011

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Rafinha has returned to Germany after a season in Italy with Genoa, Football Italia reports.

A good move for Genoa.

August 4, 2010

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Genoa had added another piece to help improve its defense by acquiring the Brazilian right back from Schalke, reports.

It will be interesting now to see if Genoa decides to play four in the back, instead of the 3-4-3 it played last season.

September 26, 2008

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Schalke have fined defender Rafinha a record €700,000 (£553,000) for making the trip to the Olympic Games, Sky Sports reports.

The Brazilian earned the ire of club bosses after travelling to Beijing against the expressed wishes of the Schalke management team and spending a total of 35 days away from Gelsenkirchen. He has taken his case to the international Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in the hope that the Brazilian Football Federation can be forced to pay the fine.

August 22, 2008

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Liverpool remains interested in acquiring Rafinha from Schalke, the London Times reports.

He may be available after there was reportedly some tension in Rafinha playing in the Olympics for Brazil and missing the start of the Bundesliga season.