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26-Year-Old Defender     Lyon  Ligue 1      Full Name: Rafael Pereira da Silva


Birthdate:  July 9, 1990    Birthplace:  Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    Nationality:  Brazil    Height:  5' 8"    Weight:  176 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract


Rafael Pereira da Silva Contract Information:

Signed a four-year contract with Lyon in August of 2015.

August 19, 2016    Rafael News

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Rafael recorded a clean sheet, five dribbles and four clearances in Friday's 2-0 Ligue 1 match versus Caen.

Rafael successfully juggled between his defensive and attacking duties with Caen putting up little resistance. Lyon swarmed their visitors and there were a ton of fantasy stats for everybody from the hosts. It seems like that would be the case for the majority of the season and Rafael should be a very strong fantasy option regardless of opponent.

Rafael Pereira da Silva – Season Projections
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Season League Team Mins Goals Assists Shots SOT Pass Com. Acc. Cross Crosses Tckls Won Fouls Won
2016 Proj. Ligue 1 Lyon 809 0 1 6 2 304 170 18 34 10
Rafael Pereira da Silva – Stats
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Season League Team Appear. Starts Min Goals Assists Shots SOG Cross Fl Drn Fl Com Tackles Int Blocks CS YC RC
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Rafael: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

August 14, 2016

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Rafael kept a clean sheet and was issued a yellow card in Sunday's 3-0 victory over Nancy.

With Lyon controlling the passage of play for the vast majority of the match, Rafael wasn't tested particularly often and handled it well throughout the match. Discipline was something of a problem for the Brazilian last season as well, seeing eight yellows in 21 league matches. If he can stay fit, he'll need to tighten things up to avoid suspension.

August 4, 2015

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Rafael signed a four-year contract to join Lyon on Monday, reports Sky Sports.

The defender had one year remaining on his contract with Manchester United, but was deemed excess to manager Louis van Gaal's squad for the coming season. New signing Matteo Darmian is seen as Rafael's replacement at the club.

April 22, 2015

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Rafael will miss the rest of the season after he broke three ribs in an Under 21 match against Leicester City on Monday, reports the Daily Mail.

Rafael hasn't been a regular starter for manager Louis van Gaal, but will now not have a chance of returning to the side before the end of the campaign. The injury is expected to keep him out for up to six weeks.

April 20, 2015

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Rafael suffered a rib injury in the first half of Monday's U-21 match, the club's official website reports.

Rafael took a knee to his ribs and immediately came off. While he was a consistent starter earlier this season, those days are long gone and an injury absence isn't likely to change manager Louis van Gaal's plans much.

January 23, 2015

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Rafael (face) was available off the bench for Friday's FA Cup match against Cambridge United, but he did not end up playing.

Rafael had been sidelined with a broken cheekbone, but even a return to fitness couldn't get him on the pitch. With a nearly fully-fit squad, it's unclear if Rafael will be able to fight his way back into manager Louis van Gaal's starting lineup.

January 11, 2015

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Rafael was not in the 18-man squad to face Southampton on Sunday, as he is still recovering from a broken cheekbone.

Manager Louis van Gaal had a nearly-fully fit side heading into the match, so it's unclear if Rafael would have played anyway.

January 9, 2015

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Manager Louis van Gaal said Friday that Rafael has recovered after having surgery on his cheekbone, but he may be held out of Sunday's match against Southampton.

Given the hesitancy to clear him, it wouldn't be surprising if Rafael was kept on the bench, if he's even in the 18-man squad, for the Saints match, with a potential return coming Jan. 17 against QPR at Loftus Road.