RAFAEL: MAJOR CLUB HONOURS EXAMINED

Submitted on Wed, 06/16/2021 - 09:40

Brazilian fullback Rafael da Silva won the majority of his honours while he was a Manchester United player for almost a decade. The right-back was on the playing roster at the Theatre of Dreams for a period of seven years between 2008 and 2015.

Rafael da Silva won the Premier League titlein his full season with Manchester United. He was part of the Red Devils squad that won the league title during the 2008/09 campaign and the Brazilian went on to add two more titles before he finally left the club in 2015.

Brazilian club Fluminense and Manchester United had an agreement for the transfer of Rafael da Silva and his twin brother, Fabio in February 2007 but they didn't move to the English club until January 2008.

RAFAEL: INTERNATIONAL CAREER EXAMINED

Submitted on Wed, 06/02/2021 - 11:04

Istanbul Basaksehir right-back Rafael da Silva is a Brazilian international following his two caps for the senior team two decades ago. His international journey with Brazil started with the u-17 team before he was part of the u-23 squad to the 2012 London Olympic Games. His debut for the senior team came shortly before the Olympics.

The former Fluminense and Lyon defender could have played for Portugal despite representing Brazil at the u-17 level. Rafael da Silva played 12 times for the Brazil u-17s in 2012. He was part of the Brazilian squad to the 2007 u-17 FIFA World Cup tournament in South Korea.

RAFAEL: FRENCH LIGUE 1 CAREER EXPOSED

Submitted on Fri, 05/07/2021 - 10:16

Brazilian fullback Rafael da Silva tasted French Ligue 1 football for the first time in the colours of Lyon having moved there from Manchester United in the summer of 2015. If he had the choice, Rafael won't have left the Red Devils for France.

Rafael da Silva was a fans' favourite at Old Trafford and has retained the same status amongst the Manchester United faithfuls till date. He had to leave the club due to a lack of playing time under then manager Louis Van Gaal (LVG). In total, the Brazilian defender spent seven years at the Theatre of Dreams before his £2.5m transfer to Lyon.

RAFAEL: FRENCH LIGUE 1 CAREER EXPOSED

Submitted on Fri, 05/07/2021 - 10:14

Brazilian fullback Rafael da Silva tasted French Ligue 1 football for the first time in the colours of Lyon having moved there from Manchester United in the summer of 2015. If he had the choice, Rafael won't have left the Red Devils for France.

Rafael da Silva was a fans' favourite at Old Trafford and has retained the same status amongst the Manchester United faithfuls till date. He had to leave the club due to a lack of playing time under then manager Louis Van Gaal (LVG). In total, the Brazilian defender spent seven years at the Theatre of Dreams before his £2.5m transfer to Lyon.

RAFAEL DA SILVA: INTERNATIONAL CAREER EXPOSED

Submitted on Fri, 04/02/2021 - 10:05

Istanbul Basaksehir defender Rafael da Silva made his international bow for Brazil when he featured for his country at the 2007 edition of the FIFA u-17 World Cup tournament in South Korea.

Rafael da Silva could have played for Portugal if he didn't make his debut for the Brazilian national team after the right-back was approached by former Portugal national team manager Carlos Queiroz, who's also a former assistant manager at Manchester United under the Sir Alex Ferguson era.

RAFAEL: NATIONAL TEAM CAREER REVEALED

Submitted on Thu, 03/25/2021 - 07:25

IstabulBasaksehir defender Rafael da Silva is one of the players that wear his heart on his sleeve and it was this approach that endeared him to the heart of millions of Manchester United fans till date. Rafael da Silva is still a darling amongst the Manchester United fans despite the fact that he is no longer at the club.

He's still a favourite amongst the fans many years after leaving the club. Rafael left Manchester United reluctantly in the summer of 2015 during the Louis Van Gaal managerial reign at the club. He was not getting much playing time at the club under Van Gaal and that led to his transfer to French giants Lyon.

ON THIS DAY: RAFAEL DA SILVA CONFIRMED HIS EXIT FROM UNITED

Submitted on Wed, 03/10/2021 - 12:21

Former Manchester United defender Rafael Da Silva may not be regarded as a club legend, but he was surely one of the most underrated players that featured under the great Sir Alex Ferguson. On this day back in 2015, the Brazilian confirmed that he was leaving Old Trafford in favor of a move to French side Olympique Lyonnaise.

Following his inability to nail down a starting berth at United under the club's former manager, Silva was deemed surplus to requirements at the club and was told that he needed to look for another challenge elsewhere as there was no chance for him in the team anymore.

Istanbul Basaksehir vs Ankaragucu Preview and Prediction

Submitted on Mon, 02/15/2021 - 16:51

Istanbul Basaksehirare up against Ankaragucu this weekend hoping to make the most of the confidence provided by last week’s victory over BB Erzurumspor. Istanbul Basaksehir were going through a terrible run of form as they failed to win in seven consecutive league matches.

As a result, the team was slipping quite rapidly down the Turkish Super Lig table. They were just a few points away from the relegation zone when they took on BB Erzurumspor in a home match.

BB Erzurumspor had been facing relegation trouble throughout the campaign and they ended up providing a great option forIstanbul Basaksehir to end their poor form.

Istanbul Basaksehircoach OkanBuruk saw his team take the lead just before half-time through Fredrik Gulbrandsen.

WHY RAFAEL IS A UNITED HERO

Submitted on Fri, 02/05/2021 - 05:42

Istanbul Basaksehir defender Rafael da Silva is still a cult hero at Old Trafford amongst the Manchester United fans despite leaving the club many years ago. Rafael da Silva spent seven years at the Theatre of Dreams before he was forced out of the club by the Louis Van Gaal regime at the club.

In one of his recent interviews, Rafael da Silva revealed how he was warned that Louis Van Gaal didn't like Brazilian players when the veteran Dutch manager was appointed the Manchester United boss in 2014 and it proved to be that way.

Rafael da Silva saw his playing minutes diminish under Van Gaal and he has to leave the Red Devils for Lyon in the French top flight in the summer of 2015.

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: HOW RAFAEL FARED

Submitted on Sat, 01/23/2021 - 07:28

Brazilian fullback Rafael da Silva was a part of the Lyon squad that failed to qualify for Europe at the end of last season but the player was still able to feature on the European football stage after leaving Lyon in the summer.

Rafael da Silva is a specialist right-back and he had to leave French Ligue 1 outfit Lyon at the end of his contract in the summer of 2020. Rafael da Silva had been at Lyon for five years since leaving Premier League giants Manchester United in the summer of 2015.

He was having a good time at the Theatre of Dreams until the club appointed Dutch tactician Louis Van Gaalwho's said not to like Brazilian players naturally. Rafael da Silva spent one season under the Dutchman and the Brazilian international had to leave when he was not seeing regular playing time under Louis Van Gaal at Manchester United.

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