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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Submitted on Thu, 01/14/2021 - 06:52

Istanbul Basaksehir defender Rafael da Silva has revealed the reason behind his Manchester United exit five years ago.

The Brazilian international was living the dream at Manchester United having joined them as a teenager in 2008. Rafael da Silva signed for the Red Devils from Brazilian Serie A club Fluminense alongside his twin brother Fabio da Silva.

Rafael da Silva was and still a fan favourite amongst the Manchester United faithfuls. He made 170 appearances in a Manchester United shirt before leaving for French giants Lyon in August 2015. He spent five years at Lyon before leaving the club this summer when his contract ended. Rafael da Silva went on to sign a two-year contract upon signing for Istanbul Basaksehir on a free agent.

Rafael Da Silva promises not to celebrate at Old Trafford

Submitted on Fri, 12/11/2020 - 07:18

Rafael Da Silva will be appearing against Manchester United when his Istanbul Basaksehirtake on the Red Devils in the Champions League.

The Brazilian was part of the Turkish outfit that managed to get a success over Manchester United just before the international break. This victory came at the Turkish capital but things will be a lot different when Istanbul Basaksehirtravel to Old Trafford. There is a smaller chance that Rafael Da Silva might end up on the scoresheet. If it does happen, the Brazilian says that he will not celebrate out of respect for his former club.


Submitted on Wed, 11/25/2020 - 14:39

Manchester United got humiliated by Istanbul Basaksehir in the last Champions League game before the international break. Making Rafael da Silva reveal that it was a 'different feeling' to play against the squad he loves in Old Trafford.

The Brazilian returned to haunt his former club on Wednesday night as the Turkish club Istanbul Basaksehir created a Champions League's shocker. Goals from Edin Visca and ex-Chelsea striker Demba Ba were okay to get a 2-1 win for Basaksehir, with Anthony Martial's goal a little consolation for Ole Solskjaer's team.


Submitted on Thu, 11/19/2020 - 11:22

Ex-Manchester United defender Rafael da Silva might not be amongst the most glamorous names in the history of the club, but the Istanbul Basaksehir player has a confirmed spot as one of the most popular players amongst the Manchester United faithfuls in recent times.

Rafael da Silva signed for the Red Devils in 2008 alongside his brother Fabio da Silva. He was at Old Trafford for seven years before he left the club to join Lyon in the French topflight five years ago.


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