Raphael Dias Belloli was born on the 14th of December 1996, and he is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a winger for Premier League club Leeds United and the Brazil national team. However, he is widely known as Raphinha.
Various research has it that after Raphinha’s unsuccessful trials with International and Grêmio, he started his career playing youth football with Imbituba, where he was later scouted by Avaí. Raphinha, at the age of 18, he started his career with the Avaí’s under-20 team in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A in 2014. Due to a minor injury, he was unable to make the squad but continued to train on his own. Despite growing interest in Raphinha from many of Brazil’s top clubs, Avaí kept hold of him until 2016, where he impressed at the Copa São Paulo de Futebol Júnior.
Raphinha signed for Portuguese side Vitória Guimarães on the 2nd February 2016, having been spotted at the Copa São Paulo de Futebol Júnior by Deco, who signed him to his agency, D20 Sports, and arranged his transfer to Vitória. The young star made his debut for the Vimaranenses on 13 March 2016 against Paços de Ferreira. Richarlison scored his first goal for the club against C.S. Marítimo on the 20 August 2016. Raphael Dias Belloli made his first appearance in the 2017–18 UEFA Europa League on 14 September 2017 against Red Bull Salzburg. There, he won the Vitória Guimarães Breakthrough Player of the Year in 2017. He scored 18 goals during 43 games (in all competitions) during the 2017–18 Primeira Liga season for Vitória Guimarães.
In the month of May 2018, the young talent transferred to Portuguese club Sporting CP until 2019. Report reom BBC has it that he made his debut on the 12 August against Moreirense. Richarlison scored his first goal for the club on 20 September 2018 against FK Qarabag in the 2–0 victory in the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League. Raphael Dias Belloli was a part of the side that won the 2018–19 Taça de Portugal scoring a penalty in the penalty shootout victory against Porto.
Various reports, including BBC has it that he signed for French club Rennes in 2019, with a transfer fee around €21 million, the club’s record signing. The young Brazilian scored and gained an assist in his final game for the club during the 2020–21 Ligue 1 fixture against Reims in a 2–2 draw on 4 October 2020. Richarlison scored eight goals and gained seven assists during his time at the club, where he helped Rennes to a third place finish and qualify for the 2020–21 UEFA Champions League during the 2019–20 Ligue 1 season.
As per football expert, he joined Leeds United on a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee reported to be in the region of £17 million on the 5th of October 2020, or about €20 million. On the 19th of October 2020, he made his debut as a second-half substitute in a 1–0 loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers. Richarlison’s full debut was at home to Arsenal on 22 November 2020. And on the 28th of November 2020, Raphinha scored his first Leeds goal in a 1–0 away win over Everton. Raphael Dias Belloli’s winning goal secured Leeds’ first ever Premier League win at Goodison Park and their first league win at Everton since 1990. He finished the season with six goals, all from league fixtures.
Raphinha was called up to represent Brazil for the team’s World Cup qualifiers against Chile, Argentina and Peru in the month August 2021.
Raphael Dias Belloli made his full debut for the national side on the 7th of October 2021, coming on as a substitute at half time in a 3–1 comeback win against Venezuela. The young star assisted two goals and won a penalty in 45 minutes on the pitch, receiving praise from sports pundits and fans.
Report has it that in his third appearance and first start, he scored his first two international goals in a qualifying match against Uruguay.
Won the 2018-29 Taca de Portugal with Sporting Cp.
Won the 2018-19 Taca da Liga with Sporting CP.
Won the 2017 Vitoria Guimaraes Breakthrough Player of the Year.
Raphinha earns from his professional career as a football player. His income is from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. In October 2020, he joined Leeds United on a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee reported to be in the region of £17 million, or about €20 million.
In October 2020 the right winger signed a contract with Leeds United that nets him a whopping salary of 1.2 Million Euro (1.1 Million Pound) per year. We have crunched the numbers, this means he earns €3,288 (£2,990) per day and €137 (£125) per hour!
Per year €1,200,000 £1,043,478
Per month €100,000 £86,957
Per week €23,077 £20,067
Per day €3,288 £2,859
Per hour €137 £119
Per minute €2 £2
Raphinha’s Net Worth
As per the Forbes update, as of 2022, his estimated net worth is €9 million and his salary is £3.2 million. His market value is around €60 million.