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🇧🇷 "We always think as a team, not as individuals

6 April 2021

The plaudits were for Michael Olise scoring a stunning top corner goal at the perfect time, George Puscas being in the right place at the right time to add a second and Lucas Joao coming off the bench...

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🗨️ "We are excited and we are confident"

1 April 2021

38 games played...and Rafael has been ever present throughout. The Brazilian stopper has not missed a minute of our league campaign so far...but he didn't want a rest - personally Rafa can't wait for...

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💪 "We’re going to push each other!"

15 February 2021

Royals shot stopper Rafael has described Veljko Paunović’s squad as a family, and more than teammates as they look to return to winning ways with a Tuesday evening trip to Ashton Gate to face Bristol...

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🗣 Rafa | “We’re really disappointed… but we’ll fight to the end!”

14 February 2021

Millwall condemned us to consecutive defeats by winning at Madejski Stadium on Saturday – but goalie Rafael is confident that the team will be able to turn the tide in their favour again soon.

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🗨 Rafael ‘disappointed, but proud’ after Norwich loss

17 December 2020

Royals goalkeeper Rafael felt that the Royals’ efforts deserved a better result on Wednesday evening, as visitors Norwich City took the three points back to Berkshire.

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5️⃣0️⃣ Rafael toasts his half century with a customary clean sheet

8 October 2020

Perhaps from his performance and penalty heroics on debut, Royals fans realised they had an excellent goalkeeper standing between the posts.

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💪 “This was a good start, but we want much more.”

14 September 2020

Five goals scored and just one conceded so far. A cup win and three league points in the bank.

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🗣️ Rafael | “I felt at home when I got here!”

24 July 2020

Goalkeeper Rafael – who joined the Royals last summer – has quickly made Reading his home. Some outstanding performances by the Brazilian earned him the Player of the Season award, as voted for by the...

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🧤 Watch some of the top stops by our Player of the Season... Rafael!

23 July 2020

Goalkeeper Rafael was nominated as your Player of the Season, picking up the biggest tally of votes from the Royals squad for 2019-20.

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🤴 Rafael crowned as your Player of the Season 2019-20!

22 July 2020

The votes have been counted and the result is in. As voted by you – the fans – our 2019-20 Player of the Season is Rafael!

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🧤 Rafael | “This is more than our job… we love to play!”

9 June 2020

The first year in England for Brazilian goalkeeper Rafael has been eventful. After impressing between the sticks since his arrival in August, the season was put on pause due to the worldwide pandemic...

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🇧🇷 Rafael named in The Athletic's NTT20 Podcast 'Team of the Season...So Far'

17 April 2020

Reading fans will be well aware of the heroics that our Brazilian stopper has performed between the posts in his first season at the Madejski.

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📦 Honesty Box | Rafael

7 February 2020

Fashion sense? Music taste? Best feature? Find out more about goalkeeper Rafael, in the words of his teammates...

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🎖️ Bowen and Rafael nominated for Manager and Player of the Month

9 January 2020

We are delighted to announce that Reading manager, Mark Bowen and goalkeeper, Rafael have been nominated for the Sky Bet Championship Manager and Player of the Month awards respectively for December.

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Rafael | “Alone, my job is impossible”

27 December 2019

For the third game on the spin, Rafael has had no cause to visit his net to pick the ball out – thanks to some spectacular saves and some hearty defending.

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Rafael on learning English and his Royals spell so far

19 December 2019

Rafael did not speak any English upon his arrival with the Royals in the summer, but he has been working and studying every day alongside his training schedule to learn the language, to help him...

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