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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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🎥 iFollow | Rafael on joining the Royals ambitions in England

9 August 2019

Making his move to English football for the first time, Brazilian goalkeeper Rafael spoke to iFollow about joining the Royals.

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José happy for new signings to give him ‘good headaches’

8 August 2019

Over the course of the past week, several new names have been added to the Royals’ roster.

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📸 Gallery | Trio of new Royals join club

7 August 2019

Tuesday saw the arrival of three new Royals, with goalkeeper, Rafael Cabral joining the club alongside midfielder, Péle on loan from Monaco, and striker, Lucas João from Sheffield Wednesday for an...

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Rafael joins Royals ranks

6 August 2019

Reading Football Club are delighted to announce that Brazilian goalkeeper Rafael has signed a three-year contract at the club.

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