Rafaela De Miranda Travalao (Rafinha) - Midfielder

Name: Rafaela De Miranda Travalao (Rafinha)
Pronunication: rah-FEEN-ah
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5-3
Jersey number: 10
Date of birth: Aug. 18, 1988
Age: 27
Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Citizenship: Brazil
Last club: Ferroviaria
How acquired: Signed Fed. 12, 2015

Follow on Twitter: @rafatravalao

Professional: In 2015 with the Breakers, started eight of the 13 matches she appeared in ... Logged 790 minutes ... Registered 14 shots, seven of which were on target ... Made her Breakers debut on April 11, 2015, starting in a 4-1 loss on the road to Portland Thorns FC.

With Ferroviaria: Won the 2014 Campeonato Brasileiro de Futebol Feminino, beating Kindermann in the finals ... Also captured the Copa do Brasil de Futebol Feminino, edging Sao Jose for the club’s first Copa do Brasil title ... Started 10 of the 11 matches in which she appeared for Ferroviária in 2014, scoring five goals in 817 minutes of action. Previously played for XV de Novembro de Piracicaba (2012-2013), Santos (2011), Foz Cataratas (2010), Botucatu Sao Paulo (2006-2009), and Marilia Atletico Club (2004-2005) ... Won Paulista and Libertadores championships in 2011 with Santos ... Won state championships with Sao Paulo in 2006, 2008, and 2009 and did the same with Santos in 2011.

International: Has two caps with the Brazilian Women's National Team ... Named to Brazil's World Cup roster for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada ... There, she made her senior team debut, coming on in the 90th minute of a 2-0 group stage win over Korea Republic on June 9, 2015 ... Also appeared in a 1-0 win over Costa Rica in the group stage, entering the match in the 78th minute ... Helped lead the Brazilian National Team to a third-place finish at the 2013 Summer Universiade in Kazan, Russia by scoring both goals in a 2-1 win over South Africa in the bronze-medal match ... Finished in third place with the national team at the 2013 Valais Women's Cup, a two-day tournament, featuring China, Mexico and New Zealand ... Was part of the national side that finished fifth at the 2008 U-20 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Chile after qualifying by winning the South American Championship ... Made her debut with the senior national team in 2013.

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