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Rafael Leao Bio, Club, Net-worth, Salary, Family, Achievements & Stats


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Who Is Rafael Leao?

In an ever-evolving Portuguese national team that has produced amazing and legendary players like Eusebio, Rui Costa, Luis Figo and ever consistent Cristiano Ronaldo comes a young Rafael Leao already terrorizing Europe with his talent.

He bears the nickname “Rafblinks” which makes him very popular among his fans all over the world, and particularly at AC Milan where he currently plays his football.

Leao was born on in the city Almada, Portugal, on the 10th of June 1999 to Mr and Mrs Conceicao Leao who also gave birth to other six children aside the Milan winger.

Aside been a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Milan he also had stint with Lille in the French League before his move to Italy.

Rafael Leao Early Life

The early days of Leao started with Amora where he played for just one season and Foot 21 before he moved down to Sporting CP youth team.

Leao properly began his football journey at Sporting CP youth team and made his senior debut at the club in 2017, before leaving as a free agent at the end of the 2017-2018 season to teamed up with Lille in France.

Following his move to Lille he only played just 24 games and scored 8 goals in just a season he spent in France.

In 2019 AC Milan signed him for €35 million signing a five-year agreement, having impressed the club with his consistent performance at Lille with in just a season at the club.

Rafael Leao Facts & Wiki

Name: Rafael Leao Conceicao

Date of Birth: 10th June, 1999

Place Of Birth: Almada, Portugal

Age: 24

Height: 6ft 2inch

Position: Left-winger

Gender: Male

Nationality: Portuguese

Club: AC Milan

Profession: Footballer

Parents: Mr & Mrs Conceicao Leao

Siblings: Six

Weekly Salary: £147,000

Annual Salary: £7.644.000

Net-worth: £14 million

Current Market Value: €90 milllion

Social Media: Instagram & X

Rafael Leao Club Career

Rafael Leao began his football career with Amora FC a academy club based in Portugal, but only spent a year with the team where he was picked for a major tournament in his first two performance.

He also played for Foot 21 after been selected by Benfica having impressed the fans with his consistent performance, but currently the club doesn’t exist anymore.

After his move to Benfica failed to transpire his parents took him to Sporting CP youth team, where his talent was instantly spotted at the age of 14.

Leao played well under his youth coach Tiago Fernandes, who clearly labeled him as one of the finest academy players that came out of the youth team.

His time at Lille began in 2018 a club he joined on a free transfer after signing a five year deal, but later turned out to be that they would pay €45 million of his release clause.

During his spell at Lille he scored a total of eight goals in 26 competition games, been mainly used as a centre-forward under the tutelage of Christophe Galtier.

Following a wonderful time Lille he moved down to Milan on a five-year contract for a fee worth €35 million, plus a 20% sell on clause for the Rossonerri in case any team wants to sign him.

Since joining the Italian giant he has played a total of 158 games and scored 54 goals for Milan, playing as their star-man in every game particularly in the Champions League last season.

Rafael Leao National Team Career

Leao’s national team career began with the Portugal U-17 where he played for the young Selecao during the 2016 UEFA European Championship.

He also played for the U-19 team and was also part of the squad that played for Portugal during the European Championship, helping the team finished as runner-up after losing in the final to England.

The AC Milan winger also played for both the U-20 and U-21 sides, and he particularly played for Portugal against Germany in the final where they lost 1-0.

As for the senior debut he came into the game in 2021 when he replaced the injured Rafa Silva, and later he made his international debut proper when he came off the bench to replace his idol Cristiano Ronaldo at halftime.

Officially, he also was also named in the Portugal’s preliminary 55-man squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, and eventually made the 26-man squad for the tournament proper.

Since making his debut now he has featured in 24 games and scored 4 goals, and could also be part of the squad going to this year European Championship in Germany barring injury.

Rafael Leao Net-worth & Salary

Leao’s net-worth is reportedly worth a whooping €14 million and could even increases significantly should he signed a renewal with the Italian giant after his contract expires in 2028.

According to reports, his current take is £147,000 per week while his yearly salary is around £7.644.000 as a Milan left-winger.

Rafael Leao Achievements & Stats

Leao may not have won the UEFA Champions League just like many top Portuguese stars in the past and currently, however, he’s had the opportunity of playing in the semi-final with Milan last season.

As for the Scudetto he won the title with Milan last two season and also won the Taca de Liga in 2017-18 with Sporting CP U-17 team.

In 2016 he also won the UEFA European Championship U-17 with the Sporting youth where his talent was instantly noticed among many other youngsters.

This article was updated 1 month ago

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