|Full name||José António Silvestre Rafael|
|Date of birth||22 November 1958|
|Place of birth||Faro, Portugal|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
After starting his professional career with local S.C. Farense in the second division, Rafael spent the following ten seasons in the top level, first appearing rarely with Algarve neighbours Portimonense S.C. over the course of two campaigns. He then signed for Amora F.C. in the 1981 summer, scoring six goals in 25 games in his second year, which ended in relegation.
Rafael returned to Farense for 1983-84, netting a career-best 11 goals as the club eventually avoided relegation. Afterwards, he played three seasons with Boavista FC, appearing in two UEFA Cup editions: on 19 September 1985 he scored twice in a 4-3 home win against Club Brugge KV, albeit in a 5-6 aggregate loss.
Rafael retired from football in June 1989 at nearly 31, after two years with Vitória de Setúbal, amassing top flight totals of 160 matches and 47 goals.
|1||12 October 1985||Estádio da Luz (1954), Lisbon, Portugal||Malta||2-1||3-2||1986 World Cup qualification|