Rafael Alexandre "Rafa" Fernandes Ferreira da Silva ComM (Portuguese pronunciation: ; born 17 May 1993) is a Portuguese footballer who plays for Benfica and the Portugal national team as an attacking midfielder.
After starting his professional career at Feirense he transferred to Braga in 2013 and went on to make over 100 appearances for them, winning the 2016 Portuguese Cup. He joined Benfica in 2016, winning two Primeira Liga championships during his spell.
A full international since 2014, Silva represented Portugal at the 2014 World Cup, Euro 2016 and 2018–19 UEFA Nations League, winning the latter two tournaments.
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