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Famous People Named Rafael & Raphael 

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Have you ever realized how many famous people named Rafael there are? We put together this list of celebrities named Rafael to show that Rafaels have a lot of good representation for their names. Some of the famous Rafaels on this list might go by Raphael, so this list also includes famous people named Raphael. From actors named Rafael to athletes named Rafael, this list should include the most notable people whose name is Rafael. This list includes well-known Rafaels like Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal, Cuban former baseball player Rafael Palmeiro, and French football player Raphaël Varane.
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Rafael Nadal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Rafael & Raphael
Age: 32

Birthplace: Manacor, Spain

Rafael "Rafa" Nadal Parera (Catalan: [rəf(ə)ˈɛl nəˈðal pəˈɾeɾə], Spanish: [rafaˈel naˈðal paˈɾeɾa]; born 3 June 1986) is a Spanish professional tennis player, currently ranked ...more

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Rafael Palmeiro is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Rafael & Raphael
Age: 54

Birthplace: Havana, Cuba

Rafael Palmeiro Corrales (born September 24, 1964) is a Cuban American former Major League Baseball first baseman and left fielder. Palmeiro was an All-American at Mississippi State University ...more

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Raphaël Varane is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Rafael & Raphael
Age: 25

Birthplace: Lille, France

Raphaël Xavier Varane (French pronunciation: ​[ʁafaɛl vaʁan]; born 25 April 1993) is a French professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Spanish club Real Madrid and the France ...more

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Rafael Soriano is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Rafael & Raphael
Age: 39

Birthplace: San José de Ocoa, Dominican Republic

Rafael Soriano (born December 19, 1979) is a Dominican former professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Seattle Mariners, Atlanta Braves, Tampa Bay Rays, ...more

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Raphael Saadiq is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Rafael & Raphael
Age: 52

Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States of America

Raphael Saadiq (; born Charles Ray Wiggins; May 14, 1966) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. Saadiq has been a standard bearer for "old ...more

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Rafael Furcal is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Rafael & Raphael
Age: 41

Birthplace: Loma de Cabrera, Dominican Republic

Rafael Antoni Furcal (born October 24, 1977) is a Dominican former professional baseball shortstop. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers, St. ...more

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Raphael is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Rafael & Raphael
Dec. at 37 (1483-1520)

Birthplace: Urbino, Italy

Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (Italian: [raffaˈɛllo ˈsantsjo da urˈbiːno]; March 28 or April 6, 1483 – April 6, 1520), known as Raphael (, US: ), was an Italian painter and architect of the High ...more

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Rafael van der Vaart is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Rafael & Raphael
Age: 36

Birthplace: Heemskerk, Netherlands

Rafael Ferdinand van der Vaart (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈraːfaːɛl vɑn dɛr ˈvaːrt] (listen); born 11 February 1983) is a Dutch professional darts player and former professional footballer who ...more
Rafael Márquez is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Rafael & Raphael
Age: 40

Birthplace: Zamora, Mexico

Rafael Márquez Álvarez (Spanish: [rafaˈel ˈmaɾkes] (listen); born 13 February 1979) is a Mexican former professional footballer. He played as a central defender, sweeper, or ...more

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Rafael Pereira da Silva ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Rafael & Raphael
Age: 28

Birthplace: Petrópolis, Brazil

Rafael Pereira da Silva (Brazilian Portuguese: [ʁafaˈew peˈɾejɾɐ dɐ ˈsiwvɐ]; born 9 July 1990), commonly known as Rafael or Rafael da Silva, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Ligue 1 club ...more
Rafael Trujillo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Rafael & Raphael
Dec. at 70 (1891-1961)

Birthplace: San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic

Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina ( troo-HEE-yoh, Spanish: [rafaˈel leˈoniðas tɾuˈxiʝo]; 24 October 1891 – 30 May 1961), nicknamed El Jefe (Spanish: [el ˈxefe], "The Chief" or ...more
Rafael Araújo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Rafael & Raphael
Rafael Araújo Age: 38

Birthplace: Curitiba, Brazil

Rafael Paulo de Lara Araújo, nicknamed "Baby" and later "Bàbby" in Brazil, (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʁafaˈɛɫ aɾaˈuʒu]; born August 12, 1980) is a Brazilian ...more
Rafael dos Anjos is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Rafael & Raphael
Age: 34

Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rafael Souza dos Anjos (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʁafaˈew duz ˈɐ̃ʒus]; born October 26, 1984) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship's welterweight ...more

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Rafael Benítez is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Rafael & Raphael
Age: 58

Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Rafael Benítez Maudes (Spanish pronunciation: [rafaˈel ˈrafa βeˈniteθ ˈmauðes]; born 16 April 1960) is a Spanish professional football manager and former player who is the manager of ...more
Rafael Uribe Uribe is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Rafael & Raphael
Dec. at 55 (1859-1914)

Birthplace: Valparaíso, Antioquia, Colombia

Rafael Victor Zenón Uribe Uribe (born April 12, 1859 – died October 15, 1914 in Bogotá) was a Colombian lawyer, journalist, and general in the liberal party rebel army.Uribe Uribe ...more
Rafael Méndez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Rafael & Raphael
Dec. at 75 (1906-1981)

Birthplace: Jiquilpan, Mexico

Rafael Méndez (March 26, 1906 – September 15, 1981) was a Mexican virtuoso solo trumpeter. He is known as the "Heifetz of the Trumpet."
Rafael Moreno Aranzadi ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Rafael & Raphael
Dec. at 30 (1892-1922)

Birthplace: Bilbao, Spain

Rafael Moreno Aranzadi (23 May 1892 – 1 March 1922), known as Pichichi, was a Spanish footballer who played as a forward. He played for Athletic Bilbao during the 1910s and 1920s.
Raphaël Guerreiro ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Rafael & Raphael
Age: 25

Birthplace: Le Blanc-Mesnil, France

Raphaël Adelino José Guerreiro is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for French club FC Lorient mainly as a left back but also as a midfielder. Born in France, he began ...more
Rafael Palacios is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Rafael & Raphael
Fr. Rafael Palacios was a Roman Catholic priest in El Salvador who was assassinated on 20 June 1979 in Suchitoto. He served under Archbishop Óscar Romero. His murder was characterized by ...more
Raphael Díaz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Rafael & Raphael
Age: 33

Birthplace: Baar, Switzerland

Raphael Díaz is an ice hockey player.
Rafael Márquez is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Rafael & Raphael
Age: 43

Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Rafael Márquez Méndez (born 25 March 1975) is a Mexican former professional boxer who competed from 1995 to 2013. He is a two-time world champion in two weight classes, having held ...more
Rafael Correa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Rafael & Raphael
Age: 55

Birthplace: Guayaquil, Ecuador

Rafael Vicente Correa Delgado (Spanish pronunciation: [rafaˈel βiˈsente koˈre.a ðelˈɣaðo]; born 6 April 1963) is an Ecuadorian politician and economist who served as President of Ecuador ...more
Rafaël Frost is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Rafael & Raphael
Age: 37
Rafael Pardo Rueda is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Rafael & Raphael
Age: 65

Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia

Rafael Pardo Rueda is the 1st and current Minister of Labour of Colombia serving in the Administration of President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón. A Liberal party politician and economist, ...more
Rafael Cavalcante is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Rafael & Raphael
Age: 38

Birthplace: Ilha Solteira, Brazil

Rafael Cavalcante (born April 5, 1980) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who fights in the light heavyweight division. He is currently competing for Bellator MMA. He trains with Anderson Silva ...more