How many celebrities named Rafael or Raphael can you think of? The famous Rafaels and Raphaels below have many different professions, including notable actors named Rafael, famous athletes named Rafael, and even musicians named Raphael.
Rafael Nadal is certainly one of the most famous Rafaels on this list. One of the famous tennis players named Rafael, he has won 20 Grand Slam men's singles titles. He was ranked No. 1 for 209 weeks.
Another of the famous people with the first name Raphael is Raphael Saadiq. He is a singer-songwriter and producer. His albums include The Way I See It and Jimmy Lee.
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Birthplace: Manacor, SpainRafael "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 world No. 2 in men's... more
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States of AmericaRaphael 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 school" R&B since... more
Birthplace: Urbino, ItalyRaffaello 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
Birthplace: Havana, CubaRafael 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 before... more
Birthplace: Lille, FranceRaphaël 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 national... more
Birthplace: San José de Ocoa, Dominican RepublicRafael 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, New... more
Birthplace: Loma de Cabrera, Dominican RepublicRafael 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. Louis... more
Birthplace: Heemskerk, NetherlandsRafael 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 played as... more
Birthplace: Zamora, MexicoRafael Márquez Álvarez (Spanish: [rafaˈel ˈmaɾkes] (listen); born 13 February 1979) is a Mexican former professional footballer. He played as a central defender, sweeper, or defensive midfielder.... more
Birthplace: Petrópolis, BrazilRafael 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 Lyon.... more
Birthplace: San Cristóbal, Dominican RepublicRafael 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 "The Boss"), was a... more
Birthplace: Curitiba, BrazilRafael Paulo de Lara Araújo, nicknamed "Baby" and later "Bàbby" in Brazil, (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʁafaˈɛɫ aɾaˈuʒu]; born August 12, 1980) is a Brazilian retired professional basketball player.... more
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, BrazilRafael 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
Birthplace: Madrid, SpainRafael 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 Chinese Super... more
Birthplace: Valparaíso, Antioquia, ColombiaRafael 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 is best known for... more
Birthplace: Jiquilpan, MexicoRafael Méndez (March 26, 1906 – September 15, 1981) was a Mexican virtuoso solo trumpeter. He is known as the "Heifetz of the Trumpet."... more
Birthplace: Bilbao, SpainRafael 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.... more
Birthplace: Le Blanc-Mesnil, FranceRaphaël Adelino José Guerreiro is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for German club Borussia Dortmund and the Portuguese national team mainly as a left back but also as a left... more
Birthplace: Baar, SwitzerlandRaphael Díaz is an ice hockey player.... more
Birthplace: Mexico City, MexicoRafael 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 the IBF... more
Birthplace: Guayaquil, EcuadorRafael 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 from 2007 to... more
Birthplace: DVD Region 4, Colombia, South America, Cundinamarca department, BogotáRafael 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, he has... more
Birthplace: Ilha Solteira, BrazilRafael 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 and... more
Birthplace: Dominican RepublicRafael Leonidas Belliard Matias (born October 24, 1961 in Pueblo Nuevo, Dominican Republic) is a retired Major League Baseball shortstop who played in the Major Leagues from 1982 to 1998 with the... more
Birthplace: Cumaná, VenezuelaRafael Jose Betancourt (born April 29, 1975) is a Venezuelan former professional baseball relief pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Cleveland Indians and Colorado Rockies, as... more