Barcelona Star, Raphinha, Welcomes First Child With Wife, Natalia Rodriquez, A Year After Marriage


Raphinha has welcomed his first child with wife, Natalia Rodriquez, a year after the couple got married to each other.

Taking to his social media handle, Raphinha, beaming with smiles, shared a shot of himself, his new born and his wife, Natalia Rodriquez.

He wrote;

“You know that love that multiplies? Who never dreamed of having this in life. Be someone’s hero and even better. Stand by wonder woman. My Gael, welcome my son.”

It was a special moment worth celebrating for the 26-year-old who will be eyeing the LaLiga title in his debut season with the little bundle of joy.

His teammates, and FC Barcelona Instagram page handler took to the comment section to congratulate the beautiful couple.

Araujo and Balde wrote, “congratulations”

FC Barcelona wrote, “one more spoon in the world. Congratulations.”

Natalia has been joyfully awaiting the arrival of the new born.

She has been sharing shots of her pregnancy and moments with Raphinha with her 360k followers on social media.

In one of her posts, she shared a shot of herself in a loose transparent pregnancy wear and wrote, “my son, if you only know how much I am working hard to receive you.”

In another post, she shared a moment with the footballer husband having his hands on her belly and wrote, “My love how I love you. Thank you for taking good care of us.”

Who is Raphinha’s wife Natalia Rodriquez?

Natalia Rodriquez is the wife of Brazil footballer and Barcelona winger, Raphinha.

Raphinha and Natalia Rodriquez started dating in the summer of 2021 when Raphinha was playing for Leeds United.

Natalia Rodriquez

They have been childhood sweethearts and have got to know each other for a long time before they started dating. According to reports, the pair had known each other since 2013 before Raphinha became a professional footballer.

Their years of ordinary friendship finally metamorphoed into a romantic relationship. Raphinha proposed to Natalia in 2021 and got married to her in February, 2022 before he moved to Barcelona.

Natalia Rodriquez is two years younger than his footballer husband. She was born on December 31, 1998 in Brazil.

Natalia Rodriquez is a burgeoning model and Instagram personality with over 77,0000 followers. However, not much is known about what she does aside from her modelling on social media.

Raphinha and Natalia Rodriquez children

Raphinha and Natalia Rodriquez welcomed their first child in May, 2023. It is their first child since they got married to each other a year ago.

Who is Raphinha?

Raphinha is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a forward for Laliga club, Barcelona and Brazil national team. Raphinha was born on 15 December, 1996 in Porto Allegre, Brazil.


He started his youth career, playing for Avai youth team from 2014 to 2016. He made his first senior club appearance with Vitoria Guimaraes B in 2016 before being promoted to the main team. At Vitoria Guimaraes B, Raphinha made 71 appearances, scoring 24 goals.

In 2018, he joined Sporing CP in Portugal and made 28 appearances for the club, scoring 6 goals.

After just a season with Sporting CP, he joined French Ligue 1 side Rennes in 2019, making 28 apearances for the club with 8 goals.

He moved to the Premier League in 2020 joining Leeds United for £17m on a four-year contract and made 65 appearances for the club, scoring 17 goals. After two seasons with the Peacock, Barcelona signed him on July, 2022 for £50m on a five-year contract.

He made his Barcelona debut on August 31, 2022 in a 0-0 draw against Rayo Vallecano in the Laliga and has went on to make 31 appearances for the club, scoring 7 goals.

He made his debut for Brazil national team in 2021 and has won 16 caps with the team, scoring 5 goals.

He has won the Taca De Portugal and Taca De Liga with Sporting CP and Supercopa Des Espana with Barcelona.

Raphinha Barcelona Contract and Net worth

Raphinha penned a four-year contract with Barcelona worth £5.2m per year. His weekly wage earning at the club is £100,000. Raphinha’s net worth is estimated at £9m.

Is Raphinha left or right winger?

Raphinha is not a left winger. He is a right winger. He plays on the right wing for his former club, Leeds United and current club Barcelona.

Which team was Raphinha before Barcelona?

Raphinha played for Premier League club Leeds United before he joined Barcelona for £50m on a four-year contract in July, 2022.

He is a priority player for Barcelona coach and has started both Laliga and Champions League matches for the Catalans.

How many goals did Raphinha score for Leeds United?

Raphinha scored 17 goals for Leeds United in 65 appearances since joining the club from Rennes in 2020.

How many goals and assists does Raphinha has this season?

Raphinha has 7 Laliga goals with 6 assists in his 31 appearances this season. He also has one goal and an assist in his 2 Europa League appearances for the club. In all, he has 8 goals and 7 assists for the club this season.


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