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Rafael & Fabio Da Silva Fluminense 2005
Twins Rafael and Fabio were born in 1990 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Talented defenders with a burning desire to play, they proved an impressive combination for Fluminense at the MUPC World Finals in Hong Kong and helped their team secure the World title. Manchester United and Fluminense agreed a deal and, by January 2008, the “Brazilian Nevilles” arrived in Manchester. The twins made their United debut in August 2008 against Peterborough.
Rafael has since been a regular either on the bench or in the starting line-up, and scored his first goal for the club against Arsenal in a 2-1 defeat at the Emirates Stadium. He has constantly impressed with his skill to surge forwards past defenders, as well as his strength in shielding the ball.
A shoulder injury limited Fabio’s early opportunities for first team play, but he has demonstrated the same passion and talent as his brother.
Both Rafael and Fabio have represented their country at U-17. Fabio captained the team and earned the title of top scorer in the U-17 World Cup Finals in Korea in 2007.