Márcio Rafael Ferreira de Souza, commonly known as Rafinha , (born 7 September 1985) is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a right back for Flamengo. He signed with the Brazilian club after spending eight seasons with Bayern Munich, he also represented Brazil national team. His name translated from Portuguese literally means "Little Rafa". He is known as a skilled defender with good passing skills, quick pace, agility and a strong shot.
Rafinha began his football career at the age of seven, playing for Gremio Londrinense, a futsal team from his home town of Londrina, Paraná. By age 12, he had begun training with PSTC, a local football club, before signing for Londrina Esporte Clube in 2001 at the age of 16. At the end of his first year with Londrina, Rafinha was signed by Coritiba. This meant moving hundreds of kilometres from his home town, but allowed Rafinha to display his talents on the national stage. For Coritiba, Rafinha made 23 appearances in the 2004 season and scored three goals in 13 appearances in the 2005 season.