>> Rafael was born right-handed but his coach advised him to play with his left hand after seeing his perfect backhand moves.
>>Though he is from Mallorca, Real Madrid is his favourite football club.
>>He is extremely media-shy and is rarely seen with his childhood sweetheart Maria Francisca Perello.
>>He is so superstitious that he is known to not let anyone move his water bottle from where he places it at the beginning of the game.
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