Profile on Braga gem turning heads in Europe
Sporting Braga’s Rafa Silva has experienced an extraordinary rise over the last few seasons. The 21-year-old has emerged from playing in Portugal's second division just a couple of seasons ago to become one of the country's most sought-after young talents.
He had an impressive debut campaign in the Primeira Liga last term, earning his first international caps for Portugal, as well as a place in Paulo Bento's World Cup squad, as the youngest member of the Seleção delegation. This season, he has continued to grow under Braga manager and former Portuguese international Sérgio Conceição.