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Top facts about Raphael Guerreiro, The Battery

Here you would go through an engaging ride through some of the most impressive top facts about Raphael Guerreiro, so without further ado let's buckle up for the long ride ahead.

Raphael Guerreiro is a French-born professional player who currently plays for the Bundesliga league club of Borussia Dortmund. He joined the German club in 2016, before which he spent all his professional career in France playing for Caen B,


, and Lorient as a senior.

 His youth career was split playing for Caen, Clairefontaine, and his hometown club- Blanc-Mesnil. With having a Portuguese father and a French mother he was allowed to choose either one of those national teams, and he chose the former.

One of his outstanding honours with the Portuguese side is winning the Euros in 2016 and being a part of Portugal's World Cup Squad for Russia 2018.

His sweet left foot enables him to play anywhere on the pitch on the left side. Be it midfield, in defence, or out wide in the wings, his performance would be absolutely stellar as he takes on his role like a duck to water to such an extent that the former BVB boss once expressed that Rapha is far too good to be fixed in one position.

Notwithstanding his lining up position,  he has always had an eye for goal, as his all-action style has earned him the nickname of 'The Battery'.

As one of the

top facts about Raphael Guerreiro

, while video footage of his netting an outrageous spinning backheel volley at training went viral, he made the footballing planet to be notified just what they have missed in his absence.

The video was a tangible testament to his remarkable technical ability, as well as his tactical flexibility that is considered to be his biggest strength.

Top facts about Raphael Guerreiro you might want to know

Here you would go through an engaging ride through some of the most impressive top facts about Raphael Guerreiro, so without further ado let's buckle up for the long ride ahead.

Raphael Guerreiro facts in brief


  • Full name

    : Raphaél Adelino José Guerreiro

  • Nickname

    : The Battery

General information

  • Date of Birth

    : December 22nd, 1993

  • Birthplace

    : Le Blanc-Mesnil, France

  • Age

    : 27 Years

  • Nationality

    : Portugal

  • Horoscope

    : Capricorn

  • Religion

    : Christianity

Football information

  • Profession

    : Footballer

  • Team

    : Borussia Dortmund

  • Position

    : Midfielder, Defender

  • Number

    : 13

Physical Status

  • Height

    : 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in), 5 Feet 7 Inch

  • Weight

    : 63 kg

  • Hair Color

    : Light Brown

  • Eye Color

    : Hazel

Personal information

  • Siblings

    : Emanuel Guerreiro

  • Hobbies

    : Watching TV Series and, playing PS4

  • Net Worth

    : 8 Million Euros

  • Marital Status

    : Married

  • Wife

    : Marrion

  • Children

    : Sacha (son), Ana (daughter)

Raphael Guerreiro childhood

Raphael Guerreiro was born on the 22nd day of December 1993 to his dad, who is a factory worker and his mum who is a housewife, in Le Blanc-Mesnil, a commune situated in the northeastern suburbs of Paris, France.

As he is the last born in a family of five members,

Raphael Guerreiro childhood

was spent raising up with his three brothers. Coming from a middle-class family background, Raphael Guerreiro’s family settled in Le Blanc-Mesnil, a French sub-urbs which is a 32 minutes drive to Paris city centre in order to minimize the cost of the rent.

Although his maternal origin is from France, he has long accepted his Portuguese Family roots. In his childhood times, he was a die heart fan of former Portuguese striker, Pauleta.

Pauleta had such an impression on the youngster, that he adored him as not just a Ligue 1 Legend, but a player who made him love both Portuguese football and his Portugal origin.

In 1999 his passionate love for football made him be enrolled in a local team called Blanc-Mesnil, which was few meters away from his family home. After five years of playing amateur youth soccer, he eventually began a proper youth career.

Raphael Guerreiro family

It seems that our footballer has a strong sense of belonging to his close-knitted family and origin. Here you would read some more information about his members of the family and his relationship with them.


In regard to

top facts about Raphael Guerreiro, 

it is interesting to know that his father was once an amateur footballer with Blanc-Mesnil, the same club where his son began his youth career. As he failed proceeding soccer career, then he ended up working in a factory near Paris.

His father once deemed it better for his son to play as a striker but Blanc-Mesnil trainers resisted against him and insisted that Guerreiro must remain at his left midfield or left-back position, although the club management suspected the dad would pull his son out of the club but luckily that didn’t occur.


His mother might be deemed as his biggest source of encouragement as she is the one behind the beautiful idea of buying Chorizo Sandwiches as a way to motivate him whenever he performed brilliantly on the pitch.

Above all, she is assumed to be very protective as she once requested Blanc-Mesnil (his youth academy) to protect her son in as much as he was 10 cm shorter than the others of his age and team. And the reason behind it was the short Raphael did not compete physically with his teammates after training.


Raphael is the last born of a family of male children as in his household, the only female happens to be his mother. Among Raphael Guerreiro’s two brothers, the eldest one, Emanuel is more known than the other brother.

Raphael Guerreiro professional career

Raphael Guerreiro played his youth football career for three clubs, the last one was at Stade Malherbe after he was signed in 2008 when he was 14.

While he started as a senior with the reserve team, his professional debut was in the 2012–13 season. He featured in all the games but failed to start only once in an eventual fourth-place finish in Ligue 2 whereas he was also elected to the Team of the Year.

After that on 27 June 2013, he was transferred to Ligue 1 as he got contracted a four-year deal with FC Lorient. His first appearance for them was on 10 August featuring a full 90 minutes in a 0–1 away loss against Lille OSC.

On 1 November 2014, he put away his first goal for the club, as he opened the net of the title-holders

Paris Saint-Germain

F.C., yet they eventually failed to win in a 1–2 defeat.

He ended up the campaign with seven goals while he helped his team stave off relegation, including the equaliser as they came from behind to beat his previous employers 2–1 at the Stade du Moustoir.

Besides, on 24 October 2015, he opened the scoring in a Derby Breton, as he was assisted by

Majeed Waris

in a 1–1 home draw against Stade Rennais FC.

Then, on 16 June 2016, he joined Borussia Dortmund for a four-year contract reportedly for a fee of €12 million (£9.5 million). He was mostly deployed in the position of midfielder under the coach Thomas Tuchel.

He netted his first goal in the UEFA Champions League on 14 September 2016, in a 6–0 away victory over Legia Warsaw in the group phase. In the 2018–19 edition of the competition, he added braces in victories over Atlético Madrid (4–0, home) and AS


FC (2–0).

At the international level, he accepted the call to represent the Portugal under-21 team after he was spotted by Rui Jorge's coaching staff, as he made his debut on 21 March 2013 in a 0–1 home defeat against Sweden.

On 7 November 2014, notwithstanding the language barrier, he was called up by Fernando Santos to the full side, for a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifier against Armenia and a friendly with Argentina.

His debut was on 14 November against the former opponent, featuring the entire 1–0 win in Faro. Just four days after that, he netted in the last minute for the only goal at Old Trafford against Argentina.

Guerreiro returned to the under-21s for the 2015 UEFA European Championship in the Czech Republic, as he aided them to finish in second place and his name was among one of the five Portuguese included in the Team of the Tournament.

He also was selected by the main squad for their Euro 2016 campaign, featuring the full 90 minutes in the first game, a 1–1 draw to Iceland in Saint-Étienne.

Portugal continued to win the competition, beating hosts France 1–0 in the final in extra time; and after his stellar performances throughout the whole of the competition, he was nominated for the Young Player of the Tournament Award, which finally was anchored to his teammate name,

Renato Sanches

. It is worthwhile to note that he was picked for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, although he had an injury-riddled season.

Raphael Guerreiro personal life

In the notion of our top facts about Raphael Guerreiro and in the realm of his personal life and relationship issues, one can suggest that there was a blond lady called Marrion who then becomes his glamorous wife.

It seems that

Raphael Guerreiro wife

started out as a girlfriend sometime around 2016. Presumably, both lovers had a private wedding with the attendance of only close family and friends. Both lovers were blessed with their first son, Sacha, who was born around late 2014.

Also, around the 18th day of August 2016, Raphael Guerreiro and his wife then welcomed a baby girl called ‘Ana’ into their household as well. Besides, it is pertinent to note that he prefers to keep matters of his family very private. For instance, the faces of his children, parents and siblings are often kept away from public view.

Likewise, it is interesting to know that as a modern-day father, he has obliged himself to build an affectionate father-son bond as he spends some of his times with his son at Disney Land. After all, the passion that he provides to his son might be ended up steering his son destiny toward the football profession as well.

Raphael Guerreiro tattoos

If we just provide you further insight into

top facts about Raphael Guerreiro

, the indication of his tattoos and their meaning merits a mention. In this respect, a couple of stars have been inked on his left wrist.

In addition to that, he got a tattoo on the inner side of his right forearm and some have suggested that it's a tribute to his little kid because that is his child's name, Sacha and his date of birth, 3-6-2014 which has been inked on his forearm.

Raphael Guerreiro net worth

In accordance with our top facts about Raphael Guerreiro, it has been suggested that his current market value is about €35.00 m. Besides,

Raphael Guerreiro networth

has significantly surged to a whopping number of 8 million Euros (7.3 Million Pound).

On the 16th day of June 2016, he got contracted with

Borussia Dortmund

that saw him gain a huge amount of salary to around 979,040 Euros per year and he earns a good amount of money from his endorsement with Adidas as well.

Raphael Guerreiro lifestyle

If we thoroughly take Raphael Guerreiro top facts into consideration, the indication of his lifestyle is specifically outstanding. It seems that his parents inculcated in him good training on how to maintain a healthy balance between his spending and saving money.

Indeed he doesn't believe in publicly exhibiting an exotic lifestyle one easily noticeable by a myriad of flashy cars, big mansions, houses etc. It may find you well knowing that he is someone who has a special inner state of independence as his personality is considered to be more of an introverted.

Away from footballing activities, he takes a huge delight from watching TV Series as he is a big Netflix fan, one who can tune to the media services all day long. Furthermore, if he is not tuned to Netflix, he would enjoy his time playing video games with his son.

Raphael Guerreiro social media

Considering top facts

Raphael Guerreiro social media

, he is active on Instagram with having around 724 thousand followers while his posts are primarily related to his football profession, in case you are interested you can follow him from



Besides in an interview, he once expressed his contentment over his position in Dortmund and his being out of the spotlight on social media as well. He indicated as following: " Not being in the spotlight is not a problem for me. I like to be more reserved and if nobody talks about me, that’s okay."

Yet it is not that much reliable to think that he doesn’t enjoy being in the spotlight now and again since he often tends to retweet highlight compilations of himself on Twitter. Anyway, no doubt he is one of the more reserved players on Borussia Dortmund, as he tends to fly under the radar on social media.


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