|Name:||Rafael Marques Mariano|
|Current Team:||Ventforet Kofu|
|Birth Day:||May 27, 1983|
|Birth Place:||Sao Paulo, Brazil|
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He first played for Campinas in 2003.
Rafael Marques Mariano plays for the team Ventforet Kofu
Born in Araraquara, São Paulo, Rafael Marques started his senior career with Campinas. In 2003 he joined Série A side Ponte Preta, and scored his first goal for the club on 8 October in a 2–2 home draw against Atlético Paranaense.
In 2004 Rafael Marques signed for Palmeiras, but acted mainly as a backup to León Darío Muñoz and Vágner Love during his spell. He subsequently represented Internacional de Limeira and Marília.
In 2005 Rafael Marques moved abroad for the first time in his career, signing with Samsunspor. He made his Süper Lig debut on 11 September in a 1–1 home draw against Manisaspor, and scored his first goal late in the month in a 2–1 home loss against Galatasaray.
In August 2006, after his team's relegation, Rafael Marques agreed to a contract with Manisaspor, suffering the same fate in his second season. During the 2008–09 campaign, he contributed with twelve goals as his side was crowned champions and returned to the first division at first attempt.
In August 2009, Rafael Marques was announced at Omiya Ardija. He scored regularly for the side during his spell, including a ten-goal mark during the 2011 season; highlights included a brace in a 3–1 away defeat of Kashiwa Reysol on 25 September 2011.
On 10 July 2012, Rafael Marques signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with Botafogo back in his home country. After spending his first six months without scoring, he finished the 2013 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A with ten goals, being the club's top goalscorer.
On 21 January 2014, Rafael Marques switched teams and countries again, joining Henan Jianye in the Chinese Super League.
On 12 January 2015, Rafael Marques returned to Palmeiras on a one-year loan deal. A regular starter, he featured in 32 league matches and scored seven goals during the year.
On 13 January 2016, Rafael Marques signed a permanent two-year deal with Verdão. However, he would spend the campaign as a backup to Róger Guedes and Gabriel Jesus as his side lifted the league trophy after 22 years.
In March 2017, after the arrival of Miguel Borja, Rafael Marques was being deemed surplus to requirements by manager Eduardo Baptista, being transfer-listed by the club.
On 13 May 2017, Rafael Marques signed an 18-month contract with fellow top tier club Cruzeiro, with Mayke moving in the opposite direction on loan.
In December 2018, after a spell with Sport, Marques joined Campeonato Paulista side São Caetano.
Currently, Rafael Marques Mariano is 40 years, 0 months and 12 days old. Rafael Marques Mariano will celebrate 41st birthday on a Monday 27th of May 2024.
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