Rafael Leao's salary, contract, net worth, age, stats, latest news

Rafael Leao's salary, contract, net worth, age, stats, latest news

Claudia Kogi
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:05 PM

Rafael's explosive pace, dribbling, creativity, and crossing ability have earned him a reputation as an up-and-coming young player in the soccer arena. However, regardless of his age, his athleticism often allows him to have an impact on the field. As a result, most of his fans have recently inquired about Rafael Leao's salary, which has been intriguing this past season.

Rafael Leao's latest news
Leao of Portugal controls the Ball during the UEFA Nations League League A Group 2 match against Switzerland at Stade de Geneve on June 12, 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland. Photo: Harry Langer
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Rafael Alexandre da Conceicao Leao, famously recognised as Rafael Leao, is a Portugal-based professional soccer player who plays as a forward for Serie A club AC Milan and the Portugal national team. Thanks to his football skills, he has garnered significant fan bases across social media platforms. Learn more about Rafael Leao's latest news in this post, including details about his career and persoal life.

Profile summary

Full name

Rafael Alexandre da Conceicao Leao



Date of birth

10 June 1999


23 years old (as of June 2022)

Zodiac sign


Place of birth

Almada, Portugal








Mr and Mrs Conceicao Leao




179 pounds or 81 kilograms


6'2" or 188 centimetres


Professional soccer player

Current team

AC Milan and the Portugal national team

Net worth

$1 million - $5 million

Transfer market value

$86 million

Social media presence

Instagram, Twitter

Rafael Leao's salary

Well, most high-prolific personalities often detain information regarding their financials, and Rafael is no exception. However, various sources allege his monthly salary in Milan to be $123,103. Note that this figure is alleged from the club's estimation.

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Rafael Leao's net worth

Rafael Leao's net worth
Portugal's icon during the UEFA Nations League League A Group 2 match against Czech Republic at Estadio Jose Alvalade on June 9, 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal. Photo: Robbie Jay Barratt
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So, what is the soccer player's net worth? According to Popular Bio, his net worth is estimated to be between $1 million and $5 million. It is clear that the bulk of the player's career earnings comes from his contract and endorsement deals. As of June 2022, his transfer market value is $86 million, which is currently his highest.

The biography of Rafael Leao

The renowned soccer player was born in Almada, Portugal, to Mr and Mrs Conceicao Leao. He was raised alongside his five siblings; three brothers and twin sisters. They are all Portuguese nationals of a mixed ethnic background.

When is Rafael Leao's birthday?

The renowned football guru annually marks his birthday on 10 June. According to astrology, his birth sign is Gemini. So, what is Rafael Leao's age? As of June 2022, he is 23 years old. He was born in 1999.

Rafael Leao's age
Portugal's star during the UEFA Nations league match against Spain at the Estadio Benito Villamarin on June 2, 2022 in Sevilla Spain. Photo: David S. Bustamante
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Rafael Leao's height stands at 6 feet 2 inches or 188 centimetres, and his weight is 179 pounds or 81 kilograms. He has black hair and dark brown eyes.

Rafael Leao's career stats

When did the soccer player debut in the soccer scene? He started playing soccer for the Amora youth group in 2006, and then later in 2007, he joined the Foot 21 youth group and played there for just a season. So it was only a matter of time before he joined CP's youth at the age of 9 and finally began his career journey.

His time in the club was not a walk in the park, as, in June 2018, he unilaterally terminated his contract at the Estadio Jose Alvalade, citing an incident where fans had attacked players and staff during training.

On 8 August 2018, Rafael Leao signed a contract with the French club Lille on a free transfer for a five-year deal. However, later Sporting CP would dispute Lille's deal to sign the player, deeming the transfer unacceptable. As a result, they signed a complaint with FIFA and claimed the $52 million for his release clause.

Rafael Leao's career stats
Rafael of Portugal runs with the ball during the UEFA Nations League League A Group 2 match against Spain at Estadio Benito Villamarin on June 02, 2022 in Seville, Spain. Photo: Quality Sport Images
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On 1 August 2019, Rafael signed yet another contract with AC Milan for a fee of $27 million. He made his Serie A debut on 25 August, in a match against Udinese. He then scored his first goal for the club as a late consolation in a 1-3 home loss to Fiorentina.

At the beginning of the following season, Leao scored a hat-trick in a 3-0 home victory at San Siro against Spezia. The UEFA Europa League was one competition that skyrocketed his fame as he scored his first European goal in a match against Sparta Prague.

Throughout his career, the famous player has been awarded several honours to his name.

Sporting CP

  • (2017/18) Taca da Liga

AC Milan

  • (2021/22) Serie A


  • (2016) UEFA European Under-17 Championship


  • (2021/22) Serie A Most Valuable Player
  • (2017) UEFA European Under-19 Championship Team of the Tournament

Is Rafael Leao dating?

As of June 2022, Rafael has not disclosed a thing regarding his relationship or marital status. However, most of his fans allege that the 23-year-old is currently single and focusing on his soccer career.

Rafael Leao's Instagram

The renowned soccer player is a vibrant personality on Instagram and has garnered over 1.1 million followers as of June 2022. He often uploads photos and videos of playing soccer.

Rafael Leao's Twitter

The youngster is also on Twitter and has amassed over 209k followers as of June 2022. Like Instagram, he often uploads photos and videos playing soccer with his colleagues.

Rafael Leao's salary is hugely derived from his illustrious career at AC Milan. Therefore, we could only imagine how much he would have earned by the time his contract at AC Milan expires. Nevertheless, as young as he is, he has proven to be one rising star with impressive performances since his debut.

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