Rafael Leão

Squad No. 17
Date of Birth June 10, 1999
Age 23
Height 188cm
Position Forward
Birthplace Almada
Previous Clubs LOSC Lille

Rafael Alexandre da Conceição Leão (born 10 June 1999) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Italian club Milan as a forward.

Born in Almada, Setúbal District of Angolan descent, Leão joined Sporting CP’s youth system at the age of 9 after a brief spell in Amora FC. On 21 May 2017, still a junior, he made his senior debut with the reserves, coming on as a second-half substitute and scoring in a 1–1 away draw against S.C. Braga B.

On 8 August 2018, Leão joined French club Lille OSC on a free transfer, signing a five-year deal. He scored his first Ligue 1 goal in only his second appearance, playing 67 minutes and helping the hosts beat Stade Malherbe Caen 1–0.

On 1 August 2019, Leão signed a five-year contract at A.C. Milan. He made his Serie A debut 24 days later, as a 75th-minute substitute for Samu Castillejo in a 1–0 away defeat to Udinese Calcio,[ and scored his first goal as a late consolation in a 3–1 home loss to ACF Fiorentina on 29 September.

Leão scored the fastest goal in the history of the Serie A on 20 December 2020, away against U.S. Sassuolo Calcio after just six seconds; the match eventually ended 2–1 for his team.