Raphael Varane

Born: April 25, 1993 (age 23)

Height: 6'3" (191cm)

Hometown: Lille, France
Nationality: France French

Position: Centre-back
Team: Real Madrid (no. 2)
Raphael Varane for Real Madrid on November 4, 2014
Career History
Youth2002-2010Lens
Senior2010-2011Lens
2011-Real Madrid
International2013-France
Sports Mole has 342 articles about Raphael Varane. Articles 1 to 40:
French defender Raphael Varane celebrates scoring a goal during the friendly football match France vs Sweden on November 18, 2014
Report: Manchester United to move for Real Madrid's Raphael Varane
A report claims that Manchester United will move for Real Madrid centre-back Raphael Varane at the end of the season.
19:39
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Preview: Real Madrid vs. Valencia
Sports Mole previews Sunday's La Liga clash between Real Madrid and Valencia at the Bernabeu.
13:11
Gareth Bale celebrates with Pepe during the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Real Madrid defender Pepe reveals Rafael Benitez snub
Real Madrid centre-back Pepe reveals that former Los Blancos boss Rafael Benitez told the Portuguese that he was "third choice" centre-back at the Bernabeu.
May 5, 15:55
Gareth Bale celebrates with his Real Madrid teammates after opening the scoring in the Champions League semi-final second leg against Manchester City on May 4, 2016
Result: Real Madrid make Champions League final
Real Madrid book their spot in the Champions League final courtesy of a 1-0 win over Manchester City in the second leg of their semi-final at the Bernabeu.
May 4, 21:38
Gareth Bale celebrates scoring during the La Liga game between Real Sociedad and Real Madrid on April 30, 2016
Result: Real Madrid temporarily go top of La Liga table
Gareth Bale scores 10 minutes from time as Real Madrid beat Real Sociedad 1-0 at the Anoeta to move to the top of the La Liga table ahead of Barcelona's Sociedad clash.
Apr 30, 16:52
Raphael Varane for Real Madrid on November 4, 2014
Guillem Balague: 'Raphael Varane will stay at Real Madrid'
Raphael Varane will not be allowed to leave Real Madrid at the end of the season, according to respected journalist Guillem Balague.
Apr 29, 20:06
Karim Benzema celebrates scoring with Cristiano Ronaldo during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Villarreal on April 20, 2016
Preview: Real Sociedad vs. Real Madrid
Sports Mole previews Saturday's La Liga clash between Real Sociedad and Real Madrid at the Anoeta.
Apr 28, 22:40
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho gives the thumbs-up prior to his side's clash with Everton on September 12, 2015
Manchester United to give Jose Mourinho £300m to spend on transfers?
Manchester United will reportedly hand over £300m to Jose Mourinho to spend on transfers.
Apr 25, 09:48
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring a goal during the Champions League quarter-final between Real Madrid and Wolfsburg on April 12, 2016
Result: Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick sees Real Madrid through to semi-finals
Cristiano Ronaldo hits a hat-trick as Real Madrid overcome Wolfsburg 3-2 on aggregate to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League once again.
Apr 12, 21:38
Real Madrid players celebrate scoring during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Seville on March 20, 2016
Preview: Real Madrid vs. Eibar
Sports Mole previews Saturday's La Liga clash between Real Madrid and Eibar at the Bernabeu.
Apr 7, 18:40
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Real Madrid on April 2, 2016
Preview: Wolfsburg vs. Real Madrid
Sports Mole previews Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final first leg between Wolfsburg and Real Madrid from Germany.
Apr 5, 14:08
Raphael Varane for Real Madrid on November 4, 2014
Real Madrid's Raphael Varane ruled out of El Clasico
An ankle injury rules Real Madrid centre-back Raphael Varane out of Saturday's El Clasico against Barcelona at Camp Nou.
Apr 1, 19:26
Real Madrid players celebrate scoring during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Seville on March 20, 2016
Result: Real Madrid breeze past Sevilla in Madrid
Real Madrid move to within one point of second-placed Atletico Madrid in the La Liga table courtesy of a 4-0 win over Sevilla at the Bernabeu.
Mar 20, 21:20
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Preview: Real Madrid vs. Sevilla
Sports Mole previews Sunday's La Liga clash between Real Madrid and Sevilla at the Bernabeu.
Mar 18, 22:56
Jose Mourinho Manager of Chelsea gestures during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and A.F.C. Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge on December 5, 2015 in London, England.
Jose Mourinho looking at five defenders for Manchester United?
Jose Mourinho reportedly selects five defenders as potential transfer candidates for Manchester United should he take over in the summer.
Feb 29, 09:15
Antoine Griezmann celebrates scoring during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on February 27, 2016
Result: Antoine Griezmann nets as Atletico Madrid win at Bernabeu
Antoine Griezmann scores the only goal of the match as Atletico Madrid record a 1-0 win at rivals Real Madrid in La Liga on Saturday afternoon.
Feb 27, 16:51
Cristiano Ronaldo goes down on his knees after missing a penalty during the La Liga game between Malaga and Real Madrid on February 20, 2016
Result: Real Madrid's La Liga title hopes in tatters
Real Madrid's already-slim La Liga title hopes take a hit after being held to a 1-1 draw at Malaga in Sunday afternoon's clash at La Rosaleda.
Feb 21, 16:53
James Rodriguez of Real Madrid celebrates scoring their second goal against Athletic Bilbao on February 13, 2016
Team News: James Rodriguez drops out for Real Madrid
Colombian attacker James Rodriguez drops out of the Real Madrid team for the trip to Malaga in La Liga.
Feb 21, 14:06
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo in action against AS Roma in the Champions League on February 17, 2016
Result: Cristiano Ronaldo, Jese Rodriguez net as Real Madrid beat Roma
Ten-time European champions Real Madrid beat Roma 2-0 in the first leg of their last-16 clash in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
Feb 17, 21:36
Raphael Varane for Real Madrid on November 4, 2014
Real Madrid's Raphael Varane expecting Roma test
Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane insists that his team will need to be at their best to overcome Roma in the last-16 stage of the Champions League.
Feb 15, 20:45
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring against Athletic Bilbao on February 13, 2016
Result: Real Madrid up to second spot in La Liga with win over Athletic Bilbao
Real Madrid move to within one point of La Liga leaders Barcelona courtesy of a 4-2 win over Athletic Bilbao at the Bernabeu on Saturday afternoon.
Feb 13, 16:53
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring against Athletic Bilbao on February 13, 2016
Live Commentary: Real Madrid 4-2 Athletic Bilbao - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the La Liga clash between Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao at the Bernabeu, which ended in a 4-2 home win.
Feb 13, 14:00
Raphael Varane for Real Madrid on November 4, 2014
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane rejects Raphael Varane to Man United rumours
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane rebuffs reports that Jose Mourinho will successfully lure Raphael Varane to Manchester United should he take charge in the summer.
Feb 12, 18:06
Raphael Varane for Real Madrid on November 4, 2014
Report: Jose Mourinho wants Raphael Varane at Manchester United
A report claims that Jose Mourinho will attempt to bring Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane to Manchester United if he is appointed head coach of the Reds this summer.
Feb 11, 14:29
Luka Modric celebrates scoring during the La Liga match between Granada  and Real Madrid on February 7, 2016
Result: Luka Modric stunner keeps Real Madrid in hunt
Luka Modric scores a spectacular late winner as Real Madrid overcome a tricky Granada side in Sunday night's La Liga clash in Andalusia.
Feb 7, 21:21
Marquinhos of Paris Saint-Germain celebrates as he scores their first goal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match between Paris Saint-Germain FC and Bayer Leverkusen at Parc des Princes on March 12, 2014
Report: Real Madrid want Marquinhos
Paris Saint-Germain's 21-year-old centre-back Marquinhos is a transfer target for Real Madrid, according to a report in Spain.
Jan 30, 22:47
Raphael Varane for Real Madrid on November 4, 2014
Team News: Real Madrid bring in Raphael Varane for Sergio Ramos
Zinedine Zidane brings in Raphael Varane for the injured Sergio Ramos as Real Madrid host Sporting Gijon.
Jan 17, 14:11
Sergio Ramos for Real Madrid on September 20, 2014
Rafael Benitez: 'Sergio Ramos still out of action'
Spanish centre-back Sergio Ramos is still not ready to return to action due to his troublesome shoulder, according to Real Madrid boss Rafael Benitez.
Dec 7, 15:29
Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale (2nd R) celebrates a goal with teammates during the Spanish league football match SD Eibar vs Real Madrid CF at the Ipurua stadium in Eibar on November 29, 2015.
Preview: Real Madrid vs. Getafe
Sports Mole takes a closer look at the build-up to Saturday's La Liga clash between Real Madrid and Getafe.
Dec 4, 17:55
Marcelo for Real Madrid on December 9, 2014
Marcelo returns to Real Madrid training
Brazilian defender Marcelo returns to Real Madrid training after missing two matches with a thigh problem.
Nov 30, 18:57
James Rodriguez of Real Madrid duels for the ball with David Junca of SD Eibar during the La Liga match between SD Eibar and Real Madrid at Ipurua Municipal Stadium on November 29, 2015 in Eibar, Spain.
Match Analysis: Eibar 0-2 Real Madrid
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Real Madrid return to winning ways in La Liga with a 2-0 victory at Eibar.
Nov 29, 17:45
Real Madrid's Colombian forward James Rodriguez heads the ball to score past Eibar's goalkeeper Irureta during the Spanish league football match SD Eibar vs Real Madrid CF at the Ipurua stadium in Eibar on November 22, 2014
Team News: Four changes for Real Madrid ahead of Eibar visit
Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez makes four changes to his starting XI ahead of Sunday's La Liga trip to Eibar.
Nov 29, 14:32
Real Madrid's Spanish coach Rafael Benitez reacts during the UEFA Champions League group A football match between Shakhtar Donetsk and Real Madrid in Lviv on November 25, 2015
Preview: Eibar vs. Real Madrid
Sports Mole previews Sunday's La Liga action as in-form Eibar welcome the visit of Real Madrid to the Ipurua Municipal Stadium.
Nov 27, 17:02
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (C) reacts with his teammate Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale (L) during the UEFA Champions League group A football match between Shakhtar Donetsk and Real Madrid in Lviv on November 25, 2015
Match Analysis: Shakhtar Donetsk 3-4 Real Madrid
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Real Madrid hold off a late Shakhtar Donetsk fightback to win 4-3 in the Champions League in Ukraine.
Nov 25, 22:35
Neymar JR. (L) of FC Barcelona celebrates scoring their second goal with teammate Andres Iniesta (R) during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on November 21, 2015 in Madrid, Spain.
Match Analysis: Real Madrid 0-4 Barcelona
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Barcelona record a 4-0 win over Real Madrid at the Bernabeu in La Liga.
Nov 21, 20:15
Ever Banega of Sevilla gives the thumbs up after scoring the oprning goal during the UEFA Super Cup between Barcelona and Sevilla FC at Dinamo Arena on August 11, 2015
Match Analysis: Sevilla 3-2 Real Madrid
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Sevilla come from behind to beat Real Madrid 3-1 in La Liga on Sunday.
Nov 8, 22:15
Karim Benzema of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring Real's opening goal during the La Liga match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Real Madrid at Vicente Calderon Stadium on October 4, 2015
Team News: Karim Benzema left out by Real Madrid for Sevilla clash
Rafael Benitez leaves Karim Benezema out of Real Madrid's matchday squad for their La Liga game against Sevilla.
Nov 8, 19:03
Raphael Varane for Real Madrid on November 4, 2014
Report: Paris Saint-Germain to bid for Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane
Paris Saint-Germain will make a bid for Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, according to reports.
Oct 24, 22:01
Real Madrid's Spanish coach Rafael Benitez shouts instructions to his players during the UEFA Champions League football match Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) vs Real Madrid, on October 21, 2015 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris.
Match Analysis: Paris Saint-Germain 0-0 Real Madrid
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Paris Saint-Germain draw 0-0 with Real Madrid in the Champions League.
Oct 21, 22:18
Raphael Varane for Real Madrid on November 4, 2014
Raphael Varane: 'I turned down Paris Saint-Germain move'
Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane reveals that he turned down the chance to join Paris Saint-Germain when he decided to leave Lens in 2011.
Oct 21, 16:04
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona362745104297585
2Atletico MadridAtletico36274560164485
3Real Madrid362664105327384
4Villarreal361810844311364
5Athletic Bilbao361771255441158
6Celta Vigo36169115057-757
7Sevilla361410124943652
8Malaga361112133433145
9Valencia361111144444044
10Las PalmasLas Palmas36127174449-543
11Real Sociedad36119164247-542
12EibarEibar36119164656-1042
13Real Betis361011153150-1941
14Espanyol36117183667-3140
15Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo36718114359-1639
16Granada3699184265-2336
17Rayo Vallecano36811174870-2235
18Getafe3698193564-2935
19Sporting GijonSporting Gijon3698193761-2435
20Levante3678213466-3229