Real Madrid beat Barcelona to signing of 16-year-old Rafael Obrador

Real Madrid see off competition from Barcelona to secure signing of 16-year-old wonderkid Rafael Obrador from Real Mallorca

  • Real Madrid have beaten Barcelona to the signing of youngster Rafael Obrador 
  • 16-year-old left-back, a Spain youth international, will play for Real at youth level 
  • Obrador, who played once in LaLiga for Mallorca, is one of Spain’s best talents

Real Madrid have beaten Barcelona to the signing of starlet Rafael Obrador from Real Mallorca.

As reported by Marca, the 16-year-old left-back is one of the standout youngsters in Spanish football.

Real had a long-standing interest in Obrador, with competition for his signature having intensified in recent weeks.

Real Madrid have beaten Barcelona to the signing of Real Mallorca youngster Rafael Obrador

Zinedine Zidane’s side have now won the battle for the starlet, who has been capped by Spain at Under-16 level.

Born in February 2004, Obrador joined the youth academy of CE Campos when he was just four years old.

He subsequently made the move to Mallorca in 2014.  

The 16-year-old Spanish youth international had been on Real Madrid’s radar for some time


Born: February 24 2004

Youth career: 2008-2014: Campos

2014-2020: Mallorca

Made LaLiga debut for Mallorca v Osasuna on on July 19 2020

Capped by Spain at Under-16 and Under-15 levels 


At the end of last season Obrador made his LaLiga debut for Mallorca against Osasuna – unusually featuring for the senior side before he had even played for the reserves.

In October last year he signed his first professional contract with Mallorca – a deal which was set to run until 2024. 

Obrador will now look to make an impact for Real at youth level before hopefully breaking into the senior squad.

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