Rafael Bastos (born 1 January 1985 in Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder or a winger.
His previous club is Esporte Clube Bahia in Brazil. He won the league, called the Baiano League in 2007 with Esporte Clube Bahia. In August 2007, he was signed by C.F. Os Belenenses and under contract until 2008 with the Portuguese side.
On 1 January 2010, Braga have signed the Brazilian attacking midfielder from Japanese club Consadole Sapporo until June 2011. Unfortunately, because of a conflict with the head coach, Rafael played only 8 matches for the team in 2010, even he started as regular in January. In July, Braga agreed with the release of the player. Then, Rafael Bastos signed with the Romanian team CFR Cluj.
On 20 September 2012, CFR 1907 Cluj enjoyed a dream start to UEFA Champions League group stage campaign against S.C. Braga, with Rafael Bastos scoring twice against his former club.
On 22 December 2012, it was announced that Bastos signed a two-and-a-half-year contract worth $800k per year with Al-Nassr FC for an undisclosed fee, though media report estimated it to be €2.7 million.
In February 2015, he returned to Brazil signing for Figueirense.
It was announced that Bastos would sign for Thai Leagues club Buriram United in On 19 May 2017.