Fábio Coentrão

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
"Coentrão" redirects here. For other uses, see Coentrão (disambiguation).
This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Da Silva and the second or paternal family name is Coentrão.
Fábio Coentrão
4Fábio Coentrão.jpg
Coentrão in action for Real Madrid in 2012
Personal information
Full name Fábio Alexandre da Silva Coentrão
Date of birth (1988-03-11) 11 March 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Vila do Conde, Portugal
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Wingback
Club information
Current team
Real Madrid
Number 5
Youth career
1999–2006 Rio Ave
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Rio Ave 29 (5)
2007–2011 Benfica 52 (2)
2008 Nacional (loan) 16 (4)
2008 Zaragoza (loan) 1 (0)
2009 Rio Ave (loan) 16 (3)
2011– Real Madrid 46 (1)
National team
2005 Portugal U18 1 (0)
2006–2007 Portugal U19 10 (5)
2007 Portugal U20 7 (4)
2009 Portugal U21 7 (5)
2009– Portugal 46 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:03, 11 May 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 June 2014

Fábio Alexandre da Silva Coentrão (born 11 March 1988) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Real Madrid in Spain and the Portuguese national team. Mainly a left back he can also operate as a left winger, and occasionally as a defensive midfielder.

After starting playing professionally with Rio Ave, he signed for Benfica at 19, going on to be loaned several times before becoming an important member of the first team, as a left-back. In 2011 he joined Real Madrid.

A Portuguese international since 2009, Coentrão represented the nation in two World Cups and one European Championship.

Club career[edit]

Rio Ave[edit]

Born in Vila do Conde, Coentrão joined hometown Rio Ave F.C. in 2004 at the age of 16, playing three first division games in the following season for a northern side that would be relegated from the top division.[1] In the 2006–07 campaign he established himself as first-choice, as Rio Ave barely missed promotion back and had a good run in the Cup of Portugal, ended by Sporting Clube de Portugal with a 2–1 win in Lisbon, with him scoring his team's goal from 30 metres; whilst playing for the club, he earned the nickname "Figo das Caxinas."

After that season, where he was voted the divisions' Breakthrough Player of the Year,[2] many clubs showed interest in Coentrão, most notably Sporting Clube de Portugal and S.L. Benfica, with Coentrão choosing the Encarnados (reds) on July 2007. His playing style was likened to that of Arjen Robben by World Soccer Magazine in their 50 World Talents 2007 issue.

Benfica[edit]

On 1 January 2008, having received insignificant playing opportunities at Benfica, Coentrão joined Madeira's C.D. Nacional, loaned until the season's end.[3] On 3 May, he scored twice in a 3–0 away success against already crowned league champions F.C. Porto.[4]

In the 2008 summer Coentrão transferred to Real Zaragoza, freshly relegated into Spain's second level.[5] After almost no appearances during the campaign, however,[6] he returned to Portugal and Rio Ave in January 2009, still owned by Benfica;[7] on 15 February he scored after an individual effort, albeit in a 1–3 loss at Porto.[8]

In the 2009 summer Coentrão extended his contract with Benfica until 2015, with a release clause of 30 million.[9] On 2 December, having played some matches for Benfica as a left defender, he scored his first goal in European competition, against FC BATE Borisov of Belarus in a 2–1 away win for the UEFA Europa League group stage.[10]

On 10 February 2010, Benfica sold 20% of Coentrão's economic rights on any future transfer to a third party owner, Benfica Stars Fund, along with other teammates. He was tagged at €15 million, with the fund paying €3 million.[11] During that season, he had a breakthrough year, appearing in a total of 43 official games (2,851 minutes), as the club won the league and the Portuguese League Cup; he ended the season in style, as he was voted Portuguese League Breakthrough Player of the Year.[12]

On 27 September 2010, fully established with both his club and the national team, 22-year old Coentrão extended his contract with Benfica until 2016.[13][14] On 2 November he scored his first career brace, helping to a 4–3 home win against Olympique Lyonnais for the season's UEFA Champions League group stage – in a 67-minute fast break, he combined with Carlos Martins to make it 4–0 for the hosts.[15]

Coentrão on the ball for Real Madrid in 2011.

Real Madrid[edit]

On 5 July 2011, after extensive negotiations, Benfica and Real Madrid reached an agreement in principle over the transfer of Coentrão, who signed a six-year contract the same day, for €30m –[16][17]Ezequiel Garay went in the other direction as part of the deal.[18] He made his debut in a pre-season friendly against the Los Angeles Galaxy on the 16th, creating an assist for Karim Benzema and also receiving Man of the match honours.[19] His first two official games were against FC Barcelona for the season's Spanish Supercup: in the first leg, he replaced Sami Khedira in the second half of a 2–2 home draw and played as a defensive midfielder, and he started as left back in the second match, a 2–3 loss at the Camp Nou.

Coentrão made his La Liga debut on 28 August 2011 against former club Zaragoza, appearing as a central midfielder in a 6–0 away win (90 minutes played).[20] While he played mostly in these positions, he was also deployed by manager José Mourinho as a right defender, against Sporting de Gijón on 3 December[21] and against Barcelona the following week.[22]

In the last minutes of the second matchday in the 2012–13 season, Coentrão was sent off after insulting referee Pérez Lasa whilst on the substitutes bench, in an eventual 1–2 loss at Getafe CF. He subsequently received a four-match ban.[23]

Coentrão scored his first goal with Real Madrid on 16 December 2012, netting after an assist from Cristiano Ronaldo to help the hosts come from behind against RCD Espanyol, as the game eventually ended 2–2.[24] On 2 September of the following year, Manchester United launched a late loan bid for him on transfer deadline day. It was accepted by the Spaniards, but the deal fell through when they failed to secure a replacement in Guilherme Siqueira from Granada CF, who subsequently joined Benfica on loan.[25]

International career[edit]

Coentrão (left) and Real Madrid teammate Ángel di María in a friendly between Argentina and Portugal, on 9 February 2011.

An international for Portugal at youth level,[26] Coentrão was voted MVP in the 2007 Madeira Cup for the under-20 team,[27] also being crowned the competition's top scorer. Subsequently, he represented the nation in the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup[28] and, also during that year, made his under-21 debuts.

After consistent performances at Benfica, although he started rarely in the early 2009–10, Coentrão earned his first senior call-up in November 2009, for the decisive 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification playoffs against Bosnia and Herzegovina, and made his debut in the first leg on 14 November at the Estádio da Luz, playing the second half of the 1–0 win.

Coentrão was chosen for Carlos Queiroz's squad of 23 for the final stages in South Africa, starting as left back ahead of another adapted player, Duda. He played in all the matches in Portugal's eventual round-of-16 exit.

On 10 August 2011 Coentrão scored his first international goal, netting through a rare header in a 5–0 win over Luxembourg. He played all the games and minutes at UEFA Euro 2012, acting as left defender as Portugal reached the semifinals.

Coentrão suffered an injury in the second half of the first game at the 2014 World Cup, against Germany,[29] being lost for the remainder of the tournament.[30]

International goals[edit]

Fábio Coentrão: International goals
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 10 August 2011 Estádio Algarve, Faro/Loulé, Portugal  Luxembourg 3–0 5–0 Friendly
2 22 March 2013 Ramat Gan Stadium, Ramat Gan, Israel  Israel 3–3 3–3 2014 World Cup qualification
3 5 March 2014 Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa, Leiria, Portugal  Cameroon 4–1 5–1 Friendly
4 10 June 2014 Metlife Stadium, New Jersey, United States  Republic of Ireland 5–1 5–1 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Benfica
Real Madrid

Individual[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 24 May 2014[36][37]
Club Season League Cup1 League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Rio Ave 2004–05 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2005–06 3 1 0 1 0 0 4 1 0
2006–07 25 4 0 2 0 0 27 4 0
Total 29 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 5 0
Benfica 2007–08 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 7 0 0
Total 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 7 0 0
Nacional 2007–08 16 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 4 1
Total 16 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 4 1
Zaragoza 2008–09 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Rio Ave 2008–09 16 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 3 2
Total 16 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 3 2
Benfica 2009–10 26 0 9 2 1 0 4 1 0 13 1 1 45 3 10
2010–11 23 2 2 6 1 0 2 0 0 14 2 1 45 5 3
Total 52 2 11 8 2 0 9 1 0 28 3 2 97 8 13
Real Madrid 2011–12 20 0 2 5 0 0 8 0 0 33 0 2
2012–13 16 1 1 6 0 0 8 0 0 30 1 1
2013–14 10 0 0 4 0 0 6 0 0 20 0 0
Total 46 1 3 15 0 0 22 0 0 83 1 3
Career total 160 15 17 26 2 0 9 1 0 50 3 2 245 21 19

1Includes other competitions, including the Supercopa de España, Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fábio Coentrão: «Pena ter sido tão pouco tempo»" [Fábio Coentrão: «Too bad it was so little time»] (in Portuguese). Record. 18 October 2005. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Simão Sabrosa – O Melhor Jogador da Liga Bwin 2006/2007 (Simão Sabrosa – Liga Bwin 2006/2007's Best Player); Redevermelho, 6 Junho 2007 (Portuguese)
  3. ^ "Fábio Coentrão já trabalhou na Madeira" [Fábio Coentrão already working in Madeira] (in Portuguese). Record. 2 January 2008. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Fábio Coentrão: «'Espetar' 3–0 no Dragão é bom»" [Fábio Coentrão: «'Handing out' 3–0 at the Dragão is good»] (in Portuguese). Record. 3 May 2008. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Coentrao, el tercer fichaje" [Coentrao, the third signing] (in Spanish). Heraldo. 18 July 2008. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Coentrao deja de ser jugador del Zaragoza" [Coentrao is no longer a Zaragoza player] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 10 January 2009. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "Fábio Coentrão confirmado" [Fábio Coentrão confirmed] (in Portuguese). Record. 5 January 2009. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "FC Porto-Rio Ave, 3–1 (Lucho 37' gp, Farías 86', 89'; Fábio Coentrão 72')" [FC Porto-Rio Ave, 3–1 (Lucho 37' pk, Farías 86', 89'; Fábio Coentrão 72')] (in Portuguese). Record. 15 February 2009. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "Comunicado" [Announcement] (in Portuguese). CMVM. 29 October 2009. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  10. ^ "BATE run aground as Eagles soar". UEFA.com. 2 December 2009. Retrieved 1 July 2010. 
  11. ^ "Comunicado" [Announcement] (in Portuguese). CMVM. 10 February 2010. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  12. ^ a b "Rosa Mota e Carlos Lopes recebem Prémio Fernando Soromenho" [Rosa Mota and Carlos Lopes receive Fernando Soromenho Award] (in Portuguese). CNID. 25 May 2010. Retrieved 27 May 2010. 
  13. ^ "Comunicado" [Announcement] (in Portuguese). CMVM. 27 September 2010. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  14. ^ "Fabio Coentrao signs new deal at Benfica". Goal.com. 27 September 2010. Retrieved 28 September 2010. 
  15. ^ "Coentrão inspires Benfica revival". UEFA.com. 2 November 2010. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  16. ^ "Comunicado oficial" [Official announcement] (in Spanish). Real Madrid's official website. 5 July 2011. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  17. ^ "Madrid confirm Coentrão transfer from Benfica". UEFA.com. 5 July 2011. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  18. ^ "Real Madrid sign fullback Coentrao from Benfica". Reuters. 5 July 2011. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  19. ^ "Man of the Match". Real Madrid's official website. 17 July 2011. Retrieved 17 July 2011. 
  20. ^ "Ronaldo gets Madrid show underway". ESPN Soccernet. 28 August 2011. Retrieved 2 September 2011. 
  21. ^ Merengues maintain winning run; ESPN Soccernet, 3 December 2011
  22. ^ Barca come back to win Clasico; ESPN Soccernet, 10 December 2011
  23. ^ Coentrao handed four-match ban, misses Supercopa Clasico; Goal.com, 29 August 2012
  24. ^ "Albin denies Madrid at the death". ESPN Soccernet. 16 December 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  25. ^ "Manchester United: Fabio Coentrao move fails". BBC Sport. 3 September 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2013. 
  26. ^ Unbeaten Portugal progress in style
  27. ^ Sub-20 vencem na Madeira (U-20 win in Madeira); Portuguese Football Federation, 2 March 2007 (Portuguese)
  28. ^ Fábio CoentrãoFIFA competition record
  29. ^ "Muller-inspired Germany thrash ten-man Portugal". FIFA.com. 16 June 2014. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  30. ^ "Portugal lose Fabio Coentrão and Hugo Almeida for rest of group stage". The Guardian. 17 June 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  31. ^ "Coentrão eleito Jogador do Ano na gala do 107º aniversário do Benfica" [Coentrão voted Player of the Year in the gala of the 107º anniversary of Benfica] (in Portuguese). Jornal de Notícias. 1 March 2011. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  32. ^ Fábio Coentrão wins Young Player Award October (Portuguese)
  33. ^ Fábio Coentrão wins Young Player Award March (Portuguese)
  34. ^ Fábio Coentrão wins Young Player Award April (Portuguese)
  35. ^ Coentrão wins Best Player Award September (Portuguese)
  36. ^ "Fábio Coentrão". Soccerway. Retrieved 20 April 2014. 
  37. ^ Fábio Coentrão at ESPN FC

External links[edit]