Fábio Deivson Lopes Maciel

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Personal information
Full name Fábio Deivson Lopes Maciel
Date of birth (1980-09-30) 30 September 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Nobres, Mato Grosso, Brazil
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Number 1
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997 União Bandeirante 23 (0)
1998 Atlético Paranaense 16 (0)
1999–2000 Cruzeiro 4 (0)
2000–2004 Vasco da Gama 84 (0)
2005– Cruzeiro 395 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 September 2007.
† Appearances (Goals).

Fábio Deivson Lopes Maciel, simply known as Fábio (born 30 September 1980, in Nobres, Mato Grosso) is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Cruzeiro as a goalkeeper.


He has recently played for clubs such as União Bandeirante-PR, Vasco, and Atlético-PR. Fábio was called up to most of Brazil's friendly's in the months of August and September, 2006. Being called up by Brazilian head coach Dunga for a friendly against Norway in Oslo on 16 August 2006, though never had playing time, the game ended 1–1. He was also called up to play against Argentina and Wales on 3 and 5 September 2006, respectively, but again, he did not play in these match, as Gomes remained Brazil number 1 under Dunga at that time.

He was delighted to have been included in one of Brazil's team's in September, but knew exactly where he stood and understood what his role in the team was, and stated he was happy to be part of the squad.

Brazil has great keepers as the level has really gone up over the past few years and we have goalies of the calibre of Rogério Ceni (São Paulo), Fábio Costa (Santos) and Júlio César (Inter-ITA). I just want to calmly do what I can to help the seleção.


He has been fairly successful in his career winning the Copa do Brasil, the Campeonato Brasileiro, and the Copa Mercosur all in the same year, 2000. He has also won two state championship, the Campeonato Carioca, and the Campeonato Mineiro.

Fábio has won a couple of international championships as well. Such as the 1997 U-17 South American Youth Championship and FIFA U-17 World Cup. Along with that he was part of Brazil's winning side in the Copa América 2004, in Peru.

The first semester of 2007 wasn't very good for Fábio. Due to inconsistence and some very bad mistakes on the field (including a bizarre goal in the first leg of the state championship against rivals Atlético in which he had his back to the field while the Atletico striker approached the box and scored), a good part of the Cruzeiro supporters asked for his removal of the starting squad.

Coincidentally, after this same derby, Fábio was out for three months supposedly because of an injury, although he played for the whole match, during which he did not show any sign of severe pain. He got back in the middle of July, got his starter status back and currently is one of the highlights of Cruzeiro, showing signs of recovering his old form. However, he has not been called for the Brazilian team in 2007.

In November 2007 it has been agreed that Fabio is to extend his current deal with Cruzeiro until December 2009 after speculation mounted on a possible move in the 2008 January transfer window.[2] In April 2008, it was reported that he would moved to Fiorentina, subject to application on EU passport as descendant, but Cruzeiro denied[3] and never became real.


  1. ^ "Brazil (Seleção): Dunga’s Brazilian Bets", Goal, August 2, 2006. Retrieved on September 16, 2006.
  2. ^ "Cruzeiro assegura a permanência de Fábio". Mercadofutebol.com. 23 November 2007. Retrieved 22 November 2007. 
  3. ^ "Fiorentina anuncia Fábio, mas Cruzeiro nega". Globo Esporte (in Portuguese). 4 April 2008. Retrieved 5 December 2010. 


Atlético Paranaense
Vasco da Gama

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