Fábio Luciano

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Fábio Luciano
Personal information
Full name Fábio Luciano
Date of birth (1975-04-29) April 29, 1975 (age 39)
Place of birth Vinhedo, Brazil
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Central Defender
Youth career
Ponte Preta
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1999 Ponte Preta 31 (0)
2000–2003 Corinthians 58 (6)
2001 Internacional (loan) 19 (1)
2003–2006 Fenerbahçe 90 (11)
2007 1. FC Köln 12 (0)
2007–2009 Flamengo 54 (4)
Total 287 (36)
National team
2003 Brazil 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Fábio Luciano (born on April 29, 1975 in Vinhedo, Brazil) is a former Brazilian football defender. He also has Italian citizenship. He played for Brazil's major clubs Corinthians and Flamengo, being very well recognized by the supports from both clubs and for several other clubs including Turkish team Fenerbahçe.

Career[edit]

His youth playing was brought up at the Brazilian club Ponte Preta. After showing good talent, Internacional showed interest in him. After buying him, Corinthians had gained an even bigger interest. After some time, they made a move.

Fenerbahçe[edit]

After spending a couple of years at Corinthians, he was transferred to Turkish club Fenerbahçe in 2003. He was selected a couple times for Brazil after showing consistent performances for Fenerbahçe in the 2003–2004 season. In August 2006 his contract with Fenerbahçe was cancelled about his six-month injury.

He is notorious for his presence in the attack, as shown in many games with his former club Fenerbahçe, having scored goals with headers from dead ball situations and even supported the forward line unexpectedly. He became a fan favorite with his spectacular dead ball goals for Fenerbahçe fans.

In January 2007, he signed a six-month contract with German side 1. FC Köln.

Flamengo[edit]

By mid-2007, Luciano signed a six-month contract with Brazilian side Flamengo. He debuted on August 11, 2007 against Náutico in Maracanã and was granted the captain armband by coach Joel Santana. On the same match he scored his first goal for the club, and since then started a strong connection with Flamengo supporters, especially the younger ones, who were not old enough to remember idols of the older days. He renewed his contract until the end of 2008 season and then extended it for another year.

In May 2009, after winning the Rio state championship, Luciano decided to retire.

Flamengo career statistics[edit]

(Correct as of May 3, 2009)
Club Season Carioca League Brazilian Série A Brazilian Cup Copa Libertadores Copa Sudamericana Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Flamengo 2007 - - 22 2 - - - - - - 22 2
2008 13 2 32 2 - - 7 0 - - 52 4
2009 18 1 - - 1 0 - - - - 19 1
Total 31 3 54 4 1 0 7 0 - - 93 7

according to combined sources on the Flamengo official website[1] and Flaestatística.[2]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Corinthians
Fenerbahçe
Flamengo

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Flamengo official website" (in Portuguese). Flamengo. Retrieved September 9, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Flaestatística" (in Portuguese). Retrieved September 9, 2012. 

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