Fábio Simplício

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Fábio Simplício
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Simplício in 2009
Personal information
Full name Fábio Henrique Simplício
Date of birth (1979-09-23) 23 September 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
São Paulo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2004 São Paulo 116 (15)
2004–2006 Parma 71 (14)
2006–2010 Palermo 129 (21)
2010–2012 Roma 43 (8)
2012–2013 Cerezo Osaka 46 (7)
2014 Vissel Kobe 22 (3)
Total 427 (68)
National team
2009 Brazil 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Fábio Henrique Simplício (born 23 September 1979) is a Brazilian retired footballer who played as a midfielder.

He appeared in 243 Serie A games for three different clubs and scored 43 goals, having played for nearly a decade in the country.

Club career[edit]

São Paulo / Move to Italy[edit]

Born in São Paulo, Simplício started his career with hometown's São Paulo FC, going on to remain five years with the club and winning two State Leagues. In 2004 he moved to Italy and signed for Parma FC, after having been discovered by its director of football Arrigo Sacchi.[1]

Simplício made his Serie A debut on 22 September 2004 in a 1–2 home loss against Bologna F.C. 1909, one day shy of his 25th birthday (16 minutes played), and finished his first season with four goals in 34 games, bettering that total to ten in the following campaign.

Palermo[edit]

On 14 June 2006 Simplício joined fellow top division side U.S. Città di Palermo, moving alongside Parma teammate Mark Bresciano.[2][3] He was priced at €7.1 million, with €4.6 million being to his previous team.[4]

During his four-year spell with the Sicily club, Simplício never appeared in less than 27 league matches, adding eight UEFA Cup appearances in two separate seasons combined (two goals). In January 2010, his agent Gilmar Rinaldi announced he would not extend his contract with Palermo, set to expire in June.[5]

Roma[edit]

On 1 June 2010 Simplício moved to A.S. Roma on a three-year contract worth €1.8m per season, effective as of 1 July.[6] He scored four league goals from 24 appearances in his debut campaign, adding the 2–1 winner against S.S. Lazio for the Coppa Italia as the capital side reached the semifinals.[7]

In 2011–12 Simplício netted the same amount of goals, including one in a Derby del Sole against S.S.C. Napoli in a 3–1 away triumph,[8] but Roma could only finish seventh, thus not qualifying for any European competition.

Cerezo Osaka[edit]

On 27 July 2012, Simplício joined J. League Division 1's Cerezo Osaka.[9] He made his official debut on 4 August against Consadole Sapporo, contributing to the 4–0 victory.

International career[edit]

On 17 November 2009, aged 30, Simplício gained his first and only cap for Brazil, in a friendly match with Oman. He came on as a substitute for Felipe Melo in the second half of the 2–0 win.[10]

Honours[edit]

Team[edit]

Individual[edit]

Club statistics[edit]

[11][12]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Brazil League Copa do Brasil State League South America Total
2000 São Paulo Série A 25 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 26 5
2001 23 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 29 0
2002 25 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 32 1
2003 37 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 42 7
2004 11 2 0 0 0 0 11 0 22 2
Italy League Coppa Italia - Europe Total
2004–05 Parma Serie A 36 4 1 0 - - 9 0 46 4
2005–06 37 10 4 1 - - - - 41 11
2006–07 Palermo 33 5 2 0 - - 6 0 41 5
2007–08 32 5 2 0 - - 2 0 36 5
2008–09 37 8 1 0 - - - - 38 8
2009–10 27 3 3 1 - - - - 40 4
2010–11 Roma 24 4 4 1 - - 3 0 31 5
2011–12 19 4 1 0 - - 2 0 22 4
Japan League Emperor's Cup League Cup Asia Total
2012 Cerezo Osaka J. League Division 1 15 3 2 0 1 0 - - 18 3
2013 31 4 3 1 5 1 - - 39 6
Total Brazil 121 15 19 0 - - 11 0 151 15
Italy 245 43 18 3 - - 22 0 285 46
Japan 46 7 5 1 6 1 0 0 57 9
Career total 412 65 42 4 6 1 33 0 493 70

References[edit]

  1. ^ "São Paulo vende Fábio Simplício para o Parma" [São Paulo sells Fábio Simplício to Parma] (in Portuguese). Terra. 6 August 2004. Retrieved 22 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Simplicio nears Palermo switch". Sky Sports. 27 January 2006. Retrieved 1 June 2010. 
  3. ^ "Palermo set to unveil Simplicio". Sky Sports. 14 June 2006. Retrieved 1 June 2010. 
  4. ^ US Città di Palermo report and accounts on 30 June 2006 (Italian)
  5. ^ "Mark Bresciano & Fabio Simplicio will leave Palermo in the summer – Maurizio Zamparini". Goal.com. 22 March 2010. Retrieved 22 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "Roma confirma a contratação do brasileiro Fábio Simplicio" [Roma confirms the signing of Brazilian Fábio Simplicio] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 1 June 2010. Retrieved 22 May 2015. 
  7. ^ AS Roma 2–1 Lazio; ESPN Soccernet, 19 January 2011
  8. ^ Napoli 1–3 AS Roma; ESPN Soccernet, 18 December 2011
  9. ^ "シンプリシオ選手 移籍加入のお知らせ"; Cerezo's official website, 27 July 2012 (Japanese)
  10. ^ "Ficha Técnica: Brasil 2 x 0 Omã" [Match report: Brazil 2–0 Oman] (in Portuguese). Gazeta Esportiva. 17 November 2009. Retrieved 22 May 2015. 
  11. ^ "Fábio Simplício". Footballdatabase. Retrieved 22 May 2015. 
  12. ^ "Fábio Simplício". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 May 2015. 

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