|Full name||Néstor Fabián Canobbio Bentaberry|
|Date of birth||8 March 1980|
|Place of birth||Montevideo, Uruguay|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)|
|2004–2005||→ Celta (loan)||38||(12)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 June 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
A skilled midfielder with netting ability, he spent most of his professional career in Spain, having played in more than 200 official matches for three different clubs.
Born in Montevideo, Canobbio began his career with C.A. Progreso in 1997. In three seasons there he was impressive enough to be signed by country giants C.A. Peñarol in 2001, where he spent two campaigns scoring more than 30 official goals while helping the capital side to the 2003 league title.
In 2003 Canobbio was acquired by Rafael Benítez's Valencia CF, where he was played mainly as a substitute. Having scored just once throughout the season, in a 2–2 home draw with Celta de Vigo, he nonetheless managed to appear in ten contests in the side's 2004 UEFA Cup conquest, netting once in the 3–2 success against Beşiktaş JK.
In 2004–05 Canobbio joined, on loan, freshly relegated Celta, with the Galician outfit having the option to buy at the end of the season, which was activated as he finished as the team's joint-top scorer at 12 (with Jandro) and a La Liga promotion befell.
After three additional seasons as an important offensive player, scoring seven goals in 2007–08 as Celta failed to return to the top flight, Canobbio was released in July 2008, subsequently joining Real Valladolid. In November he netted in home wins against Sevilla FC (3–2, two goals) and Real Madrid (1–0), and appeared regularly during two seasons, being relegated in his second.
An Uruguayan international since 7 October 2001, in a 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Colombia, Canobbio went on to represent the nation at the 2007 Copa América, playing two matches for the semifinalists.
- Stats at Liga de Fútbol Profesional (Spanish)
- BDFutbol profile
- National team data (Spanish)
- Fabián Canobbio at National-Football-Teams.com
- Transfermarkt profile