Fabiana da Silva Simões

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Fabiana da Silva Simões 2014
Personal information
Full name Fabiana da Silva Simões
Date of birth (1989-08-04) 4 August 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Salvador, Brazil
Height 1.61 m (5 ft 3 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Centro Olímpico
Number 89
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 America
2007 CEPE-Caxias
2007–2008 Sporting de Huelva
2008 Corinthians Paulista
2009–2010 Boston Breakers 28 (1)
2009 Boston Aztec (loan) 2 (0)
2011 Santos
2011–2013 WFC Rossiyanka 18 (4)
2013 São José 3 (0)
2014 Tyresö FF 0 (0)
2014– Centro Olímpico
National team
2008– Brazil
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:54, 17 January 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:54, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

Fabiana da Silva Simões (born 4 August 1989), known as Fabiana or Fabiana Baiana (by adding the demonym of Bahia, her home state), is a Brazilian football winger who plays for Centro Olímpico. In 2009 and 2010 she played professional club football in America with Boston Breakers of Women's Professional Soccer (WPS). As well as teams in her native Brazil, Fabiana has played for Sporting de Huelva of Spain's Primera División and WFC Rossiyanka of the Russian Top Division.

Fabiana has represented the Brazil women's national football team since her debut in June 2008 and won a silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She retained her national team place for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany and the 2012 London Olympics. A right sided attacking player noted for her pace and skill, Fabiana can also function as an overlapping right back.

Club career[edit]

Fabiana's career began aged 15, when she moved from Bahia to Rio to play for the women's section of America RJ. After a brief spell at CEPE-Caxias, she was signed by Spanish relegation-battlers Sporting de Huelva.[1]

In the 2008 WPS International Draft, Fabiana was selected by Boston Breakers. The American club's coach Tony DiCicco picked England's Kelly Smith in the first round and Fabiana in the second. DiCicco described his Brazilian acquisition as: "very fast and fits that quick Brazilian mold with lot of flair".[2]

An existing anterior cruciate ligament injury sustained while playing for Corinthians kept Fabiana out of the Breakers' team until the last seven games of 2009, all of which she started.[3] Two games on loan to Boston Aztec in the Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) had formed part of Fabiana's recuperation.[4] She was given another contract for 2010 and started 14 of her 21 appearances, adding a goal against Chicago Red Stars.[5] Ahead of season 2011, Boston made Fabiana a free agent, then made an unsuccessful attempt to sign her on reduced terms.

In August 2011 she joined Russian UEFA Women's Champions League contestant WFC Rossiyanka from Santos.[6] After another brief return to Brazil with São José, Fabiana transferred to Tyresö in January 2014, one of four Brazilians joining their compatriot Marta at the Swedish club.[7] On 9 April 2014 the work permit was denied by Swedish immigration bureau and in the aftermath, Fabiana returned to Brazil.[8]

International career[edit]

At the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship, FIFA.com reported that Fabiana contributed vital "skill and speed" to the Brazilian team which finished third.[9]

Fabiana (R) at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany

She trained with the senior team ahead of the 2007 Pan American Games, but was not selected for the final squad. Good form with Corinthians saw Fabiana break into the squad ahead of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[10] She made her debut in a 2–1 win over Italy at Suwon Sports Complex in the 2008 Peace Queen Cup.[11]

International goals[edit]

No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 11 December 2011 Estádio do Pacaembu, São Paulo, Brazil  Chile 4–0 4–0 2011 Torneio Internacional Cidade de São Paulo de Futebol Feminino
2. 9 December 2012 Estádio do Pacaembu, São Paulo, Brazil  Portugal 2–0 4–0 2012 Torneio Internacional Cidade de São Paulo de Futebol Feminino
3. 19 December 2012 Estádio do Pacaembu, São Paulo, Brazil  Denmark 2–0 2–2 2012 Torneio Internacional Cidade de São Paulo de Futebol Feminino
4. 25 September 2013 Stade St-Germain, Saviese, Switzerland  Mexico 1–0 4–0 2013 Valais Women's Cup
5. 12 September 2014 Estadio Federativo Reina del Cisne, Loja, Ecuador  Bolivia 6–0 6–0 2014 Copa América Femenina
6. 14 September 2014 Estadio Federativo Reina del Cisne, Loja, Ecuador  Paraguay 4–1 4–1 2014 Copa América Femenina


  1. ^ Lavinas, Tiago (8 April 2008). "Fabiana e Maurine: nova geração na seleção". Globo TV. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Walker, Monique (24 September 2008). "Breakers to negotiate with international players". Boston.com. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "International help - Breakers sign Del Rio, Fabiana". New England Soccer News. 4 February 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Goodman, Mark (1 July 2009). "Breakers Notebook: Fabiana Nears Return". Soccer New England. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "2010 Boston Breakers Stats". Women's Professional Soccer. Archived from the original on 5 July 2011. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Aline and Fabiana join Rossiyanka" (in Portuguese). santosfc.com.br. 25 August 2011. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 
  7. ^ "Brazil quartet join Tyresö". UEFA. 14 January 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "Ännu ett spelarproblem för Tyresö". Damfotboll.com. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "Asian celebration at Russia 2006". FIFA. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  10. ^ "Fabiana" (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  11. ^ Leme de Arruda, Marcelo (22 December 2013). "Seleção Brasileira Feminina (Brazilian National Womens´ Team) 2011-2013". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 

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