Raúl Fabiani

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Raúl Fabiani
Personal information
Full name Raúl Iván Fabiani Bosio
Date of birth (1984-02-23) 23 February 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Valencia, Spain
Height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Playing position Centre forward
Club information
Current team
Huracán
Youth career
Paterna
Burjassot
2001–2003 Villarreal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Villarreal B
2004–2005 Moralo
2005–2006 Cacereño
2006–2007 Lanzarote 19 (7)
2007–2008 Teruel 34 (12)
2008–2010 Villajoyosa 71 (22)
2010–2012 Alcoyano 39 (15)
2012–2013 Huracán 29 (7)
2013 Pune 2 (2)
2014– Huracán 11 (0)
National team
2012 Equatorial Guinea 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:17, 8 May 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Fabiani and the second or maternal family name is Bosio.

Raúl Iván Fabiani Bosio (born 23 February 1984) is an Equatoguinean footballer who plays for Huracán Valencia CF as a centre forward.

Club career[edit]

Born in Valencia, Spain, Fabiani spent most of his senior career in the lower levels of Spanish football, mainly competing in the Valencian Community. He made his Segunda División debut in the 2011–12 season at the age of already 27, with CD Alcoyano, after having scored 12 Segunda División B goals the previous campaign to help the team return to the second level after an absence of 42 years; his first game in the second level of Spanish football occurred on 22 October 2011 as he came on as a late substitute in a 1–4 home loss against FC Barcelona B,[1] and he netted his first and second goals in the competition on 27 May of the following year to contribute decisively to a 4–0 home win over Elche CF, but his team had already sealed its relegation.[2]

Fabiani also represented Villarreal CF B, Moralo CP, CP Cacereño, UD Lanzarote, CD Teruel, Villajoyosa CF and Huracán Valencia CF. On 5 August 2013 the 29-year-old moved teams and countries, signing with Indian club Pune FC.[3][4]

On 21 September 2013 Fabiani made his debut in the I-League, which was an eventful affair as he scored two goals, provided one assist and was also sent off after 77 minutes of play for a second bookable offense.[5] He later sustained an injury while playing against Mohun Bagan AC which ruled him out for four months, so on 26 October he was released and replaced by Riga Mustapha,[6] returning to former club Huracán.

International career[edit]

Fabiani was born to an Italian father and an Equatorial Guinean mother related to Edmundo Bossio Dioko, a politician executed during the regime of Macias. On 29 January 2011 he received his first call for Equatorial Guinea,[7] but he did not play in the friendly match with Congo on 9 February.

The following month Fabiani was called for another exhibition game, this time against Gambia, but again he stayed on the verge of his international debut. These factors led to discomfort at Alcoyano because the club had lost him for four league matches (two for each international match), which led to the organization asking the player to reject international calls for the remainder of the season.[8] Thus, he rejected to appear for the pre-Olympic national team in two qualifying matches against Nigeria in April 2011.[9]

Subsequently, Fabiani ceased to be called until Henri Michel, who at the same time gave little importance to the Spanish-born players, resigned from his position as national team coach. After the departure of the Frenchman and before the Brazilian's Gílson Paulo arrival at Malabo as his replacement, the player was included in the preliminary list for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.[10]

Fabiani did not play in the goalless friendly match with South Africa on 6 January 2012, appearing shortly after in a non-FIFA recognized match against Cameroonian club Coton Sport FC de Garoua. He was confirmed in the roster of 23 players for the CAN tournament, played on home soil,[11] only being fielded by the eventual quarterfinalists in the last group stage game, a 0–1 loss to Zambia.[12]

Statistics[edit]

As of 8 May 2014[13][14]
Club Season League National Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Lanzarote 2006–07 Segunda División B 19 7 0 0 0 0 19 7
Teruel 2007–08 Tercera División 34 19 0 0 0 0 34 19
Villajoyosa 2008–09 Tercera División 37 11 0 0 0 0 37 11
2009–10 Segunda División B 34 12 2 0 0 0 36 12
Total 71 23 2 0 0 0 73 13
Alcoyano 2010–11 Segunda División B 28 12 0 0 4 1 32 13
2011–12 Segunda División 7 2 0 0 0 0 7 2
Total 35 14 0 0 4 1 39 15
Huracán 2012–13 Segunda División B 24 5 1 0 5 2 30 7
Pune 2013–14 I-League 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2
Huracán 2013–14 Segunda División B 11 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Career total 196 70 3 0 9 3 208 73

References[edit]

  1. ^ "El Barça B reconduce su camino" [Barça B gets back on track] (in Spanish). Marca. 22 October 2011. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "El Alcoyano sonroja al Elche" [Alcoyano embarrasses Elche] (in Spanish). Marca. 27 May 2012. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Pune FC bring on striker Raúl Fabiani for the season ahead; Pune's official website, 5 August 2013
  4. ^ Pune FC confirm the signing of Raúl Fabiani; Goal.com, 5 August 2013
  5. ^ "Raul’s double sinks Md. Sp.". The Telegraph. 22 September 2013. Retrieved 9 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "Pune FC release striker Fabiani; sign Mustapha Riga". Cover India Live. 26 October 2013. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "El Alcoyano incorpora al delantero del Ontinyent Paco Esteban" [Alcoyano signs Ontinyent forward Paco Esteban] (in Spanish). Diario Información. 29 January 2011. Retrieved 29 January 2011. 
  8. ^ Toni Torres le pedirá a Fabiani que se olvide de Guinea Ecuatorial hasta final de liga (Toni Torres will ask Fabiani to forget about Equatorial Guinea until league is over); Diario Información, 31 March 2011 (Spanish)
  9. ^ Fabiani renuncia a convocatoria con Guinea Ecuatorial (Fabiani renounces Equatorial Guinea callup); Noticias, 5 April 2011 (Spanish)
  10. ^ Randy, convocado para disputar la Copa de África (Randy, selected to Africa Cup of Nations); Las Palmas' official website, 30 December 2011 (Spanish)
  11. ^ Guinea se apoya en España para competir en la Copa de África (Guinea relies on Spain to compete in the Africa Cup of Nations); Logroñés' official website, 13 January 2012 (Spanish)
  12. ^ El Nzalang pierde contra Zambia el primer puesto del grupo (Nzalang loses first place in group to Zambia); Guinea Ecuatorial Press, 30 January 2012 (Spanish)
  13. ^ "Fabiani: Raúl Iván Fabiani Bosio". BDFutbol. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  14. ^ "Raúl Fabiani". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 

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