Fábio Abreu

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Fábio Abreu
Personal information
Full name Fábio Gonçalves Abreu
Date of birth (1993-01-29) 29 January 1993 (age 26)
Place of birth Lisbon, Portugal
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Number 9
Youth career
2009−2010 Bacup Borough
2010−2011 Mossley
2011−2012 Marítimo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012−2017 Marítimo B 83 (23)
2012–2013 → Ribeira Brava (loan) 12 (4)
2015−2016 Marítimo 8 (0)
2017−2019 Penafiel 64 (20)
2019− Moreirense 4 (1)
National team
2019− Angola 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 August 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 September 2019

Fábio Gonçalves Abreu (born 29 January 1993) is a professional footballer who plays for Moreirense F.C. and the Angolan national team as a striker.

Club career[edit]

Born in Lisbon of Angolan descent,[1] Abreu played youth football for three clubs, including Bacup Borough and Mossley in England.[2] In 2012, he was loaned by C.S. Marítimo to amateurs Clube Desportivo Ribeira Brava – also in the island of Madeira – to kickstart his senior career.[3]

Abreu spent the better part of his spell at the Estádio do Marítimo registered with the reserve side.[4][5] His first Primeira Liga appearance with the first team occurred on 1 February 2015, when he came on as a late substitute in a 1−1 away draw against Académica de Coimbra;[6] in May 2014, he renewed his contract until June 2017.[3]

On 10 July 2017, Abreu signed a two-year deal with LigaPro team F.C. Penafiel as a free agent.[7] In June 2019, he returned to the top division when he joined Moreirense F.C. for three seasons.[8]

International career[edit]

Abreu won his first cap for Angola on 6 September 2019, featuring the entire 1−0 away win over Gambia for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.[9] He scored his first goal in the return leg, a 2−1 victory in Luanda that qualified to the group phase.[10]

International goals[edit]

As of 10 September 2019 (Angola score listed first, score column indicates score after each Abreu goal)[10]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 10 September 2019 Estádio 11 de Novembro, Luanda, Angola  Gambia 2–1 2–1 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification


  1. ^ "Penafiel perdulário empata 1–1 na visita ao Cova da Piedade" [Miss-a-lot Penafiel draw 1–1 in visit to Cova da Piedade]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 16 February 2019. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
  2. ^ "COMPLETE A−Z OF MOSSLEY PLAYERS from 1919 to current". Mossley Web. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Fábio Abreu renova com Marítimo até 2017" [Fábio Abreu renews with Marítimo until 2017] (in Portuguese). Rádio e Televisão de Portugal. 17 May 2014. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
  4. ^ Vieira Lopes, Paulo (31 January 2015). "Fábio Abreu estreia-se nos convocados do Marítimo" [Fábio Abreu makes Marítimo selection for the first time] (in Portuguese). DNotícias. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Fábio Abreu é novidade para o Estoril" [Fábio Abreu a novelty for Estoril]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 24 April 2015. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Académica-Marítimo, 1−1: Empate anunciado não agrada a ninguém" [Académica-Marítimo, 1−1: Announced draw pleases no one]. Record (in Portuguese). 1 February 2015. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
  7. ^ Caires, Raul (10 July 2017). "Marítimo: Fábio Abreu não renova e assina pelo Penafiel" [Marítimo: Fábio Abreu does not renew and signs for Penafiel] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
  8. ^ Devesas, Lino (8 June 2019). "Já estava comprometido com o Gil Vicente, mas é o mais recente reforço do Moreirense" [He had already committed to Gil Vicente, but he is Moreirense's latest addition]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). Retrieved 7 September 2019.
  9. ^ Freitas, Bruno (7 September 2019). "Fábio Abreu titular na vitória de Angola sobre a Gâmbia" [Fábio Abreu started in Angola win over Gambia]. Record (in Portuguese). Retrieved 7 September 2019.
  10. ^ a b "Mundial 2022: Angola vence Gâmbia e garante fase de grupos" [2022 World Cup: Angola beat Gambia and confirm group stage] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 10 September 2019. Retrieved 10 September 2019.

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