Fábio Alexandre Silva Nunes
|Full name||Fábio Alexandre Silva Nunes|
|Date of birth||24 July 1992|
|Place of birth||Portimão, Portugal|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|2010–2011||→ Porto (loan)|
|2011–2012||→ Parma (loan)|
|2016||→ Tondela (loan)||2||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 December 2017.
Born in Portimão, Algarve, Nunes played youth football for four clubs, including local Portimonense S.C. from ages 9–13 and 14–18. On 17 January 2010, whilst still a junior, he made his professional debut, coming on as a second-half substitute in a 2–1 home win against G.D. Estoril Praia for the Segunda Liga championship; he spent the 2011–12 season on loan at Parma FC, but only appeared for the Primavera side.
In the 2012 summer transfer window, Nunes joined Blackburn Rovers on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee. He made his debut in the Football League Championship on 22 August, starting in the 2–1 home victory over Hull City.
On 24 January 2014, after only eight competitive appearances, Nunes returned to Italy by joining Serie B team U.S. Latina Calcio on a free transfer. In July, he returned to his country and moved to C.F. Os Belenenses.
Nunes appeared in 17 Primeira Liga games in his debut campaign, having renewed his link in December 2014 until June 2017. His first goal in the Portuguese top division came on 9 May 2015, as he scored a last-minute equalizer in a 1–1 away draw against Académica de Coimbra.
All categories comprised, Nunes won 27 caps for Portugal at youth level. His first match with the under-21s occurred on 15 October 2012, as he played the full 90 minutes in a 0–1 friendly home loss to Ukraine.
- "Fábio Nunes emprestado ao Parma" [Fábio Nunes loaned to Parma]. Record (in Portuguese). 30 June 2011. Archived from the original on 20 August 2014. Retrieved 19 August 2014.
- "Blackburn Rovers sign Portuguese youngster Fabio Nunes". BBC Sport. 5 July 2012. Retrieved 19 August 2014.
- "Rovers scrape past Tigers". Sky Sports. 23 August 2012. Retrieved 19 August 2014.
- "Transfer window: Fabio Nunes leaves Blackburn on free transfer". BBC Sport. 24 January 2014. Retrieved 19 August 2014.
- "Dois reforços com sede de afirmação" [Two additions hungry to prove themselves]. Record (in Portuguese). 13 July 2014. Retrieved 10 February 2016.
- "Fábio Nunes: "Psicologicamente sou muito forte"" [Fábio Nunes: "I am very strong psychologically"]. Record (in Portuguese). 19 February 2015. Retrieved 10 February 2016.
- "Gonçalo Brandão e Fábio Nunes renovam" [Gonçalo Brandão and Fábio Nunes renew]. Record (in Portuguese). 23 December 2014. Retrieved 10 February 2016.
- "Belenenses arranca empate em Coimbra mas atrasa-se na luta europeia" [Belenenses scrape draw in Coimbra but lose ground in fight for Europe] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 9 May 2015. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
- "Portugal perdeu com a Ucrânia" [Portugal lost to Ukraine]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 15 October 2012. Retrieved 29 October 2017.