Fábio (footballer, born 1980)

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Personal information
Full name Fábio Deivson Lopes Maciel
Date of birth (1980-09-30) 30 September 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth Nobres, Mato Grosso, Brazil
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Number 1
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997 União Bandeirante 23 (0)
1998 Atlético Paranaense 16 (0)
1999–2000 Cruzeiro 4 (0)
2000–2004 Vasco da Gama 84 (0)
2005– Cruzeiro 387 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 August 2016.

Fábio Deivson Lopes Maciel, simply known as Fábio (born 30 September 1980) is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Cruzeiro as a goalkeeper.


Born in Nobres, Mato Grosso, Fábio represented União Bandeirante-PR, Vasco, and Atlético-PR. Fábio was called up to most of Brazil's friendly's in the months of August and September, 2006. Being called up by Brazilian head coach Dunga for a friendly against Norway in Oslo on 16 August 2006, though never had playing time, the game ended 1–1. He was also called up to play against Argentina and Wales on 3 and 5 September 2006, respectively, but again, he did not play in these match, as Gomes remained Brazil's number 1 under Dunga at that time.

He was delighted to have been included in one of Brazil's team's in September, but knew exactly where he stood and understood what his role in the team was, and stated he was happy to be part of the squad.

Brazil has great keepers as the level has really gone up over the past few years and we have goalies of the calibre of Rogério Ceni (São Paulo), Fábio Costa (Santos) and Júlio César (Inter-ITA). I just want to calmly do what I can to help the seleção.


He has in his career won the Copa do Brasil, the Campeonato Brasileiro, and the Copa Mercosur all in the same year, 2000. He has also won two state championship, the Campeonato Carioca, and the Campeonato Mineiro.

Fábio has won a couple of international championships as well, such as the 1997 U-17 South American Youth Championship and FIFA U-17 World Cup. Along with that he was part of Brazil's winning side in the Copa América 2004, in Peru.

In the first season of 2007, Fabio's performance on the field was inconsistent and very consequential mistakes. In the first leg of the state championship against rivals Atlético, he had his back to the field while the Atletico striker approached the box and scored; Cruzeiro supporters asked for his removal of the starting squad.

Coincidentally, after this same game, Fábio was out for three months for an alleged injury. He played the whole match during which he did not show any sign of severe pain. He returned in the middle of July returned to his starter position, is a current favorite of the Cruzeiro fans and showing signs of recovering his old form. He was on the Brazilian team in 2007.

In November 2007 it was announced that Fabio would extend his Cruzeiro contract until December 2009 after speculation mounted on a possible move in the January 2008 transfer period.[2] In April 2008, it was reported that he would move to Fiorentina, subject to application on obtaining an EU passport as under descendant status, but the move never happened.[3]


  1. ^ "Brazil (Seleção): Dunga’s Brazilian Bets", Goal, August 2, 2006. Retrieved on September 16, 2006.
  2. ^ "Cruzeiro assegura a permanência de Fábio". Mercadofutebol.com. 23 November 2007. Retrieved 22 November 2007. 
  3. ^ "Fiorentina anuncia Fábio, mas Cruzeiro nega". Globo Esporte (in Portuguese). 4 April 2008. Retrieved 5 December 2010. 



Atlético Paranaense
Vasco da Gama


Brazil U17

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