Fábio Felício

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Fábio Felício
Personal information
Full name Fábio Alexandre Duarte Felício
Date of birth (1982-05-02) 2 May 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Faro, Portugal
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Youth career
1990–2000 Farense
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2001 Farense 14 (0)
2002–2003 Olhanense 52 (15)
2003–2004 Académica 25 (3)
2004–2006 União Leiria 58 (10)
2006 Real Sociedad 10 (0)
2007–2009 Rubin Kazan 6 (0)
2007–2008 Marítimo (loan) 21 (0)
2008–2009 Asteras Tripoli (loan) 6 (0)
2009–2010 Vitória Guimarães 8 (0)
2010–2011 Rio Ave 7 (0)
2011–2012 Marítimo 4 (0)
2012–2013 Portimonense 27 (3)
2013–2014 Farense 27 (0)
2014–2015 Louletano 23 (2)
2016– Almancilense 20 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 March 2017.

Fábio Alexandre Duarte Felício (born 2 May 1982) is a Portuguese footballer who plays for Sociedade Recreativa Almancilense as a midfielder.

Football career[edit]

Born in Faro, Algarve, Felício made his professional debuts with hometown club S.C. Farense, appearing in the Primeira Liga not yet aged 18. He continued to develop at neighbours S.C. Olhanense, in the lower leagues.

After a single season with Académica de Coimbra, again in the top division, Felício established himself at fellow league side U.D. Leiria, helping them qualify twice for the UEFA Intertoto Cup. His solid displays attracted the attention of Spain's Real Sociedad,[1] but he did not settle at all at his new team, and left in the following transfer window.

Before the start of the 2007 season, Felício signed with Russian Premier League club FC Rubin Kazan. He made his debut on 4 March, appearing as a starter in a 1–3 defeat against FC Rostov in the Russian Cup, but lost his place in the first team very soon, playing just two league games since the fifth round and eventually went on to serve two consecutive loans, one of them back in his country with C.S. Marítimo; in an interview, Rubin manager Kurban Berdyyev described him as "a heaven-born footballer, but a coward, not a fighter", criticizing him for his inability to demonstrate his talent during games.[2]

Felício spent the 2008–09 season in Greece playing for Asteras Tripoli FC, on loan. In late December 2009 he agreed on a return to Portugal, signing with Vitória de Guimarães.


  1. ^ "Fabio Felicio ya es jugador de la Real Sociedad" [Fabio Felicio is already a Real Sociedad player] (in Spanish). Noticias. 10 June 2006. Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Тренер – золото [Manager – Gold] (in Russian). Российская газета. 19 November 2008. Retrieved 29 September 2009. 

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