Fábio Santos (footballer)

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Fábio Santos
Fábio Santos vs Chelsea 2012 FIFA Club World Cup (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Full name Fábio Santos Romeu
Date of birth (1985-09-16) September 16, 1985 (age 33)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Atlético Mineiro
Number 6
Youth career
2001–2002 São Paulo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2008 São Paulo 55 (2)
2006Kashima Antlers (loan) 20 (3)
2007Cruzeiro (loan) 4 (0)
2008Monaco (loan) 5 (1)
2008Santos (loan) 5 (0)
2009–2010 Grêmio 20 (1)
2011–2015 Corinthians 116 (7)
2015–2016 Cruz Azul 31 (3)
2016– Atlético Mineiro 65 (6)
National team
2005 Brazil U-20
2012– Brazil 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 July 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 January 2017

Fábio Santos Romeu (born September 16, 1985 in São Paulo), known simply as Fábio Santos, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a left back for Atlético Mineiro in the Campeonato Brasileiro.

Club career[edit]

São Paulo[edit]

Fábio Santos started his career for São Paulo as a youth player. He was promoted to first team in 2003 and feature in the major club's honours in this period, including the Copa Libertadores and FIFA Club World Cup. Despite of his lack of playing time during this period, he out on loan to J1 League giants Kashima Antlers.

Loan years[edit]

He spend the 2006 season playing for Kashima Antlers, making 20 appearances and scoring three goals. In 2007, Fábio returned to Brazil to play for Cruzeiro, but failed to gain a spot in first team and was released in May. After that, he agreed a one-year loan deal with Ligue 1 side AS Monaco. In August 2008, he returned again to Brazil after failing to impress and signed a two-year contract with Santos.

Grêmio[edit]

Fábio Santos was released from Santos in December, and signed for Grêmio.[1]

Corinthians[edit]

Fábio Santos was announced as Corinthians's player on January 12, 2011 and has come to be the bench player to Roberto Carlos's position. With Roberto Carlos's departure to Russian football, on early of 2011, Santos gained the position, becoming a key player in subsequent tournaments. He was a major part of the victories in the 2011 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 2012 Copa Libertadores, 2012 FIFA Club World Cup, 2013 Campeonato Paulista and 2013 Recopa Sudamericana.

Cruz Azul[edit]

On June 18, 2015, it was announced that Fábio Santos reached a deal with Mexican club Cruz Azul. The values of the transfer were undisclosed.[2] During his time at Cruz Azul, he made 26 appearances scoring 3 goals. During his first season he had success playing most of the first season under manager Sergio Bueno. However, during his second season under new manager Tomas Boy, he had little playing time. Most of his appearances were coming off the bench. After Cruz Azul failed to qualify for the playoffs for the Clausura 2016 in the Liga MX, him along with other leftback Fausto Pinto, were told they were not going to continue to the next season.

Atletico Mineiro[edit]

On June 14, 2016, Fábio Santos joined Atlético Mineiro on a two-year contract.[3] Later that year, he received the Bola de Prata award as the best left back of the 2016 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A.[4] On 7 May 2017, he won his first trophy with the club after beating arch-rivals Cruzeiro in the 2017 Campeonato Mineiro final. On 4 March 2018, he made his 100th appearance for the club.[5]

International career[edit]

He was capped for Brazil national Under-20 team to play for the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship. In September 2012, Fábio Santos was called up for Brazil national football team by Mano Menezes to Superclásico de las Américas,[6] and on September 20, he debuted for Seleção in the 2–1 victory against Argentina, at Estádio Serra Dourada in Goiânia. On November 11, 2016, Fabio was called again by Tite.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 11 July 2018[7]
Club Season League National Cup Continental State League Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
São Paulo 2003 Série A 12 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
2004 28 1 7 1 0 0 8 1 36 1
2005 13 1 9 0 7 0 14 1 13 1
2006 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 55 2 16 1 7 0 22 2 63 2
Kashima Antlers (loan) 2006 J1 League 20 3 3 0 4 0 27 3
Total 20 3 3 0 0 0 4 0 27 3
Cruzeiro (loan) 2007 Série A 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Monaco (loan) 2007–08 Ligue 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 5 1
Total 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
Santos (loan) 2008 Série A 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Total 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Grêmio 2009 Série A 20 1 0 0 12 1 11 0 32 2
2010 23 1 4 0 2 0 15 1 44 2
Total 43 2 4 0 14 1 26 1 76 4
Corinthians 2011 Série A 27 0 0 0 1 0 16 3 44 3
2012 29 1 0 0 14 1 12 0 55 2
2013 19 0 2 1 8 0 19 1 48 2
2014 35 5 7 0 0 0 2 0 44 5
2015 6 1 0 0 4 0 4 2 14 3
Total 116 7 9 1 27 1 53 6 205 15
Cruz Azul 2015–16 Liga MX 28 3 7 0 0 0 35 3
Total 28 3 7 0 0 0 0 0 35 3
Atlético Mineiro 2016 Série A 20 0 7 0 27 0
2017 34 5 8 0 8 0 14 0 64 5
2018 11 1 7 0 1 0 12 2 31 3
Total 65 6 22 0 9 0 26 2 122 8
Career total 341 24 61 2 57 2 131 11 590 39

Matches for Brazilian team[edit]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

São Paulo
Grêmio
Corinthians
Atlético Mineiro

National team[edit]

Brazil

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grêmio anuncia laterais". Gremio.net. 2008-12-19.
  2. ^ "Fábio Santos se acerta com Cruz Azul e não joga mais pelo Corinthians". globoesporte.globo.com. 18 June 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Fábio Santos assina contrato com Atlético até 2018 e aguarda janela para poder estrear". Super Esportes. 14 June 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Fábio Santos e Robinho entram na Seleção Bola de Prata". Clube Atlético Mineiro. 12 December 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Clube homenageia Fábio Santos pelos 100 jogos com a camisa do Galo". Clube Atlético Mineiro. 23 March 2018. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  6. ^ Mano Menezes aposta em base paulista e Fabuloso para o Superclássico Archived September 13, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Fábio Santos at TheFinalBall.com Edit this at Wikidata

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