Fábio Santos (footballer)
|Full name||Fábio Santos Romeu|
|Date of birth||September 16, 1985|
|Place of birth||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Playing position||Left back|
|2006||→ Kashima Antlers (loan)||20||(3)|
|2007||→ Cruzeiro (loan)||4||(0)|
|2008||→ Monaco (loan)||5||(1)|
|2008||→ Santos (loan)||5||(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 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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
On June 14, 2016, Fábio Santos joined Atlético Mineiro on a two-year contract. Later that year, he received the Bola de Prata award as the best left back of the 2016 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. 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.
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, 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.
- As of 11 July 2018
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||Continental||State League||Total|
|São Paulo||2003||Série A||12||0||0||0||—||0||0||12||0|
|Kashima Antlers (loan)||2006||J1 League||20||3||3||0||—||4||0||27||3|
|Cruzeiro (loan)||2007||Série A||4||0||0||0||—||0||0||4||0|
|Monaco (loan)||2007–08||Ligue 1||5||1||0||0||—||0||0||5||1|
|Santos (loan)||2008||Série A||5||0||0||0||—||0||0||5||0|
|Cruz Azul||2015–16||Liga MX||28||3||7||0||—||0||0||35||3|
|Atlético Mineiro||2016||Série A||20||0||7||0||—||—||27||0|
Matches for Brazilian team
|1.||September 19, 2012||Estádio Serra Dourada, Goiânia, Brazil||2–1||Argentina||0||2012 Superclásico de las Américas|
|2.||November 15, 2012||MetLife Stadium, New Jersey, United States||1–1||Colombia||0||Friendly|
|3.||November 21, 2012||La Bombonera, Buenos Aires, Argentina||1(4)–2(3)||Argentina||0||2012 Superclásico de las Américas|
|3.||January 25, 2017||Estádio Olímpico Nilton Santos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||1–0||Colombia||0||Friendly|
- São Paulo
- Campeonato Gaúcho: 2009
- Campeonato Brasileiro Série A: 2011, 2015
- Copa Libertadores: 2012
- FIFA Club World Cup: 2012
- Campeonato Paulista: 2013
- Recopa Sudamericana: 2013
- Atlético Mineiro
- "Grêmio anuncia laterais". Gremio.net. 2008-12-19.
- "Fábio Santos se acerta com Cruz Azul e não joga mais pelo Corinthians". globoesporte.globo.com. 18 June 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
- "Fábio Santos assina contrato com Atlético até 2018 e aguarda janela para poder estrear". Super Esportes. 14 June 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
- "Fábio Santos e Robinho entram na Seleção Bola de Prata". Clube Atlético Mineiro. 12 December 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
- "Clube homenageia Fábio Santos pelos 100 jogos com a camisa do Galo". Clube Atlético Mineiro. 23 March 2018. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
- Mano Menezes aposta em base paulista e Fabuloso para o Superclássico Archived September 13, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
- Fábio Santos at TheFinalBall.com