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 31)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 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)
2006 Kashima Antlers (loan) 20 (3)
2007 Cruzeiro (loan) 4 (0)
2008 Monaco (loan) 5 (1)
2008 Santos (loan) 5 (0)
2009–2010 Grêmio 20 (1)
2011–2015 Corinthians 116 (7)
2015–2016 Cruz Azul 31 (3)
2016– Atlético Mineiro 20 (0)
National team
2005 Brazil U-20
2012– Brazil 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 January 2017

Fábio Santos Romeu (born September 16, 1985 in São Paulo), or simply Fábio Santos, is a Brazilian left wingback. He currently plays 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 May 26, 2016, it was made official that the Brazilian leftback would be joining Atletico Mineiro for the following season.

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,[3] 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.

Matches for Brazilian team[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Club performance
Club Season Brasileirão Série A Copa do Brasil Libertadores Copa Sudamericana State League Recopa Sudamericana Friendly Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
São Paulo 2003 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
2004 28 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1 0 0 0 0 36 1
2005 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 1
2006 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 55 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1 0 0 0 0 63 2
Club Season J1 League J.League Cup AFC Champions League Emperor's Cup State League Friendly Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Kashima Antlers 2006 20 3 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 3
Total 20 3 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 3
Club Season Brasileirão Série A Copa do Brasil Libertadores Copa Sudamericana State League Friendly Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Cruzeiro 2007 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Club Season Ligue 1 Coupe de la Ligue UEFA Champions League UEFA Europa League Coupe de France UEFA Super Cup Friendly Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Monaco 2007/2008 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
Total 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
Club Season Brasileirão Série A Copa do Brasil Libertadores Copa Sudamericana State League Recopa Sudamericana Friendly Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Santos 2008 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Total 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Grêmio 2009 20 1 0 0 12 1 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 32 2
2010 23 1 4 0 0 0 2 0 15 1 0 0 0 0 23 2
Total 43 2 4 0 12 1 2 0 26 1 0 0 0 0 55 4
Corinthians 2011 27 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 16 3 0 0 0 0 44 3
2012 29 1 0 0 14 1 0 0 12 0 0 0 2 0 57 2
2013 19 0 2 1 8 0 0 0 17 1 2 0 0 0 48 2
2014 35 5 7 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 44 5
2015 6 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 3 0 17 3
Total 116 7 9 1 27 1 0 0 44 6 2 0 5 0 203 15
Total in Brazil 222 11 13 1 39 2 2 0 78 8 2 0 5 0 329 22
Total in Japan 20 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 27 3
Total in France 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
Total 247 15 16 1 39 2 6 0 82 8 2 0 5 0 361 25

FIFA Club World Cup

Season Club League Apps Goals
2012 Corinthians FIFA Club World Cup 2 0
Total - - 2 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

São Paulo
Grêmio
Corinthians

National team[edit]

Brazil

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]