Simplício in 2009
|Full name||Fábio Henrique Simplício|
|Date of birth||23 September 1979|
|Place of birth||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He appeared in 243 Serie A games for three clubs and scored 43 goals, having played for nearly a decade in the country.
São Paulo / Move to Italy
Born in São Paulo, Simplício started his career with hometown's São Paulo FC, going on to remain five years with the club and winning two State Leagues. In 2004, he moved to Italy and signed for Parma FC, after having been discovered by its director of football Arrigo Sacchi.
Simplício made his Serie A debut on 22 September 2004 in a 1–2 home loss against Bologna F.C. 1909, one day shy of his 25th birthday (16 minutes played), and finished his first season with four goals in 34 games, bettering that total to ten in the following campaign.
On 14 June 2006 Simplício joined fellow top division side U.S. Città di Palermo, moving alongside Parma teammate Mark Bresciano. He was priced at €7.1 million, with €4.6 million being to his previous team.
During his four-year spell with the Sicilian club, Simplício appeared in more than 26 league matches, adding eight UEFA Cup appearances in two separate seasons combined (two goals). In January 2010, his agent Gilmar Rinaldi announced he would not extend his contract with Palermo, set to expire in June.
On 1 June 2010, Simplício moved to A.S. Roma on a three-year contract worth €1.8m per season, effective as of 1 July. He scored four league goals from 24 appearances in his debut campaign, adding the 2–1 winner against S.S. Lazio for the Coppa Italia as the capital side reached the semifinals.
In 2011–12, Simplício netted the same number of goals, including one in a Derby del Sole against S.S.C. Napoli in a 3–1 away triumph, but Roma could only finish seventh, thus not qualifying for any European competition.
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|Brazil||League||Copa do Brasil||State League||South America||Total|
|2000||São Paulo||Série A||25||5||1||0||0||0||0||0||26||5|
|Japan||League||Emperor's Cup||League Cup||Asia||Total|
|2012||Cerezo Osaka||J1 League||15||3||2||0||1||0||-||-||18||3|
- São Paulo
- Bola de Prata: 2002
- "São Paulo vende Fábio Simplício para o Parma" [São Paulo sells Fábio Simplício to Parma] (in Portuguese). Terra. 6 August 2004. Retrieved 22 May 2015.
- "Simplicio nears Palermo switch". Sky Sports. 27 January 2006. Retrieved 1 June 2010.
- "Palermo set to unveil Simplicio". Sky Sports. 14 June 2006. Retrieved 1 June 2010.
- US Città di Palermo report and accounts on 30 June 2006 (in Italian)
- "Mark Bresciano & Fabio Simplicio will leave Palermo in the summer – Maurizio Zamparini". Goal.com. 22 March 2010. Retrieved 22 May 2015.
- "Roma confirma a contratação do brasileiro Fábio Simplicio" [Roma confirms the signing of Brazilian Fábio Simplicio] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 1 June 2010. Retrieved 22 May 2015.
- AS Roma 2–1 Lazio; ESPN Soccernet, 19 January 2011
- Napoli 1–3 AS Roma; ESPN Soccernet, 18 December 2011
- "シンプリシオ選手 移籍加入のお知らせ"; Cerezo Osaka, 27 July 2012 (in Japanese)
- "Ficha Técnica: Brasil 2 x 0 Omã" [Match report: Brazil 2–0 Oman] (in Portuguese). Gazeta Esportiva. 17 November 2009. Retrieved 22 May 2015.
- "Jogador e empresário brasileiro comanda o MFC" [Brazilian player and entrepreneur in charge of MFC] (in Portuguese). Acontece. 15 March 2016. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
- "Fábio Simplício". Footballdatabase. Retrieved 22 May 2015.
- "Fábio Simplício". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 May 2015.
- "Simplício, Fábio". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 19 May 2018.