Fabián Estoyanoff

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Fabián Estoyanoff
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Estoyanoff playing for Peñarol in 2011
Personal information
Full name Fabián Larry Estoyanoff Poggio
Date of birth (1982-09-27) 27 September 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Number 11
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2005 Fénix 77 (16)
2002–2003 Peñarol (loan) 45 (15)
2005–2008 Valencia 0 (0)
2005–2006 Cádiz (loan) 29 (2)
2006–2007 Deportivo La Coruña (loan) 28 (1)
2007 Valladolid (loan) 4 (0)
2008 Peñarol (loan) 11 (4)
2008–2011 Panionios 37 (9)
2010–2011 Peñarol (loan) 22 (3)
2012–2015 Peñarol 60 (20)
2015 Al-Nassr 14 (4)
2016– Fénix 19 (9)
National team
2001–2007 Uruguay 31 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 March 2017.

Fabián Larry Estoyanoff Poggio (born 27 September 1982) is a Uruguayan footballer who plays for Centro Atlético Fénix as a right winger.

Early years[edit]

Estoyanoff's grandfather, Dimitar Stoyanov, was a Bulgarian stock breeder from the Sofia Valley who emigrated to Uruguay during the Balkan Wars (1912–13).[1]

Club career[edit]

Born in Montevideo, Estoyanoff started his career at Centro Atlético Fénix in 2000, and was loaned to C.A. Peñarol two years later. In 2005 he signed for Valencia CF in Spain, but never represented the Che during his three-year link, which included several loan spells.

Estoyanoff made his La Liga debuts in the 2005–06 season, appearing regularly as Cádiz CF[2] was relegated. The following campaign he also featured consistently with Deportivo de La Coruña[3] (although mainly as a substitute), scoring the game's only goal in a start against RCD Mallorca at home, through a penalty.[4]

Valencia loaned Estoyanoff again for 2007–08, and he started out with Real Valladolid,[5] where a lack of playing time prompted another loan, with a return to Uruguay and Peñarol in January 2008.[6] There, he once again teamed up with Carlos Bueno; he played in Spain as a non-foreigner, having received an Italian passport.

Estoyanoff was finally released by Valencia in June 2008, eventually agreeing on a move to Panionios FC, having a successful first season in the Superleague Greece. In 2010, the 28-year-old re-joined former club Peñarol on loan, and the move was made permanent the following year.

In January 2015, Estoyanoff signed for Al-Nassr FC in the Saudi Professional League. On 5 May, after his team had suffered a 1–3 home loss against Lekhwiya SC for the AFC Champions League, he attacked opposing player Nam Tae-hee from behind in the tunnel, being subsequently fined in 50% of his salary.[7]

International career[edit]

Estoyanoff made his debut for Uruguay on 25 July 2001 at that year's Copa América, playing the final 15 minutes in a 1–2 semi-final loss against Mexico.[8][9] Subsequently, he appeared at the 2004 – scoring twice for the eventual third-placed nation[10]– and 2007 continental tournaments.


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