Fabián Ruiz Peña
Fabián with Napoli in 2019
|Full name||Fabián Ruiz Peña|
|Date of birth||3 April 1996|
|Place of birth||Los Palacios y Villafranca, Spain|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|2017||→ Elche (loan)||18||(1)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 March 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 November 2018
Born in Los Palacios y Villafranca, Seville, Andalusia, Fabián joined Real Betis' youth setup in 2004, aged eight, after starting it out at EF La Unión de Los Palacios. He was promoted to the reserves in July 2014, and made his senior debut on 21 September, coming on as a second half substitute in a 1–4 home loss against Marbella FC for the Segunda División B championship.
Fabián played his first match as a professional on 13 December, replacing Xavi Torres in the 51st minute of a 1–0 Segunda División away win against CD Lugo. He appeared in six matches during the season, as his side achieved promotion to La Liga as champions.
On 23 December of the following year he renewed his contract until 2019, and was immediately loaned to Elche CF in the second level. He scored his first professional goal on 17 March 2017, netting the first in a 3–1 away win against Gimnàstic de Tarragona.
Fabián contributed with 18 appearances for the side, suffering team relegation.
Upon returning, Fabián became a regular starter under new manager Quique Setién, scoring his first goal in the top tier on 25 September 2017 in a 4–0 home routing of Levante UD. The following 31 January, he renewed his contract until 2023, setting his buyout clause at €30 million.
After representing Spain at under-19 and under-21 levels, Fabián was called up to the full side by manager Luis Enrique on 15 March 2019, for two UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying matches against Norway and Malta.
- As of match played 7 March 2019
|Betis B||2014–15||Segunda División B||19||1||—||19||1|
|Elche (loan)||2016–17||Segunda División||18||1||—||18||1|
- "Fabián sigue quemando etapas rumbo a la elite" [Fabián keeps on skipping stages towards the elite] (in Spanish). Estadio Deportivo. 20 November 2014. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
- "Fabián y Gavi, dos palaciegos en el futuro del Betis" [Fabián and Gavi, two Palaciegos in Betis' future] (in Spanish). Cuenta con la Cantera. 16 September 2014. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
- "El Marbella golea a domicilio al Betis B" [Marbella thrashes Betis B away from home] (in Spanish). Diario Sur. 21 September 2014. Retrieved 17 December 2014.
- "El Betis derriba el fortín del Lugo y se acerca a zona de ascenso" [Betis breaks down Lugo's fortress and draws near the promotion zone] (in Spanish). Marca. 13 December 2014. Retrieved 17 December 2014.
- "Rubén Castro llega justo a tiempo" [Rubén Castro arrives just in time] (in Spanish). Marca. 24 August 2015. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
- "Fabián extends his contract and goes on loan to Elche CF". Real Betis. 23 December 2016. Retrieved 25 December 2016.
- "El Betis hace oficial la renovación de Fabián Ruiz hasta 2023" [Betis turn official the renewal of Fabián Ruiz until 2023] (in Spanish). Marca. 31 January 2018. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
- "Betis qualify for the Europa League with win over Malaga". Marca. 30 April 2018. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
- "Napoli Confirm Signing of Real Betis Talent Fabian Ruiz on Long Term Contract". Sports Illustrated. 5 July 2018. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
- "Official: Napoli pay Ruiz clause". Football Italia. 5 July 2018. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
- "OFFICIAL | Call-up for the first two EURO Qualifier matches". SeFutbol. 15 March 2019. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
- Fabián at Soccerway. Retrieved 11 August 2017.