Fabian Barbiero

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Fabian Barbiero
Fabian Barbiero.jpg
Barbiero training with Adelaide United in 2010
Personal information
Full name Fabian Giuseppe Barbiero
Date of birth (1984-05-02) 2 May 1984 (age 34)
Place of birth Adelaide, Australia
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 18
Youth career
South Adelaide
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002 South Adelaide 13 (0)
2003–2005 Adelaide Galaxy 31 (3)
2006–2007 MetroStars 32 (2)
2007–2013 Adelaide United 90 (8)
2013 Croydon Kings 8 (0)
2013– MetroStars 87 (9)
National team
2009 Australia 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 August 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:30, 29 October 2010 (UTC)

Fabian Giuseppe Barbiero (born 2 May 1984) is an Australian footballer who plays for MetroStars, as a central midfielder.


Club career[edit]

Before joining Adelaide United Barbiero played for the North Eastern MetroStars. Barbiero signed for Adelaide in the 2007–08 season making his debut as a substitute against Perth Glory in a 1–1 draw at Hindmarsh Stadium;[1] he went on to make 3 league appearances getting sent off on his full league debut.

With Jonas Salley being classified as a foreigner under new FIFA law Barbiero became a pivotal part in Adelaide's midfield in the AFC Champions League; this including the 3–0, semi-final, win over Bunyodkor where he not only was assigned to mark Rivaldo but also scored the second goal.

His good form did not go unnoticed by coach Aurelio Vidmar as he was handed his second league start in the 1–0 win over Queensland playing just over an hour before being replaced by Alemão.[2]

Barbiero scored his first A-League goal against Newcastle Jets on 9 January 2009 converting from a tight angle to give Adelaide a 1–0 lead.[3] Barbiero scored the Preliminary-Final goal against the Queensland Roar, that got Adelaide into the 2008/2009 Grand Final against Melbourne Victory. On 14 April 2009 moved on trial to German Bundesliga club SpVgg Greuther Fürth.

International career[edit]

Barbiero made his first senior international debut for the Australian national team on 4 March 2009 in an AFC Cup qualifying match versus Kuwait.


  1. ^ "Fabian Barbiero Profile". Adelaide United. Archived from the original on 20 February 2011. Retrieved 9 January 2009. 
  2. ^ "Cornthwaite heads Adelaide to victory over Roar". Adelaide United. 17 October 2008. Archived from the original on 14 April 2011. Retrieved 9 January 2009. 
  3. ^ Wilson, Marcus (9 January 2009). "Reds go top with win over Jets". A-League. Archived from the original on 5 March 2011. Retrieved 9 January 2009. 

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