Fabiano Ribeiro de Freitas
Fabiano with Fenerbahçe in 2016
|Full name||Fabiano Ribeiro de Freitas|
|Date of birth||29 February 1988|
|Place of birth||Mundo Novo, Brazil|
|Height||1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)|
|2009||→ Toledo Work (loan)|
|2010||→ Santo André (loan)||0||(0)|
|2010||→ América-RN (loan)||7||(0)|
|2011||→ Grêmio Prudente (loan)||0||(0)|
|2015–||→ Fenerbahçe (loan)||2||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 May 2016.
Born in Mundo Novo, Bahia, Fabiano joined São Paulo FC in 2006, aged 18. During his four-year spell he only appeared in two Série A games, also being loaned to several modest teams. He made his debut in the top division on 13 October 2007, in a 1–1 draw against Fluminense Football Club at the Maracanã, being part of the squads that won back-to-back national championships.
On 28 May 2011, Fabiano signed with Portuguese club S.C. Olhanense. He made his debut in the top division on 13 August in a 1–1 draw at Sporting Clube de Portugal, and went on to appear in all league games during the season as the Algarve side retained its division status.
Fabiano moved to FC Porto in late May 2012, penning a four-year contract. He acted as understudy to compatriot Helton in his debut campaign, subsequently becoming a starter after an injury to the latter.
On 21 April 2015, in an away fixture for the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League against FC Bayern Munich, his team lost 1–6, making it the worst in their European history. In the subsequent off-season, he was loaned to Fenerbahçe SK.
- São Paulo
- "Fluminense 1–1 São Paulo" (in Portuguese). Zerozero. 13 October 2007. Retrieved 4 January 2008.
- "De prefeito a fabricante de cosméticos: que fim levaram os reservas de Rogério Ceni" [From mayor to cosmetics manufacturer: what happened to Rogério Ceni's reserves] (in Portuguese). ESPN Brasil. 28 November 2014. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
- "Fabiano reforça dragões" [Fabiano strengthens dragons] (in Portuguese). Record. 23 May 2012. Retrieved 24 May 2012.
- "6:1! Bayern-Gala dank Thiago und Lewandowski" [6:1! Bayern-Show thanks Thiago and Lewandowski] (in German). kicker. 21 April 2015. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
- "Abdoulaye ve Fabiano Fenerbahçe'de" [Abdoulaye and Fabiano set for Fenerbahçe] (in Turkish). Fenerbahçe S.K. 2 July 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2015.