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)|
|2015–2017||→ Fenerbahçe (loan)||8||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 May 2018|
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 FC at the Maracanã Stadium, being part of the squads that won back-to-back national championships.
On 28 June 2011, Fabiano signed with Portuguese club S.C. Olhanense. He made his debut in the Primeira Liga 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 their 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.
Back at the Estádio do Dragão, Fabiano missed the vast majority of 2017–18 due to an injury to his right knee. He earned a champions' winners medal in the last matchday after playing the last minutes of the 1–0 away win over Vitória de Guimarães, having replaced third-choice Vaná.
- São Paulo
- "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.
- "Olhanense: Fabiano Freitas e Cauê assinaram" [Olhanense: Fabiano Freitas and Cauê have signed] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 29 June 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
- ""Veterano" Izmailov salva Sporting da derrota" ["Veteran" Izmailov saves Sporting from defeat]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 13 August 2011. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
- "Fabiano reforça dragões" [Fabiano strengthens dragons]. Record (in Portuguese). 23 May 2012. Retrieved 24 May 2012.
- "Fabiano agarra chance após lesão de amigo Hélton e se consolida no Porto" [Fabiano seizes chance after injury to friend Hélton and cements himself at Porto] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 1 September 2014. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
- "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.
- "Atenção FC Porto: Fabiano sofreu "a pior lesão da carreira"" [Attention FC Porto: Fabiano suffered «the worst injury of career»] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 1 May 2017. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
- "FC Porto: Fabiano terminou o jogo em lágrimas" [FC Porto: Fabiano ended game in tears] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 12 May 2018. Retrieved 14 May 2018.