Fabinho (footballer, born 1993)

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Fabinho
Monaco-Zenit (5).jpg
Fabinho playing for Monaco in 2014
Personal information
Full name Fábio Henrique Tavares[1]
Date of birth (1993-10-23) 23 October 1993 (age 24)[1]
Place of birth Campinas, Brazil
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Liverpool
Youth career
0000–2012 Fluminense
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012 Fluminense 0 (0)
2012–2015 Rio Ave 0 (0)
2012–2013Real Madrid Castilla (loan) 30 (2)
2013Real Madrid (loan) 1 (0)
2013–2015Monaco (loan) 62 (1)
2015–2018 Monaco 105 (22)
2018– Liverpool 0 (0)
National team
2015– Brazil 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:29, 2 July 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:29, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

Fábio Henrique Tavares (born 23 October 1993), known as Fabinho, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a right back or as a defensive midfielder for Premier League club Liverpool and the Brazilian national team.

Club career[edit]

Fluminense[edit]

Born in Campinas, São Paulo, Fabinho began his career at Fluminense. He was called into a first team matchday squad for the only time on 20 May 2012, as he was an unused substitute in a 1–0 win over Corinthians for the season's Série A.[2] He left the club without making an appearance.

Rio Ave and Real Madrid[edit]

On 8 June 2012, Fabinho joined Primeira Liga side Rio Ave on a six-year deal.[3] After one month at Rio Ave, Fabinho joined Real Madrid Castilla on a season-long loan deal on 19 July.[4] He made his professional debut on 17 August, as the Segunda División season began, playing 90 minutes in the 2–1 defeat at Villarreal.[5] On 28 April 2013, he scored his first goal, heading an added-time equaliser for a 3–3 draw at CD Numancia.[6]

He made his debut for Real Madrid on 8 May 2013, playing 14 minutes in place of Fábio Coentrão and assisting the sixth goal by Ángel Di María in the 6–2 La Liga victory over Málaga at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.[7]

AS Monaco[edit]

2013–16 seasons[edit]

Fabinho playing for Monaco in 2016

On 19 July 2013, Fabinho joined Monaco on a season-long loan deal.[8] He made his debut on 10 August at the Stade Chaban-Delmas in Monaco's opening Ligue 1 match of the 2013–14 season, playing the entire match against Bordeaux, with Monaco winning 2–0.[9] He scored his first goal for Monaco in the 58th minute in their 6–0 home win over Lens in the quarter-finals of the 2013–14 Coupe de France on 26 March 2014.[10]

After completing his one-year loan at Monaco, he rejoined the club on loan for another year on 2 July 2014. On 9 December 2014, he scored the last goal in the Group C Matchday 6 2–0 home win over Zenit St Petersburg (his first UEFA Champions League or UEFA Europa League goal), to enable Monaco to qualify for 2014–15 UEFA Champions League knockout phase as group winners.[11]

On 19 May 2015, after two seasons on loan at Monaco, Monaco and Rio Ave agreed on the permanent transfer of Fabinho; he signed a contract with Monaco for the next four seasons and would be tied to the club until 30 June 2019.[12]

On 20 March 2016, Fabinho won a penalty when fouled by compatriot David Luiz, and converted it for a 2–0 win that was Paris Saint-Germain's first home defeat since May 2014.[13]

2016–17 season[edit]

On 21 February 2017, Fabinho provided one assist each to Radamel Falcao and Kylian Mbappé in a 5–3 away defeat against Manchester City in the 2016–17 UEFA Champions League round of 16 first-leg match.[14] On 15 March, Fabinho made the score 2–0 for Monaco in the 29th minute by driving home Benjamin Mendy's low cross to help Monaco beat Manchester City 3–1 (aggregate score 6–6) in the second-leg match at the Stade Louis II and advance to the quarter-finals on the away goals rule.[15]

Liverpool[edit]

On 28 May 2018, Premier League club Liverpool announced that Fabinho would sign for the club on a long-term contract. He joined the club on 1 July.[16]

International career[edit]

Included in coach Dunga's 23-man squad for the 2015 Copa América in Chile, Fabinho made his debut in a warm-up match against Mexico on 7 June of that year, as a half-time substitute for Danilo in a 2–0 victory at Allianz Parque in São Paulo.[17] With Dani Alves playing the entire tournament at right-back, Fabinho did not play at the Copa América, in which Brazil reached the quarter-finals. Fabinho was selected for Brazil's Copa América Centenario squad, however he did not play in any of Brazil's three matches at the tournament.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 1 July 2018
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup[a] League Cup[b] Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Fluminense 2012[1] Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Real Madrid Castilla (loan) 2012–13[1] Segunda División 30 2 30 2
Real Madrid (loan) 2012–13[1] La Liga 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Monaco (loan) 2013–14[1] Ligue 1 26 0 4 1 1 0 31 1
2014–15[1] Ligue 1 36 1 4 0 3 0 10[c] 1 53 2
Monaco 2015–16[1] Ligue 1 34 6 3 2 1 0 9[d] 0 47 8
2016–17[1] Ligue 1 37 9 4 0 1 0 14[c] 3 56 12
2017–18[1] Ligue 1 34 7 2 1 4 0 5[c] 0 1[e] 0 46 8
Total 167 23 17 4 10 0 38 4 1 0 233 31
Liverpool 2018–19[18] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 198 25 17 4 10 0 38 4 1 0 264 33
  1. ^ Appearances in Coupe de France
  2. ^ Appearances in Coupe de la Ligue
  3. ^ a b c Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  4. ^ Four appearances in UEFA Champions League, five in UEFA Europa League
  5. ^ Appearance in Trophée des Champions

International[edit]

As of match played 29 May 2016[19]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Brazil 2015 3 0
2016 1 0
Total 4 0

Honours[edit]

Monaco

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Fabinho: Summary". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 2 July 2018. 
  2. ^ CORINTHIANS VS. FLUMINENSE 0 – 1
  3. ^ Season 2012/2013: Fabinho Archived 11 August 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Real Madrid sign Fabinho on loan
  5. ^ "Villarreal 2 Real Madrid Castilla 1". Diario AS (in Spanish). Madrid. 17 August 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  6. ^ Jiménez, Rubén (28 April 2015). "Empate a balón parado en Soria" [Set-piece draw in Soria]. Marca (in Spanish). Madrid. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  7. ^ Harrison, Simon (8 May 2013). "Real Madrid 6–2 Malaga: Ronaldo reaches 200 goals in romp". Goal.com. Perform Group. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "Fabinho new ASM FC recruit". AS Monaco FC. Archived from the original on 19 July 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Falcao seals win for Monaco". Sky Sports. 10 August 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  10. ^ Bairner, Robin (26 March 2014). "Monaco 6–0 Lens: Les Rouge et Blanc storm into Coupe de France semi-finals". Goal.com. Perform Group. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 
  11. ^ "Monaco stroll into Champions League last 16 against Zenit St Petersburg". The Guardian. London. Reuters. 9 December 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 
  12. ^ "Fabinho commits to the club until 2019". AS Monaco FC. 19 May 2015. Retrieved 3 June 2015. 
  13. ^ "Paris Saint Germain 0–2 Monaco". BBC Sport. 21 March 2016. Retrieved 22 March 2016. 
  14. ^ "Monaco go down to City in eight-goal thriller". Ligue 1. 21 February 2017. 
  15. ^ "Monaco 3 Manchester City 1 (agg 6–6): Pep Guardiola's side crash out on away goals as attacking approach backfires". The Daily Telegraph. London. 15 March 2017. 
  16. ^ Carroll, James (28 May 2018). "Reds agree deal to sign Fabinho". Liverpool F.C. Retrieved 29 May 2018. 
  17. ^ "Brazil 2–0 Mexico: Coutinho and Tardelli seal friendly victory". Goal.com. Perform Group. 7 June 2015. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Fabinho in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 July 2018. 
  19. ^ "Fabinho". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 2 July 2018. 

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