Fabricio Agosto Ramírez

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Fabri
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Personal information
Full name Fabricio Martín Agosto Ramírez[1]
Date of birth (1987-12-31) 31 December 1987 (age 31)
Place of birth Las Palmas, Spain
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Mallorca
(on loan from Fulham)
Youth career
2003–2005 Vecindario
2005–2006 Deportivo La Coruña
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Deportivo B 54 (0)
2007–2009 Deportivo La Coruña 6 (0)
2009–2011 Valladolid 1 (0)
2010–2011Recreativo (loan) 40 (0)
2011–2013 Betis 17 (0)
2013–2016 Deportivo La Coruña 37 (0)
2016–2018 Beşiktaş 66 (0)
2018– Fulham 2 (0)
2019–Mallorca (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2007 Spain U20 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 December 2018

Fabricio Martín Agosto Ramírez (Spanish pronunciation: [faˈβɾiθjo aˈɣosto raˈmiɾeθ]; born 31 December 1987), known as Fabri [ˈfaβɾi], is a Spanish footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for RCD Mallorca on loan from English club Fulham.

Fabri appeared in 55 La Liga matches during five seasons, representing Deportivo (two spells) Valladolid and Betis in the competition. He also competed professionally in Turkey and England, winning the Süper Lig championship with Beşiktaş in 2016–17.

Club career[edit]

Spain[edit]

Fabri was born in Las Palmas, Canary Islands. After being bought at almost 18 from local UD Vecindario, he finished his football formation at Deportivo de La Coruña. After suspensions to goalkeeping teammates Dudu Aouate and Gustavo Munúa due to a post-training punching session,[3] he was made first-choice, and made his La Liga debut on 13 January 2008 in a 3–4 away loss against Villarreal CF;[4] in February both offenders were reinstated in the first team, and he returned to the B-squad.

In January 2008, Arsenal reportedly showed interest in signing Fabri, considered "one of Spain's brightest talents".[5] During the 2008–09 season he was definitely promoted to backup duties as Munúa and Aouate were both deemed surplus to requirements, and also appeared in the Copa del Rey;[6] however, after the Israeli's move to RCD Mallorca, Munúa was again reinstated as second-choice and Fabri returned to the reserves.

On 13 July 2009, Fabri was released by Depor, joining Real Valladolid on a 2+2 contract.[7] On 19 August of the following year he signed for Recreativo de Huelva of Segunda División, on a one-year loan deal.[8]

Fabri returned to the top flight for the 2011–12 campaign, moving to Real Betis.[9] He featured in 17 overall contests in his first year, keeping clean sheets against Real Zaragoza (2–0, away),[10] Málaga CF (2–0, also away)[11] and CA Osasuna (1–0 at the Estadio Benito Villamarín).[12] however, following a run-in with manager Pepe Mel,[13] he was demoted to third-choice and eventually left the club in summer 2013, returning to Deportivo.[14]

Fabri played second-fiddle to Germán Lux in his first year in his second spell in Galicia,[15] but subsequently became the starter.[16] He lost the vast majority of 2015–16, however, due to a tibia injury he originally contracted ten years ago (in 2011, whilst at Betis, he also suffered a potentially career-threatening shoulder ailment).[17][18]

Beşiktaş[edit]

In July 2016, Fabri moved abroad for the first time, signing for Turkish Süper Lig champions Beşiktaş JK.[19] In a 0–6 loss at FC Dynamo Kyiv in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League on 6 December, he began to cry after conceding the fourth goal of the first half.[20]

In his first season in Istanbul, Fabri only missed two matches in 34 as his team were crowned champions for the second consecutive time and 15th overall.[21]

Fulham[edit]

On 24 July 2018, Fabri joined Premier League club Fulham on a three-year deal with the option of a fourth year.[22] He was already known to their goalkeeping coach José Sambade Carreira, with the pair having worked together at Deportivo.[23] His first appearance in the Premier League took place on 11 August, in a 0–2 home defeat against Crystal Palace.[24]

On 2 September 2019, Fabri was loaned to RCD Mallorca for one year.[25]

International career[edit]

A former youth international for Spain, in February 2018 Fabri announced that he was of Uruguayan descent and wanted to represent its national team at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.[26][27]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 18 August 2018
Club Season League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Deportivo 2006–07[28] La Liga 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007–08[28] La Liga 6 0 0 0 6 0
2008–09[28] La Liga 0 0 4 0 2[a] 0 6 0
Total 6 0 4 0 2 0 12 0
Valladolid 2009–10[28] La Liga 1 0 2 0 3 0
Recreativo (loan) 2010–11[28] Segunda División 40 0 1 0 41 0
Betis 2011–12[28] La Liga 15 0 2 0 17 0
2012–13[28] La Liga 2 0 0 0 2 0
Total 17 0 2 0 19 0
Deportivo 2013–14[28] Segunda División 6 0 2 0 8 0
2014–15[28] La Liga 31 0 0 0 31 0
2015–16[28] La Liga 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 37 0 2 0 39 0
Beşiktaş 2016–17[29] Süper Lig 32 0 1 0 11[b] 0 44 0
2017–18[29] Süper Lig 34 0 2 0 6[c] 0 42 0
Total 66 0 3 0 17 0 86 0
Fulham 2018–19[29] Premier League 2 0 0 0 2 0
Career total 169 0 14 0 19 0 201 0
  1. ^ Appearances in UEFA Intertoto Cup
  2. ^ Includes appearances in UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League
  3. ^ Includes appearances in UEFA Champions League

Honours[edit]

Beşiktaş

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Acta del partido celebrado el 28 de noviembre de 2015, en Las Palmas de Gran Canaria" [Minutes of the match held on 28 November 2015, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria] (in Spanish). Royal Spanish Football Federation. 28 November 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Fabricio Agosto Ramirez". Fulham F.C. Archived from the original on 9 August 2018. Retrieved 8 January 2019. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ Deportivo keepers axed after fight; CNN, 11 January 2008
  4. ^ Cabeza de turco blanquiazul (White-and-blue Turkish head); Marca, 13 January 2008 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Gunners in Depor starlet link; Sky Sports, 14 January 2008
  6. ^ El Deportivo pasa y Omar Bravo se estrena como goleador (Deportivo go through and Omar Bravo gets first goal); Diario AS, 12 November 2008 (in Spanish)
  7. ^ Fabricio, apuesta de futuro en la portería (Fabricio, bet for future in goal); Real Valladolid, 13 July 2009 (in Spanish)
  8. ^ Mercado: Es oficial, el Recreativo ficha a Fabricio y descarta a Ibrahima (Market: It's official, Recreativo sign Fabricio and rule out Ibrahima); Goal, 19 August 2010 (in Spanish)
  9. ^ Fabricio se convierte en nuevo guardameta bético (Fabricio becomes new Betis goalkeeper); Marca, 22 June 2011 (in Spanish)
  10. ^ El Zaragoza compra billete para el infierno (Zaragoza buy a ticket to hell); Marca, 20 February 2012 (in Spanish)
  11. ^ Excesivo castigo en La Rosaleda (Excessive punishment at La Rosaleda); Marca, 31 March 2012 (in Spanish)
  12. ^ Betis 1–0 Osasuna: Rubén Castro da los tres puntos (Betis 1–0 Osasuna: Rubén Castro gives three points); Goal, 15 April 2012 (in Spanish)
  13. ^ Mel: "No encuentro sentido a lo que dijo Fabricio" (Mel: "I find no logic in what Fabricio said"); Marca, 16 September 2012 (in Spanish)
  14. ^ Fabricio regresa al Deportivo (Fabricio returns to Deportivo); La Voz de Galicia, 17 August 2013 (in Spanish)
  15. ^ La afición del Dépor, pendiente de la renovación de Germán Lux (Dépor's faithful, hanging on Germán Lux's renewal); Marca, 6 June 2014 (in Spanish)
  16. ^ La "espina" que se sacó Fabricio en el Deportivo ("Thorn" off Fabricio's side at Deportivo); La Voz de Galicia, 22 October 2014 (in Spanish)
  17. ^ Fabricio supera una lesión que comprometió su carrera (Fabricio overcomes career-threatening injury); Diario de Sevilla, 6 October 2011 (in Spanish)
  18. ^ Diez años con el ligamento roto (Ten years with a ruptured ligament); La Voz de Galicia, 5 December 2015 (in Spanish)
  19. ^ "Fabricio dice adiós al Dépor para fichar por el Besiktas" [Fabricio says goodbye to Dépor to sign for Beşiktaş] (in Spanish). Be Soccer. 10 July 2016. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  20. ^ Critchley, Mark (7 December 2016). "Besiktas goalkeeper Fabricio cries after conceding four first half goals in Champions League". The Independent. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  21. ^ a b Marín, Rafa (28 May 2017). "Fabricio, en la mira de La Roja, campeón con el Besiktas" [Fabricio, poised for La Roja, champion with Besiktas] (in Spanish). Super Deporte. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  22. ^ "Fabri confirmed". Fulham F.C. 24 July 2018. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  23. ^ "Fulham complete Fabri signing from Besiktas". Sky Sports. 24 July 2018. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  24. ^ Jennings, Patrick (11 August 2018). "Fulham 0–2 Crystal Palace". BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  25. ^ "Fabri's Mallorca loan". Fulham F.C. 2 September 2019. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  26. ^ "Fabricio reina en Turquía y oposita a la selección uruguaya" [Fabricio reigns in Turkey and is poised for the Uruguayan national team] (in Spanish). Marca. 14 February 2018. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  27. ^ "Muslera'ya rakip!" [Competing against Muslera!] (in Turkish). Sabah. 15 February 2018. Retrieved 19 February 2018.
  28. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Fabricio: Fabricio Agosto Ramírez". BDFutbol. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  29. ^ a b c "Fabri". Soccerway. Retrieved 29 December 2017.

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