Gabriel Rodrigues dos Santos

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Personal information
Full name Gabriel Rodrigues dos Santos
Date of birth (1981-06-05) June 5, 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Right wing-back
Club information
Current team
Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Youth career
2000–2001 São Paulo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2005 São Paulo 62 (5)
2005 Fluminense 65 (24)
2005–2006 Málaga 17 (0)
2006–2007 Cruzeiro (loan) 16 (4)
2007–2008 Fluminense 44 (4)
2008–2011 Panathinaikos 30 (4)
2010–2011 Grêmio (loan) 23 (2)
2011–2012 Grêmio 13 (0)
2013 Internacional 24 (1)
2015– Fort Lauderdale Strikers 19 (1)
National team
2005 Brazil[1] 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Gabriel Rodrigues dos Santos (born 5 June 1981), commonly known as just Gabriel, is a Brazilian footballer, who plays primarily down the right hand side, currently playing for Fort Lauderdale Strikers in the North American Soccer League.

He earned his only full cap for the Brazil national football team in a friendly win against Guatemala on 27 April 2005.[citation needed]

He has spent most of his career in his native Brazil, having started in São Paulo and reaching his peak while playing for Fluminense in 2005 and 2007. He had a short spell playing for Málaga CF at Spanish La Liga in 2006, but was unable to prevent the club's relegation and returned to play for Cruzeiro.[citation needed]

After being released by Cruzeiro on 22 May 2007, Gabriel signed for one of his former clubs, Fluminense, on 25 August 2007. He played an important role in the team's Copa Libertadores performance, ending up as runners up.[citation needed]

On 17 July 2008, he agreed terms with Panathinaikos at a cost of €1.2 million.[2] He was brought in as the new attacking minded right full back but it seems that he needed more work in his defensive game for the European standards. For that reason, Panathinaikos manager Henk ten Cate used Gabriel mainly as a right midfielder or winger in 4–2–3–1 and 4–3–2–1 formations.[citation needed]

In August 2010, Gabriel moved to Brazilian side Grêmio on loan. The move was made permanent in July 2011.[citation needed]

Gabriel transferred to Internacional in January 2013.

On 23 July 2015, Gabriel signed with Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the North American Soccer League.[3]


São Paulo
  • Tournament Rio – São Paulo: 2001
  • São Paulo State League: 2002
  • Rio de Janeiro State League: 2005


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