Gabriel Rodrigues dos Santos
|Full name||Gabriel Rodrigues dos Santos|
|Date of birth||June 5, 1981|
|Place of birth||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Right wing-back|
|Fort Lauderdale Strikers|
|2006–2007||→ Cruzeiro (loan)||16||(4)|
|2010–2011||→ Grêmio (loan)||23||(2)|
|2015–||Fort Lauderdale Strikers||19||(1)|
|* 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 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.
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.
On 17 July 2008, he agreed terms with Panathinaikos at a cost of €1.2 million. 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.
Gabriel transferred to Internacional in January 2013.
- São Paulo
- Tournament Rio – São Paulo: 2001
- São Paulo State League: 2002
- Rio de Janeiro State League: 2005