Januário in Tehran, May 2009
|Full name||Fábio Daniel Januário|
|Date of birth||September 3, 1979|
|Place of birth||Londrina, Paraná, Brazil|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 3, 2016.
Fábio Daniel Januário known simply as Januário (born September 3, 1979 in Londrina, Paraná, Brazil) is a retired Brazilian professional footballer. He recently plays for Esteghlal in the Iran's Premier Football League before being released because of heavy injury. He usually played in the midfielder position.
Januário started his professional career playing for a number of provencial league teams in Brazil before moving the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A team Esporte Clube Vitória. After a season at Esporte Clube Vitória he moved from the Campeonato Brasileira Seria A to the Portuguese Liga where he played for Gil Vicente and C.F. Os Belenenses. He then moved to Iran where he started playing for Foolad in 2006. In 2008, he moved to Esteghlal, talent has dramatically went up and has been in the starting line-up for most of the 2008–09 season and has established great popularity with Esteghlal fans. On 27 April 2009, he netted his fourth goal of the season which eventually made Esteghlal the league champions.
On 26 May 2010, he joined Sepahan in the Iran Pro League with the contract amount of $1,200.000. He returned to Esteghlal after spending two seasons in Sepahan by signing a one-year contract. However, before the season ends, he separated from the team due to foot injury in January 2013. He announced his retirement on 29 June 2013.
Club career statistics
Last update 26 September 2012
|2006–07||Foolad||Persian Gulf Cup||10||4||0||0||-||-||10||4|
|2008–09||Esteghlal||Persian Gulf Cup||25||4||1||0||5||0||31||0|
- Assist goals
- Stats in PersianLeague http://www.persianleague.com/index.php/teams?id=119&view=player
- Official website