FabianoLuis FABIANO


Full nameLuis Clemente Fabiano
BornNov 8, 1980
Campinas, BRAZIL
Age43 years old
Size1.83 m
Weight81 kg
PositionCentre forward
Ponte PretaPonte Preta2000 / M€ 7
São PauloSão Paulo2002
São PauloSão Paulo2001
São PauloSão Paulo2002 / M€ 3.24
Copa America (2004)
Coupe Intercontinentale (2004)
UEFA Cup (2006 et 2007)
Supercoupe UEFA (2006)
Coupe des Confédérations (2009)
Brésil A
Ponte PretaPonte Preta
São PauloSão Paulo
São PauloSão Paulo
São PauloSão Paulo
Tianjin QuanjianTianjin Quanjian
Vasco de GamaVasco de Gama
In the Summer of 2000, TV broadcast rights had reached a new high, and François Pinault decided to loosen his purse-strings to recruit players for Stade Rennais FC. It was the time for Gérard Lefillatre (General Manager) to close deals with his targets in South America. Amongst them was the package of Vander and Luis Fabiano, bought from Ponte Petra for 7 Million Euros. As a great hope for Brazilian football, Fabiano was a born goalscorer. Unfortunately, his adjustment to life in France became very difficult as he was still too raw for European football, and Le Guen preferred Turdo, Lucas, Chapuis and Bardon in attack to him. The Brazilian couldn’t wait, and was loaned to São Paulo for the Winter. 21 matches and 18 goals later, he came back to Rennes to try and make the breakthrough this time. Christian Gourcuff, however, wasn’t a fan of Brazilian football, and never gave him a chance, and Fabiano returned to his native Brazil to bounce back. He was to catch the eye in Europe later at Sevilla, and won two European trophies with them, and became first choice striker for the Seleçao (Brazilian national team).