Fabiano Luis FABIANO

Presentation

Retired
BRAZIL BRAZIL
Full name Luis Clemente Fabiano
Born Nov 8, 1980
Campinas, BRAZIL
Age 39 years old
Size 1.83 m
Weight 81 kg
Position Centre forward
Arrival(s)
Ponte Preta Ponte Preta 2000 / M€ 7
São Paulo São Paulo 2002
Departure(s)
São Paulo São Paulo 2001
São Paulo São Paulo 2002 / M€ 3.24
Numbers 1812
Honours
Copa America (2004)
Coupe Intercontinentale (2004)
UEFA Cup (2006 et 2007)
Supercoupe UEFA (2006)
Coupe des Confédérations (2009)
Selections
Brésil A
Career
Ponte Preta Ponte Preta
Rennes Rennes
São Paulo São Paulo
São Paulo São Paulo
Porto Porto
Séville Séville
São Paulo São Paulo
Tianjin Quanjian Tianjin Quanjian
Vasco de Gama Vasco 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).