The Fabulous Fabiano

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Luis Fabiano was previously unable to win a place in the Brazilian national team as he had to compete for a spot in the line-up against monsters such as Adriano, Ronaldinho or Ronaldo.

But during the absence of those stellar players, the striker who cut his teeth at the Guarani Futbol Club earned his spot in the starting lineup of the national team and became a key player in an offensive trident that also includes Kaká and Robinho.
On his 37th Birthday here is something one would know about him.

Early Life :
A Brazilian footballer Luís Fabiano Clemente acts as a striker for São Paulo FC and the Brazil national squad. Clemente was born on 8 November 1980 in Campinas.

Career :
Luís started his professional career in 1998 at Ponte Preta, where he spent four years appearing 12 times and netting 3 goals. In 2000, a move to Rennes happened. He made 11 appearances for the team during the two-year spell.
In 2001, a year-long loan was served at São Paulo. The striker managed a fabulous spell with the temporary club and his contract was extended for the following three years. In total, he netted 52 goals in 65 appearances. Such a successful performance was honored with the title of the Top Scorer in the Copa Libertadores.
In 2004, Fabiano had a spell at Porto featuring in 22 matches and scoring 3 goals. In 2005, a contract with Sevilla was penned with a €10 million buy-out cast.
After the footballer had joined the club, he started a new wonderful stage of his professional career. He immediately established himself in the started squad and remained his place until the very end of the spell. Together with the team, Fabiano had many successful runs, winning the UEFA Cup and Copa del Rey two times. The 2009/2010 season was lined with being awarded with the eights place in the list of top scorers of Spain (he netted 15 goals in 23 games).

On 11 March 2011, the Brazilian footballer opted to rejoin the former side São Paulo and signed a four—year contract with the club.

Currently he is in Vasco Da Gama.

Fabiano earned his first cap for the Brazil national squad in 2003. He was a member of the team that won the 2004 Copa América and the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup.
On 19 November 2008, he scored his first international hat-trick in a friendly match against Portugal in Brasília.

Style of Play :
Luís Fabiano is a prolific, skilful and powerful goalscorer, with excellent creativity, dribbling skills, and technical ability; he is also a strong physical presence against defenders and goalkeepers. Nonetheless, he has a poor disciplinary record, despite playing as a forward. Even as the top goalscorer in the 2013 season with 16 goals by June, he received several red cards, hindering São Paulo in important games.

Personal Life :
Luís Fabiano is married to Juliana Paradela Clemente, and has three children, Giovanna, Gabriela and Giulie. In 2005, his mother was kidnapped by gunmen in Campinas. She was rescued by police 62 days later.

Achievements :

Club :

São Paulo:
Copa Sudamericana: 2012
Torneio Rio-São Paulo: 2001

Porto :
Intercontinental Cup: 2004

Sevilla :
UEFA Cup: 2006, 2007
UEFA Super Cup: 2006
Copa del Rey: 2007, 2010
Supercopa de España: 2007

Tianjin Quanjian :
China League One: 2016

International :
Copa América: 2004
FIFA Confederations Cup: 2009

Individual :
IFFHS Brazilian Top Scorer of The 21st Century
Samba Gold: 2009 Gold, 2008 Bronze
European Sports Magazines Team of the Year: 2007
Copa Libertadores Top Scorer (8 Goals) and Team of the Year: 2004
FIFA Confederations Cup Golden Shoe: 2009
FIFA Confederations Cup Silver Ball: 2009
FIFA Confederations Cup Best XI: 2009
FIFA Confederations Cup 2009 Man of the Match Vs Italy
FIFA World Cup 2010 Man of the Match Vs Côte d’Ivoire
La Liga Team of the Season: 2007-08
Copa del Rey Top Scorer: 2009
Golden Boot: 2003 – Most goals in all competition in Brazil
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Top Scorer (19 Goals): 2002
Copa do Brasil Top Scorer: 2012
Bola de Prata: 2002 and 2003
China League One Most Valuable Player: 2016
China League One Top Scorer: 2016

Happy Birthday to the star player and at last closing with a quote :
“In the way I see football, a good striker is that who scores goals. And he does that. Once, we were in a training in which the players could touch the ball just two times and some players would send the ball wide when in front of the goal. But not him. He would go there and score, because he is hungry for goals.” Brazil ex coach Dunga on Fabiano.