Top 10 Fabios of World Football
In my new set of articles, I am going to examine the top players/coaches who share the same name, like - Rafael, Fabio, Paolo, David, etc, etc.
This is the first one of these articles, and I will start with the name Fabio.
Hope you enjoy it, and please feel free to state your likes and dislikes.
10: Fabio Costa
Fabio Costa is a Brazilian goalkeeper who plays for Brazilian club Santos.
At 32 years of age, Fabio Costa has had a good career with two stints at Santos one with Corinthians. '
He has also played for Vitoria and for some time attended the famous academy of PSV Eindhoven.
9: Fábio Deivison Lopes Maciel
Fábio Deivison Lopes Maciel, known simply as Fabio, is another Brazilian goal keeper.
He had a four-year stint at Vasco Da Gama of Brazil, but has played majority of his career at Cruzeiro.
Recently, he has also been linked with a move to Arsenal.
8: Fabio Luciano
Fabio Luciano is a Brazilian center defender who just retired from professional footballer after playing this year with Flamengo.
He received best defender award in Brazilian League in 2002, and has played for teams like Corinthians, Flamengo, FC Koln and Turkish giants Fenerbahce, where he also won the Turkish league.
Luciano won numerous titles in Brazil and also featured for the Selecao once.
7: Fabio Aurelio
Aurelio has been playing football with Liverpool since 2006 and plays primarily as left back or sometimes as left midfielder.
Aurelio started his senior career with Sao Paolo and won a Brazilian league there. He then moved to Valencia, where he won La Liga, UEFA Cup and European Super Cup.
With Liverpool, Aurelio scored a fantastic goal against Chelsea in the 4-4 draw at Stamford Bridge in the quarter finals, catching Petr Cech in a bad position.
Aurelio has also featured for the Brazilian U-23 team.
6: Fabio Simplicio
Fabio Simplicio has been playing for Palermo since 2006 and is an integral part of the Sicilian team. He plays center midfield.
Simplicio has also played for Parma after having started out his career in Brazil with Sao Paolo.
Recently, Brazil boss Dunga gave Simplicio his first international call up for Brazil's game against England.
5: Fabio Quagliarella
Fabio Quagliarella plays as a striker and is currently playing for Napoli.
Quagliarella has represented Italy in every youth level and has also played for the national team on a number of occasions, scoring three goals.
After playing for Torino, Fiorentina, Ascoli, Sampdoria and Chieti, Quagliarella moved to Udinese where he formed a devastating partnership with Antonio Di Natale.
After two very successful years Udinese, Quagliarella moved this past summer to Napoli, his hometown team.
4: Fabio Rochemback
Rochemback is an extremely talented player who has played for various teams like Internacional, Barcelona, Sporting Lisbon and Middlesborough.
Rochemback is an extremely versatile player who can play anywhere in midfield and is also a great set piece taker.
He has also made a handful of appearances for the Selecao, and is now playing club football in Brazil with Gremio.
3: Fabio Grosso
Fabio Grosso plays as a left back and is currently playing for Juventus.
He has also played for Internazionale, Palermo and Lyon among other clubs.
Grosso has won a Serie A title, a Coppa Italia, a Ligue 1 title, a French Cup, among other trophies.
Grosso also plays as left back for the Azzurri, and was also a part of the World Cup winning team of 2006.
He scored the winning goal in extra time against Germany in the semi-final of 2006 and famously ran around shouting, "I can't believe it..." winning the hearts of a nation and other football fans around the world.
2: Fabio Cannavaro
Cannavaro is the current captain of the Italian national team and was also the captain who lifted the 2006 World Cup.
He was also voted second to Zinedine Zidane as the best player in the World Cup. He also holds the record for most caps for the Azzurri.
Cannavaro has played for Internazionale, Napoli, Parma and Real Madrid and is currently in his second spell with Juventus.
Cannavaro has won league titles and numerous cups in both Spain and Italy. He has also won a whole bunch of personal awards such as FIFA World Player of the year, Ballon D'Or, Best Defender, UEFA Team, FIFPro, etc.
1: Fabio Capello
Fabio Capello, also known as Don Fabio, is the current manager of the English National team.
Capello played his football in Italy with Roma, Juventus and AC Milan and won a bunch of Serie A titles and Coppa Italias.
Later he became a manager and was famous for his AC Milan team which went unbeaten for a run of 58 league games. He also won the Champions League and Serie A with Milan among other trophies.
Capello then went on to win league titles with Roma, Juventus and Real Madrid.
Recently, he joined the English National Team and helped them qualify for the 2010 World Cup with ease.