Christian (footballer, born 1989)

Christian da Silva Fiel (born 14 Jun 1989), known as just Christian, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Azeri club Sabah.

Personal information
Full name Christian da Silva Fiel
Date of birth (1989-06-14) 14 June 1989 (age 33)
Place of birth Brazil
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 15
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2011 Tuna Luso 1 (1)
2009Time Negra (loan)
2011 Goiatuba
2011 Evangélica
2012 Castanhal
2013–2014 Grêmio Anápolis
2013–2014APOEL (loan) 4 (0)
2014–2015 CFR Cluj 15 (2)
2015Nacional (loan) 12 (0)
2015–2019 Paços de Ferreira 51 (2)
2017–2018Nacional (loan) 37 (2)
2019–2020 Feirense 22 (1)
2020–2021 Casa Pia 31 (1)
2021–2022 Académica de Coimbra 1 (0)
2022– Sabah 10 (1)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 4 May 2022



Christian started his career at Brazil, where he played for Tuna Luso, Time Negra, Goiatuba, Evangélica, Castanhal and Grêmio Anápolis. When he was 18 years old, he was scouted and trialled at Sport Club Internacional, but when he turned 19, they thought he was too old for improvement. During his time in Evangélica, he played for free in order to attract interest from bigger teams. His football skills impressed the technical director of Grêmio Anápolis, Marco Aurelio and Teixeira and offered him a place in their squad in 2012, but his move was delayed for one year due to an injury problem. Being a player of Grêmio Anápolis he attracted interest from nine European clubs, but only APOEL made an offer for him, when he impressed Portuguese manager, Paulo Sérgio Bento Brito.


On 20 June 2013, he moved abroad for the first time and joined Cypriot side APOEL, on a season-long loan deal from Grêmio Anápolis.[1][2][3] He made his APOEL debut against NK Maribor at GSP Stadium on 31 July 2013, in a 1–1 first leg draw for the third qualifying round of the 2013–14 UEFA Champions League.[4] His first career title came on 17 August 2013, after APOEL beat Apollon Limassol 1–0 at GSP Stadium to win the 2013 Cypriot Super Cup, with Christian playing the whole game in a left back position.[5][6] During his six-month spell at APOEL, Christian also appeared in four league matches, one Cup match, two Champions League qualifying matches, two Europa League qualifying matches and three UEFA Europa League group stage matches, without scoring any goal.

On 8 January 2014, APOEL terminated Christian's contract with the club by mutual consent,[7] and after only six months in Cyprus he returned to Brazilian side Grêmio Anápolis.

CFR ClujEdit

In July 2014, Christian signed a one-year contract with Romanian side CFR Cluj. After six months, in January 2015, he was loaned by CFR Cluj to C.D. Nacional in Portugal.

Paços de FerreiraEdit

On 8 July 2015, after his contract with CFR Cluj expired, Christina signed a four-year deal with Paços de Ferreira.[8]


On 3 February 2022, Sabah announced the signing of Christian to an 18-month contract.[9]


Paços Ferreira


  1. ^ "Θρύλος... και ο Christian" (in Greek). APOEL FC. 20 June 2013. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Στον Αρχάγγελο ο Christian" (in Greek). APOEL FC. 21 June 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2013.
  3. ^ "GEA empresta Christian ao Apoel do Chipre" (in Portuguese). Grêmio Esportivo Anápolis. 21 June 2013. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2013.
  4. ^ "Battling Maribor hold APOEL". UEFA. 31 July 2013. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
  5. ^ ΑΠΟΕΛ - Απόλλωνας 1-0 (τελικό) (in Greek). CFA. 17 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  6. ^ "APOEL FC 1-0 APOLLON". APOEL FC. 17 August 2013. Archived from the original on 29 August 2014. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  7. ^ Ανακοίνωση [Announcement] (in Greek). APOEL FC. 8 January 2014. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  8. ^ "Christian reforça meio campo dos Castores" [Christian reinforces Castores' midfield] (in Portuguese). FC Paços de Ferreira. 8 July 2015. Retrieved 8 July 2015.
  9. ^ "XOŞ GƏLDİN, KRİSTİAN!". (in Azerbaijani). Sabah FC. 3 February 2022. Retrieved 7 February 2022.

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