Fábio Júnior (footballer, born 1977)

Fábio Júnior Pereira (born 20 November 1977) is a Brazilian former professional footballer who played as a forward.

Fábio Júnior
Personal information
Full name Fábio Júnior Pereira
Date of birth (1977-11-20) 20 November 1977 (age 42)
Place of birth Manhuaçu, Brazil
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position(s) Striker
Youth career
1993–1997 Esporte Clube Democrata
1997 Cruzeiro
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1998 Cruzeiro 40 (18)
1998–2000 Roma 16 (4)
2000 Cruzeiro 22 (9)
2001 Palmeiras 20 (3)
2002 Cruzeiro 25 (12)
2003 Vitória SC 4 (0)
2003 Atlético Mineiro 34 (14)
2004 Kashima Antlers 13 (1)
2005 Atlético Mineiro 15 (3)
2005 Al-Wahda 52 (15)
2006–2007 VfL Bochum 31 (3)
2007–2008 Hapoel Tel-Aviv 15 (5)
2008 Bahia 17 (7)
2009 Santo André 14 (6)
2009 Brasiliense Futebol Clube 23 (10)
2010–2013 América-MG 122 (36)
2014 Minas Boca 11 (3)
2014 Boa Esporte 6 (1)
2015–2016 Guarani-MG 11 (0)
2016–2017 Villa Nova-MG 9 (4)
National team
1999–2000 Brazil U-23 12 (8)
1998–1999 Brazil 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 December 2011
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 January 2011

CareerEdit

Born in the São Pedro do Avaí district of Manhuaçu, Fábio Júnior began playing professional football in his home state, Minas Gerais. He has played for each of the three large professional clubs based in the capital of Belo Horizonte, Cruzeiro, Atlético Mineiro and América-MG.[1]

He was found using a fake passport to play as an EU-player in Italy, he was then fined and banned in Italy football for a season, although he never played again in Italy.[2]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

Source:[3]
Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Brazil League Copa do Brasil League Cup Total
1997 Cruzeiro Série A 8 0
1998 32 18
Italy League Coppa Italia League Cup Total
1998–99 Roma Serie A 7 3
1999–00 9 1
Brazil League Copa do Brasil League Cup Total
2000 Cruzeiro Série A 18 7
2001 Palmeiras 20 3
2002 Cruzeiro 25 12
Portugal League Taça de Portugal Taça da Liga Total
2002–03 Vitória S.C. Primeira Liga 4 0
Brazil League Copa do Brasil League Cup Total
2003 Atlético Mineiro Série A 34 14
Japan League Emperor's Cup J.League Cup Total
2004 Kashima Antlers J1 League 13 1 2 1 2 0 17 2
Brazil League Copa do Brasil League Cup Total
2005 Atlético Mineiro Série A 15 3
United Arab Emirates League President's Cup Etisalat Cup Total
2005–06 Al Wahda S.C.C. UAE League 0 0
Germany League DFB-Pokal DFB Ligapokal Total
2005–06 Bochum 2. Bundesliga 15 1 0 0 15 1
2006–07 Bundesliga 16 2 2 0 18 2
Israel League State Cup Toto Cup Total
2007–08 Hapoel Tel Aviv Premier League 33 7 33 7
Brazil League Copa do Brasil League Cup Total
2008 Bahia Série B 0 0
2009 Brasiliense 23 10
2010 América Mineiro 34 19
2011 Série A
Country Brazil 209 86 0 0
Italy 16 4 0 0
Portugal 4 0
Japan 13 1 2 1 2 0 17 2
United Arab Emirates 0 0 0 0
Germany 31 3 2 0 0 0 33 3
Israel 33 7
Total 272 82

InternationalEdit

Brazil national team
Year Apps Goals
1998 1 0
1999 2 0
Total 3 0

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Aos 36 anos, Fábio Júnior, ex-América, aguarda propostas para jogar" [At 36 years old, Fábio Júnior, former América player, awaits proposals to play]. O Tempo (in Portuguese). 26 April 2014.
  2. ^ Kennedy, Frances (28 June 2001). "Players banned over false passport scandal". The Independent. Retrieved 23 April 2011.
  3. ^ "Player profile". National-Football-Teams.com. Retrieved 6 August 2013.

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