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Fábio Rochemback (born 10 December 1981) is a Brazilian former professional footballer. He was a versatile midfielder who could play in front of the defense, as an attacking midfielder, or even as a winger.[1]

Fábio Rochemback
Personal information
Full name Fábio Rochemback
Date of birth (1981-12-10) 10 December 1981 (age 37)
Place of birth Soledade, Brazil
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Internacional
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2001 Internacional 40 (7)
2001–2005 Barcelona 45 (3)
2003–2005Sporting CP (loan) 46 (10)
2005–2008 Middlesbrough 68 (5)
2008–2009 Sporting CP 20 (1)
2009–2012 Grêmio 69 (3)
2012–2013 Dalian Aerbin 51 (7)
2014 Ipiranga de Passo Fundo
National team
2004 Brazil U23 6 (0)
2001 Brazil 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 November 2013

He previously played for Sport Club Internacional, Barcelona and Sporting Clube de Portugal before joining Middlesbrough in August 2005.

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Club careerEdit

BarcelonaEdit

Rochemback was just 20 when he signed for Barcelona from Club Sport Internacional. He scored four goals in competitive matches, three in the League and one in the Champions League. The goal in the champions league was a stunning finish at the kop end in a 3-1 away victory for F.C. Barcelona against Liverpool

Loan to Sporting CPEdit

In the summer of 2003, Rochemback went on loan to Sporting Clube, where he played for two seasons and appeared in the UEFA Cup Final. He developed as a player in the Portuguese League and began to attract international attention. In the 2005–06 season he was signed by Middlesbrough.

MiddlesbroughEdit

Rochemback made his league debut in a 2–1 win over Arsenal on 10 September 2005.[2] On 11 February 2006, he scored his first goal for Middlesbrough in a 3–0 victory against Chelsea.[3] His first FA Cup goal for Middlesbrough came direct from a free kick, in a 4–2 victory over Charlton Athletic in a quarter–final replay on 11 April 2006.[4] Rochemback also played an important role in Middlesbrough's run to the 2006 UEFA Cup Final in a 4–1 victory (4–3 on aggregate) against FC Basel in the quarter–final second leg on 6 April 2006, which he was named man of the match.[5]

His transfer from Sporting CP to Middlesbrough in August 2005 is one of those about which the Stevens inquiry report in June 2007 expressed concerns because of the lack of co-operation from agents Pinhas Zahavi and Barry Silkman.[6][7] Rochemback scored an extraordinary free kick in Middlesbrough's last match of the 2007–08 Premier League against Manchester City, which Boro won 8–1.[8]

Sporting CPEdit

It was announced on 13 May 2008 that Rochemback had been released from his club Middlesbrough.[9] The Brazilian international departed Middlesbrough after they rejected the chance to take up a two-year option they had on the midfielder.[10] On 13 May 2008, Sporting announced a three–year contract with Rochemback.[9]

GrêmioEdit

In August 2009, Rochemback signed a two–year contract with Grêmio and acquired 30% economic rights for €928,000.[11] Sporting retained 40% economic rights.[12] (However Sporting later announced it sold 90% rights[13]) In January 2011 he extended his contract to 31 December 2012.[14]

DalianEdit

In January 2012, Grêmio directors confirmed the transfer of Rochemback to Chinese Super League club Dalian Aerbin. He left the club in the end of 2013.[15]

Return to BrazilEdit

Before manager Renato Gaúcho signed with Fluminense for the 2014 season, he recommended the signing of Rochemback, who he coached while at Grêmio.[16] In January 2014, Rochemback was close to sign with Sport in a two-year deal.[17] The club ended the negotiations due to a change in the financial agreement after a first offer was previously agreed.[18]

In June, he joined Passo Fundo amateur club Ipiranga and won the amateur tournament held by the city in 2014.[19][20]

Chinese League career statisticsEdit

(Correct as of 7 November 2013)

Season Club League League CFA Cup CSL Cup Asia Yls
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2012 Dalian Aerbin Chinese Super League 27 4 0 0 - - - - 27 4
2013 Dalian Aerbin Chinese Super League 24 3 0 0 - - - - 24 3
Total 51 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 51 7

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Sporting CP
Middlesbrough

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ AS, Diario (27 September 2017). "Rochemback, la promesa que desilusionó a Barça y Sporting".
  2. ^ "Middlesbrough 2–1 Arsenal". BBC Sport. 10 September 2005. Retrieved 5 May 2011.
  3. ^ "Middlesbrough 3–0 Chelsea". BBC Sport. 11 February 2006. Retrieved 5 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Middlesbrough 4–2 Charlton". BBC Sport. 12 April 2006. Retrieved 5 May 2011.
  5. ^ "Middlesbrough 4–1 Basel (agg 4–3)". BBC Sport. 6 April 2006. Retrieved 5 May 2011.
  6. ^ "Transfer probe queries 17 deals". BBC Sport. 15 June 2007. Retrieved 5 May 2011.
  7. ^ Bond, David (28 June 2007). "The Zahavi deals – the full story can be told". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 5 May 2011.
  8. ^ Bevan, Chris (11 May 2008). "Middlesbrough 8–1 Man City". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 May 2011.
  9. ^ a b "Rochemback shown Boro exit door". BBC Sport. 13 May 2008. Retrieved 5 May 2011.
  10. ^ Stewart, Rob (13 May 2008). "Rochemback shown Boro exit door". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 5 May 2011.
  11. ^ "Oferta pública de subscrição – Prospecto" [Public Offer for Subscription – Prospectus] (pdf). Sporting CP (in Portuguese). 10 December 2010. Retrieved 13 January 2011.
  12. ^ "Relatório e Contas 2009 / 2010 aprovado em Assembleia Geral de 29 de Setembro de 2010" (PDF). Sporting CP (in Portuguese). 30 September 2010. Retrieved 9 November 2010.
  13. ^ Prospecto de admissão à negociação no Eurolist by Euronext da Euronext Lisbon
  14. ^ Rochemback renova com o Grêmio até o final de 2012 Archived 23 July 2012 at Archive.today
  15. ^ "Após liberação de Edinho, Rochemback entra na mira do Flu". www.foxsports.com.br.
  16. ^ "Rochemback: pedido especial de Renato Gaúcho – De Prima – LANCE!". 27 December 2013.
  17. ^ "Pai de Fábio Rochemback diz que atleta está perto de acertar com Sport".
  18. ^ "Sport recusa pedida de Rochemback, que fica distante de acerto". www.foxsports.com.br.
  19. ^ "Ipiranga conquista a taça do futebol amador em Passo Fundo".
  20. ^ www.parcerianet.com.br, Parceria Sistemas -. "O NACIONAL – Notícias de Passo Fundo e região". www.onacional.com.br.

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