Fabiano Ribeiro de Freitas

Fabiano Ribeiro de Freitas (born 29 February 1988), known simply as Fabiano, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Cypriot club AC Omonia as a goalkeeper.

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Fabiano with Fenerbahçe in 2016
Personal information
Full name Fabiano Ribeiro de Freitas
Date of birth (1988-02-29) 29 February 1988 (age 31)
Place of birth Mundo Novo, Brazil
Height 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Number 40
Youth career
2003–2006 Rio Branco-SP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2011 São Paulo 1 (0)
2009Toledo (loan)
2010Santo André (loan) 0 (0)
2010América-RN (loan) 7 (0)
2011Grêmio Prudente (loan) 0 (0)
2011–2012 Olhanense 30 (0)
2012–2019 Porto B 16 (0)
2012–2019 Porto 37 (0)
2015–2017Fenerbahçe (loan) 8 (0)
2019– Omonia 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 November 2019

Club careerEdit

São Paulo / OlhanenseEdit

Born in Mundo Novo, Bahia, Fabiano joined São Paulo FC in 2006, aged 18. During his four-year spell he only played two Série A games, also being loaned to several modest teams. He made his debut in the top division on 13 October 2007 in a 1–1 draw against Fluminense FC at the Maracanã Stadium where he saved a penalty, being part of the squads that won back-to-back national championships.[1]

On 28 June 2011, Fabiano signed with Portuguese club S.C. Olhanense.[2] He made his debut in the Primeira Liga on 13 August in a 1–1 draw at Sporting CP,[3] and went on to appear in all league matches during the season as the Algarve side retained their division status.


Fabiano moved to FC Porto in late May 2012, penning a four-year contract.[4] He acted as understudy to compatriot Helton in his debut campaign, subsequently becoming a starter after an injury to the latter.[5]

On 21 April 2015, in an away fixture for the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League against FC Bayern Munich, his team lost 1–6, making it the worst in their European history.[6] In the subsequent off-season, he was loaned to Fenerbahçe SK.[7]

Back at the Estádio do Dragão, Fabiano missed the vast majority of 2017–18 due to an injury to his right knee.[8] He earned a champions' winners medal in the last matchday after playing the last minutes of the 1–0 away win over Vitória de Guimarães, having replaced third-choice Vaná.[9]

Fabiano played all the matches save one in the 2018–19 edition of the Taça de Portugal, where his team reached the final.[10][11] He was not featured in the domestic league, however.


On 17 October 2019, the 31-year-old Fabiano signed a one-year deal with AC Omonia of the Cypriot First Division, as a free agent.[12]


São Paulo



  1. ^ De Laurentiis, Francisco (28 November 2014). "De prefeito a fabricante de cosméticos: que fim levaram os reservas de Rogério Ceni" [From mayor to cosmetics manufacturer: what happened to Rogério Ceni's reserves] (in Portuguese). ESPN Brasil. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Olhanense: Fabiano Freitas e Cauê assinaram" [Olhanense: Fabiano Freitas and Cauê have signed] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 29 June 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  3. ^ ""Veterano" Izmailov salva Sporting da derrota" ["Veteran" Izmailov saves Sporting from defeat]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 13 August 2011. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Fabiano reforça dragões" [Fabiano strengthens dragons]. Record (in Portuguese). 23 May 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  5. ^ Natan, Jorge (1 September 2014). "Fabiano agarra chance após lesão de amigo Hélton e se consolida no Porto" [Fabiano seizes chance after injury to friend Hélton and cements himself at Porto] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  6. ^ "6:1! Bayern-Gala dank Thiago und Lewandowski" [6:1! Bayern-Show thanks Thiago and Lewandowski] (in German). kicker. 21 April 2015. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  7. ^ "Abdoulaye ve Fabiano Fenerbahçe'de" [Abdoulaye and Fabiano set for Fenerbahçe] (in Turkish). Fenerbahçe S.K. 2 July 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
  8. ^ "Atenção FC Porto: Fabiano sofreu "a pior lesão da carreira"" [Attention FC Porto: Fabiano suffered «the worst injury of career»] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 1 May 2017. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  9. ^ a b "FC Porto: Fabiano terminou o jogo em lágrimas" [FC Porto: Fabiano ended game in tears] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 12 May 2018. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Fabiano: Os 31 anos do "resistente" do plantel" [Fabiano: The 31 years of the squad's "last man standing"] (in Portuguese). FC Porto. 28 February 2019. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  11. ^ Sousa, Guilherme (2 April 2019). "Empate em Braga foi suficiente para FC Porto confirmar presença no Jamor" [Draw in Braga was enough as FC Porto confirm Jamor presence] (in Portuguese). TSF. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  12. ^ "Omonia contrata Fabiano a custo zero após saída do FC Porto" [Omonia sign Fabiano for free after FC Porto exit]. Record (in Portuguese). 17 October 2019. Retrieved 18 October 2019.

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