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Jonathan Fabbro (born 16 January 1982) is a former footballer who played as a striker.[3] He is currently a convicted sex offender.[2]

Jonathan Fabbro
Fabbro playing for Paraguayan club Cerro Porteño
Jonathan Fabbro[1]

(1982-01-16) 16 January 1982 (age 37)
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Criminal chargeSexual activity with a minor
Penalty14 years in prison[2]
Association football career
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Youth career
1999–2000 Argentinos Juniors
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Argentinos Juniors 0 (0)
2002 Mallorca B 5 (0)
2002–2003 Boca Juniors 6 (1)
2004–2005 Once Caldas 39 (5)
2005–2006 Sinaloa 35 (7)
2006 Atlético Mineiro 4 (0)
2006 Universidad Católica 20 (6)
2007–2010 Guaraní 101 (35)
2011–2016 Cerro Porteño 133 (40)
2013–2014River Plate (loan) 11 (0)
2016–2017 Chiapas 27 (7)
2017 Lobos BUAP 14 (1)
Total 395 (102)
National team
2012–2016 Paraguay 13 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 October 2017

Born in Argentina, he became a naturalised citizen of Paraguay and played for its national football team. Fabbro played in the 2004 Intercontinental Cup. In 2012, Fabbro was named as the Paraguayan Footballer of the Year. He is the brother of former footballer Darío Fabbro.


In 2002, Fabbro returned from Spain's RCD Mallorca to join Boca Juniors Reserves and Academy. On 5 May 2002, Fabbro debuted for the first-team of Boca Juniors in a 2–1 home victory against Velez Sarsfield, where he was coached by Óscar Tabárez. Fabbro then went on to play for the club's first-team in a match against Independiente. In 2003, Fabbro returned to play for the Boca Juniors first-team in four more matches, where he would score one goal against Rosario Central in a match which Boca Juniors lost 7-2 having fielded the majority of the first-team with youth-team players. Fabbro would also participate in three continental matches, scoring one goal against Colón de Santa Fé in the 2003 Copa Sudamericana.

Personal lifeEdit

He's been in a relationship with Paraguayan model Larissa Riquelme since 2011.

Legal troubles and allegations of child sexual abuseEdit

In 2010, Fabbro hit with his car and killed a 23-year-old woman who was taking her five-year-old son to school on her motorbike in Videla, Santa Fe, Argentina.[4] Fabbro was eventually sued by the victim's family and had money docked from his wages to pay a compensation, but in 2012 he and his girlfriend hit another motorcyclist during a car chase with Paraguayan police.[5]

In 2017, Fabbro was accused of sexually abusing his 11-year-old goddaughter (daughter of his brother Darío) and another underage girl.[6] In May 2018, the footballer was extradited from Mexico to Argentina by order of Interpol, and imprisoned.[7]

In 2019, Fabbro was found guilty of at least five counts of "severely outrageous sexual abuse” against his niece and goddaughter between 2015 and 2017. Jonathan Fabbro was officially sentenced to 14 years in jail. [8]


  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing. p. 221. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0.
  2. ^ a b "Condenaron a 14 años de cárcel a Jonathan Fabbro por el delito de abuso sexual" (in Spanish). La Nación. 29 August 2019. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Fabbro va a Chiapas de José Cardozo". 13 June 2016. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
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