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Luis Fabiano's Biography

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Luis Fabiano was born in Campinas in Brazil on 8 November 1980.

He began his footballing career at his local side Ponte Preta, before moving to São Paulo FC.

He had a short stint at French club Rennes in 2002 before returning to São Paulo.

Fabiano played for FC Porto in the 2004/5 season, before being transferred to Sevilla in Spain.

In 2006 he was amongst the goals when Sevilla beat Middlesborough in the UEFA Cup final.

Sevilla retained their UEFA title the following season, defeating Espanyol on penalties.

Luis Fabiano scored on his international debut for Brazil in a friendly against Nigeria in 2003.

Luis Fabiano told South American Futbol:

"My idol was Romário. In 1994, I was only 13 years old and I followed his performances at the World Cup. He was my player then and I went on to admire him."

Along with Robinho, Nilmar, and Grafite, Luis Fabiano was selected as a striker for the Brazil 2010 World Cup squad.

In March 2011, Luis Fabiano was transferred from Sevilla to Sao Paulo on a four-year contract for a transfer fee of €7.6 million.

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