Luis Fabiano's net worth, age, stats, goals, achievements, height

Luis Fabiano's net worth, age, stats, goals, achievements, height

Lenah Ann
June 2, 2024 at 3:03 PM
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Luis Fabiano is a former Brazilian professional soccer player who played as a striker for the Brazil national team and other clubs across Europe, South America, and Asia, such as Sevilla and Sao Paulo. He made history and became famous due to his prolific goal-scoring abilities, which left fans in awe.

Luis Fabiano, former Brazilian soccer player
Luis Fabiano looks on during a match on 27 May 2017. On the right, he celebrates scoring a goal on 18 October 2015. Photo: Buda Mendes, Friedemann Vogel. (Modified by author)
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The Brazilian legend has numerous awards and achievements, including being ranked as the second-highest-scoring Brazilian of the 21st century. He was also known for his anger management issues, which saw him sent out of the field on several occasions. Here is everything you need to know about Luis Fabiano, the former Brazilian soccer player.

Luis Fabiano's profile summary

Full name

Luís Fabiano Clemente

Date of birth

8 November 1980

Age

43 (as of June 2024)

Place of birth

Campinas, Brazil

Nationality

Brazilian

Ethnicity

Mixed

Height

6 feet 1 inches or 185 centimetres

Weight

179 pounds or 81 kilograms

Hair colour

Dark brown

Eye colour

Dark brown

Parents

Sandra Helena Clemente (mother)

Relationship status

Married

Spouse

Juliana Paradela Clemente

Kid(s)

Giovanna, Gabriella and Giulie

Occupation

Former professional soccer player, commentator

Position

Striker

Active years

1998-2017

Net worth

$1 million - $3 million

Social media presence

Instagram, X(Twitter), Facebook

Luis Fabiano's biography

The retired Brazilian soccer player Luis Fabiano (age 43 as of June 2024) was born on November 1980 in Campinas, Brazil, to his mother, Sandra Helena Clemente and father. Since most details regarding Luis Fabiano's family have been kept private, little is known about his father and siblings.

Luis Fabiano's career

Fabiano made his soccer debut with Ponte Preta in 1998 and went on to make 12 appearances, scoring 3 goals. He later moved to the French team Rennes but was not at his best, so he joined Sao Paulo in Brazil. He received a red card during the 2003 Copa Sudamericana match against River Plate of Argentina due to a fight.

Top 5 facts about Luis Fabiano
Top 5 facts about Luis Fabiano, the Brazilian soccer legend. Photo: MB Media
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In 2004, he joined Porto in Portugal on a transfer fee of approximately $2.038 million. At the club, he was reunited with his countryman and teammate Diego, whom he had played with at the 2004 Copa América. He netted 3 goals in 22 appearances before moving to Sevilla.

In June 2006, the Brazilian legend scored in a 4-0 win against Middlesbrough in the UEFA Cup Final. After continued success, he extended his contract with the club from 2008 to 2011. He returned to his home club, Sao Paulo, on a transfer fee of approximately $8.26 million.

The former soccer player was warmly welcomed. After scoring two goals against Flamengo, he outscored Leônidas to become São Paulo's seventh-most prolific goalscorer in history. After leaving São Paulo, he became a free agent and joined the Chinese club Tianjin Quanjian.

Internationally, the former Brazilian striker made his debut on 11 June 2003 in a match against Nigeria. He was part of the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup but did not feature in any matches. He played in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification match and scored his first international hat-trick.

Luis Fabiano's stats

In Brazilian soccer history, Luis Fabiano's goals are among the best and are ranked second highest in the 21st century. In his career, he has scored 251 goals in 528 appearances. According to Transfermarkt, here is a detailed summary of his career stats by club.

Club

Appearances

Goals

Assists

Sevilla FC

228

103

16

São Paulo Futebol Clube

219

117

29

Tianjin Tianhai (-2019)

29

23

5

FC Porto

27

3

-

Clube de Regatas Vasco da Gama

13

5

2

Stade Rennais FC

12

-

-

Total

528

251

52

Luis Fabiano's achievements

Luis Fabiano of Brazil poses with the Adidas Silver Ball
Luis Fabiano poses with the Adidas Silver Ball Award and the Adidas Golden Shoe Award on 28 June 2009. Photo: Alex Livesey
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While playing for various soccer clubs in countries such as Brazil, France, and China, the renowned Brazilian legend has bagged numerous awards and trophies in his 19-year career. Here is a list of his career achievements.

  • China League One: 2016
  • China League One Most Valuable Player: 2016
  • China League One Top Scorer: 2016
  • Copa Sudamericana: 2012
  • Copa do Brasil Top Scorer: 2012
  • FIFA Confederations Cup: 2009
  • FIFA Confederations Cup Silver Ball: 2009
  • FIFA Confederations Cup Golden Shoe: 2009
  • FIFA Confederations Cup Best XI: 2009
  • Copa del Rey: 2006/07, 2009/10
  • La Liga Team of the Season: 2007/08
  • Supercopa de España: 2007
  • UEFA Cup: 2005/06, 2006/07
  • UEFA Super Cup: 2006
  • Intercontinental Cup: 2004
  • Copa Libertadores Top Scorer: 2004
  • Copa América: 2004
  • Copa Libertadores Team of the Year: 2004
  • Bola de Prata: 2002, 2003
  • Placar Golden Boot: 2003 (most goals in all competitions in Brazil)
  • Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Top Scorer: 2002
  • Torneio Rio-São Paulo: 2001
  • IFFHS Brazilian Top Scorer of The 21st Century

Luis Fabiano's net worth

According to Superstars Culture, the retired soccer player has a net worth of approximately between $1 million and $3 million as of 2024. He made most of his fortune as a commentator and former soccer player, alongside brand endorsements and sponsorship deals.

Frequently asked questions

Even though he was a great player and a top scorer, the former striker had a poor disciplinary record since he received several red cards, which affected his overall club's performance and success. Here are the frequently asked questions about him.

Former Brazilian striker, Luis Fabiano
Former Brazilian striker Luis Fabiano runs with the ball on 21 June 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo: Alexandre Loureiro
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Where is Luis Fabiano now?

As of 2024, the Brazilian legend works for Disney as a commentator. In his role, however, he argued that given the same opportunity as Erling Haaland, he would have broken the Norwegian star's records. In an interview he said,

I would also break all the records that Haaland has. With that team there, with the opportunities he has? I would still break his record. Haaland has 30 opportunities and scores three goals. If I had 30 opportunities, I would score 10 or 20 goals.

What happened to Luis Fabiano's mother?

The former soccer player's mother was kidnapped by armed gang members and held for ransom for 62 days. Even though police later rescued her, Luis was greatly affected by the ordeal and was ordered to see a psychiatrist due to his anger management issues. In an interview, he said,

The reason I got into fights on the pitch was simple. I do not like being kicked and got angry when it happened. But there came a point where I realised I had to change or my temper could jeopardise my career. Sao Paulo made me see a psychiatrist about the problem, but that was not what solved it.

What is Luis Fabiano's height and weight?

The renowned retired soccer player is 6 feet 1 inches or 185 centimetres tall and weighs 179 pounds or 81 kilograms. He has dark brown hair and eyes.

Is Luis Fabiano on Instagram?

The former Brazilian striker is active across various social media platforms. As of June 2024, he has over 1.1 million followers on Instagram, over 2.3 million on Facebook, and over 1.9 million on X(Twitter).

Final word

With his style of play, Luis Fabiano made history as a prolific, talented, and powerful goalscorer. His excellent creativity, technical execution, and dribbling skills gave him an upper hand against goalkeepers and defenders.

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