Saturday, August 9, 2008

Fabio Aurelio

Fabio Aurelio (12)

Full Name: Fabio Aurelio Rodrigues
Position: Defender
Squad number: 12
Date of birth: 24/09/1979
Birth place: Sao Carlos, Brazil
Former clubs: Sao Paolo, Valencia
LFC 1st team games: 67
LFC 1st team goals: 1
Brazil International caps: 0
Brazil International goals: 0
Career Appearances: 189
Career Goals: 13
Transfer Fee: £0 m

Fabio Aurelio Profile

Fabio Aurelio was the first Brazilian to ever play for Liverpool when he came off the bench in the reds 2-1 victory over Chelsea in the 2006 Community Shield.

After taking part in 2000 Olympics for Brazil he signed by Valencia. A year later Rafa Benitez arrived and he was part of the team that won the clubs first title for 31 years. In the succesful 03/04 year the player suffered a broken leg and only played twice as the team won the UEFA Cup and La Liga.

Aurelio was signed by Benitez in 2006 - his Italian passport helping him to avoid the perils of attempting to gain a work permit.

Fabio can play left midfield or left back and despite suffering with some injuries during his Anfield career eventually took over Riise as the reds first choice left back. With the arrival of Dossena in the summer of 2008, Fabio may go back to playing more on the left wing where he will also battle with Ryan Babel.

Liverpool fans are hoping we still have a lot to see from Fabio, and hope his injury troubles are soon behind him.

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