Fabio Tavares otherwise known as Fabinho is a Brazillian professional soccer player who plays the position of the defensive midfielder for Liverpool football club of the English Premier League (EPL). He started his professional career with the Portuguese side Rio Ave of the Primeira Liga. His unique style of play has led him to play for the Spanish Giants Real Madrid as well as Monaco football club of France with which he won the Ligue 1 championship title in 2017. In addition, Fabinho also plays for the Brazilian National Team. Learn more about his bio, family, wife, and other interesting facts below.
The talented footballer was born as Fabio Henrique Tavares in Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil. He first came into this world on October 23, 1993, and was born to Brazilian Joao Roberto Tavares and his wife Rosangela Tavares. He possesses the Brazilian nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity. Fabinho hasn’t shared much details regarding his childhood, family, siblings, and educational history with the media. He developed a keen interest in soccer from a very young age and at the age of twelve, he started playing for Paulina’s Youth Team in Brazil. After a few years, he kicked off his professional career at the age of 19.
Fabinho began his professional career in 2010 when he joined the Brazilian side Fluminense Football Club. While he was there, he didn’t get much playing time and after two seasons, he left the club. He joined the Portuguese club Rio Ave in 2012, penning down a six-year contract with the club. However, one month into his career, he was loaned to Real Madrid Castilla. Making his professional debut for the team in April 2013; Fabinho scored his first goal against CD Numancia. He also played for the main Real Madrid team in May 2013 before he was sent on loan to AS Monaco of France.
Fabinho completed his first season at Monaco and re-signed with the club for another year in 2014. After his second season, the defensive midfielder signed a four-year deal with Monaco until 2019. He led the team to win the French Ligue 1 title in 2017 and also helped them to reach the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League. Following his outstanding performance, Fabinho was recruited to the English Premier League by the Liverpool Football Club. He signed a long-term contract worth 39 million pounds with the Reds. He will be playing alongside Van Dijk in the 2018/2019 season.
In addition to his blossoming professional career, Fabinho is also playing internationally for the Brazilian National Team. He was part of the 23-man squad that participated in the Copa America held in Chile in 2015. He was also selected to the Copa America Centenario squad but he didn’t get an opportunity to play as he was benched by Dani Alves.
Fabinho’s Wife and Family
Fabinho comes from a middle-class family, his parents and siblings currently reside in Brazil, they have been very supportive to the defensive midfielder since the inception of his career. Fabinho is very secretive when it comes to his personal life and he likes keeping such information away from the media. He has succeeded in striking a balance between his personal and professional life.
Interestingly, Fabinho is a loving husband and the spouse of the gorgeous lady Rebecca Tavares. The pair first met in 2013 and after two years of successful relationship; they sealed their love with a nuptial bond. The couple exchanged marital vows in the presence of their close friends and family members in 2015. They are both enjoying a blissful married life and often share their awesome moments on Instagram. Although they don’t have kids yet, they might have plans of having them in the future.
His Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
Fabinho is a dynamic player with the ability to read every game in the deeper areas. His versatility has made him a force to be reckoned with in the defensive zone. In addition to that, the football star is very tall standing at a height of 6 feet 2 inches and weighs 78 kg. He has black hair and brown eyes.