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Luís Fabiano Clemente

Luís Fabiano Clemente (born November 8, 1980), commonly known as Luís Fabiano, is a Brazilian people association football who currently plays for São Paulo FC and the Brazilian national football team as a striker.

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Luís Fabiano Clemente biography


Luís Fabiano Clemente (born November 8, 1980), commonly known as Luís Fabiano, is a Brazilian people association football who currently plays for São Paulo FC and the Brazilian national football team as a striker.

Club career

Early career

Luís Fabiano enjoyed great success during two spells with Brazilian side São Paulo FC, with a disappointing period at French side Stade Rennais F.C. sandwiched in between. Luís Fabiano Clemente strength on the ball, accurate finishing, and pace made Luís Fabiano Clemente a vital part of the side that fell in the semi-finals of the 2004 Copa Libertadores de América. Luís Fabiano was labeled the "bad boy" of Brazilian football when playing for São Paulo after a number of brawls. During a Copa Sudamericana 2003 match for São Paulo against Club Atlético River Plate of Argentina, a fight between the players broke out. Luís Fabiano ran behind a River player and kicked Luís Fabiano Clemente just below the neck. While being escorted off the field, Luís Fabiano said that Luís Fabiano Clemente "would rather fight than take a penalty." Luís Fabiano Clemente was given a three-match ban from all competitions.

FC Porto

Luís Fabiano moved to Portugal to play for F.C. Porto in 2004 for a €1.875 million transfer fee; Porto, however, only bought 25% of Luís Fabiano Clemente rights, the other 75% belonging to Global Soccer Investments (later renamed to Rio Football Services). There, Luís Fabiano was reunited with Luís Fabiano Clemente international teammate Diego Ribas da Cunha, who Luís Fabiano Clemente played with on the Copa América 2004. Luís Fabiano Clemente had a troublesome season, however, scoring only three goals in 22 matches. This led to Luís Fabiano being transferred to La Liga side Sevilla FC. Sevilla signed 25% economic right from Porto and later signed a further 10% from Rio Football Services for €1.2 million, with a pre-set price of remains 65% rights for €7.15 million to be excised on or before 15 April 2007, however it was never excised.

Sevilla

On 10 May 2006, Luís Fabiano scored a header during Sevilla's 4–0 victory over in the 2006 UEFA Cup Final. The success continued in the La Liga 2007–08, as Luís Fabiano finished runner-up in the Pichichi Trophy with 24 goals (including two from the penalty spot), second only to Daniel Güiza, who had a total of 27 goals. This led to Luís Fabiano being recalled to the Brazil national football team. On 29 November, Luís Fabiano was sent off for elbowing FC Barcelona's Sergio Busquets. Luís Fabiano Clemente had to be restrained by the Sevilla staff. In 2008, Luís Fabiano extended Luís Fabiano Clemente contract with Sevilla to 2011.

On 4 July 2009, A.C. Milan in Italy made an official offer for the Brazilian, according to the striker's agent, and Luís Fabiano reportedly pleaded with Luís Fabiano Clemente club Sevilla to allow Luís Fabiano Clemente to make the switch to the San Siro. The deal, however, did not go through.

On the 30 August 2010, Luís Fabiano put an end to the speculation with a move away from Sevilla by signing a contract extension until 2013, on the renewal Luís Fabiano Clemente stated Luís Fabiano Clemente intentions: "This is my home, I've been here six seasons and I will try to continue scoring goals and continue making history for Sevilla."

Return to São Paulo

On 13 March 2011, Luís Fabiano returned to Brazil to play again for São Paulo FC. The Brazilian club paid €7.6 million for the striker, who signed a four-year deal. Luís Fabiano Clemente was welcomed by 45,000 fans at Luís Fabiano Clemente presentation at the Estádio do Morumbi.

International career

Luís Fabiano made Luís Fabiano Clemente debut for Brazil national football team on 11 June 2003 in a friendly against Nigeria national football team, marking Luís Fabiano Clemente international debut with a goal before being substituted. Luís Fabiano Clemente was also included in Brazil's squad for 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup, but did not make any appearances.

Luís Fabiano Clemente won the Copa América 2004 tournament with Brazil, where Luís Fabiano Clemente started in all five matches alongside fellow striker Adriano Leite Ribeiro. With Luís Fabiano Clemente poor form in Europe with F.C. Porto and Sevilla FC, however, Luís Fabiano Clemente did not make any further international appearances for more than three years. Luís Fabiano Clemente was finally recalled to the national team on November 2007 for a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification. On 19 November 2008, Luís Fabiano scored Luís Fabiano Clemente first international hat-trick in a friendly match against Portugal national football team in Brasília. The match ended in a 6–2 victory for Brazil.

On 28 June 2009, Luís Fabiano Clemente scored two goals in the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup win against the United States national men's soccer team. Luís Fabiano Clemente won the golden boot as the tournament's top scorer with five goals.

Luís Fabiano scored Luís Fabiano Clemente first international goal in nine months with a right-footed strike against Ivory Coast national football team on 20 June 2010 in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Luís Fabiano Clemente followed it up with a second goal, which Luís Fabiano Clemente scored after touching the ball with Luís Fabiano Clemente hands on two occasions. Luís Fabiano Clemente third goal of the competition came against Chile national football team in the 2010 FIFA World Cup knockout stage on 29 June 2010, as Brazil won 3–0.

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lu%C3%ADs_Fabiano

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