Players - Fabinho Tavarez

Fabinho Tavarez
Birthdate: 23 October 1993
Birthplace: Campinas, Brazil
Other clubs: Rio Ave (2012-15), Real Madrid (loan 2012-13), Monaco (loan 2013-15, transfer 2015-18)
Bought from: Monaco
Signed for LFC: £43.7m, 01.07.2018
International debut: 07.06.2015 vs. Mexico
International caps: 21/0 (17 at LFC) - 11.11.2021
Liverpool debut: 18.09.2018
Last appearance: 12.11.2022
Debut goal: 26.12.2018
Last goal: 03.05.2022
Contract expiry: 30.06.2026 (signed 03.08.2021)
Win ratio: 65.97% W:126 D:33 L:32
Honours: Champions League 2019, European Super Cup 2019, Premier League 2019/20, League Cup 2022, FA Cup 2022
League games / goals / assists: 129 / 8 / 6
Total games / goals / assists: 191 / 11 / 7

Player Profile

The Brazilian known simply as Fabinho agreed a deal to join Liverpool within days of the Champions League final defeat in Kiev in May 2018, providing a boost to disappointed fans. Fabinho was born in Sao Paulo in 1993, but his first professional club was Rio side Fluminese. He left there for Rio Ave Portugal in June 2012 without making a first-team appearance. However, after just a month in northern Portugal, he was loaned to Real Madrid's reserve side Castilla for 2012/13 and made and towards the end of the season even made an appearance for the Spanish giants in La Liga. 

A loan deal was then agreed for Fabinho to join Monaco for the 2013-14 season and this was then extended for him to say here in 2014-15. This moved was then made permanent in 2015 and he signed a four-year deal. That same summer he was selected for the Brazilian national side for the first time and named in their Copa America squad. A defensive midfielder who can play in either full-back position, Fabinho's versatility was a factor in Jürgen Klopp's decision to sign him with Emre Can's contract expiring in June 2018. Despite not being an attacking player, he scored an impressive 23 goals in 167 Ligue 1 appearances for Monaco over five years. He agreed terms on 28 May 2018 and became a Liverpool player on 1 July. Coming to terms with Klopp's intense fitness and training methods, Fabinho had to be patient and didn't feature at all until coming on as an injury-time substitute against Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League on 18 September. The following week he made his first start in a League Cup tie against Chelsea. Although he had to wait for his chance, by the end of the season Fabinho had arguably established himself as the first midfield name on Klopp's teamsheet

After making his first league start at Huddersfield on 19 October Fabinho featured in all except two of the remaining 29 games, scoring his first goal for the club in a 4-0 win over Newcastle on Boxing Day. Able to dominate the midfield, his ability to intercept and make a simple pass to a teammate that could drive the team forward was a key factor in Liverpool's near-miss in the title race and European triumph. His versatility was also such that when Virgil Van Dijk was suspended against Bayern Munich in the Champions League knockout stage, Fabinho was selected to fill in at centre-back. When the season ended, eyebrows were raised that he wasn't part of Brazil's Copa America squad alongside compatriots Alisson and Robert Firmino.
 
Fabinho continued to impress in Liverpool's engine room in the 2019/20 campaign and also absolutely belted in two long-range shots; in the crucial clash with Manchester City at Anfield where he bossed the midfield and in the 4-0 win over Crystal Palace, the day before Chelsea's guaranteed the title for the Reds by beating City 2-1. Klopp was pleased with his progress: "He plays like he played at Monaco, but he needed time to adapt. A really smart footballer and full of quality. These things are difficult to learn. It's about all his game intelligence. It helps all of us." During 2020/21 Fabinho had to play a number of games at centre back due to injuries in that department. He was sidelined with a muscle injury in February but it is telling that his return to his favoured defensive midfield position towards the end of the season coincided with Liverpool finishing strongly to qualify for the Champions League. He signed a new contract in the summer keeping him at the club until 2026.
Appearances per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 129 8 5 46 3 191
2018-2019 28 1 1 11 0 41
2019-2020 28 2 0 8 1 39
2020-2021 30 2 1 8 1 42
2021-2022 29 3 3 13 0 48
2022-2023 14 0 0 6 1 21
A more detailed look at the player's appearances
Apps Minutes Opponent
12 997 Arsenal
11 1047 Chelsea
10 803 Manchester City
9 664 Manchester United
8 717 Crystal Palace
7 630 Everton
7 560 Wolves
7 556 Southampton
7 499 Newcastle United
6 540 Burnley
6 461 Tottenham
6 451 Aston Villa
6 403 West Ham United
6 308 Napoli
5 389 Brighton & Hove Albion
5 361 Leeds United
5 357 Leicester City
5 343 Fulham
4 360 Bournemouth
4 341 Ajax
4 289 Porto
4 212 Watford
4 207 Atletico Madrid
3 270 Real Madrid
3 149 Norwich City
2 180 Sheffield United
2 180 WBA
2 180 Shrewsbury Town
2 180 Barcelona
2 180 Brentford
2 180 Genk
2 174 Villarreal
2 167 Bayern Munich
2 154 Nottingham Forest
2 149 Inter Milan
2 122 Benfica
2 111 Rangers
2 100 AC Milan
2 94 Cardiff City
2 76 Midtjylland
1 90 FC Salzburg
1 90 Red Bull Leipzig
1 90 Red Star Belgrade
1 44 Lincoln City
1 29 Atalanta
1 21 Huddersfield Town
1 0 Paris St Germain
Total Started/substitutions
158 Started
12 On the bench
33 Substitute
24 Substituted
Total Venue
93 Home
91 Away
7 Neutral
Total Competition
129 Premier League
45 Champions League
8 FA Cup
5 League Cup
3 Community Shield
1 European Super Cup
Total W D L Win % Manager
191 126 33 32 66% Jürgen Klopp
Goals per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 8 2 0 1 0 11
2018-2019 1 0 0 0 0 1
2019-2020 2 0 0 0 0 2
2020-2021 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021-2022 5 2 0 1 0 8
2022-2023 0 0 0 0 0 0
A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring
Total Started/substitutions
9 Started
2 Substitute
Total Competition
8 Premier League
2 FA Cup
1 Champions League
Total Goal minute period
1 1-15 minutes
3 31-45 minutes
2 46-60 minutes
1 61-75 minutes
4 76-90 minutes
Total Goal origin
8 Open play
3 Penalty
Assists per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 6 0 0 1 0 7
2018-2019 2 0 0 0 0 2
2019-2020 3 0 0 1 0 4
2020-2021 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021-2022 1 0 0 0 0 1
2022-2023 0 0 0 0 0 0
A more detailed look at the player's assists
Milestone Appearances
# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 18.09.2018 Paris St Germain Anfield Europe
50 22.09.2019 Chelsea Stamford Bridge League
100 27.12.2020 WBA Anfield League
150 16.02.2022 Inter Milan San Siro Europe
Milestone Goals
# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 85 26.12.2018 Newcastle United Anfield League
Other Clubs
Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Real Madrid Castilla 2012-2013 Spain 2 30 2 30 2
Real Madrid 2012-2013 Spain 1 1 0 1 0
AS Monaco 2013-2014 France 1 26 0 31 1
AS Monaco 2014-2015 France 1 36 1 53 2
AS Monaco 2015-2016 France 1 34 6 47 8
AS Monaco 2016-2017 France 1 37 9 56 12
AS Monaco 2017-2018 France 1 34 7 46 8
Total 198 25 264 33