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: 12/0 (8 at LFC) - 19.11.2019
Liverpool debut: 18.09.2018
Last appearance: 27.11.2019
Debut goal: 26.12.2018
Last goal: 10.11.2019
Win ratio: 75% W:45 D:8 L:7
Honours: Champions League 2019
LFC league games/goals: 40 / 2
Total LFC games/goals: 60 / 2

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 Jurgen 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 28th May 2018 and became a Liverpool player on 1st July. Still coming to terms with Jurgen Klopp's intense fitness and training methods, Fabinho has had to be patient and did not feature at all until coming on as an injury time substitute against Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League on 18th 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 19th October he 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 was not part of Brazil's Copa America squad alongside compatriots Alisson and Robert Firmino.
Appearances per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 40 1 1 17 1 60
2018-2019 28 1 1 11 0 41
2019-2020 12 0 0 6 1 19
A more detailed look at the player's appearances
Total Opponent
4 Chelsea
4 Napoli
3 Arsenal
3 Manchester City
3 Manchester United
3 Newcastle United
3 Wolves
3 Tottenham
2 Watford
2 Bournemouth
2 Crystal Palace
2 Bayern Munich
2 Leicester City
2 Burnley
2 Everton
2 Southampton
2 Cardiff City
2 Fulham
2 Barcelona
2 Porto
2 Genk
1 Salzburg
1 Paris St Germain
1 Sheffield United
1 Brighton & Hove Albion
1 Huddersfield Town
1 Norwich City
1 West Ham United
1 Red Star Belgrade
Total Started/substitutions
48 Started
9 On the bench
12 Substitute
6 Substituted
Total Competition
40 England Premier League
16 Champions League
1 Community Shield
1 European Super Cup
1 FA Cup
1 League Cup
Goals per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 2 0 0 0 0 2
2018-2019 1 0 0 0 0 1
2019-2020 1 0 0 0 0 1
A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring
Total Opponent
1 Newcastle United
1 Manchester City
Total Started/substitutions
1 Started
1 Substitute
Total Competition
2 England Premier League
Total Goal minute period
1 1-15 minutes
1 76-90 minutes
Total Open play/Penalty
2 Open play
Milestone Appearances
# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 18.09.2018 Paris St Germain Anfield Europe
50 22.09.2019 Chelsea Stamford Bridge League
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