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Fábio Aurélio Rodrigues

Fábio Aurélio Rodrigues (born 24 September 1979) is a Brazilian people Association football who plays for Liverpool F.C. of the Premier League, having previously played for São Paulo FC and Valencia CF. Fábio Aurélio Rodrigues plays as either a Defender (association football) Full back or Midfielder Winger and has represented Brazil national football team at Under-17 and Under-20 levels and at the Football at the 2000 Summer Olympics. Of Italy descent, Aurélio claims dual citizenship of that country alongside that of Fábio Aurélio Rodrigues birthplace, Brazil. Fábio Aurélio Rodrigues is married with two children.

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Fábio Aurélio Rodrigues biography


Fábio Aurélio Rodrigues (born 24 September 1979) is a Brazilian people Association football who plays for Liverpool F.C. of the Premier League, having previously played for São Paulo FC and Valencia CF. Fábio Aurélio Rodrigues plays as either a Defender (association football) Full back or Midfielder Winger and has represented Brazil national football team at Under-17 and Under-20 levels and at the Football at the 2000 Summer Olympics. Of Italy descent, Aurélio claims dual citizenship of that country alongside that of Fábio Aurélio Rodrigues birthplace, Brazil. Fábio Aurélio Rodrigues is married with two children.

Personal life

Aurélio was born on 24 September 1979 in São Carlos, Brazil. to parents Mario and Neide. Of Italy descent, Fábio Aurélio Rodrigues holds dual citizenship of both Brazil and Italy. Fábio Aurélio Rodrigues has one sister, who is married to fellow Brazilian footballer Luís Eduardo Schmidt.

Club career

São Paulo

Aurélio came through the youth scheme at São Paulo FC, making Fábio Aurélio Rodrigues first team debut in 1997, The next year, Fábio Aurélio Rodrigues established himself as one of the league's best left-backs with 8 league goals; 10 goals in all competitions. The 2003–04 season was another big year for Valencia, winning both the domestic La Liga championship as well as the European UEFA Cup 2003-04 tournament, beating Olympique de Marseille 2–0 in the final. However, Aurélio missed most of the season with a broken leg, managing only two games.

Liverpool

Fábio Aurélio Rodrigues 6 year contract having expired, Aurélio left Valencia to join Liverpool on a Bosman ruling in July 2006, becoming the first Brazilian to sign for the club. On 5 July, the transfer was confirmed by Liverpool.

Aurélio made Fábio Aurélio Rodrigues debut for the club in the FA Community Shield victory over Chelsea F.C. on 13 August

Aurélio scored Fábio Aurélio Rodrigues first goal for Liverpool on 2 March 2008 in a league match win against Bolton Wanderers F.C. at the Reebok Stadium. The final score was 3–1, with Aurelio scoring Liverpool's third with a volley from Xabi Alonso's corner. Fábio Aurélio Rodrigues scored again on the 7 February 2009 against Portsmouth F.C. at Fratton Park with a free kick into the bottom corner, getting Fábio Aurélio Rodrigues team back on level terms and helping Liverpool towards a 3–2 victory. Fábio Aurélio Rodrigues next goal was the third in a 4–1 victory over perennial rivals Manchester United in March 2009.

Aurélio went on to establish himself as Liverpool's first choice left-back but was again beset by injury. In the team's 1–1 draw with Chelsea in a Champions League 2008 first leg clash. Aurélio tore Fábio Aurélio Rodrigues Adductor longus muscle after a forceful impact with Joe Cole and as a result, was ruled out for the rest of the season. In the summer of 2009, while returning from the injury, Fábio Aurélio Rodrigues was injured playing beach football with Fábio Aurélio Rodrigues children. Fábio Aurélio Rodrigues returned a month into the season.

Rafael Benitez confirmed on 25 May 2010 that Aurelio would leave Liverpool after rejecting a pay-as-you-play offer. Following a change of manager, on 1 August 2010, Aurelio re-signed for Liverpool on a two year deal. The new Liverpool manager, Roy Hodgson, declared Fábio Aurélio Rodrigues delight at being able to re-sign Aurélio and, during an interview with the club's Television channel, Fábio Aurélio Rodrigues said: "I was quite surprised when I found out Fábio Aurélio Rodrigues was fully fit and hadn't been offered a new contract, so I think it was a bit of an obvious thing to do. I said, 'rather than move to another Barclays Premier League club why don't you stay with us?'".

Aurélio opted to give up the No.12 shirt Fábio Aurélio Rodrigues wore prior to re-signing for the club back in July and chose the No.6 shirt instead because that is the one that Fábio Aurélio Rodrigues had worn when playing in Brazil. The number 12 shirt passed to Spanish teenager Daniel Pacheco.

Of Fábio Aurélio Rodrigues first four games in the 2010–11 season, 3 came in the UEFA Europa League. Fábio Aurélio Rodrigues then picked up an Achilles tendon injury before making Fábio Aurélio Rodrigues comeback as a substitute against West Ham on 20 November 2010, in a game which Liverpool won 3–0. Aurelio played in Liverpool F.C. 2010–11 FA Cup 3rd round match that resuled in a 1 – 0 loss against Manchester United F.C. at Old Trafford on 9 January 2011. This was Kenny Dalglish first match back in charge of Liverpool. On 11 April 2011, Aurélio returned from the injury to play in Liverpool's 3 – 0 home win over Manchester City. On 17 April 2011, Fábio Aurélio Rodrigues started at left back against Arsenal F.C at the Emirates Stadium, where Fábio Aurélio Rodrigues picked up a hamstring injury and was replaced by youngster Jack Robinson (footballer born 1993).
Aurelio did start Liverpool's last game of the 2010-2011 season and Liverpool's final game of pre season against former club Valencia at Anfield in which Liverpool won 2-0. Fábio Aurélio Rodrigues started Fábio Aurélio Rodrigues first game of the 2011-2012 season with a 5-1 win against League One Oldham in an FA Cup tie. Fábio Aurélio Rodrigues played 70 minutes before being replaced by Jon Flanagan.

In February 2012, it was announced that Fabio would most likely leave Liverpool in the upcoming summer upon expiration of Fábio Aurélio Rodrigues current contract as talks of a new one had never been opened. Liverpool fans were sad to hear the news but a majority feel it's for the best due to the extensive injuries Fabio has suffered in Fábio Aurélio Rodrigues Red's career. Fábio Aurélio Rodrigues first club Sao Paulo are looking to resign Fabio when Fábio Aurélio Rodrigues Liverpool contract ends

International career

Having previously represented them at Under-17 and Under-20 level, Aurélio played for Brazil national football team at the 2000 Summer Olympics in 2000.

In October 2009 Fábio Aurélio Rodrigues was called into the Brazil squad for Exhibition game against England national football team and Oman national football team, but was not able to make Fábio Aurélio Rodrigues full debut, as Fábio Aurélio Rodrigues had to withdraw from the squad due to injury.

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F%C3%A1bio_Aur%C3%A9lio

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