Fabio Tavares, also known as Fabinho, is a Brazilian professional footballer who holds the position of a defensive midfielder for the English Premier League (EPL) Liverpool football club. He started his professional career with the Portuguese team Rio Ave of the Primeira League. His unique style of play has led him to play for Spain’s Giants Real Madrid and France’s Monaco, with whom he won the Ligue 1 championship in 2017. Fabinho also plays for the Brazilian national team. In the following, you will learn more about his biography, his family, his wife, and other interesting facts.
The talented footballer was born Fabio Henrique Tavares in Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil. He saw the light of day on October 23, 1993, and was born to the Brazilian Joao Roberto Tavares and his wife Rosangela Tavares. He has Brazilian citizenship and belongs to the white ethnic group. Fabinho has not given the media many details about his childhood, family, siblings, and educational history. He developed a keen interest in football at a very young age, and at the age of twelve, he started playing for Paulinho’s youth team in Brazil. After a few years, he started his professional career at the age of 19.
Fabinho began his professional career in 2010 when he joined the Brazilian football club Fluminense. During his time there he didn’t get much playing time and after two seasons he left the club. In 2012 he moved to Portuguese club Rio Ave and signed a six-year contract with them. However, one month after the start of his career he was loaned to Real Madrid Castilla. In April 2013 Fabinho made his professional debut for the team, scoring his first goal against CD Numancia. In May 2013 he also played for the main team of Real Madrid before he was loaned to the French AS Monaco.
Fabinho finished his first season in Monaco and signed with the club for another year in 2014. After his second season, the defensive midfielder signed a four-year contract with Monaco until 2019, leading the team to win the French Ligue 1 title in 2017 and also helping them reach the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. Following his outstanding performances, Fabinho was recruited by Liverpool Football Club for the English Premier League. He signed a long-term contract worth 39 million pounds with the Reds. In the 2018/2019 season, he will play alongside Van Dijk.
Besides his flourishing professional career, Fabinho also plays internationally for the Brazilian national team. He was part of the 23-member squad that participated in the Copa América in Chile in 2015. He was also selected for the Copa America Centenario squad but was not given the opportunity to play because he was benched by Dani Alves.
Fabinho’s Wife and Family
Fabinho comes from a middle-class family, his parents and siblings currently live in Brazil, they have been very supportive of the defensive midfielder since the beginning of his career. Fabinho is very secretive about his private life and he likes to keep such information away from the media. He has managed to strike a balance between his private and professional life.
Interestingly, Fabinho is a loving husband and the husband of the beautiful Rebecca Tavares. The couple met for the first time in 2013 and after two years of a successful relationship, they sealed their love with a marriage bond. In 2015, the couple exchanged marriage vows in the presence of their close friends and family members. They both enjoy a blissful married life and often share their great moments on Instagram. Although they do not yet have children, they may have plans to have children 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. Moreover, the football star is very tall, stands 2 inches at a height of 6 feet, and weighs 78 kg. He has black hair and brown eyes.
You can be a fan by connecting with Fabinho on social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram.