General
Cesc Fàbregas
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Personal information
Full name Francesc Fàbregas Soler
Date of birth 4 May 1987 (1987-05-04) (age 33)
Place of birth    Arenys de Mar, Flag of Catalonia Catalonia, Flag of Spain Spain
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10+12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Flag of Monaco Monaco
Number 44
Youth clubs
1995–1997
1997–2003
2003
Flag of Spain Mataró
Flag of Spain Barcelona
Flag of England Arsenal
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
2003–2011
2011–2014
2014–2019
2019–
Flag of England Arsenal
Flag of Spain Barcelona
Flag of England Chelsea
Flag of Monaco Monaco
212 0(35)
096 0(28)
138 0(15)
011 00(1)   
National team
2002–2003
2003–2004
2005
2004–2005
2006–
2004–
Flag of Spain Spain U16
Flag of Spain Spain U17
Flag of Spain Spain U20
Flag of Spain Spain U21
Flag of Spain Spain
Flag of Catalonia Catalonia
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014 00(7)
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012 00(8)
110 0(15)
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Francesc "Cesc" Fàbregas Soler (4 May 1987) is a Spanish footballer who plays for Monaco and the Spanish national team. Fàbregas plays mainly as a central midfielder but has also played as a winger or a second striker on some occasions. He has been nicknamed "The Fab Four" by the Spanish media on account of his name and number.

Fàbregas started his career as a trainee with Barcelona but was signed by Premier League side Arsenal in September 2003 at the age of 16. Following injuries to key midfielders in the 2004–05 season, he went on to establish himself as Arsenal's starting central midfielder, playmaker and captain. He broke several of the club's records in the process, earning a reputation as one of the best young players for his position. After protracted transfer negotiations, Fàbregas returned to Barcelona; the Catalan giants signed the midfielder for an initial fee of €29 million with a further €5 million in variables on 15 August 2011.

In international football, the Spaniard's national career began when he represented the Under-17 side at the 2003 FIFA U-17 World Championship in Finland. As a result of his club performances, he was called up to the senior squad in 2006. He has played in the 2006 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2008, 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2012, helping Spain to become eventual winners in the three most recent tournaments.

Honours

Clubs

Arsenal
Barcelona
Chelsea

National team

Spain

External links

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AS Monaco FC squad - 2020–21

1. Subašić 2. Fabinho 5. Jemerson 6. Jorge 7. Dirar 8. Moutinho 9. Falcao 11. Carrillo 14. Bakayoko 16. De Sanctis 17. Tielemans 18. Germain 19. Sidibé 23. Mendy 24. Raggi 25. Glik 26. Boschilia 27. Lemar 29. Mbappé 30. Sy 34. Diallo 35. N'Doram 37. Cardona 38. Touré 40. Badiashile –. Gaspar

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Spain – 2006 FIFA World Cup - Round of 16

1. Casillas 2. Salgado 3. Pernía 4. Marchena 5. Puyol 6. Albelda 7. Raúl (c) 8. Xavi 9. F. Torres 10. Reyes 11. Luis García 12. A. López 13. Iniesta 14. Alonso 15. Ramos 16. Senna 17. Joaquín 18. Fàbregas 19. Cañizares 20. Juanito 21. Villa 22. Ibáñez 23. Reina

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Spain – UEFA Euro 2008 - Winners (2nd Title)


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Spain – 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup


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Spain – 2010 FIFA World Cup - Winners (1st title)

1. Casillas 2. Albiol 3. Piqué 4. Marchena 5. Puyol 6. Iniesta 7. Villa 8. Xavi 9. F. Torres 10. Fàbregas 11. Capdevila 12. Valdés 13. Mata 14. Alonso 15. Ramos 16. Busquets 17. Arbeloa 18. Pedro 19. Llorente 20. Martínez 21. Silva 22. Navas 23. Reina

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Spain – UEFA Euro 2012 - Winners (3rd title)

1. Casillas (c) 2. Albiol 3. Piqué 4. Martínez 5. Juanfran 6. Iniesta 7. Pedro 8. Xavi 9. Torres 10. Fàbregas 11. Negredo 12. Valdés 13. Mata 14. Alonso 15. Ramos 16. Busquets 17. Arbeloa 18. Alba 19. Llorente 20. Cazorla 21. Silva 22. Navas 23. Reina

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Spain – 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup - Runner-up

1. Casillas 2. Albiol 3. Piqué 4. Martínez 5. Azpilicueta 6. Iniesta 7. Villa 8. Xavi 9. Torres 10. Fàbregas 11. Pedro 12. Valdés 13. Mata 14. Soldado 15. Ramos 16. Busquets 17. Arbeloa 18. Alba 19. Monreal 20. Cazorla 21. Silva 22. Navas 23. Reina

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Spain – 2014 FIFA World Cup - Group stage

1. I. Casillas (c) 2. R. Albiol 3. Piqué 4. Javi Martínez 5. Juanfran 6. A. Iniesta 7. David Villa 8. Xavi 9. Torres 10. Fàbregas 11. Pedro 12. De Gea 13. Mata 14. Alonso 15. Ramos 16. Busquets 17. Koke 18. Alba 19. Diego Costa 20. S. Cazorla 21. Silva 22. Azpilicueta 23. Reina

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Spain – UEFA Euro 2016 – Round of 16

1. Casillas 2. Azpilicueta 3. Piqué 4. Bartra 5. Busquets 6. Iniesta 7. Morata 8. Koke 9. Vázquez 10. Fàbregas 11. Pedro 12. Bellerín 13. De Gea 14. Thiago 15. Ramos 16. Juanfran 17. San José 18. Alba 19. Bruno 20. Aduriz 21. Silva 22. Nolito 23. Rico

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