Fábio Alves, known as Fábinho, was signed as a free agent by the Philadelphia Union on June 28, 2013. Fábinho, a left back, brings a steady, veteran presence to the Union’s back line.
Born in Ariquemes, Brazil, Fábinho played for several teams in his native country, as well as one in Uruguay, before moving to the Australian A-League in 2011. While in Australia, he played for Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC, which was his last club before coming to Philadelphia.
2013: Played in 14 games starting in 10, logging a total of 980 minutes. In his second match with the Union, Fabinho scored the only goal against Montreal on Oct. 19, 2013. Throughout the season, he recorded two assists, one against D.C. United on Aug. 10, 2013 and one against Chivas USA on July 12, 2013.
2012: Appeared in 18 matches for Sydney FC…Was teammates with Italian great Alessandro Del Piero.
2011: Played in 23 matches for Melbourne Victory, notching two goals.
2004-2011: Played for various clubs in South America, including Londrina, Coritiba, J. Malucelli, Ponte Preta, Paysandu, Mixto, and Volta Redonda.