Player Details


Fabio Alves




5' 7"


163 lbs

Date of Birth

3.16.1985 (38)


Ariquemes, Brazil


2023 MLS Regular Season
2023 MLS Regular Season
Career Summary




2019 (Philadelphia/Bethlehem): Fabinho has made one regular-season appearance (one start) for the Union ... missed the matches at Atlanta (March 17) and vs. Columbus (March 23) after being listed as out with a left ankle sprain ... was upgraded to questionable prior to the match at FC Cincinnati (March 30) ... made his 2019 regular-season debut with a start at Real Salt Lake (July 13) ... made one appearance in the Open Cup, starting the Fourth Round match at D.C. United (June 12) ... for Bethlehem, Fabinho has made two appearances (two starts) at leftback, with one goal ... started for Steel FC vs. Charleston (April 13), scoring the game-winning goal from the penalty spot.


2018 (Philadelphia): Fabinho made 11 regular-season appearances (eight starts) at leftback in 2018. He missed the stretch of matches from at Colorado (March 31) through at FC Dallas (April 21) after being listed as out following knee surgery and returned to the lineup with a start at Columbus (May 9). He contributed to clean sheets with starts vs. Sporting KC (September 23) and at Columbus (September 29).


2017 (Philadelphia): Fabinho made 22 appearances (21 starts) at leftback for Philadelphia in 2017, registering two assists. He played every minute of the team's record four-match clean sheet streak, vs. the LA Galaxy (April 29), vs. the New York Red Bulls (May 6), at D.C. United (May 13) and vs. Houston (May 17). He became the seventh person in team history to reach 100 Union appearances with a start at Real Salt Lake (May 27). Fabinho made one appearance for Philadelphia in the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, starting at leftback in the Round of 16 match at the New York Red Bulls (June 28).


2016 (Philadelphia): Building upon his success from the prior season, Fabinho played an MLS career-high 29 matches in 2016, assisting on six goals throughout the campaign. He also played in all of the Union’s 2016 U.S. Open Cup contests and started the club’s postseason clash at Toronto FC.


2015 (Philadelphia): Taking on his largest Union role to date, Fabinho played in 26 matches during the 2015 season, scoring once and adding three assists. He assisted goals in back-to-back matches on May 18, 2015 vs. D.C. United and May 24, 2015 at the New York Red Bulls. He also played in every match during the Union’s run to the 2015 U.S. Open Cup final, including playing all 120 minutes during the final against Sporting KC.


2014 (Philadelphia): The Brazilian made 19 MLS appearances during his first full campaign with the club. He also made one appearance in that year’s Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.


2013 (Philadelphia): Fabinho joined the Union on June 28, 2013, midway through that year’s MLS campaign. He made 14 appearances for the club in his first season, scoring once and assisting two times, including in his debut on July 13, 2013 against Chivas USA. His first career MLS goal occurred on October 19, 2013 at Montreal.


2012-13 (Sydney FC): Fabinho transferred within Australia to Sydney FC to start the 2012-13 season, where he played in 18 matches for the club. On April 22, 2013, he and the club mutually agreed to terminate his contract.


2011-12 (Melbourne Victory):  For his first move outside of South America, Fabinho joined Australian team Melbourne Victory. He made 23 A-League appearances in his debut season, scoring once and assisting once. His first match was October 8, 2011 against Sydney FC, with his goal coming as part of a 2-2 draw against that same club on January 26, 2012.


2004-2011 (Various): Fabinho played for various clubs in South America, among them Volta Redonda (2011), Mixto (2010), Paysandu (2010), Criciuma (2009), Ponte Preta (2008-2009), J. Malucelli (2007), and Coritiba (2005-2006).




Fabinho has made appearances for the Brazil Under-20 side, all coming in 2004 at the International Youth Soccer Cup in Japan, a tournament that Brazil won.




Philadelphia Union signed defender Fabinho on June 28, 2013.


Name: Fabinho

Position: Defender

Height: 5’7”

Weight: 163

Born: March 16, 1985 in Ariquemes, Brazil

Hometown: Ariquemes, Brazil

Citizenship: Brazil

Acquired: Philadelphia Union signed defender Fabinho on June 28, 2013. Re-signed on December 20, 2017.

Previous Experience: Sydney FC (2012-2013), Melbourne Victory (2011-2012), Volta Redonda (2011), Mixto (2010), Paysandu (2010), Criciuma (2009), Ponte Preta (2008-2009), J. Malucelli (2007), Coritiba (2005-2006)