Player Details


Marco Fabian




5' 7"


143 lbs

Date of Birth

7.21.1989 (32)


Guadalajara, Mexico



Player Category

International, Designated Player
2022 MLS Regular Season
2022 MLS Regular Season
Career Summary




2019 (Philadelphia): Fabian has made 23 appearances (15 starts) for the Union this season, scoring seven goals and adding one assist ... made his team debut with a start in the season opener vs. Toronto (March 2), scoring his first goal for the club with a 73rd-minute penalty ... missed the match at Atlanta (March 17) through red-card suspension and served an additional one-match suspension vs. Columbus (March 23) ... returned to the lineup at FC Cincinnati (March 30), scoring the game-winning goal as part of a 2-0 win in a performance that also saw him named to the MLS Team of the Week ... missed the stretch of matches from vs. Montreal (April 20) through vs. New England (May 4) after being listed as questionable with a left ankle sprain ... returned to the lineup with a start at Toronto (May 11) ... missed the matches vs. Seattle (May 18) and Portland (May 25) while rehabbing his left ankle sprain ... made another return, this time as a substitute, vs. Colorado (May 29) ... sat out vs. the Red Bulls (June 8) and at New England (June 26) while continuing left ankle rehab ... returned with a substitute appearance at NYCFC (June 29) ... opened the scoring with a headed goal vs. Orlando (July 7) ... scored on a long-range shot vs. Chicago, the game-winning goal (July 20) ... had another game-winning goal as part of a two-goal, one-assist performance in the 5-1 win at D.C. United (August 4); was named to the MLS Team of the Week (Week 22) ... scored his seventh goal of the season on a penalty against NYCFC (October 6) ... was called up by the Mexican national team ahead of two friendlies: vs. the USA (September 6) and vs. Argentina (September 10); made a substitute appearance in the match against Argentina for his 43rd cap.


2018-19 (Philadelphia/Eintracht Frankfurt): Fabian made two appearances for Frankfurt in the first half of the Bundesliga season, with one league start against Borussia Dortmund as well as a start in the DFB-Supercup against Bayern Munich. Midway through the campaign, he transferred to Philadelphia.


2017-18 (Eintracht Frankfurt): The midfielder missed a large portion of the 2017-18 campaign with a back injury. He made seven league appearances and two German Cup appearances as Eintracht Frankfurt went on to win that trophy. Fabian appeared in the quarterfinal match and started the semifinal win vs. FC Schalke 04.


2016-17 (Eintracht Frankfurt): In his first full season in Germany, Fabian struck for seven goals and four assists in 24 Bundesliga appearances. He scored a brace against FC Augsburg (April 22), capping off a run of four goals in three matches. He also helped Frankfurt reach the final of the German Cup, making three appearances throughout the tournament, including a start in the final.


2015-16 (Guadalajara/Eintracht Frankfurt): Fabian began the year at Chivas, where he helped Guadalajara win the 2015 Copa MX Apertura. He then transferred to Frankfurt over the winter window, where he notched an assist in his debut with the team vs. VfL Wolfsburg (January 24).


2014-15 (Cruz Azul/Guadalajara): Fabian concluded his loan with Cruz Azul by appearing in the FIFA Club World Cup and the Concacaf Champions League. He returned to Guadalajara for the second half of the campaign, scoring four times.


2013-14 (Guadalajara/Cruz Azul): Starting the season with Guadalajara, Fabian scored three times in the Apertura before moving to Cruz Azul on loan, where he found the net five times in the Clausura. He also helped Cruz Azul to the 2013-14 Concacaf Champions League title, where he notched the tournament-clinching assist in the second leg of the final.


2012-13 (Guadalajara): Fabian totaled eight goals in league play as well as three in the 2012-13 Concacaf Champions League by virtue of a hat trick against W Connection (August 30).


2011-12 (Guadalajara): The midfielder found the back of the net eight times in the 2011-12 Liga MX Apertura, including a hat trick against Estudiantes (October 16).


2010-11 (Guadalajara): Fabian amassed 14 goals across the 2010-11 Apertura and Clausura. He finished the season with a remarkable run of seven goals in six matches, including two braces.


2009-10 (Guadalajara): Fabian helped Chivas reach the finals of the Copa Libertadores, where he scored in the second leg of the final vs. Brazilian side Internacional. In league play, he notched one goal and two assists. 


2008-09 (Guadalajara): In his first full season with Chivas Guadalajara, Fabian totaled one goal goal and one assist in league play as well as one goal and two assists in the Copa Libertadores. 


2007-08 (Guadalajara): Fabian made his professional debut late in the 2007-08 Liga MX Apertura with an appearance against Jaguares. He then scored once with one assist in the Clausura, while also adding two goals and four assists in the Copa Sudamericana, helping Chivas reach the semifinals. He also made four appearances in the Copa Libertadores.




Fabian has been a mainstay in the Mexican National Team, totaling 43 senior caps to date. He made his debut in early 2012 in a friendly against Venezuela, where he totaled two assists. His major tournament debut came in the 2013 Gold Cup, where he played every match for El Tri. 


Fabian was named to the Mexican side for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, where he appeared in each of the team’s group stage contests against Cameroon, Brazil and Croatia. He was also a part of the Mexican side for the 2017 Confederations Cup and once again at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, where he made one appearance, in the group stage against Sweden.


While with the Union, he joined Mexico for a training camp ahead of the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup, but had to withdraw due to injury. Later that season, he received a call-up ahead of two friendlies, both set to be held in America: vs. the USA (September 6) and vs. Argentina (September 10). He came on as a substitute vs. Argentina, earning his 43rd cap and his first as a member of the Union.


With the Mexican Under-23s, Fabian captured the 2012 Olympic Qualifying Tournament title, scoring the game-tying goal in the final and tying for the tournament lead with five goals. He then helped Mexico win the Toulon Tournament in preparation for the Olympics in London, which he also won, securing the gold medal with a victory over Brazil at Wembley Stadium.




Philadelphia Union sign midfielder Marco Fabian on February 8, 2019. He will be added to the active roster following receipt of his International Transfer Certificate and P1 Visa and will occupy an international roster slot as a Designated Player.


Name: Marco Fabian (pronounced: Fah-bee-AHN)

Position: Midfielder
Height: 5’7”
Weight: 143
Born: July 21, 1989 in Guadalajara, Mexico

Hometown: Guadalajara, Mexico
Citizenship: Mexico

Acquired: Philadelphia Union sign midfielder Marco Fabian on February 8, 2019

Previous Experience: Eintracht Frankfurt (2016-2019), Guadalajara (2007-2015), Cruz Azul (2014)