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Cesc Fàbregas is a Spanish football player who plays as a central midfielder for the Ligue 1 club Monaco. He is known as one of the best assist providers in Spain’s football history.
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Cesc Fàbregas Facts & Information
- Francesc Fàbregas Soler was born on May 4, 1987 in Arenys de Mar, a municipality in Catalonia, Spain.
- His father is Francesc Fàbregas Sr., who was a construction worker and eventually owned a property company. His mother Núria Soler is the owner of a pastry company. He has a younger sister named Carlota.
- Fàbregas’s parents divorced when he was a child, something which he struggled with.
- As a child, Cesc supported FC Barcelona. His father sparked his interest in football.
- Cesc began his youth career at 8 years old when he joined the local club CE Mataró. When he was 10, he joined FC Barcelona’s La Masia youth academy. His coach did not select Cesc for matches to hide him from scouts of other clubs.
- Initially, Cesc trained as a defensive midfielder. He trained with his future teammates Gerard Piqué and Lionel Messi.
- Growing up, Cesc idolized Pep Guardiola, an FC Barcelona player.
- In 2003, at 16, Cesc moved to England and joined Arsenal’s youth academy. He initially had difficulty learning English.
- Fàbregas debuted for Arsenal’s senior team in October 2003. At the time, at 16, he was the youngest player to ever debut for the club. Eventually, he also become their youngest goalscorer.
- During the 2004–05 season, Cesc frequently made first-eleven appearances.
- He signed his first professional contract with Arsenal in September.
- In October 2004, after a loss against Manchester United, Fàbregas threw a slice of pizza at Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester’s manager.
- Cesc played in the 2005 FA Cup Final, in which Arsenal won against Manchester United.
- He had more appearances for the first team during the 2005–06 season, which attracted the interest of other clubs. Cesc signed another contract with the club in October 2006.
- Arsenal lost the 2006 UEFA Champions League Final against his former club FC Barcelona.
- The 2006–07 season was trophyless once more for Arsenal as they lost the 2007 Football League Cup Final.
- However, Fàbregas had the second-most assists in the league.
- He was given TuttoSport’s Golden Boy award. He was also included in the 2006 UEFA Team of the Year.
- Cesc was the Premier League Player of the Month in January 2007 and came in second for the PFA Young Player of the Year. In June 2007, he was named Arsenal’s Player of the Season.
- During the 2007–08 season, Fàbregas’ role grew as players departed from the club.
- He was the Premier League Player of the Month in September 2007 and later won the PFA Young Player of the Year. Cesc was also included in the PFA Team of the Year as Arsenal finished third in the league.
- Fàbregas was named as Arsenal’s captain for the 2008–09 season. Though Arsenal was eliminated in the semi-finals of the Champions League, Cesc was included in the 2008 UEFA Team of the Year.
- Arsenal finished third in the 2009–10 Premier League, which made them qualify for the Champions League. They finished third once more in the 2011–12 Premier League.
- In August 2011, Fàbregas transferred to FC Barcelona. His first season was successful as they won the 2011–12 Copa del Rey, Supercopa de España, UEFA Super Cup, and the FIFA Club World Cup.
- The 2012–13 season was also successful as Cesc scored more goals for Barcelona. They also won the 2012–13 La Liga.
- FC Barcelona won the 2013 Supercopa de España.
- In June 2014, Cesc signed for the Premier League club Chelsea. The club became champions of the 2014–15 Premier League, with Cesc having the most assists.
- They also topped the 2016–17 Premier League and were runners-up in the FA Cup. He helped them win the 2018 FA Cup Final. Chelsea also won the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League.
- He has the second-most assists in Premier League history.
- In January 2019, Fàbregas signed for the Ligue 1 club AS Monaco. They were the runners-up of the 2020–21 Coupe de France.
- At the 2003 FIFA U-17 World Championship, Spain finished second. Fàbregas finished as the top scorer and the Player of the Tournament.
- He participated in the UEFA European Under-17 Championship. Though Spain finished second, Cesc was named the best player.
- Cesc debuted for Spain’s U-16 team in 2002. He played for their youth teams and eventually debuted for the senior squad in 2006.
- He participated in the 2006 World Cup and was nominated the Gillette Young Player of the tournament.
- Spain won the UEFA Euro 2008, and Fàbregas was included in the Team of the Tournament. He also participated in the 2009 Confederations Cup.
- Cesc participated in the 2010 World Cup. He provided the assist for the winning goal in the final against the Netherlands, where Spain won their first World Cup title. Spain later won the UEFA Euro 2012 against Italy.
- He was part of the squad that finished second in the 2013 Confederations Cup. Fàbregas participated in the 2014 World Cup, though Spain suffered a shock group-stage elimination.
- Cesc captained Spain for the first time in March 2015. Though they qualified for the UEFA Euro 2016, they were eliminated early on. He was not selected for Spain’s 2018 World Cup squad.
- In May 2018, Cesc married his girlfriend Daniella Semaan from Lebanon. Their first daughter Lia was born in 2013, and their second daughter Capri was born in 2015. Their son Leonardo was born in 2017.
- Cesc was temporarily banned from driving in the United Kingdom after committing a speeding violation.
- Fàbregas was formerly sponsored by the sportswear brand Nike. He had the one-episode show named “The Cesc Fàbregas Show: Nike Live” which premiered in 2008.
- Fàbregas provided commentary for the BBC’s coverage of the 2018 World Cup.
- In 2012, Fàbregas signed an endorsement deal with Soul Electronics. Cesc is sponsored by the sportswear brand Puma.
- In 2011, along with his teammates, Cesc was given the Gold Medal of the Royal Order of Sporting Merit.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Cesc Fàbregas now?
Cesc Fàbregas will join Italian football’s Serie B next season, playing for Como. The 35-year-old joined the team on a free transfer and is now a shareholder of the club.
Has Cesc Fàbregas won the Champions League?
The Spanish midfielder is one of the best passers of recent times. He has won many trophies with Spain, including the EURO in 2008 and 2012, and the World Cup in 2010. But he has never been able to win the UEFA Champions League trophy.
Is Fàbregas a good football player?
Cesc Fabregas is an excellent midfielder who has played in the Premier League for many years. He has a great passing range, is a good playmaker, and can also score goals.
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