|Date of Birth||
24 September 1979
|Place of Birth||
São Carlos, Brazil
1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Fabio Aurelio Rodrigues (born 24 September 1979) is a Brazilian footballer who played as a left-back for Liverpool from 2006 to 2012.
On 3 July 2006 the Liverpool Echo published an interview with Aurélio where he explained "I am going to a new club in which the trainer knows me, to see if I can conquer the objectives I have set myself. The most important moments I had in my career were the titles (with Valencia) and that was with Benitez. He trusted me and he continues to trust me and that is what I value more." On July 5 the transfer was confirmed by Liverpool.
On 3 April 2007 in the Champions League first leg tie against PSV Eindhoven, Aurelio was stretchered off the field on the 73rd minute after rupturing his achilles tendon. After receiving the ball Aurelio immediately yelled out in pain and reached for his calf. Achilles injuries tend to "pop" and can be heard by people close by. On the replays Aurelio can clearly be seen looking immediately behind him to look at what he thought had hit him, such as the force of the tendon snapping. Fabio was immediately stretchered off the field to be replaced by winger Mark Gonzalez. Fabio missed the rest of Liverpool's 2006–07 campaign, returning to the squad on 18 September 2007, coming on as a substitute in the 1–1 draw against Porto in the Champions League group phase.
On 1 June 2012, it was confirmed that Aurelio's contract had expired. A day later he signed for Brazilian club Gremio.
Overall, Aurelio's Liverpool career was minorly successful but ridden with injuries.
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- Fábio Aurélio career stats at Soccerbase