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One of the most prominent professional footballers from Portugal today is Fábio Alexandre da Silva Coentrão i.e. Fabio Coentrao. He is currently a member of Sporting CP, playing there on a loan from Spanish giants Real Madrid. The Portugal national team player is a left back who operates as a left winger and a defensive midfielder, as well.
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He joined Benfica at the age of 19, after playing professionally at Rio Ave. Since then, he has been loaned many times, before he turned into a major part as a left back of the first team. Then, in 2011, he signed into Real Madrid. He has represented the Portuguese international team since 2009, including two World Cup tournaments and a European Championship.
In 2004, Coentrão joined Rio Ave, a club based in his hometown. He was only 16 at that time, and in the next season, he played three Primeira Liga matches for a northern team which would get relegated. He soon established himself as a primary choice in the 2006–07 season, with Rio Ave hardly missing the promotion back. Following a successful in Taça de Portugal, Sporting CP drew the closing line with a 2–1 victory. Coentrao made a goal for his club from 30 metres away. During his tenure with the team, he got nicknamed “Figo das Caxinas.” At the end of the season, he got declared as the Breakthrough Player of the Year, and many teams got interested in him, including Benfica and Sporting. Coentrao chose Benfica, after 29 appearances and 5 goals for Rio Ave between 2005 and 2007.
Coentrao joined Benfica in 2007, and his first insignificant opportunity to play for the team came in January 2008, followed by a few more of such chances, until he joined C.D. Nacional of Madeira on loan where he stayed till the season’s ended. In May of the same year, he got noticed for scoring 2 goals in a 3–0 away win over FC Porto, who had already been declared as the league champions.
In summer 2008 summer, Coentrão joined Real Zaragoza, again on a loan. The team has just faced relegation to the Segunda División of Spain. The same season, he came back to Rio Ave in January 2009, once again on loan, because he still belonged to Benfica. In February, he made an individual goal, but the match ended in a loss of 1–3 loss at Porto for his team.
In October 2009, his Benfica contract got an extension till 2015, and his release clause was set at €30million. In December, after playing a few games as a left back for Benfica, he made his first goal in a European competition, as he netted the ball against Belarus‘s FC BATE Borisov, and his team had a 2–1 away victory for the group stage of Europa League.
In February 2010, 20% of his economic rights on Coentrao’s future transfer was sold to Benfica Stars Fund, a third party owner, with a tag of €15million, and the fund making a payment of €3 million. It was a breakthrough year for him, as he played for 2,851 minutes in 43 official matches. The club not only won the league but also the Portuguese League Cup. He became the Portuguese League Breakthrough Player of the Year.
In September 2010, he was completely stable at his club, and his Benfica contract got further extended to 2016. His first ever career brace came in November, as he helped his team gain a 4–3 victory over Olympique Lyonnais in the group stage of the Champions League. It was during the fast break of 67 minutes, as he collaborated with Carlos Martins and led the hosts to a score of 4–0.
In mid-2011, Benfica had extensive negotiations with Real Madrid, and they agreed upon a transfer of Coentrao to the Spanish team, for €30million, and the player signed a contract of six years to join the team in place of Ezequiel Garay who replaced Coentrao in Benfica. After debuting in a pre-season friendly in which he assisted Karim Benzema, his first official matches took place against Barcelona for Supercopa de España. He played as a defensive midfielder in the first half, and a left back in the second game.
Coentrão’s La Liga debut was in August 2011 against Zaragoza, as a central midfielder, and the match resulted in a 6–0 victory. He has been seen plying in various positions and José Mourinho even sent him to play as the right back against Sporting de Gijón and Barcelona. It was his first league win. His first goal for the Spanish team came in December 2012, as he netted a pass by Cristiano Ronaldo, ending the match with a result of 2–2.
In September 2013, Real Madrid agreed to loan him to Manchester United, but the agreement fell through as they could not successfully rope in Guilherme Siqueira as a replacement from Granada. Coentrao started several major tournament matches, and became a reliable member of the team, even though he was sparingly sent to the field by Carlo Ancelotti, the team manager, mainly because of his injuries.
In August 2015, it was announced he got loaned to AS Monaco, and he made his debut in a match with Gazélec Ajaccio. He scored his first goal for the new team after 11 days against Montpellier HSC. Coentrao made only 3 appearances in the league championship of 2016-17, which was won by Real Madrid. He was unfit, and admitted that. He appeared in twice in the group matches of Champions League which was also won by Real. In 2017, Coentrão joined Sporting on a loan, dismissing his own statement that the only Portuguese team he would play for is Benfica.
Coentrao joined the youth level team of Portugal in 2005. Eventually, he went on to represent Portugal’s U-20 World Cup in 2007; the same year, he also made it to the U-21 team. Following his consistent club performances, in 2009–10, he got a senior call-up for the first time in November 2009 to participate in the qualification playoffs of World Cup for 2010. Coentrão’s first international goal was in 2011, and it was a rare header shot against Luxembourg. He appeared as a left defender in all matches and all minutes of the 2012 UEFA Euro.
Coentrão got injured in the first game of Portugal during World Cup 2014, and had to sit out of the remaining tournament. He was a key player in Portugal’s home victory against Serbia in 2015 which helped the team sit at the top of the qualifying group in Euro 2016, and he also scored a winning shot. He had to miss Euro 2016because of his thigh injury, and he was seen again in the qualifier match of World Cup against Hungary.
The net worth of Fabio Coentrao is speculated as $25 million, though his salary and sponsorship earnings are not definitely known. His house in Spain is worth $0.8 million, and comes with a swimming pool, jacuzzi, home cinema, and home office among other amenities. He also owns a $60,000 Audi Q7 car.
Fabio Coentrao s married to the love of his life, Andreia Santos, and the couple together has an adorable daughter, Victoria Coentrao.
Coentrao has secured a number of individual awards since the beginning of his career. The following are the honours of the player: