Fabio Aurelio is a professional football player who was born on September 24, 1979 in Sao Carlos, Brazil. He has represented his country at various levels and has been a part of the Under-17, Under-20 and Under-21 national teams. Fabio Aurelio also played for the national side at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
He began his professional football career with the youth team at São Paulo, and made his debut for its senior team later in 1997. Fabio Aurelio was a part of the side that won the Sao Paulo State Championship in 1998 and 2000.
In 2000, Fabio Aurelio signed a six year contract with the Spanish football club Valencia. He had a spectacular 2001-02 season, when he helped the club win their first La Liga championship in 31 years. In the following season, Fabio Aurelio made a name for himself as one of the best left-backs in the league by netting eight league goals and ten goals in total, inclusive of all competitions. He has made a total of 95 appearances for this club.
In 2006, Fabio Aurelio moved to the English football club Liverpool and was the first Brazilian footballer to play for this club. He made his debut for the club as a substitute on August 13, 2006 in a game against Chelsea in the 2006 Community Shield, where they won 2-1., He missed the rest of the 2006–07 season due to an injury, but came back to the squad the following season on September 18, 2007 and played as a substitute in the game against F.C. Porto in the Champions League group phase.
OnMarch 2, 2008, Fabio Aurelio scored the first goal for Liverpool in a league game against Bolton Wanderers at the Reebok Stadium, which his club won 3-1. With this impressive performance he established himself as the first choice left-back for Liverpool.
Fabio Aurelio is primarily plays as a left-back, but can also adapt to the left-midfield position, which makes him a versatile player. His fine performances during the matches are a result of his accurate passing and brilliant curling free-kicks.