10 years ago Jeffrey 1
Photo credits to José Barbosa Fotografia
Fabio Coentrao‘s name recently popped up in online newspapers and football blogs and forums. English Premier League club Liverpool has been rumored to be targeting the Portuguese left back as a possible replacement for flop Paul Konchesky.
Coentrao was also a target of other big clubs such as Manchester United, Chelsea, Sporting Lisbon and Real Madrid.
The 22 year old has been with Benfica since 2007, but presently on loaned to Rio Ave where he started his career as a youth. Also had loan spells in Nacional and Real Zaragosa.
He is not reluctant to go up in the opponent’s box and can score goals if given the chance.
According to World Soccer Magazine, his football style resembles that of Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben.
I am pretty sure he’ll become on of the Europe’s if not the world best left back.
Position: Left Back, Left Wing
Birthdate: March 11, 1988
Height: 5′ 10″
Birthplace: Vila do Conde, Portugal
Clubs: Benfica, Rio Ave, Nacional, Real Zaragosa
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