Fabio Coentrao Biography
(Portuguese Retired Footballer Who Played as a Left Winger)
Birthday: March 11, 1988 (Pisces)
Born In: Vila do Conde, Portugal
Fabio Coentrao is a Portuguese professional footballer who currently plays as a left-back for the Portuguese national team. He has also played for the Portuguese club Rio Ave, Real Madrid, and Benfica. A Portuguese international player since 2009, he has represented the nation in one European Championship and two World Cups. Born in Vila do Conde, Coentrão was raised in the Caxinas fishing neighborhood. He kicked off his youth football career at the young age of 11 by joining the Rio Ave football club in 1999. His hard work and unbeatable dedication landed him a spot in the club’s senior team in 2005. In 2007, Coentrão was named to the Portugal U20 team and played for the 2007 Madeira Cup, becoming the competition's top scorer. He also represented his country in the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup. On the personal front, the popular footballer has been married since 2010 and has two children.