Francesc Fabregas Soler is a Spanish footballer who has crossed European football. Fabregas is known as a creative midfielder who is able to send accurate passes to the opponent’s defense area.
Fabregas was born on May 4, 1987, in Arenys de Mar, Spain. He was born to Francesc Fabregas Sr. and Nuria Soler. His father worked as a property entrepreneur, while his mother worked as a cake entrepreneur.
Fabregas lives in an area that still often shows matador around him. However, his life was not really happy because his parents decided to divorce.
At that time, his father was the most famous property entrepreneur. He was heavily involved in modern construction in Barcelona. While his mother has a cake business that continues to grow. Same with Fabregas’ father, his mother is also a cake entrepreneur known in Barcelona. Her business grew to be able to sell ingredients to make cakes.
After the divorce, Fabregas’s parents still maintain their good communication.
Fabregas has a sister named Carlota Fabregas. Both of them help their mother to develop her cake business.
Although his parents divorced, Fabregas’s love for football continued to develop.
He began his football career in 1995. At that time Fabregas joined his first academy, CE Mataro. Two years studying there, Fabregas then joined the La Masia academy.
At La Masia, he routinely practiced one to two times a week. Please note, Fabregas studied in Barcelona along with Lionel Messi and Gerard Pique.
Fabregas, who at that time played as a defensive midfielder, successfully scored 30 goals in one season. However, he played at home, he rarely got full trust from the coach.
After getting enough knowledge at the La Masia academy, Fabregas flew to England to join the Arsenal’s youth team. Until finally on October 23, 2003, Fabregas made his debut in the Arsenal’s main team when they faced Rotherham United.
At that time, Fabregas managed to become the youngest player to debut with Arsenal.
Shortly thereafter, Fabregas returned to create a record with Arsenal. He became the Gunners’ youngest goal-scorer when dealing with Wolverhampton Wanderers. In the match, Arsenal managed to crush the Wolves with a score of 5-1.
Continuing to show brilliant performances with the London club, Fabregas then signed a contract in September 2004.
In the 2004/05 season, when Arsenal appeared in the Champions League, Fabregas became the second youngest scorer in the Champions League history. Arsenal, who then faced Rosenborg, managed to win with a score of 5-1.
Fabregas’ first contribution to Arsenal happened on May 21, 2005. The Gunners managed to subvert the resistance of Manchester United in the FA Cup race in Cardiff.
A year later, Fabregas extended his contract with Arsenal for the next five years. During that time, he managed to achieve various achievements. Among them, UEFA Team of the Year 2006, Premier League Player of the Month January 2007, Arsenal Player of the Season in 2007, PFA Young Player of the Year, and PFA Team of the Year.
In May 2008, Fabregas appeared in a TV show with his two men, a comedian named Matt Lucas, several of his teammates, and his manager, Arsene Wenger.
The event was called The Cesc Fabregas Show: Nike Live.
In the same year, Fabregas was appointed as Arsenal’s captain by becoming the successor to William Gallas.
Because he continued to play extraordinary with Arsenal, Fabregas was later recalled by Barcelona in 2011. The Spanish man was contracted for 35 million euros.
With Barcelona, Fabregas is no less formidable. His appearance continues to be consistent. In 2011 Fabregas collaborated with Puma and various other well-known brands.
In the 2011/12 season, he won the Supercoppa Cup, Copa Del Rey, and FIFA Club World Cup. He also received the award as the best midfielder.
After success at Barcelona, Fabregas continued his career by returning to England. But this time, he joined Chelsea. He debuted with the Blues on August 18, 2014.
Fabregas’s consistent game led him to various prestigious titles. He won the Premier League title in the 2014/15 and 2016/17 seasons.
Besides his success with the club, Fabregas’ achievements with the Spanish national team also should not be underestimated. He debuted in the Spanish national team U16, U17, to be able to join the senior squad.
The climax was when Fabregas managed to win the European Cup in 2008 and 2012 until the World Cup with the Matador team in 2010.
Now, Fabregas is still continuing his extraordinary journey. He joined the French club, AS Monaco. There, he reunited with his teammate when he was at Arsenal, Thierry Henry.
But the difference is, Henry plays as his current coach.