Brazilian fullback Fabio da Silva started his national team career in the u17s. He was part of the Brazil squad to the 2007 FIFA u-17 World Cup tournament in South Korea. Fabio da Silva was the captain of that Brazilian u-17 squad.

Fabio da Silva was the joint topscorer with two goals as Brazil crashed out of the aforementioned u-17 World Cup at the round of 16 stage. Fabio and his Brazilian teammates were on the receiving end of a 1-0 defeat at the hands of African nation Ghana in the round of 16. Brazil were knocked out of the tournament as a result of the slender loss to Ghana.

Utility fullback Fabio had a very good record in front of goal while he was in the Brazil u-17 team. He scored ten goals in 13 matches for the Brazil u-17s.

Fabio da Silva waited for four years before making the step up to the senior team. He was invited to the Brazil senior squad in 2011 as he was rewarded for his extended run in the Manchester United team. Fabio was called up to the Selecao squad ahead of the Costa Rica and Mexico games in October 2011.

Fullback Fabio made his debut for the Brazilian senior team during the friendly clash with Costa Rica on October 7, 2011. He made his second and last appearance for the Selecao till date against Mexico on October 11, 2011.

Fabio started out as a defensive midfielder before he was converted to a fullback. He is comfortable as a left-back or as a right-back.The Brazilian defender came through the ranks at Fluminense in his native Brazil before he made his professional debut for Manchester United. Fabio has also played for clubs such as Queens Park Rangers (QPR), Cardiff City, Middlesbroughand Nantes.



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