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Re: Goodbye Aurelio
« Reply #600 on: April 8, 2015, 11:04:06 am »
Always find it amazing that some people think Riise was a better player than him. Not even a contest in terms of talent. Shame about the injuries, he was a cracking left back.

If only we could have had a FB with his skill and Riise's strength!

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Re: Goodbye Aurelio
« Reply #601 on: April 8, 2015, 11:06:07 am »
Always find it amazing that some people think Riise was a better player than him. Not even a contest in terms of talent. Shame about the injuries, he was a cracking left back.

I loved Aurelio's time at Liverpool and those two free-kick gems more than a lot of things but Riise to me was better than Aurelio overall. Aurelio's injuries do a massive disservice to him in this debate but if he were to be injury free it would have been an argument which could have gone either way depending upon preferences.
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Re: Goodbye Aurelio
« Reply #602 on: April 8, 2015, 11:14:33 am »
Riise's swift decline in his latter couple of seasons has coloured people's memory of him, I feel. That said, Aurelio was the better technical footballer. Never properly fulfilled his talent though.

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Re: Goodbye Aurelio
« Reply #603 on: April 8, 2015, 11:23:28 am »
Classy player, sweet left foot, excellent vision of the game and always had a good performance when he was on the pitch. If he only wasn't that injury prone...

You've just described my five a side career to a tee.

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Re: Goodbye Aurelio
« Reply #604 on: April 8, 2015, 05:12:39 pm »
Is that really him? And if so, why wasn't he at the charity game? ;)
I believe so, yes. Loads of personal pictures all captioned in Portuguese. I do not think anyone would be arsed to create such an intricate fake of Fabio Aurelio to be honest  ;D

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Re: Fabio Aurelio
« Reply #605 on: April 8, 2015, 10:48:20 pm »
Such a good player and such a shame he suffered from injuries so much

His technique was magnificent to watch. It was like having another Xabi at fullback

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Re: Fabio Aurelio
« Reply #606 on: April 9, 2015, 12:59:39 am »
Always find it amazing that some people think Riise was a better player than him. Not even a contest in terms of talent. Shame about the injuries, he was a cracking left back.

JAR was an excellent player for us and to say it isnt even a contest is a huge discredit to him. Some of the goals he scored and runs he went on were first class and he was solid defensively. His poor last season or so plus that vital mistake in the semi-final seems to have marred his reputation amongst a lot of people.

Loved Fabio, though. Such a cruel shame he saw so little playing time and as another poster said, no coincidence we were awesome the year he managed to play a lot of games. Lovely balanced left side with him and Riera, another player who deserves credit for the way we played that season.

Such a good player and such a shame he suffered from injuries so much

His technique was magnificent to watch. It was like having another Xabi at fullback

Sure I recall Rafa saying that Fabio was the best passer of the ball at the club or the most technically gifted, even when Xabi was here. Or am I going crazy?
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Re: Fabio Aurelio
« Reply #607 on: April 9, 2015, 01:58:35 am »
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Re: Fabio Aurelio
« Reply #608 on: April 9, 2015, 03:09:53 am »
JAR was an excellent player for us and to say it isnt even a contest is a huge discredit to him. Some of the goals he scored and runs he went on were first class and he was solid defensively. His poor last season or so plus that vital mistake in the semi-final seems to have marred his reputation amongst a lot of people.

Loved Fabio, though. Such a cruel shame he saw so little playing time and as another poster said, no coincidence we were awesome the year he managed to play a lot of games. Lovely balanced left side with him and Riera, another player who deserves credit for the way we played that season.

Sure I recall Rafa saying that Fabio was the best passer of the ball at the club or the most technically gifted, even when Xabi was here. Or am I going crazy?

Agree entirely. I always thought aurelio was basically a cracking player, but his injury record limited his contribution. JAR was able to contribute more in his Liverpool career despite not being as gifted. I made a point at the time that as good as aurelio was, we would have been better served looking at a more reliable left back during his time here. Planning, continuity, etc could have been improved. In retrospect that may have been true but his contribution during the 2008/9 season makes me happy we didn't change.
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Re: Fabio Aurelio
« Reply #609 on: July 5, 2015, 01:20:01 pm »
Shame he didn't feature in some of the charity matches of late at Anfield (insert injury pun here). Classy player, much underrated and likeable guy it seems. Nice article on him here:-


http://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/latest-news/187927-aurelio-it-s-great-fans-remember-me


Three years have passed since Fabio Aurelio said farewell to Liverpool but the Brazilian still feels a strong connection to the club and especially the supporters.

Now retired from football and venturing into business around his hometown, the former Reds full-back was in a relaxed mood as he caught up with Liverpoolfc.com.

After offering his thoughts on the recent signing of compatriot Roberto Firmino and the rise of Philippe Coutinho at Anfield, the conversation turned to Aurelio himself.

Back in 2006, he was the first Brazilian to join the club.

Operating on the left side, Aurelio provided a calm, reliable presence in a defensive capacity, but also an outlet for sweeping up the flank with attacking intent.

His technique on the ball was outstanding, typified by his set-piece prowess, with free-kick goals at Old Trafford and Stamford Bridge imprinted in the memories of Kopites.

So while a succession of injuries prevented the defender from making far more than 134 appearances, he remains popular among fans - something he's proud of.

"I have great memories," said Aurelio.

"There is always the feeling that apart from the injuries, I could have done a lot more than what I did. That is the bad feeling I have from the time I spent with Liverpool, because I had some great moments but I couldn't keep it going with a good rhythm - the injuries were always an obstacle that I had to play against.

"But apart from that, the moments I did spend on the pitch were great moments and I will always have them with me. It's always great to see the fans remember those moments now."


Though he was briefly back on Merseyside a year ago, the 35-year-old has yet to return to Anfield to watch his old team in action since leaving.

It's a situation he's keen to change in the near future, however.

Aurelio said: "Last summer I was back in Liverpool. I went to visit some people at Melwood, but the time we have holidays here [in Brazil] is always also the time that the players are on holidays [in England].

"It would be great to go to Anfield again and watch Liverpool play from the stands. Until now I haven't had the opportunity, but I hope to in the future."

In the meantime, the Sao Carlos native is using all means necessary to keep up with Liverpool's exploits, whether that be live on television or on social media.

"They show a lot of the games in Brazil," he added. "I follow LFC on Instagram and it's easier, even with a big distance between us, the internet and television follow the English competitions and Premier League.

"So it's not difficult to follow [Liverpool] and I enjoy doing it a lot."


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Re: Fabio Aurelio
« Reply #610 on: July 5, 2015, 04:46:22 pm »
He was fucking quality
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Re: Fabio Aurelio
« Reply #611 on: September 5, 2015, 02:15:32 pm »
Every one of his touches vs Man U in the 4-1.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4rBs_fiUJc

What a master class at playing Left Back. Ya, he scored the immense free kick to kill the game off at 1-3...but he also had Ronaldo in his back pocket all match. Immense.

I think it is fitting that Stevie G posted a line-up that has Fabio in it on his instagram account to show how much we have fallen...


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Re: Fabio Aurelio
« Reply #612 on: September 6, 2015, 10:41:36 am »
great technical player, only bad words you could say about the guy is his unfortunate fitness issues - as a footballer, he was superb.

the fact he only played 242 games in a career spanning in 16 years says it all unfortunately.
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Re: Fabio Aurelio
« Reply #613 on: September 6, 2015, 02:31:47 pm »
watching that vid, still riles me how things ended with Riera. He could have been so much more for us, had touch, skill, shooting, some pace, good tactical sense and importantly provided something extra with his physical presence as well, could have had 5 / 6 solid years here and locked down that flank. Not spectacular, but consistently useful for the team. Linked well with Aurelio there. What a waste how things ended, didn't help Rafa either, struggled for quality wide players.

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Re: Fabio Aurelio
« Reply #614 on: September 6, 2015, 03:40:29 pm »
great technical player, only bad words you could say about the guy is his unfortunate fitness issues - as a footballer, he was superb.

the fact he only played 242 games in a career spanning in 16 years says it all unfortunately.
That's a startling number

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Re: Fabio Aurelio
« Reply #615 on: September 7, 2015, 03:15:57 am »
great technical player, only bad words you could say about the guy is his unfortunate fitness issues - as a footballer, he was superb.

the fact he only played 242 games in a career spanning in 16 years says it all unfortunately.

Crazy stat.

The amazing thing too is how when he came back from injury he was 100% from the start. Never seemed rusty.
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Re: Fabio Aurelio
« Reply #616 on: January 7, 2016, 10:52:52 am »
Fabio played today with the Legends in Australia. Great that he is not forgotten.
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Re: Fabio Aurelio
« Reply #617 on: February 19, 2017, 04:00:20 pm »
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Re: Fabio Aurelio
« Reply #618 on: February 20, 2017, 12:22:36 am »
Good stuff, thanks.

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Re: Fabio Aurelio
« Reply #619 on: February 22, 2017, 11:05:49 am »
Good article. Considering the statistics on left-footed left backs, we were blessed for a while with both JAR and Fabio.
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Re: Fabio Aurelio
« Reply #620 on: February 22, 2017, 05:50:54 pm »
He was class, a rock defensively after a dodgy start and brilliant on the ball. Really shit about the injuries but if he wasn't a crock he'd have been at Barca or Real years before we even got him soooo!

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Re: Fabio Aurelio
« Reply #621 on: February 22, 2017, 05:56:48 pm »
I'll never forget him and Agger calmly playing out the ball from the back with quick passes in one of Kennys early games after the Owlycunt hoofster went. I nearly cried.

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« Reply #622 on: February 24, 2017, 09:06:01 pm »
He was class, a rock defensively after a dodgy start and brilliant on the ball. Really shit about the injuries but if he wasn't a crock he'd have been at Barca or Real years before we even got him soooo!

True. One good thing about his injuries is that he always played at a certain level even when returning from those injuries. I guess it was due to the fact he relied on intelligence and technique rather than physical force or speed.
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« Reply #623 on: July 22, 2020, 06:37:28 pm »
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« Reply #624 on: July 22, 2020, 10:31:24 pm »
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« Reply #625 on: July 22, 2020, 10:55:26 pm »
Great person and player. Super underrated.

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Re: Fabio Aurelio
« Reply #626 on: July 22, 2020, 11:12:44 pm »
Great person and player. Super underrated.
Not underrated, just too injury prone for his reputation to stick with mainstream media. When fit he was class personified. Very smart and elegant player.

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« Reply #627 on: July 23, 2020, 02:19:20 pm »


OMG, I think I'm in love!  A whole family of reds kitted out there. Brilliant!
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Re: Fabio Aurelio
« Reply #628 on: July 23, 2020, 02:54:53 pm »
 Hardly played unfortunately but when he does always reminds us of his peach of a left foot.

got to love our brazilian contingent. Think it was Doni that got us interested in Alisson through his scouting.




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Re: Fabio Aurelio
« Reply #629 on: July 23, 2020, 05:38:18 pm »
Not underrated, just too injury prone for his reputation to stick with mainstream media. When fit he was class personified. Very smart and elegant player.
He was pure class under Rafa at Valencia, that team was just beastly in general.

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Re: Fabio Aurelio
« Reply #630 on: July 24, 2020, 09:51:20 am »
Always loved Fabio. Brilliant footballer, and massively underrated defensively (often happens to the more technical full backs, as if you can't be both).

He was our first ever Brazilian player. We've done pretty well with Brazilians ever since.

Even the two backup keepers Doni and Cavalieri, both had great distribution
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Re: Fabio Aurelio
« Reply #631 on: July 26, 2020, 09:28:37 am »


https://www.instagram.com/f.aurelio
What a lovely family photo and post. Almost a decade since he left Anfield, it just confirms what we already knew. Class act on and off the pitch.

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Re: Fabio Aurelio
« Reply #632 on: July 26, 2020, 09:50:15 am »
Class player. I had nothing but man-love on him.

That free-kick against Cech and van der Saar though. Nearly made me cry.