Fábio Vieira (footballer, born 2000)

Fábio Vieira
Personal information
Full name Fábio Daniel Ferreira Vieira[1]
Date of birth (2000-05-30) 30 May 2000 (age 22)[1]
Place of birth Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal[1]
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Position(s) Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 21
Youth career
2008–2019 Porto
2015–2016Padroense (loan)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2019–2021 Porto B 28 (9)
2020–2022 Porto 54 (8)
2022– Arsenal 0 (0)
National team
2018 Portugal U18 2 (0)
2019 Portugal U19 9 (1)
2019–2020 Portugal U20 4 (2)
2019– Portugal U21 21 (13)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 14 May 2022
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 10:06, 6 June 2022 (UTC)

Fábio Daniel Ferreira Vieira (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈfabiu viˈɐjɾɐ]; born 30 May 2000) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Premier League club Arsenal.

Club career


Born in Santa Maria da Feira, Aveiro District, Vieira played nine matches as Porto's juniors won the 2018–19 UEFA Youth League, and scored to open their 3–1 win against Chelsea in the final in Nyon on 29 April.[2] On 24 October 2018, in a group game, he was sent off for two yellow cards in a 2–1 loss at Lokomotiv Moscow.[3]

Vieira made his senior debut with Porto B on 24 February 2019, coming on as a 57th-minute substitute for João Mário in a 1–0 away defeat to Arouca in the LigaPro.[4] Six months and a day later, he scored for the first time with a penalty in a 3–1 away victory over Farense.[5]

Vieira played his first competitive match with the first team on 10 June 2020, featuring 19 minutes in the 1–0 Primeira Liga home defeat of Marítimo.[6][7] Again from the bench, he scored his first goal in the competition on 5 July to help the hosts beat Belenenses SAD 5–0,[8] and totalled eight appearances at the end of the season for the eventual champions.[9]

On 27 October 2020, in only his second appearance in the UEFA Champions League, Vieira netted in the 2–0 win against Olympiacos in the group stage after starting at the Estádio do Dragão.[10] On 20 March 2022, his 32nd-minute strike decided the local derby at Boavista.[11] He scored his first league brace two weeks later, his side's first and second goals in a 3–0 home win over Santa Clara.[12]

He found more space within the first team during the 2021–22 campaign, especially after impressing in the 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship where he was named player of the tournament,[13][14] providing two hat-tricks of assists against Moreirense and Beleneses SAD[15] and totalling 14 – second-best in the league – and six goals[16] to help his side to a domestic double of the league and Taça de Portugal.[17][18]


On 17 June 2022, Porto reached an agreement with Premier League club Arsenal for the transfer of Vieira for a €35 million fee plus €5 million in add-ons.[19] On 21 June 2022, Arsenal announced Vieira as the new player on a long-term contract. Vieira was given the number 21 shirt.[20]

International career

Vieira played all five matches as Portugal finished runners-up to Spain at the 2019 UEFA European Under-19 Championship in Armenia. In the group phase against the same team on 17 July, he earned a 1–1 draw with a free kick in Yerevan.[21] He and teammate Félix Correia were named in the Team of the Tournament.[22]

On 14 November 2019, Vieira won his first cap for the under-21 side, being booked in the 0–0 friendly home draw with Slovenia.[23] Five days later, he scored once and provided one assist in a 3–2 victory in Norway in the 2021 UEFA European Championship qualifiers.[24] He was voted best player of the finals in Hungary and Slovenia, featuring in all six games and netting once for the runners-up.[13]

Career statistics


As of match played 14 May 2022[25]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National cup[a] League cup[b] Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Porto B 2019–20 LigaPro 23 7 23 7
2020–21 4 2 4 2
Total 27 9 27 9
Porto 2019–20 Primeira Liga 8 2 8 2
2020–21 Primeira Liga 19 0 3 0 1 0 6[c] 1 29 3
2021–22 Primeira Liga 27 6 5 1 2 0 5[d] 0 39 7
Total 54 8 7 1 3 0 11 1 75 10
Career total 71 10 7 1 3 0 11 0 102 19
  1. ^ Includes Taça de Portugal and FA Cup
  2. ^ Includes Taça da Liga and EFL Cup
  3. ^ Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  4. ^ Two appearances in UEFA Champions League, three appearances in UEFA Europa League


Porto Youth




  1. ^ a b c d "Fábio Vieira" (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  2. ^ a b Almeida, Isaura (29 April 2019). "FC Porto é campeão Europeu Sub-19" [FC Porto are Under-19 European champions]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  3. ^ Gonçalves, André (24 October 2018). "Youth League: FC Porto derrotado em Moscovo" [Youth League: FC Porto defeated in Moscow] (in Portuguese). One Football. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Arouca-FC Porto B, 1–0: Arouquenses somam 4.ª vitória seguida" [Arouca-FC Porto B, 1–0: Men from Arouca get fourth win a row]. Record (in Portuguese). 24 February 2019. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  5. ^ Chambino, João (25 August 2019). "FC Porto B impõe primeira derrota do campeonato ao Farense (1–3)" [FC Porto B impose first defeat of the season on Farense (1–3)] (in Portuguese). Barlavento. Retrieved 9 December 2019.
  6. ^ Fernandes, Mariana (10 June 2020). "FC Porto vence Marítimo no Dragão com golo de Corona e volta a ser líder isolado (1–0) – como aconteceu" [FC Porto beat Marítimo at the Dragon with goal from Corona and are again alone in first place (1–0) – how it happened]. Observador (in Portuguese). Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  7. ^ "Pepe: o que Fábio Vieira vem provar e algo estranho nos relvados por estes dias" [Pepe: what Fábio Vieira goes to prove and something strange on the pitches these days]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 11 June 2020. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  8. ^ De Sousa, Guilherme (5 July 2020). "Goleada coloca FC Porto mais perto do título" [Rout brings FC Porto closer to title] (in Portuguese). TSF. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  9. ^ Monteiro, Bruno Filipe (22 August 2020). "Novo contrato de Fábio Vieira com o FC Porto está congelado" [New Fábio Vieira contract with FC Porto is frozen]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  10. ^ "Soccer-Vieira bags maiden Champions League goal in Porto victory". Reuters. 27 October 2020. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  11. ^ "Dragões conquistam dérbi da Invicta" [Dragons take Invicta derby] (in Portuguese). Rádio e Televisão de Portugal. 20 March 2022. Retrieved 5 April 2022.
  12. ^ Antunes, Inês (5 April 2022). "FC Porto 3–0 Santa Clara: Como cresceste, Fábio" [FC Porto 3–0 Santa Clara: How you've grown, Fábio] (in Portuguese). SAPO. Retrieved 5 April 2022.
  13. ^ a b c "2021 Under-21 EURO Player of the Tournament: Fábio Vieira". UEFA. 6 June 2021. Retrieved 7 June 2021.
  14. ^ "Fábio Vieira destaca-se no FC Porto: 20 golos com a participação do médio" [Fábio Vieira highligthed at FC Porto: 20 goals with participation from midfielder]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 5 April 2022. Retrieved 6 June 2022.
  15. ^ "Fábio Vieira encanta espanhóis: "Faz assistências de três em três"" [Fábio Vieira delights Spaniards: "He makes assists three at a time"]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 25 January 2022. Retrieved 6 June 2022.
  16. ^ ""Diogo Costa é uma cópia de Baía. Se calhar, um pouco mais requintado com os pés"" ["Diogo Costa is a copy of Baía. Maybe, with a little more finesse with his feet"]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 16 May 2022. Retrieved 6 June 2022.
  17. ^ a b Ribeiro, Patrick (7 May 2022). "Zaidu winner takes Porto to the title away to bitter rivals Benfica". PortuGOAL. Retrieved 8 May 2022.
  18. ^ a b Farr, Jamie (22 May 2022). "Taça de Portugal Final: Porto take down Tondela to seal domestic double". PortuGOAL. Retrieved 1 June 2022.
  19. ^ "OFICIAL: DRAGÕES CONFIRMAM «PRINCÍPIO DE ACORDO» POR FÁBIO VIEIRA". www.abola.pt (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2022-06-17.
  20. ^ "Fabio Vieira joins on long-term contract". Fabio Vieira joins on long-term contract. Retrieved 2022-06-21.
  21. ^ "Europeu Sub-19: Portugal empata com Espanha e está bem colocado para passar" [Under-19 Euro: Portugal draw with Spain and are well-placed to advance]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 17 July 2019. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  22. ^ "Fábio Vieira e Félix Correia no onze ideal do Europeu de sub-19" [Fábio Vieira and Félix Correia in Under-19 European Championship Best XI]. Record (in Portuguese). 30 July 2019. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  23. ^ Esteves, Adérito (14 November 2019). "Sub-21: Portugal-Eslovénia, 0–0 (crónica)" [Under-21: Portugal-Slovenia, 0–0 (match report)] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  24. ^ "Portugal sofre mas vence na Noruega" [Portugal suffer but win in Norway]. Record (in Portuguese). 19 November 2019. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  25. ^ Fábio Vieira at Soccerway
  26. ^ Celso, Marcos (16 July 2020). "FC Porto é campeão nacional 2019/2020" [FC Porto are 2019/2020 national champions] (in Portuguese). Rádio e Televisão de Portugal. Retrieved 20 July 2020.
  27. ^ "Fábio Vieira é o médio do mês com mais um por cento do que outro dragão" [Fábio Vieira is midfielder of the month with one percent more than another dragon] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 10 May 2022. Retrieved 10 May 2022.
  28. ^ "Fábio Vieira eleito o melhor jovem da Liga em janeiro" [Fábio Vieira voted League's best youngster in January]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 22 February 2022. Retrieved 27 February 2022.
  29. ^ "2019 U19 EURO team of the tournament". UEFA. 30 July 2019. Retrieved 9 June 2021.
  30. ^ "Under-21 EURO Squad of the Tournament". UEFA. 7 June 2021. Retrieved 9 June 2021.

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