Fabio Coentrao is one of the best left backs in the current football scene thanks to his solid game in attack, excellent dribbling skills, powerful shot and versatility, which allows him to play anywhere down the wings. He is very experienced despite his young age.
The first important team he played for was Rio Ave, with whom he made his First Division debut when he was just 16. His excellent performances caught Benfica's attention, who decided to sign him in 2007 and loaned him out to Nacional, notching 16 appearances and 4 goals. Coentrao returned to Rio Ave after a brief spell with Spanish side Zaragoza. His good run in the 2008/09 campaign secured his return to Benfica, with whom he truly blossomed and won his first titles, such as the 2009/10 edition of the league and the 2010/11 Cup of Portugal.
Coentrao first played for his country on the youth national teams, making his first team debut in 2009 against Bosnia-Herzegovina.
- Place of Birth: Vila do Conde, Portugal
- Date of Birth: 03/11/1988
- Position: Defender
- Weight: 72 kg
- Height: 179 cm
- Nationality: Portuguese
- La Liga (Spanish League): 2011/12
- Spanish Super Cup: 2012
- Portuguese League: 2010
- Cup of Portugal: 2011