Cesc Fabregas Biography

Cesc Fabregas Biography

Francesc "Cesc" Fàbregas Soler born May 4, 1987 in Arenys de Mar, Catalonia, Spain is a Spanish footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Arsenal in the English Premier League and for the Spanish national team.

Fàbregas started his career as a trainee with FC Barcelona but was signed by Arsenal in July 2003.

He did not feature much in his first season for the Gunners, but following injuries to key midfielders in the 2004-05 season, he became utilised more often and gradually established himself as Arsenal's starting central midfielder alongside Gilberto Silva.

Having made the first team at a young age, the teenager went on to break several of the club's records as he began to earn a reputation of a technically-gifted player, excellent passer of the ball and key component of the Arsenal lineup.

While Gilberto Silva provides a more defensive presence, Fàbregas functions primarily as a playmaker. In international football, the Spaniard's national career began at the youth level, representing the Under-17 side at the 2003 FIFA U-17 World Championship.

As a result of his club performances, he was called up the senior squad and played in the 2006 World Cup. In 2006, Fàbregas committed his long-term future to Arsenal and signed an eight-year contract.