Luis Fabiano’s regret revealedMarch 25th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 25 (IANS) Sao Paulo striker Luis Fabiano confessed that he regrets not having played for one of Europe’s biggest teams.
The 31-year-old striker left Sao Paulo in 2004 to play for Portuguese club Porto, later landing at Spain’s Sevilla FC.
At Sevilla, Fabiano quickly became a fan favourite and club idol, Xinhua reported.
Due to his excellent performance over his seven years at Sevilla FC, where he played in 230 games and scored 107 goals, Fabiano attracted the attention of many clubs throughout Europe.
He revealed Saturday that both Spain’s Real Madrid and Italy’s AC Milan officially demonstrated interest in acquiring him. However, Sevilla’s club president did not accept any of the offers, opting to retain the striker during his prime and dominant years of play.
Fabiano said he regretted not having the experience of playing for either one of the big names, stating that he felt sad when reflecting on the past, something that had stained his career and he would always wonder what could have been.
At Sao Paulo, Fabiano is revered to as an idol. In his two stints with the team, he played 194 games, scoring 133 goals.
Fabiano added that if the possibility were to present itself to play for a major European team, he would jump at it. However, he hinted that his retirement may come after the 2014 World Cup.