Marco Fabian: a career in pictures
An attacking midfielder who can also play up front, new Eintracht Frankfurt signing Marco Fabian started his career with his hometown club Chivas Guadalajara in 1997...
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...the same club with which current Bayer 04 Leverkusen star Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez began his path to football superstardom.
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Fabian made his debut with Chivas in 2007 at the age of 18, but only scored two goals for the club until his breakthrough season in 2010/11...
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...when he scored seven goals in 18 games. Fabian continued to improve in 2011/12, scoring 19 goals in 36 games and earning a maiden Mexico call-up.
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He made his internatioonal debut against Venezuela in January 2012 and has won a further 24 caps since.
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Fabian also featured at the 2012 Olympics, competing against Neymar (l.) and Brazil in the final...
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...which Mexico won 2-1 thanks to a brace from Oribe Peralta (l.), here celebrating with Fabian.
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Fabian then spent 2013/14 on loan at Cruz Azul, scoring eight goals in 31 appearances for the capital-city club.
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His impressive domestic displays earned him a call-up to his country's 2014 FIFA World Cup squad. Fabian, seen here in training during the tournament, has always had a penchant for the spectacular and netted two stunners against FC Barcelona in a 2011 friendly.
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His acrobatics, however, were not enough to salvage Mexico's 2014 World Cup efforts.
El Tri, including Fabian and Hernandez (r.), slipped to an agonising 2-1 defeat against Holland at the last-16 stage. © gettyimages / Griffiths
Success was to follow not too long after, however, as Fabian lifted the Apertura 2015 league title with Chivas, scoring three goals en route to his club's first domestic championship success since 2006.
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