Francesc “Cesc” Fabregas Soler is a professional footballer from Spain who currently competes for Chelsea Football Club and the Spain national team. He is a midfielder who plays. At the age of ten, Fabregas joined Barcelona’s youth academy “La Masia” after beginning his football career with CE Mataro. He was signed by Premier League club “Arsenal” in September 2003, where he enjoyed great success. He rose to prominence and broke numerous club records. won the FA Community Shield and FA Cup with Arsenal in 2004 and 2005, respectively. He was transferred by the Spanish professional football team “Barcelona” in 2011 after agreeing to terms of a contract. His accomplishments with Barcelona include winning the UEFA Super Cup, La Liga (2012–13), and Copa del Rey (2011–12). (2011). Later, in 2014, he moved on to Chelsea, where he helped the team win both the Football League Cup (in 2014–15) and the Premier League (in 2014–15 and 2016–17). In March 2006, he faced Spain in his first game. He played on squads that captured the UEFA European Championship and the FIFA World Cup (2010), respectively (2008 and 2012).
Francesc Fabregas Sr. was born on May 4, 1987, in Arenys de Mar, Spain. As the son of the couple Nuria Soler, he was born. His mother owns a bakery business, while his father manages a real estate firm. Later, his parents separated. He loved football as a kid and was a huge FC Barcelona supporter. His father was a football player as well, and he later served as his first coach. 1995 saw the beginning of his club career with “CE Mataro.” He joined Barcelona’s youth academy “La Masia” in 1997 when he was ten years old. Later, he was given the chance to train with “Barcelona” once a week, and eventually joined the team’s full-time academy. He began by practicing as a defensive midfielder, impressing players like Lionel Messi and Gerard Pique.
In Barcelona’s youth teams, he excelled, scoring 30 goals in a single campaign. FC Barcelona didn’t play any team games at Camp Nou, though.
He entered the Premier League team “Arsenal’s” youth program on September 11, 2003, after signing a contract with them. He completed his first game for “Arsenal” on October 28, 2003, in a League Cup match against “Rotherham United.” He did, however, surpass all previous records for the club’s youngest first team player.
Then, in an Arsenal league game against Wolverhampton Wanderers, he scored the winning goal in a 5-1 victory for Arsenal. Beginning with the 2004–05 season, he was in charge of his first team. By scoring a goal in a 3-0 victory over “Blackburn Rovers,” he established the record for the most goals scored by a club player in a league game. In September 2004, he signed his first professional contract with the team to advance his career with “Arsenal.”
In the 2004–2005 season of the “UEFA Champions League,” he scored the third goal for “Arsenal” in a 5-1 victory over “Rosenborg,” becoming the second-youngest goal scorer in the competition’s history. Arsenal won the “FA Cup” on May 21, 2005, after a penalty shootout victory over “Manchester United” at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium. He agreed to a new five-year deal with the team on October 19, 2006, with a three-year extension option. He eventually became an important member of the team and participated in each league game. For the 2006–2007 campaign, he was named to the “UEFA Team of the Year,” and in January 2007, he was honored as the “Premier League Player of the Month.” In September 2007, he again captured the same title.
That season, during which he received numerous individual awards, his successful career with Arsenal continued. The PFA Young Player of the Year, PFA Team of the Year, and Arsenal Player of the Season were among them. She performed in skits on the one-off television program “Cesc Fabregas Show: Nike Live” on May 19, 2008, alongside her parents, the comedian Matt Lucas, a few of her Arsenal teammates, and head coach Arsene Wenger. On November 24 of that year, he was appointed captain of the “Arsenal.” In the 2009–10 season, he was once more chosen for the “PFA Premier League Team of the Year.” On August 15, 2011, after protracted negotiations, Fabregas and “Barcelona” agreed to a £35 million contract. He was required to pay 1 million Euros (over five years) of his annual salary as “Arsenal” as per the terms of the agreement.
In the second round of the Supercopa de Espana, Barcelona faced Real Madrid for the first time, and Barcelona scored their first goal against Porto. Barcelona won the UEFA Super Cup with a 2-0 victory. In the first league game, he scored his first league goal against “Villarreal.” He agreed to a sponsorship agreement with Puma in 2011 and made numerous appearances in their commercials. In January 2014, the German company unveiled a C4 evoPower trunk designed especially for Fabregas. In the 2011–12 season, expect Barcelona to achieve additional successes. The 2011 “Supercopa de Espaa,” the 2011–12 “Copa del Rey,” and the 2011 “FIFA Club World Cup” are a few of them. In addition, he received four best midfielder awards.
In a 5-0 victory over Mallorca during the 2012–13 season, “Barcelona” gave him his first hat trick of his professional career. He captured his first league championship. During the 2013–14 season, he received the second “Supercopa de Espaa” honor. On June 12, 2014, he subsequently agreed to a five-year contract with Chelsea of the Premier League. On August 18, 2014, he made his first attempt to represent the team, and on September 17, 2014, he scored his first goal against Schalke 04. The club’s first league goal helped Chelsea defeat “Crystal Palace” 2–1 on October 18 of that same year. His accomplishments with Chelsea to date include winning the 2014–2015 Football League Cup and the “Premier League” in the 2014–2015 and 2016–17 seasons.
His international career began in 2002 when he played for Spain’s under-16 football squad. At the FIFA U-17 World Championship in 2003, he won the “Golden Ball” and “Golden Shoe,” and in 2004 at the UEFA European U-17 Football Championship, he was named the “Golden Player.” In the UEFA Euro 2008 match, which Spain won 4-1, Fabregas made his international debut and scored his first goal against Russia. His international accomplishments as a member of Spain’s national team include victories at the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the 2010 and 2012 UEFA European Championships.
He is married to Daniella Semaan, with whom he has three children: son Leonardo, born in 2017, and daughters Lia and Capri, born in 2013 and 2015, respectively.