HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a free transfer by the Philadelphia Union on June 28, 2013.
Entering his third full season with the team, Fabio Alves – known as Fabinho – brings a steady, veteran presence to the Union’s back line. Skilled on the ball, this left back has provided experience and character to Philadelphia's locker room. Picked up a U.S. Permanent Resident Card in 2015, qualifying him as a domestic player in MLS competitions.
Spent three seasons in Australia's A-League, with Melbourne Victory (2011) and Sydney FC (2012-13), notably playing alongside Italian great Alessandro Del Piero. Prior to that, Fabinho played for various clubs in South America, including Londrina, Coritiba, J. Malucelli, Ponte Preta, Paysandu, Mixto, and Volta Redonda.