Sunday, April 26, 2015


Hot Shot Fabiano

Back in the day there used to be a cartoon character named Hot Shot Hamish. As can be inferred by the name he was a Scottish player with a very hard shot.

Patrick Fabiano isn't Scottish. He was born in Brazil in 1987 but like many of his compatriots decided to seek fame and fortune overseas and after stints in Bolivia and Mexico found himself signing for Kuwaiti side Al Nasr in 2009/2010.

In 2010 he packed his toothbrush and headed to United Arab Emirates for spells with Al Khaleej and Hatta with a few games for Paranaese in his homeland sandwiched in between but the lure of the gulf was too strong as his goal scoring exploits were making clubs sit up and take notice.

He returned to UAE with second tier side Al Fujairah and continued where he left off, rattling in the goals for fun.

Clubs in Kuwait had obviously continued tracking him and in July 2014 he signed for Kazma in the Premier League. He scored in his second game back and in December wrote his name in the record books scoring after seven seconds against Yarmouk - the fastest goal in the league's history.

With 16 goals in 19 games he is presently the league's leading scorer.

His consistent scoring record impressed the national team selectors of Timor Leste somehow and he made his debut for his adopted country in an ASEAN Football Federation Championship Qualifier against Brunei, netting once in the 4-2 win.

The 27 year old scored his second goal for Timor Leste against Mongolia in a World Cup Qualifier in Ulan Bator suggesting this is a guy who can produce goals on the big occasion and it looks like his country will need him. The ASEAN minnows have been drawn alongside United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Palestine and Malaysia offering him an opportunity to build up the air miles.

For now though it is his club side Kazma who have first dibs and despite the club having little to play for, they sit 6th in the 14 team league 16 points off the leaders Al Kuwait, Fabiano will now if he keeps rattling in the goals big clubs will come a sniffing once the season ends.

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