Fábio Alexandre da Silva Coentrão (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈfabju kwẽˈtɾɐ̃w̃]; born 11 March 1988) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portugal national team. Mainly a left back he can also operate as a left winger, and occasionally as a defensive midfielder.
After starting playing professionally with Rio Ave, he signed for Benfica at 19, going on to be loaned several times before becoming an important member of the first team, as a left-back. In 2011, he joined Real Madrid.
A Portuguese international since 2009, Coentrão represented the nation in two World Cups and one European Championship.Close