Cesc Fabregas is the Spanish football player who currently plays for the English club, Arsenal FC. Fabregas first made his name in the youth ranks of Barcelona, which prompted interest from various clubs including Arsenal. In the September of 2003, Cesc Fabregas signed for Arsenal for a relatively low sum of money. He was initially used as a defensive midfielder at Barcelona, but Arsene Wenger converted him to the attacking midfielder’s role at Arsenal. It has proven to be a major decision in his career, as he has moved from strength to strength playing in this role.
During his time at Arsenal, Cesc Fabregas has broken many records of the club. He became Arsenal’s youngest ever player to make a first-team debut on 23rd of October 2003. Despite being aged only 16, Arsene Wenger trusted Cesc Fabregas and played him in the League Cup match against Rotherham United. This was the first major breakthrough that Cesc Fabregas has achieved in the game of football, as he never represented Barcelona in spite of playing with the Catalan club since a very young age.
Fabregas moved from strength to strength at Arsenal, which was at that time struggling with a lot of injuries to key midfielders. Fabregas was chosen as the player to replace the injured and he grasped his chance excellently. Following the exit of Patrick Vieira at the end of the 2005 season, Cesc Fabregas started appearing in the first eleven more frequently. Cesc Fabregas had become a regular by the end of the season, and was constant fixture through to the season in the middle of the pitch alongside Gilberto Silva.
Fabregas’ progress led him to be awarded a new contract, despite the existing contract having more than five years to run. At the start of the 2006 season, Cesc Fabregas signed a massive six-year contract in addition to his five-year deal, which was looked upon with surprise by many clubs across the world. Despite its relatively young age, Fabregas continued to dominate the field of Arsenal and was responsible for most of their play in the attacking third of the pitch.
However, it was not until 2008 when he is role in the side was rewarded by the captaincy, which had been vacated by the controversy surrounding William Gallas. The 2009 season saw a major changes in the style of play for Cesc Fabregas. The Spaniard was played in a more attacking role, which saw him score plenty of goals. Rather than just being a creator, Cesc Fabregas was transformed into a goal-scoring machine.
In his eight years at Arsenal, Cesc Fabregas has made more than 200 appearances for the club, while scoring 35 goals in the process. His outstanding achievements at Arsenal definitely did not go unnoticed, as he has been called up regularly for the Spanish national team. So far, he has won the World Cup, the European championships, the FA Cup, the FA Community Shield. He has also played in the Champions League final against Barcelona.