Cesc Fabregas

This is a Catalan name; the first family name is Fàbregas and the second is Soler.
Cesc Fàbregas

Personal information
Full name Francesc Fàbregas i Soler
Date of birth 4 May 1987 (age 22)
Place of birth Vilassar de Mar, Spain
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Arsenal
Number 4
Youth career
–1997 Mataró
1997–2003[2] Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps† (Gls)†
2003– Arsenal 180 (28)
National team‡
2002–2003 Spain U16 8 (1)
2003–2004 Spain U17 14 (7)
2005 Spain U20 5 (0)
2004–2005 Spain U21 11 (2)
2006– Spain 47 (5)
2004– Catalonia 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:43, 31 January 2010 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:43, 31 January 2010 (UTC)
Francesc "Cesc" Fàbregas i Soler (born 4 May 1987) is a professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder. He captains the English Premier League club Arsenal and plays for the Spanish national team.
Fàbregas started his career as a trainee with Barcelona but was signed by Arsenal in September 2003 at the age of 16. Following injuries to key midfielders in the 2004–05 season, he established himself as Arsenal's starting central midfielder and playmaker. He went on to break several of the club's records, earning a reputation as one of the best young players for his position of his generation.
In international football, the Spaniard's national career began when he represented the Under-17 side at the 2003 FIFA U-17 World Championship in Finland. As a result of his club performances, he was called up to the senior squad in 2006. He has played in the 2006 FIFA World Cup and Euro 2008, where he helped Spain to become eventual winners in the latter.