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La Liga 2818 1680 Cesc Fabregas- Spanish international midfielder 31232710 Leading man Leading+man La Liga

Given how talented a player Cesc Fabregas is, it is no surprise he has been an integral part of successful stints with two of the soccer world's most storied franchises as well as the dominant Spanish national team.

 

Cesc was fortunate enough to get his big break with English side Arsenal, where at age 17, he was given a chance to start due to injury and became the clubs youngest ever goal scorer.

 

As Cesc started getting more playing time for Arsenal, he also made news off the field, and found himself in some hot water when he was accused of throwing pizza at Manchester United's Alex Ferguson after Arsenal fell to Man U, ending their 49 match unbeated streak in the Premier League.

 

In his first year as a regular starter, Fabregas helped Arsenal reach the Champions League final, where they were defeated by Barcelona. Two seasons later, Fabregas was named Arsenal player of the year and at the start of the 2008 campaign was named team captain.

 

Fabregas scored 35 goals in 212 appearances for Arsenal before he shipped off to Barcelona in 2011 to join the likes of Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, and Xavi Hernandez.

 

Cesc has also been a part of the Spanish national team which has dominated international play as of late.

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La Liga 2818 1680 Cesc Fabregas- Spanish international midfielder 31232717 Chip shot Chip+shot La Liga

Cesc Fabregas signed with Barcelona's youth team when he was just 10 years old.

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La Liga 2818 1680 Cesc Fabregas- Spanish international midfielder 31232707 Artist Artist La Liga

Fabregas was one of Arsenal's most creative geniuses, ending his career at the Emirates with 70 assists to go along with his 35 scores.

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La Liga 2818 1680 Cesc Fabregas- Spanish international midfielder 31232708 Lovely tune Lovely+tune La Liga

Fabregas and Barcelona have experienced success since he arrived, but did not win any major trophies this season.

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La Liga 2818 1680 Cesc Fabregas- Spanish international midfielder 31232709 Except for this one... Except+for+this+one... La Liga

Barcelona won the Super Cup wich pitted them against FC Porto, the Europa League champions.

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La Liga 2818 1680 Cesc Fabregas- Spanish international midfielder 31232711 Its good to be Spain Its+good+to+be+Spain La Liga

Cesc Fabregas celebrates with one of Spain's wealth of trophies (this one is from the 2012 Euros).

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La Liga 2818 1680 Cesc Fabregas- Spanish international midfielder 31232712 Numero Quatro Numero+Quatro La Liga

Cesc Fabregas signed with Barca before the 2011 season.

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La Liga 2818 1680 Cesc Fabregas- Spanish international midfielder 31232713 Right touch Right+touch La Liga

Cesc Fabregas has the right touch.

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La Liga 2818 1680 Cesc Fabregas- Spanish international midfielder 31232715 Oh Captain my Captain Oh+Captain+my+Captain La Liga

Cesc sported the captain's yellow armband for three seasons with Arsenal.

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La Liga 2818 1680 Cesc Fabregas- Spanish international midfielder 31232716 Pinpoint accuracy Pinpoint+accuracy La Liga

Fabregas usually knows right where to put the ball.

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La Liga 2818 1680 Cesc Fabregas- Spanish international midfielder 31232718 Free kick Free+kick La Liga

Will Fabregas help return Barcelona to their trophy-hogging ways?

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