Tens of thousands turn out to welcome Luis Fabiano

Tens of thousands of Sao Paulo fans have greeted striker Luis

Fabiano in his return to the club in a party at Morumbi


Luis Fabiano had a rock-star reception Tuesday, with fireworks

going off as he entered a stage under the lights at Morumbi. Fans

chanted his name nonstop as he put on the team’s No. 9 jersey.

Goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni, who scored his 100th career goal on

Sunday, and also was honored by the club, was the first to greet

the former Sevilla striker.

Luis Fabiano said it was ”a dream” to be back with Sao Paulo

and that he hoped to repay the fans’ reception by scoring ”a lot

of goals.”

Sao Paulo said 45,000 fans were at Morumbi, but local media said

the number was closer to 20,000.