Cesc Fábregas was born on May 4, 1987 in Arenys de Mar, Barcelona, Spain.
Before joining the English club Arsenal, he played for the Spanish Under-17 team at the 2003 World Cup, where he stood out by winning the tournament’s best player and top scorer trophies. Spain was crowned runner-up, behind Brazil.
In mid-2003 he was signed by Arsenal from Barcelona B, before the Catalan team could make him a contract as a professional player.
He made his debut for Arsenal in a League Cup game against Rotherham United, becoming the youngest player to make his first-team debut. He is also the youngest player to score a goal in a “Gunners” game against Wolverhampton.
It was in the 2004-2005 season that Cesc began making regular appearances with the first team. He did it to supplant the midfielders who had been injured previously, and he did it in a very good way.
In the 2005-2006 season, after the departure of Edu and Vieiria, he became the titular midfielder of the London club. He was harshly criticized for his light weight and short stature, although shortly thereafter he showed that he was within reach of any other striker.
On March 1, 2006, he made his debut with the Spanish National Team, becoming the youngest player to do so in 80 years.
He was selected by Luis Aragonés to participate in the 2006 World Cup.
Top Scorer of the tournament at the U-17 World Cup (2003)
Best player of the tournament at the U-17 World Cup (2003)
Charity Shield Trophy with Arsenal (2004)
English Cup with Arsenal (2005)
Bravo Trophy (2006)
Golden Boy Trophy (2006)
Eurocup with the Spanish National Team (2008)