Fagner can overtake Tio and isolate himself in the top 20 players who most defended Corinthians

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Fagner may reach an expressive mark with the Corinthians shirt next Sunday. Created in the grassroots categories and today one of the leaders of the squad, the full-back should complete 368 matches for Corinthians on Sunday, against Flamengo.

Thus, Fagner would overtake former midfielder Tião, who defended the club between the 60s and 70s, becoming the 20th athlete who most wore the club’s shirt in isolation. Today, both the former player and the full-back, have 367 games played by Corinthians

The full-back, it is worth mentioning, joined Cássio, the only player in the current squad already present in the historic top 20. With 484 games, the archer is the ninth athlete who most often entered the field for Corinthians.

Fagner arrived at the Corinthians professional in 2006, when the then coach Émerson Leão understood that the player might be able to help the team at the end of the Brasileirão that year. Shortly thereafter, Fagner was transferred to PSV, from the Netherlands, and returned to Brazil in 2011.

At Corinthians, Fagner returned in 2014 and has since become a key player and holder on the right in recent conquests. So far, there are two Brazilians (2015 and 2017) and the third championship Paulista (2017/18/19).

Top 20 players who most wore the Corinthians shirt

  1. Wladimir – 806 games
  2. Luizinho – 606 games
  3. Ronaldo Giovanelli – 602 games
  4. Zé Maria – 598 games
  5. Bureaus – 590 games
  6. Vaguinho – 551 games
  7. Cláudio – 550 games
  8. Olavo – 506 games
  9. Cassio – 484 games
  10. Rivellino – 474 games
  11. Idario – 469 games
  12. Rafael – 451 games
  13. Roberto – 451 games
  14. Ralf – 437 games
  15. Marcelinho – 433 games
  16. Oreco – 409 games
  17. Wilson Mano – 405 games
  18. Baltazar – 404 games
  19. Gilmar – 395 games
  20. Tião and Fagner – 367 games

See more at: Fagner and Histria do Corinthians.

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