Coming through the ranks at Sao Paulo, the Brazilian has represented his country at Under-17, Under-20 and Under-21 levels. He also played in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. He moved to Valencia in 2001 and signed a six-year contract. His first season saw his first major trophy win as Valencia won their first La Liga title in 31 years and he established himself as one of Spain's best left-backs in the following season.
Falling out of favour in Valencia with the departure of Rafa Benitez, Aurelio followed his manager to England and signed for Liverpool in July 2006 - becoming the first Brazilian to play for the club. Four seasons at Anfield were disrupted by injury, but he has proven himself to be a valuable squad player when fit.
Strengths: A versatile defender/winger who can also play as a holding midfielder, he also possesses a fearsome shot and is well known for his free-kick ability.
Weaknesses: Injury-prone and lacks the pace and tackling ability that top performers have.
Career high: Winning his first title under Benitez at Valencia in 2001-02.
Career low: Breaking his leg and missing the entire 2003-04 season.
Style: Composed, skilful, a dead-ball specialist.
Quotes: "I feel very pleased and proud. It feels like I am signing for the first time - everything has changed so it is like a new beginning for me with new confidence and a new boss.'' Fabio Aurelio on his return to the club.
Trivia: He picked up a major knee injury playing football with his kids while on holiday in the summer of 2009.