|Date of birth||17 August 1993|
|Place of birth||Ahaus, Germany|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Position(s)||Forward, attacking Midfielder|
|2016–2018||→ Bethlehem Steel (loan)||23||(8)|
|*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 4 March 2023|
Fabian Herbers (born 17 August 1993) is a German professional footballer who plays as a forward for Major League Soccer club Chicago Fire.
Prior to playing in the United States, Herbers competed for both FC Twente, SC Preußen Münster and VfL Rhede at youth level. He then went to play three years of college soccer in the United States at Creighton University between 2013 and 2015 before signing a Generation Adidas contract with Major League Soccer.
Herbers was selected sixth overall in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft by Philadelphia Union. He made his Union debut on 6 March 2016, as an 83rd-minute substitute during a 2–0 loss against FC Dallas. He began his career playing between the Union and Bethlehem Steel FC, making a total of six Steel appearances and scoring two goals in 2016, including the franchise’s first-ever goal in a 1–0 win on 25 March in their first match against FC Montreal. He scored his first goal for the Union during a 3–2 win vs. Columbus Crew SC on 1 June 2016 in the 83rd minute after being subbed on 8 minutes prior. In 2016, he totaled 32 league appearances, scoring three goals and leading all league rookies with seven helpers. He also scored one goal and one assist in two U.S. Open Cup appearances.
2017 was a frustrating year for Herbers as he totalled only 15 appearances. He scored his first goal of the season during a substitute appearance in a 4–0 win at D.C. United. Herbers suffered a groin injury vs. Colorado Rapids on 20 May 2017 and missed a month before returning to practice and suffering a sports hernia, ending his 2017 season.
On 9 December 2018, Herbers was traded to Chicago Fire in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft.
Herbers earned his U.S. green card in July 2017.
- As of match played 8 November 2020
|Club||Season||League||Domestic Cup||League Cup||Continental Cup||Total|
|VfL Rhede||2012–13||Oberliga Niederrhein||31||7||—||—||—||31||7|
|Philadelphia Union||2016||Major League Soccer||32||3||2||1||1[a]||0||—||35||4|
|2017||Major League Soccer||12||1||—||—||—||12||1|
|2018||Major League Soccer||9||0||1||0||—||—||10||0|
|Bethlehem Steel FC (loan)||2016||United Soccer League||6||2||—||—||—||6||2|
|2017||United Soccer League||3||1||—||—||—||3||1|
|2018||United Soccer League||14||5||—||—||—||14||5|
|Chicago Fire||2019||Major League Soccer||17||3||1||0||—||0||0||18||3|
|2020||Major League Soccer||21||4||—||—||—||21||4|
- ^ Appearance(s) in MLS Cup Playoffs
- ^ "Fabian Herbers". Chicago Fire FC. Retrieved 22 August 2022.
- ^ "Fabian Herbers - 2015 Men's Soccer". gocreighton.com. Creighton University Athletics. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
- ^ "Union wheel and deal to land Yaro, Rosenberry, Herbers at SuperDraft". delcotimes.com. The Delaware County Daily Times. 14 January 2016. Archived from the original on 8 March 2016.
- ^ "FC Dallas 2, Philadelphia Union 0 - 2016 MLS Match Recap". mlssoccer.com. Major League Soccer. 6 March 2016. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
- ^ "Chicago Fire Soccer Club Acquires Forward Fabian Herbers". chicagofirefc.com. Chicago Fire. 9 December 2018. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
- ^ Jacob Born (13 July 2017). "Toyota Story Behind: Josh Yaro's Green Card". philadelphiaunion.com. Philadelphia Union. Retrieved 7 January 2018.
- ^ "Fabian Herbers » Club matches". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 4 January 2021.
- ^ a b c d e "Fabian Herbers - MLS Soccer".
- ^ a b c "Fabian Herbers | uslchampionship.com". www.uslchampionship.com. Retrieved 4 January 2021.
- 1993 births
- Living people
- People from Ahaus
- Sportspeople from Münster (region)
- All-American men's college soccer players
- German footballers
- Men's association football forwards
- Major League Soccer players
- USL Championship players
- SuS Stadtlohn players
- Creighton Bluejays men's soccer players
- Philadelphia Union draft picks
- Philadelphia Union players
- Philadelphia Union II players
- Chicago Fire FC players
- German expatriate footballers
- Expatriate soccer players in the United States
- German expatriate sportspeople in the United States
- Footballers from North Rhine-Westphalia