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Fernando (Brazilian footballer, born 1987)

Fernando

Fernando playing for Manchester City in 2014
Personal information
Full name Fernando Francisco Reges[1]
Date of birth (1987-07-25) 25 July 1987
Place of birth Alto Paraíso, Brazil
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Manchester City
Number 6
Youth career
2003–2005 Vila Nova
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Vila Nova 57 (3)
2007–2014 Porto 142 (2)
2007–2008 Estrela Amadora (loan) 26 (1)
2014– Manchester City 8 (0)
National team
2007 Brazil U20 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 November 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Fernando Francisco Reges (born 25 July 1987), simply known as Fernando, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for English Premier League club Manchester City as a defensive midfielder.

Contents

  • Club career 1
    • Porto 1.1
    • Manchester City 1.2
  • International career 2
  • Career statistics 3
    • In Europe 3.1
  • Honours 4
    • Club 4.1
    • Country 4.2
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Club career

Fernando in 2010

Porto

Fernando was born in Alto Paraíso de Goiás. In June 2007 he signed a five-year contract with F.C. Porto directly from the Brazilian third division, having started his career at Vila Nova Futebol Clube.[2] However, he spent his first year in Portugal loaned to C.F. Estrela da Amadora,[3] where he was first-choice.

In the 2008–09 season, having returned to Porto, Fernando was an ever present midfield fixture alongside established Lucho González and Raul Meireles, as the northerners achieved a fourth consecutive league title. He continued to be a starter when healthy, appearing in 41 official games during the 2010–11 campaign (including two goals in nearly 3,000 minutes of action) as his team won the treble.

On 9 February 2014, following an extensive negotiation that inclusively saw the player being suspended,[4] Fernando renewed his contract with Porto until 2017.[5]

Manchester City

On 25 June 2014, Fernando completed his move to Manchester City for an undisclosed fee believed to be in the region of £12 million (€15 million).[6] Fernando said: "I will give my all every time I play and I'm looking forward to many happy years in Manchester".

He made his competitive debut on 10 August in the 2014 FA Community Shield, playing the full 90 minutes and being booked in a 3–0 defeat to Arsenal at Wembley Stadium.[7] A week later he made his Premier League debut in a 2–0 win at Newcastle United.[8]

International career

Fernando was in the Brazilian under-20 squad at the 2007 South American Youth Championship, where he was sent off in the second round against Chile for assaulting referee Albert Duarte,[9] as the nation went on to win the tournament in Paraguay. Subsequently he received a one-year ban from CONMEBOL competitions for his actions, and was not included for the subsequent tournament in the category, the 2007 FIFA World Cup.

In January 2013, Fernando declared: "Even if someone asked me to naturalize, I would refuse. My dream is to play for Brazil. I'm sure one day I will wear the amarelinha".[10] In December, however, he became a Portuguese citizen,[11] applying to FIFA in March 2014 to change his international allegiance to Portugal;[12] under article 8.1 of the governing body's statutes, however, he was only eligible to represent Brazil internationally as he previously played for that country at under-20 level and at that time he did not hold Portuguese nationality.[13][14]

Career statistics

In Europe

As of 9 November 2014
Club Season League Cup Europe League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Estrela da Amadora (loan) 2007–08 26 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 1
Total 26 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 1
Porto 2008–09 25 0 3 0 10 0 2 0 40 0
2009–10 25 0 6 0 6 0 1 0 39 0
2010–11 21 0 4 0 14 1 1 1 41 2
2011–12 22 1 1 0 9 0 2 0 34 1
2012–13 24 1 0 0 6 0 2 0 33 1
2013–14 25 0 4 1 11 0 4 0 45 1
Total 142 2 18 1 56 1 12 1 228 5
Manchester City 2014–15 8 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 11 0
Total 8 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 11 0
Career Total 176 3 18 1 58 1 13 1 265 6

Honours

Club

Porto

Country

References

  1. ^ "Barclays Premier League: notification of shirt numbers" (PDF). Premier League. p. 12. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Porto put faith in Fernando". UEFA.com. 2 June 2007. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Fernando emprestado ao Estrela" [Fernando loaned to Estrela] (in Portuguese).  
  4. ^ "News round-up: Fernando frozen out by FC Porto, Otamendi sold". PortuGOAL. 6 February 2014. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Fernando saga ends... for now". PortuGOAL. 9 February 2014. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "Fernando: Manchester City sign FC Porto midfielder".  
  7. ^ Sanghera, Mandeep (10 August 2014). "Arsenal 3-0 Man City".  
  8. ^ Chowdhury, Saj (17 August 2014). "Newcastle 0-2 Man City".  
  9. ^ "Meia Fernando é suspenso do Sul-Americano sub-20 por agredir árbitro" [Midfielder Fernando is suspended from U-20 South American for assaulting referee] (in Portuguese). UOL. 22 January 2007. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  10. ^ Nunes, Luis Miguel (22 January 2013). " [Fernando: "It is impossible for me to become a Portuguese national"]""Fernando: "É impossível naturalizar-me português (in Portuguese). Relvado. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  11. ^ "Fernando já tem nacionalidade portuguesa" [Fernando is already a Portuguese citizen] (in Portuguese).  
  12. ^ "Federação pediu autorização à FIFA para utilizar Fernando" [Federation asked FIFA's permission to use Fernando] (in Portuguese). A Bola. 27 March 2013. Retrieved 29 March 2014. 
  13. ^ "FIFA regulations on the status and transfer of players". FIFA.com. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  14. ^ "Fernando denied clearance to play for Portugal". Goal.com. 2 May 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2014. 

External links

  • SambaFoot profile
  • Stats and profile at Zerozero
  • Stats at ForaDeJogo
  • Soccerway profile
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