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Clubs: Vila Nova FC, CF Estrela da Amadora, FC Porto

• Played lower-league football in Brazil with Vila Nova but rose to prominence with his performances at the South American Youth Championship in Paraguay in January 2007, helping Brazil to the title.

• Left his homeland in summer 2007, joining Porto, who signed him on five-year contract.

• Spent the first of those years on loan at Estrela, where he made 25 Liga appearances, scoring one goal.

• Returned to Porto in 2008 and settled into the side immediately, forming a balanced midfield axis alongside Raul Meireles and Lucho; started 25 of 30 matches as the Dragons won the league, and played 90 minutes of the cup final defeat of FC Paços de Ferreira.

• Retained the trophy the following year (2-1 v GD Chaves) and featured regularly in the Dragons' title triumph in 2010/11 and run to the UEFA Europa League final.

• Won league titles in 2011/12 and 2012/13 to take his number of Portuguese championships to four. 

UEFA honours
UEFA Europa League:
 winner 2011

Last updated: 08/07/13 12.56CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 18/04/2014 02:21 CET
18.08.2013Portuguese First DivisionSetúbalSetúbal1-3PortoPorto9000
25.08.2013Portuguese First DivisionPortoPorto3-0MarítimoMarítimo9000
01.09.2013Portuguese First DivisionPaços FerreiraPaços Ferreira0-1PortoPorto9000
14.09.2013Portuguese First DivisionPortoPorto2-0Gil VicenteGil Vicente9000
22.09.2013Portuguese First DivisionEstorilEstoril2-2PortoPorto9000
27.09.2013Portuguese First DivisionPortoPorto1-0GuimarãesGuimarães7600
06.10.2013Portuguese First DivisionAroucaArouca1-3PortoPorto9000
19.10.2013Portuguese CupThird roundPortoPorto1-0TrofenseTrofense9000
27.10.2013Portuguese First DivisionPortoPorto3-1SportingSporting9000
02.11.2013Portuguese First DivisionBelenensesBelenenses1-1PortoPorto9000
10.11.2013Portuguese CupFourth roundGuimarãesGuimarães0-2PortoPorto9010
23.11.2013Portuguese First DivisionPortoPorto1-1NacionalNacional9000
30.11.2013Portuguese First DivisionAcadémicaAcadémica1-0PortoPorto9000
15.12.2013Portuguese First DivisionRio AveRio Ave1-3PortoPorto9000
20.12.2013Portuguese First DivisionPortoPorto4-0OlhanenseOlhanense9000
12.01.2014Portuguese First DivisionBenficaBenfica2-0PortoPorto9000
19.01.2014Portuguese First DivisionPortoPorto3-0SetúbalSetúbal9000
09.02.2014Portuguese First DivisionPortoPorto3-0Paços FerreiraPaços Ferreira9000
16.02.2014Portuguese First DivisionGil VicenteGil Vicente1-2PortoPorto9000
20.02.2014UEFA Europa LeagueRound of 32PortoPorto2-2Eintracht FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt8300
23.02.2014Portuguese First DivisionPortoPorto0-1EstorilEstoril9000
02.03.2014Portuguese First DivisionGuimarãesGuimarães2-2PortoPorto9000
09.03.2014Portuguese First DivisionPortoPorto4-1AroucaArouca9000
16.03.2014Portuguese First DivisionSportingSporting1-0PortoPorto9000
26.03.2014Portuguese CupSemi-finalsPortoPorto1-0BenficaBenfica9000
30.03.2014Portuguese First DivisionNacionalNacional2-1PortoPorto9000
06.04.2014Portuguese First DivisionPortoPorto3-1AcadémicaAcadémica9000
13.04.2014Portuguese First DivisionBragaBraga1-3PortoPorto5700
16.04.2014Portuguese CupSemi-finalsBenficaBenfica3-1PortoPorto9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Fernando
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (age): 25/07/1987 (26)
  • Country: Brazil
  • Squad number: 25
  • Club: Porto ( POR)

  • Height: 185cm
  • Weight: 76kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2013/14
    • UEFA Europa League 2013/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    17/09/08: Porto 3-1 Fenerbahçe

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Super Cup
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 04/04/2014 01:16 CET
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