• Date of birth : 25/07/1987
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : Brazil Brazil
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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


UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Fernando
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 25/07/1987 (29)
  • Country: Brazil
  • Squad number: 6
  • Club: Man. City ( ENG)

  • Height: 185cm
  • Weight: 76kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2016/17

  • 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
Man. City200
UEFA Super Cup
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 07/12/2016 01:06 CET