Fernando Lopes Alcântara

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Fernando Alcântara
Fernando Lopes Alcântara, Brazilian footballer
Personal information
Full name Fernando Lopes Alcântara
Date of birth (1987-03-28) 28 March 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Right-Back
Club information
Current team
Number 5
Youth career
1997-2000 Vitória
2001-2002 Bahia
2003-2004 Paysandu
2005 Jaguaré
2006 Mirassol
2007-2008 Independente
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009 South China ? (?)
2009–2011 Rabotnički 26 (2)
2011 Recife 0 (0)
2011–2012 Sham Shui Po 3 (0)
2012 Bangu 8 (1)
2013 Rio Verde ? (?)
2013 Macaé 0 (0)
2013-2014 Tarxien Rainbows 25 (1)
2014- Dhofar
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Fernando Lopes Alcântara commonly known as Fernando Lopes (born 28 March 1987) is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Dhofar S.C.S.C. in Oman Professional League.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Fernando has two elder brothers, Fábio Lopes and Fabrício Alcântara who are both professional footballers and have both played in Hong Kong.

Club career[edit]

Fernando Lopes Alcântara (R) posing with the 2014 Baniyas SC International Tournament's trophy


Fernando began playing football at the age of 10 and began his youth career in his hometown Salvador, Bahia with Esporte Clube Vitória. In 2001, he moved to another Bahia-based club Esporte Clube Bahia. After a two years spell in Bahia, he moved to Pará in 2003 and began playing for Paysandu Sport Club. In 2005, he moved to Jaguaré and began playing for Associação Jaguaré Esporte Clube. In 2006, he moved to Mirassol and began playing for Mirassol Futebol Clube. He ended his youth career with São Paulo-based club Independente Futebol Clube in 2008.

Hong Kong[edit]

He began his professional career away from his home nation in Hong Kong with South China AA in the Hong Kong First Division League in 2009. In his short spell at the club, he helped his side win the 2008–09 Hong Kong First Division League and win the runners-up place in the 2009 Hong Kong Community Shield.


After a one-year experience of professional football in the Hong Kong First Division League, he moved to Europe in Macedonia where he signed a two-years contract with Macedonian First League club FK Rabotnički.[2][3] He helped the Skopje-based club secure the runners-up place in the 2009–10 First Macedonian Football League and win the runners-up place in the 2009–10 Macedonian Football Cup. He made his Macedonian First League debut on 27 September 2009 in a 1-0 loss against FK Teteks[4] and scored his first goal on 16 October 2010 in a 2-0 win over FK Turnovo.[5] He played in 26 league matches scoring 2 goals and also played in 5 2010–11 UEFA Europa League matches which included a 5-0[6] home and a 6-0 away[7] wins over Andorran side FC Lusitanos, a 1-0 home win over Armenian side FC Mika[8] and a 2-0 home[9] and a 2-0[10] away losses against Merseyside and English giants Liverpool F.C.

Back to Brazil[edit]

He moved back to Brazil in 2011 and signed a contract Sport Club do Recife. Although he didn't play even one match for the Recife-based club, he played his part in the training sessions and helped his side to secure the runners-up place in the 2011 Campeonato Pernambucano. He represented the Recife-based side in one 2011 Campeonato Pernambucano match where he was the substitute in a 1-0 loss against Clube Náutico Capibaribe.[11]

Back to Hong Kong[edit]

In the same season, he signed a one-year contract with Sham Shui Po District-based newly promoted club to Hong Kong First Division, Sham Shui Po SA. He made his debut for the newly promoted side in a 5-0 loss against Sun Hei SC.[12] He played in three league matches but couldn't help his side to avoid relegation at the end of the 2011–12 Hong Kong First Division League.

Back to Brazil[edit]

He again came back to Brazil and this time to Rio de Janeiro where he signed a contract with Bangu Atlético Clube. He made his Campeonato Carioca debut on 5 February 2012 in a 2-1 loss against Americano Futebol Clube[13] and scored his first goal on 15 April 2012 in a 3-0 win over Resende Futebol Clube. He played in 8 Campeonato Carioca matches scoring 1 goal. In 2013, he signed a contract with Rio Verde, Goiás-based Esporte Clube Rio Verde. In 2013, he moved back to Rio de Janeiro and signed a six-months contract with Macaé Esporte Futebol Clube. He represented the Rio de Janeiro-based club as a substitute in 4 matches.


In 2013, he again moved back to Europe and this time to Malta where he signed a one-year contract with Tarxien-based Tarxien Rainbows F.C.. He made his Maltese Premier League on 18 August 2013 in a 1-0 loss against Hibernians F.C.[14] and scored his first goal on 22 February 2014 in a 1-1 draw against Vittoriosa Stars F.C.[15] He played in 26 league matches scoring one goal and in one Maltese FA Trophy match on 21 January 2014 in a 0-0 draw against Qormi F.C. which his side later lost on penalties.[16]


In July 2014, he signed a one-year contract with Salalah-based Omani club Dhofar S.C.S.C. Soon after his arrival he helped his to club to win the 2014 Baniyas SC International Tournament as his side won the finals 1-0 against Al-Hidd SCC of Bahraini Premier League, hence helping to win their first title of the 2014–15 season.[17] He made his Oman Professional League debut and scored his first goal on 12 September 2014 in a 1-1 draw against Al-Khaboora SC.[18]



  • Runners-up 2011
  • Winners 2014


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