Mário Figueira Fernandes

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Mário Fernandes
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Personal information
Full name Mário Figueira Fernandes
Date of birth (1990-09-19) 19 September 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth São Caetano do Sul, Brazil
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
CSKA Moscow
Number 2
Youth career
2006–2009 São Caetano
2009 Grêmio
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Grêmio 54 (1)
2012– CSKA Moscow 57 (0)
National team
2014– Brazil 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 December 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Mário Figueira Fernandes (born 19 September 1990 in São Caetano do Sul, São Paulo), is a Brazilian footballer who currently plays for PFC CSKA Moscow.[1]

Mainly a central defender, he can also operate as a right defender.

Career[edit]

Mário is under contract with Grêmio until March 2014. He transferred to Grêmio from São Caetano in March 2009. He made his full debut on the 28 June 2009, against Sport. Since then, he has become first-choice right back. Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Juventus, Internazionale, Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, F.C.Porto, CSKA Moscow, AFC Ajax and A.S. Roma have all been linked with him and he has been dubbed "the new Lúcio". On the 25th April 2012, the Gremio president announced that a 15 million euro deal had been agreed with CSKA Moscow and Fernandes was set to join them pending a medical examination.

Controversy[edit]

A few days after signing with Grêmio, Brazilian police were called in to search for him after he disappeared. He was found a few days later in São Paulo state, after having withdrawn cash in Londrina, Porto Alegre and Florianópolis.

In 2011 was called to the Brazil squad for the game Superclásico de las Américas and said no, saying he was having "personal problems".

Attributes[edit]

He is a tall central defender with good aerial skills and the ability to launch an attack with a long ball. He has mainly been used out of position as a right back for Grêmio.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 4 September 2014
Club Season League Cup1 League Cup Continental2 Other3 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
CSKA Moscow 2012–13 28 0 3 0 - 2 0 - 33 0
2013–14 12 0 3 1 - 0 0 0 0 15 1
2013–14 6 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0 7 0
Total 46 0 6 1 - 2 0 1 0 55 1
Career total 46 0 6 1 - 2 0 1 0 55 1

1Includes Russian Cup.

2Includes UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.

3Includes Russian Super Cup.

Honours[edit]

Clubs[edit]

Grêmio
CSKA Moscow
Brazil

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

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