Mário Figueira Fernandes
|Full name||Mário Figueira Fernandes|
|Date of birth||19 September 1990|
|Place of birth||São Caetano do Sul, Brazil|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 1⁄2 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 May 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
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.
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 He was found a few days later in São Paulo state, after having withdrawn cash in Londrina, Porto Alegre and Florianópolis.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".
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.
- As of 24 March 2014[update]
1Includes Russian Cup.
3Includes Russian Super Cup.
- CSKA Moscow
- In the list of 33 best football players of the championship of Russia : 2012/13, 2013/14 (#1).
- Silver Ball: 2011
- 2010 Campeonato Gaúcho: Team of the Championship