Roberto Junior Fernández

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Roberto Junior Fernández
Personal information
Full name Roberto Junior Fernández Torres
Date of birth (1988-03-29) 29 March 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Asunción, Paraguay
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Cerro Porteño 69 (0)
2009–2010 Estudiantes 0 (0)
2010–2011 Racing 14 (0)
2011–2012 Utrecht 10 (0)
2012–2014 Cerro Porteño 57 (0)
2014– Vitória 0 (0)
National team
2007 Paraguay U-20 4 (0)
2011– Paraguay 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 April 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Fernández and the second or maternal family name is Torres.

Roberto Junior Fernández Torres (born 29 March 1988 in Asunción) is a Paraguayan football goalkeeper who plays for Vitória in the Campeonato Brasileiro.

He is known as Gatito (English: little cat) for being the son of former Paraguayan 1986 World Cup goalkeeper Roberto Fernández, nicknamed Gato (English: cat).



Fernández started his professional career with Paraguayan Primera División club Cerro Porteño in 2007. He became Paraguayan champion with the club in the 2009 Apertura. Following the achievement, he joined Argentine Primera División side Estudiantes de La Plata. After a season in the club without any first team appearance, he joined Racing.[1] In August 2011, Utrecht announced to have signed Fernández on loan for one year to cover a possible departure of Michel Vorm. [2]


He debuted with the Paraguayan U20 national team in the 2007 South American Youth Championship replacing injured Blas Hermosilla. He was selected for Paraguay senior squad for the 2011 Copa América. He was an un-used substitute for the squad as they finished the tournament as the runner-up.



Cerro Porteño




  1. ^ "Llegó el arquero Fernández a Racing". ESPN Deportes (in Spanish). 2010-07-16. Retrieved 2010-07-16. 
  2. ^ FC Utrecht rondt komst van doelman Fernández af - Voetbal International (Dutch)

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