Yago Fernández

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Fernández and the second or paternal family name is Prieto.
Personal information
Full name Yago Fernández Prieto
Date of birth (1988-01-05) 5 January 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Lisbon, Portugal
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Oriental Lisboa
Number 4
Youth career
1997–2001 Benfica
2001–2002 Sporting CP
2002–2005 Real Madrid
2005–2007 Valencia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Valencia B 3 (0)
2008–2010 Espanyol B 36 (0)
2010 Gil Vicente (loan) 0 (0)
2010–2011 Malmö FF 23 (4)
2012 Girona 5 (1)
2012–2013 AEK Athens 13 (1)
2013 Häcken 0 (0)
2014 Shakhter Karagandy 9 (1)
2014– Oriental Lisboa 2 (0)
National team
2003–2004 Portugal U16 4 (0)
2004–2005 Portugal U17 12 (1)
2005–2006 Portugal U18 5 (0)
2006–2007 Portugal U19 8 (0)
2008 Portugal U20 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 October 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Yago Fernández Prieto (born 5 January 1988), known as simply Yago, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Oriental Lisboa in the Segunda Liga, as a central defender.

Football career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Lisbon, Yago played for four clubs during his youth career, starting with hometown's S.L. Benfica at the age of nine, then successively representing Sporting Clube de Portugal, Real Madrid and Valencia CF. As a senior, his first spell was with the Che's reserve team in Segunda División B, in a relegation-ending season.

Subsequently Yago continued in Spain, playing two years for RCD Espanyol B, helping the Catalans promote from Tercera División and being relegated in his second season, the exact opposite of what had happened whilst he appeared for Valencia B; in January 2010 he returned to his country for an unassuming loan spell with Gil Vicente FC, in the second level (no appearances whatsoever).


In July 2010, after not having his contract renewed by Espanyol, Yago was taken on trial by Swedish club Malmö FF, which had just lost Jasmin Sudić with a ruptured cruciate ligament. He played against Fulham in a 0–0 friendly draw, and his performance earned him a contract for the rest of the year, with the deal being confirmed by manager Roland Nilsson.[1]

On 8 December 2010, shortly after winning the Allsvenskan title, Yago signed a new one-year deal with Malmö.[2] However, the club chose not to offer him a new contract after the 2011 season.[3]

AEK Athens[edit]

In August 2012, following a five-month spell with Girona FC in Segunda División,[4] during which he scored in a 5–3 home win against Xerez CD,[5] Yago agreed to a three-year contract with AEK Athens FC.


In August 2013 Yago signed for Häcken.[6] In November of the same year, after failing to make an appearance for Häcken, Yago left the club.[7]

Oriental Lisboa[edit]

Yago signed for Oriental Lisboa in July 2014 after a short spell in Kazakhstan with FC Shakhter Karagandy.[8]



Malmö FF


  1. ^ Yago Fernández klar för Malmö FF; Svenska Fans (Swedish)
  2. ^ Yago och Malm klara!; Malmö's official website, 8 December 2010 (Swedish)
  3. ^ Inget MFF-kontrakt för Nkili; Sydsvenskan, 29 November 2011 (Swedish)
  4. ^ El Girona ficha al defensa portugués Yago Fernández (Girona signs Portuguese defender Yago Fernández); Diario AS, 24 January 2012 (Spanish)
  5. ^ 5–3: El Girona respira en un partido con alternativas y polémica (5–3: Girona breathes in game of alternatives and controversy); El Mundo Deportivo, 10 March 2012 (Spanish)
  6. ^ "Guldhjälte i Malmö ska rädda Häcken". www.aftonbladet.se (in Swedish). aftonbladet. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "Officiellt: BK Häcken släpper sex spelare". www.fotbolltransfers.com (in Swedish). Fotbolltransfers. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "Defesa Yago Férnandez reforça Oriental por uma temporada". http://visao.sapo.pt (in Portuguese). visao.sapo.pt. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 

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