|Full name||Yago Fernández Prieto|
|Date of birth||5 January 1988|
|Place of birth||Lisbon, Portugal|
|Height||1.94 m (6 ft 4 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|Current club||Shakhter Karagandy|
|2010||→ Gil Vicente (loan)||0||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 January 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
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.
In August 2012, following a five-month spell with Girona FC in Segunda División, during which he scored in a 5–3 home win against Xerez CD, Yago agreed to a three-year contract with AEK Athens FC.
- Malmö FF
- Yago Fernández klar för Malmö FF; Svenska Fans (Swedish)
- Yago och Malm klara!; Malmö's official website, 8 December 2010 (Swedish)
- Inget MFF-kontrakt för Nkili; Sydsvenskan, 29 November 2011 (Swedish)
- El Girona ficha al defensa portugués Yago Fernández (Girona signs Portuguese defender Yago Fernández); Diario AS, 24 January 2012 (Spanish)
- 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)