Bernardo (footballer, born 1995)
Bernardo playing for Red Bull Salzburg in January 2016
|Full name||Bernardo Fernandes da Silva Junior|
|Date of birth||14 May 1995|
|Place of birth||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position(s)||Full-back, Midfielder|
|Brighton & Hove Albion|
|Audax São Paulo|
|2013–2014||Red Bull Brasil|
|2014–2015||Red Bull Brasil||3||(0)|
|2015||→ Ponte Preta (loan)||0||(0)|
|2016||Red Bull Salzburg||16||(1)|
|2018–||Brighton & Hove Albion||34||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 July 2020 (UTC)|
Bernardo Fernandes da Silva Junior (born 14 May 1995), known simply as Bernardo, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion. As well as playing in midfield, he can also play as a defender. He is the son of former footballer Bernardo Fernandes da Silva. He is an Adidas sponsored athlete.
Bernardo started his career at Audax São Paulo, before moving to Red Bull Brasil, the Brazilian Red Bull GmbH football team, in 2012. He made three appearances for the Red Bulls in the 2014 edition of the Campeonato Paulista Série A2, before being sent out on loan to Ponte Preta. He failed to make a single appearance for the Macaca, being selected three times for the bench, before being sent back to the Red Bulls.
In his final season with the Red Bulls, he made three appearances in the 2015 Campeonato Brasileiro Série D.
Bernardo joined Red Bull Salzburg on 1 January 2016 from Red Bull Brasil. He made his Red Bull's debut on 7 February 2016 in the 2–1 Bundesliga victory over Admira. Bernardo was sent off in only his third Bundesliga game, against Rheindorf Altach for a second bookable offence.
Bernardo made 32 appearances for Leipzig in his first season including playing in all 6 Champions League games.
In his second season, he played 27 games for Leipzig and was a key part of their success. This gained attention from the Premier League.
Brighton & Hove Albion
On 5 July 2018, Bernardo joined Brighton & Hove Albion from Leipzig for £9 million. Bernardo made his debut for the Sussex club on 11 August in a 2–0 away loss to Watford. He made a total of 22 Premier League appearances in his first season with Brighton, 4 of which being man of the match performances. In his first season at Brighton he also made 4 FA Cup match appearances, with Brighton getting to the semi final and 1 League Cup appearance.
Bernardo was linked with several high profile moves in the summer of 2019 however he remained at Brighton for the 2019–20 season.
- As of 4 July 2020
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Continental||Other||Total|
|Red Bull Brasil||2014||–||0||0||–||–||3[a]||0||3||0|
|Ponte Preta (loan)||2015||Série A||0||0||0||0||–||–||0||0||0||0|
|Red Bull Salzburg||2015–16||Austrian Bundesliga||13||0||3[b]||0||–||–||0||0||16||0|
|Brighton & Hove Albion||2018–19||Premier League||22||0||4[f]||0||1[g]||0||–||27||0|
Red Bull Salzburg
- "2018/19 Premier League squads confirmed". Premier League. 3 September 2018. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
- "Bernardo Fernandes da Silva Junior". Brighton and Hove Albion F.C. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
- "Bernardo". Red Bull Leipzig (in German). Retrieved 7 May 2017.
- "Brasilianischer Spieler Bernardo Neu in Salzburg". Red Bull Salzburg (in German). 15 December 2015. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
- "Win in First Home Match of the Year". Red Bull Salzburg (in German). 20 February 2016. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
- "Bernardo: Von Salzburg nach Leipzig" [Bernardo: From Salzburg to Leipzig] (in German). Retrieved 30 August 2016.
- Bernardo at Soccerway. Retrieved 5 June 2017.