Bruno Fernandes (footballer, born 1994)
Fernandes at the 2018 World Cup
|Full name||Bruno Miguel Borges Fernandes|
|Date of birth||8 September 1994|
|Place of birth||Maia, Portugal|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|2005–2010||→ Pasteleira (loan)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 October 2018
After only a few weeks with the youth sides, Fernandes was promoted to the first team in Serie B, and went on to appear in slightly more than half of the league games during the 2012–13 season, helping his team to fifth place and the promotion playoffs.
In summer 2013, Fernandes signed for Udinese Calcio in a co-ownership deal. He made his debut in Serie A on 3 November, coming on as a second-half substitute in a 0–3 home loss against Inter Milan.
On 16 August 2016, Fernandes moved to U.C. Sampdoria on loan with an obligation to be signed permanently. He made his league debut twelve days later, playing six minutes in a 2–1 home win over Atalanta BC.
Fernandes scored his first goal for his new team on 26 September 2016, in a 1–2 away loss to Cagliari Calcio. He managed a further 4from 34 competitive appearances during the campaign, helping them to finish in tenth position.
On 27 June 2017, after returning from the UEFA European Under-21 Championship, Fernandes joined Sporting CP for five years, for a reported fee of €8.5 million plus bonuses and a buyout clause of €100 million. He scored four goals in his first five Primeira Liga games, including a brace in a 5–0 away win against Vitória de Guimarães.
Fernandes' first appearance in the UEFA Champions League group stage was on 12 September 2017, where he put the visitors 3–0 ahead in the 43rd minute of an eventual 3–2 win at Olympiacos FC. He finished his first season with 16 goals across all competitions, second only to Bas Dost.
On 15 May 2018, Fernandes and several of his teammates, including coaches, were injured following an attack by around 50 Sporting supporters at the club's training ground after the team finished third in the league and missed out on Champions League qualification. Despite the events, the team agreed to play in the final of the Taça de Portugal scheduled for the following weekend, eventually losing to C.D. Aves.
Fernandes was named the Portuguese League's Player of the Year on 6 July 2018. Four days later he signed a new five-year contract with a €100 million release clause, having turned back on his original decision to leave the Estádio José Alvalade following the departure of club president Bruno de Carvalho, and being given an improved salary in the process.
Fernandes scored his 23rd competitive goal of the 2018–19 campaign during a 3–1 home win against Portimonense S.C. on 3 March 2019, through a late penalty, surpassing António Oliveira's club record for goals by a midfielder in a season, set in 1981–82. On 5 May, he scored a hat-trick in an 8–1 away routing of C.F. Os Belenenses, in the process becoming the highest-scoring Portuguese midfielder in a single season of all time, with 31 goals to his name.
Overlooked for selection by Portugal during his spell in Italy, Fernandes was first chosen on 28 August 2017, replacing the injured Pizzi for World Cup qualifiers against the Faroe Islands and Hungary to be played the next month, although he did not play in either match.
Fernandes won his first full cap on 10 November 2017, replacing Manuel Fernandes for the last 34 minutes of the 3–0 friendly win over Saudi Arabia in Viseu. He was then selected by Fernando Santos for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. He scored his first goal on 7 June in the last warm-up match before the tournament, a 3–0 defeat of Algeria at the Estádio da Luz where he scored a rare header.
- As of 5 May 2019
- As of 14 October 2018
- As of 7 June 2018 (Portugal score listed first, score column indicates score after each Fernandes goal)
|1.||7 June 2018||Estádio da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal||Algeria||2–0||3–0||Friendly|
- Portuguese Footballer of the Year: 2018–19
- SJPF Young Player of the Month: August 2017, September 2017, October/November 2017, February 2018, April 2018
- Primeira Liga Player of the Month: August 2017, September 2017, April 2018, December 2018
- Primeira Liga Player of the Year: 2017–18
- Primeira Liga Team of the Year: 2017–18
- UEFA Europa League Squad of the Season: 2017–18
- "Bruno Fernandes". Sporting CP. Retrieved 7 January 2019.
- Roseiro, Bruno (27 June 2017). "Bruno Fernandes. O miúdo que começou a rolar na capital do hóquei" [Bruno Fernandes. The kid who started rolling in the hockey capital]. Observador (in Portuguese). Retrieved 25 May 2018.
- "Bruno Fernandes, l'ennesimo colpo dell'Udinese" [Bruno Fernandes, Udinese's umpteenth steal] (in Italian). Yahoo Sports. 3 December 2013. Archived from the original on 8 April 2016. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
- "Udinese-Inter 0–3: Palacio, raddoppia Rannocchia, tris di Alvarez" [Udinese-Inter 0–3: Palacio, Rannocchia doubles it, Alvarez gets third] (in Italian). Calcio Mercato. 3 November 2013. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
- "Pareggio al San Paolo, doppietta di Pandev e gol di Dzemaili per gli azzurri" [Draw at San Paolo, Pandev brace and Dzemaili goal for the blues] (in Italian). S.S.C. Napoli. 7 December 2013. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
- Malfitano, Mimmo (19 April 2014). "Udinese-Napoli 1–1, gol di Callejon e Bruno Fernandes. Espulso Fernandez" [Udinese-Napoli 1–1, goals from Callejon and Bruno Fernandes. Fernandez sent off]. La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). Retrieved 27 March 2016.
- "Official: Sampdoria sign Bruno Fernandes". Football Italia. 16 August 2016. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
- "Ufficiale: Bruno Fernandes alla Sampdoria" [Official: Bruno Fernandes to Sampdoria]. Corriere Dello Sport (in Italian). 16 August 2016. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
- "Atalanta ancora ko: 2–1 per la Samp – Non riesce la rimonta in dieci uomini" [Atalanta down again: 2–1 to Samp – No comeback with ten men]. L'Eco di Bergamo (in Italian). 28 August 2016. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
- "Serie A, Cagliari-Sampdoria 2–1: Joao Pedro e Melchiorri show, ma che papera di Viviano" [Serie A, Cagliari-Sampdoria 2–1: Joao Pedro and Melchiorri show, but what a blunder by Viviano]. Corriere Dello Sport (in Italian). 26 September 2016. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
- "Sporting: Bruno Fernandes com cláusula de 100 milhões" [Sporting: Bruno Fernandes with 100 million clause] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 27 June 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
- "Jorge Jesus: "Dupla Bruno Fernandes-Bas Dost não serve para todos os jogos"" [Jorge Jesus: «Bruno Fernandes-Bas Dost duo is not good for every game»]. Record (in Portuguese). 19 August 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
- Tornesi, Duarte; Toucedo, Rafael (10 September 2017). "Bruno Fernandes arranca como Balakov" [Bruno Fernandes gets going like Balakov]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). Retrieved 12 September 2017.
- "Sporting derrota Olympiacos na Grécia" [Sporting defeat Olympiacos in Greece] (in Portuguese). UEFA. 12 September 2017. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
- "Quarta vez de Bruno Fernandes" [Fourth time for Bruno Fernandes]. Record (in Portuguese). 29 April 2018. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
- "19 jogadores do Sporting contam tudo sobre o ataque a Alcochete (e como Palhinha protegeu Montero)" [19 Sporting players tell everything about the attack at Alcochete (and how Palinha protected Montero)] (in Portuguese). MSN. 23 May 2018. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
- Kiley, Ben (15 May 2018). "Sporting Lisbon players attacked at training ground after failing to secure Champions League spot". Sports Joe. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
- "Sporting Lisbon: Players agree to play Portuguese Cup final after attack". BBC Sport. 16 May 2018. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
- "Aves ganha a Taça de Portugal graças a bis de Guedes" [Aves win Portuguese Cup thanks to Guedes brace]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 20 May 2018. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
- "Bruno Fernandes eleito melhor jogador da 1 Liga" [Bruno Fernandes voted best player of the 1 League]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 6 July 2018. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
- "Bruno Fernandes pens Sporting Lisbon deal". Sportsmole. 10 July 2018. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
- "Bruno Fernandes passará a ganhar o dobro" [Bruno Fernandes will earn twice as much]. A Bola (in Portuguese). 8 July 2018. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
- Roseiro, Bruno (3 March 2019). "Bruno Fernandes e um recorde que fica bem na fotografia: médio bate registo de golos de Oliveira" [Bruno Fernandes and a record that looks pretty good: midfielder breaks Oliveira's scoring figures]. Observador (in Portuguese). Retrieved 5 March 2019.
- Ribeiro, Patrick (5 May 2019). "Sporting put eight past Belenenses following big wins for title-tussling Benfica and FC Porto". PortuGOAL. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
- "Bruno Fernandes chamado para o lugar de Pizzi" [Bruno Fernandes called in place of Pizzi] (in Portuguese). Rádio Renascença. 28 August 2017. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
- "Os 17 convocados de Rui Jorge para os Jogos Olímpicos" [The 17 called up by Rui Jorge for the Olympic Games]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 14 July 2016. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
- "Vitória na estreia" [Win in debut] (in Portuguese). Portuguese Football Federation. 4 August 2016. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
- "Portugal vence e garante quartos de final" [Portugal win and confirm quarter-finals] (in Portuguese). Portuguese Football Federation. 7 August 2016. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
- "Portugal assegura primeiro lugar" [Portugal confirm first place] (in Portuguese). Portuguese Football Federation. 10 August 2016. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
- "Portugal vence Arábia Saudita com golos de Manuel Fernandes, Gonçalo Guedes e João Mário" [Portugal beat Saudi Arabia with goals from Manuel Fernandes, Gonçalo Guedes and João Mário] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 10 November 2017. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
- "Nearly half Portugal's Euro squad to miss World Cup". Special Broadcasting Service. 17 May 2018. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
- "Portugal 3–0 Algeria". BBC Sport. 7 June 2018. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
- "Bruno Fernandes: "Foi o meu primeiro golo de cabeça como profissional"" [Bruno Fernandes: «It was my first goal with the head as a professional»] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 7 June 2018. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
- Wallace, Sam; Bagchi, Rob (15 June 2018). "Cristiano Ronaldo scores sensational hat-trick as Portugal hold Spain in instant World Cup classic". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
- "Bruno Fernandes". Soccerway. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
- "Bruno Fernandes". European Football. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
- "Penalties smile on Sporting again as Lions retain Taça da Liga crown". PortuGOAL. 26 January 2019. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
- "Bruno Fernandes eleito futebolista da I Liga pelos associados do CNID" [Bruno Fernandes voted footballer of I League by CNID members] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 21 May 2019. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
- "Bruno Fernandes e Stojkovic são os Melhores Jovens de agosto" [Bruno Fernandes and Stojkovic are the Best Young Players of August] (in Portuguese). SJPF. 15 September 2017. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
- "Bruno Fernandes e Chiquinho são os melhores jovens de setembro" [Bruno Fernandes and Chiquinho are the Best Young Players of September] (in Portuguese). SJPF. 20 October 2017. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
- "Bruno Fernandes vence prémio de outubro/novembro" [Bruno Fernandes wins award of October/November] (in Portuguese). SJPF. 29 December 2017. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
- "Bruno Fernandes é o Melhor Jovem de fevereiro da Liga" [Bruno Fernandes is Liga's Best Young Player of February] (in Portuguese). SJPF. 16 March 2018. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
- "Bruno Fernandes e Chiquinho eleitos melhores jovens de abril" [Bruno Fernandes and Chiquinho elected Best Young Players of September] (in Portuguese). SJPF. 10 May 2018. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
- "Vencedores dos Prémios mensais da Liga Portugal 2017–18" [Winners of the Liga Portugal 2017–18 monthly awards] (in Portuguese). Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional. 15 September 2017. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
- "Vencedores dos Prémios mensais da Liga Portugal 2017–18" [Winners of the Liga Portugal 2017–18 monthly awards] (in Portuguese). Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional. 20 October 2017. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
- "Bruno Fernandes e Ricardo Gomes eleitos "Jogador do Mês" de abril" [Bruno Fernandes and Ricardo Gomes elected "Player of the Month" of April] (in Portuguese). Liga Portugal. 10 May 2018. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
- "Melhores de dezembro: Bruno Fernandes e Luiz Phellype em destaque" [Best in December: Bruno Fernandes and Luiz Phellype highlighted] (in Portuguese). Liga Portugal. 9 January 2019. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
- Nogueira, Carlos (6 July 2018). "Bruno Fernandes eleito melhor jogador da I Liga" [Bruno Fernandes voted I League's best player]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). Retrieved 23 March 2019.
- "UEFA Europa League Squad of the 2017/18 Season". UEFA. 17 May 2018. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
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