Edimilson Fernandes

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Edimilson Fernandes
Edimilson Fernandes.jpg
Fernandes with West Ham United in 2016
Personal information
Full name Edimilson Fernandes Ribeiro[1]
Date of birth (1996-04-15) 15 April 1996 (age 23)
Place of birth Sion, Switzerland
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Mainz 05
Number 20
Youth career
2007–2013 Sion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2016 Sion 48 (2)
2016–2019 West Ham United 42 (0)
2018–2019Fiorentina (loan) 29 (2)
2019– Mainz 05 0 (0)
National team
2016– Switzerland U21 5 (2)
2016– Switzerland 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 May 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 November 2018 (UTC)

Edimilson Fernandes Ribeiro (born 15 April 1996) is a Swiss professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Bundesliga side Mainz 05.[2]

Club career[edit]

Sion[edit]

Fernandes is a youth exponent from FC Sion. He made his Swiss Super League debut on 1 June 2013 against FC Zürich in 4–2 home win. He started in the first eleven and was substituted after 53 minutes.[3] He scored his first senior goal on 1 March 2015 a 2–2 draw at home to FC Luzern.[4] Fernandes played every minute of Sion's 2015–16 UEFA Europa League campaign before the side was knocked out by Braga in the last 32.[4] In all games he played 65 times for Sion's first team and 41 games for the club's under-21 side.[4]

West Ham United[edit]

On 25 August 2016, Fernandes signed a four-year deal with English club West Ham United for a fee of ₤5 million.[5] He made his West Ham debut on 25 September 2016 in a 3–0 home defeat by Southampton, coming on as an 82nd-minute substitute for Mark Noble.[6] On 26 October 2016, Fernandes scored his first goal for West Ham in a 2–1 win against Chelsea in the EFL Cup, winning praise from manager Slaven Bilić.[7][8]

Loan to Fiorentina[edit]

On 13 August 2018, Fernandes joined Italian side Fiorentina on a one-year loan deal with an option to buy.[9]

International career[edit]

Fernandes made his debut for the Switzerland under-21 team in March 2016 in a 1–1 draw with England. In his second game, on 2 September 2016, he scored his first international goal in a 3–0 win against Kazakhstan in Biel/Bienne.[10][11]

In November 2016, Fernandes received his first call-up to the senior Switzerland squad for a match against the Faroe Islands.[12]

He made his senior debut against them, coming off the bench in the 69th minute.

Personal life[edit]

Fernandes was born in Sion, Switzerland, of Portuguese and Cape Verdean descent.[4] He is the cousin of Swiss international footballer Gelson Fernandes, Manuel Fernandes and ex-Sunderland midfielder Cabral.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 11 May 2019[13]
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sion 2012–13 Swiss Super League 1 0 0 0 1 0
2013–14 16 1 0 0 16 1
2014–15 26 1 3 2 29 3
2015–16 5 0 4 2 8 0 17 2
Sion Total 48 2 7 4 8 0 63 6
West Ham United 2016–17 Premier League 28 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 32 1
2017–18 14 0 0 0 2 0 16 0
West Ham Total 42 0 1 0 5 1 0 0 48 1
Fiorentina (loan) 2018–19 Serie A 29 2 4 0 33 2
Career total 119 4 12 4 5 1 8 0 144 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Squads for 2016/17 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 2 September 2016. Retrieved 2 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Switzerland — E. Fernandes — Profile with news, career statistics and history — Soccerway". www.int.soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  3. ^ "FC Sion vs. FC Zürich - 1 June 2013 - Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Ten Fast Facts — Edimilson Fernandes". www.whufc.com. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Hammers secure Swiss star Fernandes". www.whufc.com. West Ham United F.C. 25 August 2016. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
  6. ^ "West Ham 0-3 Southampton". Soccerway. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
  7. ^ "West Ham United 2-1 Chelsea". BBC Spoer. 26 October 2016. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  8. ^ "Slaven Bilic admits West Ham's Edimilson Fernandes has surprised him this season". www.hitc.com. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
  9. ^ Benge, James (13 August 2018). "West Ham's Fernandes joins Fiorentina on loan with purchase option". London Evening Standard. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  10. ^ "E Fernandes". Soccerway. Retrieved 3 September 2016.
  11. ^ "U21 pair taste victory". www.whufc.com. Archived from the original on 7 September 2016. Retrieved 3 September 2016.
  12. ^ "Football Avec Lacroix et Edimilson Fernandes". lematin.ch. 4 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  13. ^ "E. FERNANDES". Soccerway. Retrieved 4 September 2016.

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