Fernando Brassard

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Fernando Brassard
Personal information
Full name Fernando José Alves Brassard
Date of birth (1972-04-11) 11 April 1972 (age 47)
Place of birth Lourenço Marques, Mozambique
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1983–1990 Benfica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1991 Louletano 0 (0)
1991–1992 Marítimo 6 (0)
1992–1993 Gil Vicente 33 (0)
1993–1994 Vitória Guimarães 19 (0)
1994–1995 Gil Vicente 18 (0)
1995–1997 Benfica 2 (0)
1997–1998 Varzim 34 (0)
1998–2001 Vitória Setúbal 26 (0)
Total 138 (0)
National team
1991 Portugal U20 9 (0)
1992–1994 Portugal U21 28 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Fernando José Alves Brassard (born 11 April 1972) is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

Football career[edit]

Born in Lourenço Marques, Portuguese Mozambique, Brassard emerged through S.L. Benfica's youth ranks, but was soon deemed surplus to requirements, making his professional debuts with lowly Louletano DC. In the following years he played with C.S. Marítimo, Gil Vicente FC (two spells) and Vitória de Guimarães.

In the summer of 1995, Brassard returned to Benfica for two unassuming seasons, as he had to settle with battling for backup status behind Belgian Michel Preud'homme. He then played one year with Varzim SC – starting but seeing his club be relegated from the Primeira Liga – closing out his Vitória de Setúbal at only 29, being again second-choice during three years.

Brassard was in the squad for both of Portugal winning teams in the FIFA U-20 World Cup, in 1989 and 1991, being part of the dubbed Golden Generation. Alongside teammate João Vieira Pinto and Argentinian Sergio Agüero, he was the only player in the world to win the tournament twice, although he did not play one second in the first edition.[1][2][3]

In 2003, shortly after his professional retirement, Brassard joined the senior national team's coaching staff, working with the goalkeepers for several years.







  1. ^ "Agüero, para entrar en la historia" [Agüero, out to make history]. La Nación. 21 July 2007. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Geração de ouro faz 20 anos" [Golden generation celebrates 20th birthday]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 20 August 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Riade, 25 anos: como foi e onde estão os campeões" [Riyadh, 25 anos: how did it go and where are the champions] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 3 March 2014. Retrieved 31 March 2017.

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