Fernando Prass

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Fernando Prass
Personal information
Full name Fernando Büttenbender Prass
Date of birth (1978-07-09) 9 July 1978 (age 39)
Place of birth Porto Alegre, Brazil
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Palmeiras
Number 1
Youth career
Grêmio
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 Grêmio 38 (0)
2000 Francana 24 (0)
2001 Vila Nova 31 (0)
2002–2005 Coritiba 211 (0)
2005–2009 União Leiria 81 (0)
2009–2012 Vasco da Gama 248 (0)
2013– Palmeiras 244 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 September 2017.

Fernando Büttenbender Prass (born 9 July 1978 in Porto Alegre[2]) is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras as a goalkeeper.

Club career[edit]

After starting professionally with local Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense, Prass joined Associação Atlética Francana in 2000, moving after one season to another modest side, Vila Nova Futebol Clube. In 2002 he signed for Coritiba Foot Ball Club, spending four seasons at the club.

Subsequently, Prass moved abroad and joined Portugal's U.D. Leiria, as compatriot Helton had left to join FC Porto in the Primeira Liga. He made his league debut on 11 September 2005 in a 0–0 home draw against C.S. Marítimo, and retained first-choice status from that moment onwards.

In the 2006–07 season, Prass only missed two league games as Leiria finished seventh and qualified for the UEFA Intertoto Cup, eventually being one of the competition's winners and appearing in the UEFA Cup, being ousted by Bayer 04 Leverkusen in the first round (4–5 on aggregate). The following campaign, the team dropped down to the second division.

After appearing in 14 matches to help União return to the top flight in 2009, 31-year-old Prass returned to his country and signed for CR Vasco da Gama, playing in the Série B for the first time in 110 years of history. As first-choice, he helped the Rio de Janeiro side finish as champions and promote back, with the best defensive record in the league.

On 10 December 2012, Prass left Vasco and joined Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras, freshly relegated to the second level.[3] He helped them return to the top flight at the first attempt.

On 3 April 2016, Prass saved Lucca's penalty in a 1–0 home win over Sport Club Corinthians Paulista, the Alviverde's first win over their rival for nearly 21 years.[4]

International career[edit]

On 29 June 2016, aged nearly 38 and having never earned any cap for the full side, Prass was selected by the Brazilian national team for the 2016 Summer Olympics by manager Rogério Micale, as one of three overage players.[5] On 31 July, however, he left the squad due to an elbow injury and was replaced by Weverton.[6]

Style of play[edit]

Prass is known for his ability to save penalty kicks,[7] also working closely with Palmeiras employees to study his adversaries.[8] In March 2017, coach Émerson Leão said he would be the perfect choice to lecture younger players in the position who made the national team.[9]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 4 March 2017[10]
Club Season League Cup Continental1 State League2 Other3 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Coritiba 2003 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 42 0
2004 40 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 48 0
2005 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Total 88 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 96 0
União Leiria 2005–06 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
2006–07 28 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 0
2007–08 30 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 38 0
2008–09 14 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
Total 81 0 10 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 95 0
Vasco Gama 2009 36 0 4 0 - - - - - - 40 0
2010 38 0 7 0 - - 18 0 - - 63 0
2011 38 0 11 0 8 0 17 0 - - 74 0
2012 37 0 - - 10 0 17 0 - - 64 0
Total 149 0 22 0 18 0 52 0 - - 241 0
Palmeiras 2013 29 0 2 0 6 0 18 0 - - 55 0
2014 15 0 1 0 - - 16 0 - - 32 0
2015 36 0 12 0 - - 18 0 - - 66 0
2016 16 0 - - 6 0 17 0 - - 39 0
2017 21 0 3 0 7 0 15 0 - - 46 0
Total 117 0 18 0 19 0 84 0 - - 238 0
Career total 414 0 46 0 34 0 128 0 - - 622 0

1Includes UEFA Euro and Copa Libertadores.

2Includes Campeonato Carioca and Campeonato Paulista.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Grêmio
Vila Nova
Coritiba
União Leiria
Vasco
Palmeiras

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "F. Prass" (in Portuguese). SE Palmeiras. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Bate-papo" [Chat] (in Portuguese). Official website. Retrieved 3 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "Palmeiras anuncia a contratação do goleiro Fernando Prass, ex-Vasco" [Palmeiras announces signing of goalkeeper Fernando Prass, formerly with Vasco] (in Portuguese). Gazeta Esportiva. 11 December 2012. Archived from the original on 7 July 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "Com Prass e Dudu heróis, Palmeiras bate Corinthians e fecha tabu de 21 anos" [With Prass and Dudo the heroes, Palmeiras beat Corinthians and end 21-year taboo] (in Portuguese). Universo Online. 3 April 2016. Retrieved 4 April 2016. 
  5. ^ "Prass admite surpresa com convocação e diz gostar de pressão por ouro olímpico" [Prass admits surprise with callup and says he enjoys pressure for Olympic gold] (in Portuguese). ESPN Brasil. 29 June 2016. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  6. ^ "Weverton é convocado para a Seleção Olímpica" [Weverton is called for the Olympic Team] (in Portuguese). Brazilian Football Confederation. 31 July 2016. Retrieved 31 July 2016. 
  7. ^ "Incontestável, pegador de pênaltis e novo ídolo: Fernando Prass se eterniza no Palmeiras" [Uncontested, penalty taker and new idol: Fernando Prass becomes eternal at Palmeiras] (in Portuguese). Esporte Interativo. 2 December 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2017. 
  8. ^ "Fernando Prass mostra ser um estudioso dos pênaltis no Palmeiras" [Fernando Prass shows mastery of penalties at Palmeiras]. O Estado de S. Paulo (in Portuguese). 5 March 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2017. 
  9. ^ "Leão diz que gol está "vago" e pede Prass e jovem na seleção brasileira" [Leão says there is a "vacancy" in goal and asks for Prass and youngster in Brazil national team] (in Portuguese). Universo Online. 22 March 2017. Retrieved 23 March 2017. 
  10. ^ "Fernando Prass". Soccerway. Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  11. ^ "Finalistas, Palmeiras e Santos dominam a seleção do Paulistão" [Finalists, Palmeiras and Santos dominate Paulistão's team of the year] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 30 April 2015. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 

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