|Full name||Fernando da Conceição Cruz|
|Date of birth||12 August 1940|
|Place of birth||Lisbon, Portugal|
|Height||1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)|
|Playing position||Left back|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Born in Lisbon, Cruz was already first-choice with S.L. Benfica at the age of 20, going on to win eight national championships with the club as well as four Portuguese Cups. He played in all five European Cup finals the side reached in the 60s, winning the 1961 and 1962 editions and appearing in 346 official games during his 11-year stint (one goal).
Cruz played 11 matches for Portugal, his first appearance being on 21 May 1961 in a 1–1 friendly draw with England. He was included in Otto Glória's squad for the 1966 FIFA World Cup finals, failing to make an appearance for the third-placed nation.
- European Cup: 1960–61, 1961–62; Runner-up 1962–63, 1964–65, 1967–68
- Primeira Liga (8): 1959–60, 1960–61, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1964–65, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1968–69
- Taça de Portugal (3): 1961–62, 1963–64, 1968–69, 1969–70; Runner-up 1964–65
- Taça de Honra (2)