Fernando Leal

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Fernando Leal
Personal information
Full name Fernando Leal Fonseca
Date of birth (1981-10-24) 24 October 1981 (age 37)
Place of birth Uberaba, Brazil
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
América Mineiro
Number 1
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001 Cruzeiro 0 (0)
2002 Ipatinga
2003–2005 Criciúma 2 (0)
2005 Cianorte
2006 Democrata-GV
2006 Ríver-PI 18 (0)
2007–2008 Ipatinga 17 (0)
2009–2010 Bahia 31 (0)
2011 Mirassol 0 (0)
2011 Vitória 23 (0)
2012 Mirassol 0 (0)
2012 Grêmio Barueri 20 (0)
2012–2014 Oeste 61 (1)
2014 Fortaleza 0 (0)
2014– América Mineiro 25 (0)
2018Mirassol (loan) 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:20, 7 May 2019 (UTC)

Fernando Leal Fonseca (born 24 October 1981), known as Fernando Leal or simply Fernando, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for América Mineiro as a goalkeeper.


Fernando joined Cianorte in 2005, for 2005 Campeonato Brasileiro Série C.[1] In January 2006 he was signed by state league first level newcomer EC Democrata of Governador Valadares, until the end of 2006 Minas Gerais state championship. In April, he was signed by Ríver Atlético Clube in 3-month deal, which Fernando extended his contract in July 2006, until the end of calendar year.

In August 2007 he was signed by Ipatinga in 1½year contract. In the first season he was the backup of Rodrigo Posso and Fred. Fernando did not play any game in 2007 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B, which the team finished as the runner-up. In the next season he played half of the matches of 2008 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, ahead Fred in the second half of season.

In January 2009 Fernando signed a two-year contract with Bahia. He was the first choice of the team, except in 2010 Campeonato do Nordeste, which he only played once. Fernando made 31 appearances for Bahia in 2009 and 2010 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B.

He joined Vitória, city rival of EC Bahia on 3 May 2011. In January 2012 he was re-signed by Mirassol.[2] The club also borrowed Vitória teammate Xuxa. Fernando was the first choice of the team, ahead his successor Veloso.




  1. ^ "BID ACUMULATIVO SÉRIE C /2005" (in Portuguese). CBF. 8 November 2005. Archived from the original on 4 November 2007. Retrieved 26 August 2010.
  2. ^ "Fernando Leal rescinde e Xuxa é emprestado até maio" (in Portuguese). Mirassol FC. 4 January 2012. Retrieved 22 February 2012.

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