Gatito Fernández

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Gatito Fernández
Gatito Fernández (Cerro Porteño).png
Fernández with Cerro Porteño in 2014
Personal information
Full name Roberto Júnior Fernández Torres
Date of birth (1988-03-29) 29 March 1988 (age 31)
Place of birth Asunción, Paraguay
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Botafogo
Number 1
Youth career
2000–2007 Cerro Porteño
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2014 Cerro Porteño 122 (0)
2009–2010Estudiantes (loan) 0 (0)
2010–2011Racing (loan) 15 (0)
2011–2012Utrecht (loan) 13 (0)
2014–2015 Vitória 39 (0)
2016 Figueirense 28 (0)
2017– Botafogo 53 (0)
National team
2007 Paraguay U20 4 (0)
2011– Paraguay 13 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 August 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 September 2019

Roberto Júnior "Gatito" Fernández Torres (born 29 March 1988) is a Paraguayan footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Brazilian club Botafogo.

He is known as Gatito (English: little cat) for being the son of former Paraguayan 1986 World Cup goalkeeper Roberto Fernández, nicknamed Gato (English: cat). Because of his father, who was goalkeeper of brazilian clubs, such as Internacional and Palmeiras, Gatito had lived in Brazil before his professional days.[1]

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

Fernández started his professional career with Paraguayan Primera División club Cerro Porteño in 2007. He became Paraguayan champion with the club in the 2009 Apertura. Following the achievement, he joined Argentine Primera División side Estudiantes de La Plata. After a season in the club without any first team appearance, he joined Racing.[2] In August 2011, Utrecht announced to have signed Fernández on loan for one year to cover a possible departure of Michel Vorm. [3]

International[edit]

He debuted with the Paraguayan U20 national team in the 2007 South American Youth Championship replacing injured Blas Hermosilla. He was selected for Paraguay senior squad for the 2011 Copa América. He was an un-used substitute for the squad as they finished the tournament as the runner-up.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 29 August 2019.[4]
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Cerro Porteño 2007 Paraguayan Primera División 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
2008 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 0
2009 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
Estudiantes (loan) 2009–10 Argentine Primera División 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Racing (loan) 2010–11 Argentine Primera División 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
Utrecht (loan) 2011–12 Eredivisie 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
Cerro Porteño 2012 Paraguayan Primera División 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 7 0
2013 37 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 39 0
2014 11 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 19 0
Cerro Porteño total 122 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 134 0
Vitória 2014 Série A 15 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 19 0
2015 Série B 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 0
Vitória total 39 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 43 0
Figueirense 2016 Série A 28 0 1 0 2 0 18 0 49 0
Botafogo 2017 Série A 31 0 5 0 13 0 9 0 58 0
2018 8 0 0 0 1 0 9 0 18 0
2019 14 0 4 0 6 0 8 0 32 0
Botafogo total 53 0 9 0 20 0 26 0 108 0
Career total 270 0 10 0 38 0 44 0 362 0

International[edit]

As of match played 5 September 2019
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Paraguay 2011 0 0
2012 0 0
2013 1 0
2014 3 0
2015 0 0
2016 0 0
2017 1 0
2018 1 0
2019 7 0
Total 13 0

Honors[edit]

Club[edit]

Cerro Porteño

Estudiantes de la Plata

Botafogo

International[edit]

Paraguay

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Inquieto, Gatito dava problema na escola e morou no RS por causa do pai
  2. ^ "Llegó el arquero Fernández a Racing". ESPN Deportes (in Spanish). 16 July 2010. Retrieved 16 July 2010.
  3. ^ FC Utrecht rondt komst van doelman Fernández af - Voetbal International (in Dutch)
  4. ^ https://www.ogol.com.br/player.php?id=87584%7Caccessdate=29 January 2019
  5. ^ [1] - UOL (in Portuguese)

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