Gedson Fernandes

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Gedson Fernandes
Personal information
Full name Gedson Carvalho Fernandes
Date of birth (1999-01-09) 9 January 1999 (age 21)
Place of birth São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Winger
Club information
Current team
Tottenham Hotspur (on loan from Benfica)
Number 30
Youth career
2008–2009 SC Frielas
2009–2018 Benfica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017–2018 Benfica B 40 (5)
2018– Benfica 29 (0)
2020–Tottenham Hotspur (loan) 3 (0)
National team
2014 Portugal U15 2 (0)
2015 Portugal U16 3 (0)
2014–2016 Portugal U17 30 (2)
2016–2018 Portugal U19 16 (5)
2017–2019 Portugal U20 13 (0)
2018– Portugal U21 3 (1)
2018– Portugal 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:08, 17 February 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 May 2019

Gedson Carvalho Fernandes (born 9 January 1999) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur, on loan from Benfica, and the Portugal national team.

Club career[edit]

Born in São Tomé, Fernandes started his career at SC Frielas in Portugal in 2008. A year later, he joined S.L. Benfica's youth system, where he progressed to the club's reserve team in 2017. On 11 February that year, he made his professional debut with Benfica B in a LigaPro 4–2 win over Desportivo das Aves.[1]

Following his promotion to Benfica's first team in the 2018–19 season, Fernandes debuted as a starter in a 1–0 home win over Fenerbahçe in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round on 7 August 2018. A week later, in the second leg away, he scored a 26th-minute opener in a 1–1 draw, which qualified Benfica to the competition's play-off round.[2][3]

Fernandes signed on an 18-month loan for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur on 15 January 2020.[4] He made his Premier League debut coming on in the 80th minute away against Watford which ended 0-0.[5]

Career Statistics[edit]

As of match played 16 February 2020
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Benfica B 2016–17 LigaPro 9 0 9 0
2017–18 31 5 31 5
Total 40 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 40 5
Benfica 2018–19 Primeira Liga 22 0 4 1 4 0 16[a] 2 46 3
2019–20 7 0 1 0 3 0 2[b] 0 13 0
Total 29 0 5 1 7 0 18 2 59 3
Tottenham Hotspur (loan) 2019–20 Premier League 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Career total 72 5 7 1 7 0 18 2 104 8
  1. ^ 10 appearances in the UEFA Champions League, 6 appearances in the UEFA Europa League.
  2. ^ Appearances in the UEFA Champions League.

Honours[edit]

Benfica

International[7]

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Benfica B 4–2 Aves". ForaDeJogo. 17 February 2017. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Fenerbahçe vs Benfica - Em frente nas asas de Gedson" [Fenerbahçe vs Benfica - Moving forward on Gedson's wings]. ZAP Notícias (in Portuguese). 14 August 2018. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  3. ^ Pires, Bruno (14 August 2018). "Gedson mostra-se ao mundo e Benfica continua na rota dos milhões" [Gedson shows himself to the world and Benfica remain on course for the millions]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Gedson Fernandes: Tottenham complete loan move for Benfica midfielder". BBC Sport. 15 January 2020. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  5. ^ Oscroft, Tim (18 January 2020). "Watford 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur". BBC Sport. Retrieved 18 January 2020.
  6. ^ Sanches, João (31 August 2018). "Gedson com contrato renovado" [Gedson with renewed contract]. S.L. Benfica (in Portuguese). Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  7. ^ Gedson Fernandes at Soccerway. Retrieved 20 October 2016. Edit this at Wikidata
  8. ^ "Team of the Tournament" (PDF). UEFA. p. 31. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 October 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  9. ^ "Gedson eleito o melhor jovem de agosto" [Gedson elected best young player of August]. A Bola (in Portuguese). 14 September 2018. Archived from the original on 15 September 2018. Retrieved 21 September 2018.

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