Hernanes playing for São Paulo in 2010
|Full name||Anderson Hernandes de
Carvalho Viana Lima
|Date of birth||29 May 1985|
|Place of birth||Recife, Brazil|
|Height||180 cm (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Central midfielder|
|2006||→ Santo André (loan)||23||(6)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:05, 15 February 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Hernanes can also play as a playmaker in the centre attacking midfield role. He is notable for his ambidexterity, as well as being neat and tidy in possession, with the ability to accurately pass the ball out wide in order to stretch play. He is also an accurate and powerful striker of the ball.
Born in Recife, Hernanes is a product of the São Paulo academy and played for them for 9 years (2001-2010). He was loaned out to Santo André for the 2006 season. In 2008, as a São Paulo player, Hernanes won the Prêmio Craque do Brasileirão's best player award. In January 2009, Hernanes was listed as the most promising football player in the world by the British newspaper, The Times.
On 6 August 2010, São Paulo agreed to sell Hernanes to Lazio. Hernanes signed a five-year contract. Lazio also paid €11.1 million to São Paulo and third-parties owner Traffic Group. He scored on his debut, putting away a penalty in a practice match against Deportivo La Coruña, having previously been brought down in the box. He also assisted Sergio Floccari for Lazio's third goal. His first Serie A goal was also on a penalty, against Bologna in another 3–1 victory. On 3 December 2010 he scored the third goal in a 3–1 win over Internazionale with a free kick. He concluded the season with 11 goals equal to Lazio's best midfielder's goal scorer in one season, superstar Czech international Pavel Nedved.
On 31 January 2014, Hernanes signed a new four and a half year contract that runs until 30 June 2018 with Internazionale, completing a permanent switch from Lazio. He made his debut on 9 February in a 1–0 win over Sassuolo, he gave the assist of the goal scored by Walter Samuel.
Hernanes received his first International red card in a game against France after challenging for the ball against Karim Benzema mid-air but accidentally missing the ball and getting Benzema in the right area of his chest. Hernanes was once again called up by the new Brazilian coach Luiz Felipe Scolari to the game against Italy at Geneva a game that ended 2–2. Hernanes was substituted at the end of the game.
Appearances and goals for clubs
Statistics accurate as of 15 February 2014.
|Season||Club||League||Domestic cup||Continental||Other cups||Total|
|Total São Paulo||100||15||47||8||37||5||184||28|
- As of 1 July 2013.
|1||10 November 2011||Libreville, Gabon||Gabon||2–0||Won||Friendly|
|2||9 June 2013||Porto Alegre, Brazil||France||3–0||Won||Friendly|
- São Paulo
- Silver Ball: 2
- 2007, 2008
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- "Hernanes - Profile". Confederations Cup Brazil 2013. FIFA.com. Retrieved 21 January 2014.
- "Hernanes Scout Report". Sky Sports.
- "Arsenal Transfer Rumours: Arsene Wenger Considering January Bid for Hernanes". Bleacher Report.
- "Chelsea Transfer Rumours: Why Hernanes Is the Potential Successor to Lampard". Bleacher Report.
- Dart, Tom (13 January 2009). "Jornal inglês elege Hernanes o talento mais promissor do mundo". London: The Times. Retrieved 3 March 2009.
- Por Carolina Elustondo e Marcelo Prado São Paulo. "Fora da Libertadores, São Paulo oficializa venda de Hernanes | globoesporte.com". Globoesporte.globo.com. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
- Kaue Freitas (6 August 2010). "Hernanes vai para a Lazio". São Paulo F.C. Retrieved 4 August 2010.
- "SS Lazio 2010–11 Half-year report". SS Lazio (in Italian). 1 March 2011. Retrieved 13 August 2011.
- Inter (31 January 2014). "WELCOME TO INTER, HERNANES!". Retrieved 31 January 2014.
- Goal.com (9 February 2014). "Inter 1-0 Sassuolo: Samuel header seals first win in 2014!". Retrieved 11 February 2014.