Hernanes with São Paulo FC in 2010
|Full name||Anderson Hernanes de
Carvalho Viana Lima
|Date of birth||29 May 1985|
|Place of birth||Recife, Brazil|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|2006||→ Santo André (loan)||23||(6)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 January 2016.
Anderson Hernanes de Carvalho Viana Lima (born 29 May 1985), known as Hernanes (Brazilian Portuguese: [eʁˈnɐ̃niʃ]), is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Serie A club Juventus as a central midfielder.
He began his career at São Paulo FC, where he won the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A in 2007 and 2008. In August 2010 he joined Lazio, whom he helped win the Coppa Italia in 2013. He transferred to Internazionale in January 2014 for €20 million.
Hernanes has earned over 25 caps for the Brazil national football team since 2008. He won a bronze medal at that year's Olympics, and was also part of their squads which won the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and came fourth at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He is nicknamed Il Profeta (The Prophet).
Born in Recife, Hernanes is a product of the academy at São Paulo FC, where he played for nine years between 2001 and 2010. He was loaned out to Santo André for the 2006 season, while 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 British newspaper The Times.
On 6 August 2010, São Paulo agreed to sell Hernanes to Italian side Lazio. Hernanes signed a five-year contract. Lazio paid an €11.1 million transfer fee to São Paulo and third-party owner Traffic Group.
Hernanes scored on his debut, putting away a penalty in a friendly against Deportivo de 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 goal-scoring return from midfield in one season, alongside Pavel Nedvěd. Hernanes later helped the club win the 2013 Coppa Italia Final against rivals Roma.
On 31 January 2014, Hernanes joined Internazionale, completing a permanent switch from Lazio by signing a four-and-a-half-year contract that runs until 30 June 2018. His move was rumoured to be due to money motivation, a motive that was denied by Hernanes. The club's president Claudio Lotito claimed he sold Hernanes after Inter had triggered his buy-out clause of €20 million, opting to sell him rather than let him depart on a free transfer. As a result, Lazio fans were unhappy over Hernanes' sale and protested over Lotito's action.
He made his debut on 9 February in a 1–0 win over Sassuolo, assisting a goal scored by Walter Samuel. On 10 May, he scored a long-distance strike against his former team Lazio to seal a 4–1 victory which also meant that Inter would play in the UEFA Europa League in the following season.
On 9 February 2011, Hernanes was sent off in the first half of a 1–0 friendly defeat against France for kicking Karim Benzema in the chest. Later that year, on 10 November, he scored Brazil's second goal in a 0–2 win over Gabon in Libreville after reaching the ball from the goalkeeper's parry.
Hernanes was selected by Luiz Felipe Scolari for the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup on home soil. In a warm-up match against France on 9 June in Porto Alegre, he replaced Luiz Gustavo in the 81st minute and four minutes later scored the second goal of a 3–0 win. Hernanes appeared in all of Brazil's matches as they won the tournament, but only started the final group match against Italy.
Hernanes was also included in the nation's squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He made three brief substitute appearances as Brazil came fourth, starting in the opening match against Croatia, where he replaced Paulinho for the last 27 minutes of the 3–1 win.
Style of play
A hard-working and versatile player, Hernanes can cover all midfield positions, and has been used as an attacking midfielder, as a central midfielder and as a playmaker. Although he is not particularly quick, he is a dynamic and energetic player that is effective at making attacking runs and who possesses good physical attributes and defensive contribution. He is well known for his technique as well as being neat and tidy in possession, with the ability to accurately pass the ball out wide in order to stretch play or to create chances for teammates. His double step is one of the most popular in the world, and he also is an accurate and powerful striker of the ball with both feet, despite being naturally right footed, as well as being a threat from set-pieces.
Due to his creative ability, he has been compared to Andrea Pirlo, and Kaká, the latter with whom he has a close friendship. Former Brazil international midfielder Edmílson defined Hernanes as the new Deco. In 2009 he was elected best Under-23 player in the world by The Times. That same year, Hernanes won Bola de Prata being included in the Brazilian team of the year. During his first season in Italy, he was named by ESPN as best emerging Brazilian player in Europe.
- As of 31 January 2016
|Brazil||Brasileirão||Copa do Brasil||Continental||Club World Cup||Paulista||Total|
|Santo André (loan)||2006||23||6||8||1||—||—||0||0||31||7|
|Italy||Serie A||Coppa Italia||Europe||Club World Cup||Italian Super Cup||Total|
- As of 21 June 2015
|Brazil national team|
- São Paulo
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- "Lazio, Reja: 'Hernanes? Oggi bene'" [Lazio, Reja: 'Hernanes? Today he did well"] (in Italian). Calcio Mercato. 2 October 2011. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
- Fabio Costantino (31 May 2015). "Hernanes a IC: "Con Mancini abbiamo deciso che per me era meglio giocare da trequartista"" [Hernanes to Inter Channel: "With Mancini we decided that it would be best for me to play as an attacking midfielder"] (in Italian). F.C. Inter News. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
- "Tutto Juve live, Hernanes: "Trequartista ruolo ideale"" [Tutto Juve live, Hernanes: "Attacking midfielder my ideal role"] (in Italian). Sport Mediaset. 2 September 2015. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
- "Ecco Hernanes, l'erede di Kakà" [Presenting Hernanes, Kaká's heir] (in Italian). Sport Mediaset. 3 June 2009. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
- "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.
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- "Neymar’s Religion Helps Ease Burden Amid Concern of Divisiveness".
- Hernanes profile at Soccerway
- Includes cup competitions such as Copa Libertadores, and Copa Sudamericana
- Hernanes at National-Football-Teams.com
- "Bola de Prata Placar 2007" (in Portuguese). Placar. 1 April 2013. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
- "Bola de Prata Placar 2008" (in Portuguese). Placar. 11 April 2013. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
- "Craque Brasileirão 2008: Hernanes é eleito o melhor jogador do campeonato" [2008 Brazilian League Ace: Hernanes is elected the best player of the league] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 8 December 2008. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
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