5 July 1976 |
|Professional||1995–1997, 1998–2001, 2002–2006, 2007/2008, 2016–|
|Highest ranking||67 (2004/2005) |
|Highest break||140 (2015 Q School)|
|Best ranking finish||Last 16 (2003 Welsh Open)|
Fernandez finished second on the PIOS Order of Merit in 2007 gaining promotion to the Main Tour for the 2007–2008 season, although he failed to finish inside the top 64 and was relegated after that season. He has been on and off the Main Tour a few times during his career, failing to make any significant impact each time. He suffered from testicular cancer in 2005 but continued playing while he recovered.
His best ranking event display came when he reached the last 16 of the 2003 Welsh Open, defeating opponents including fellow Irishman Fergal O'Brien and Mark King. He qualified for the 1999 World Championship but drew Ronnie O'Sullivan and lost 10–3. He also reached the final qualifying round in 2004, losing 10–8 to Dominic Dale. He was Jamie Burnett's opponent in 2004 UK Championship qualifying when Burnett scored a 148 break, the first ever break in excess of 147 in a professional match.
As an amateur, Fernandez reached the final of English Amateur Championship in 2010, losing to Jack Lisowski, playing in the tournament again in 2011 and winning the title, victorious 10–6 in the final over John Whitty. He entered Q-School in 2015 and made it to the final round before losing 4–1 to Rhys Clark. In October 2015, Fernandez played in the Asian Tour, and reached quarter-finals of the Haining Open before losing 4–1 to world number 11 Ricky Walden. This need being enough for Fernandez to qualify the main tour, however Fernandez was suspended from the sport of snooker for a period of 15 months following corruption charges and would not be eligible to participate in snooker events before 27 August 2017. 
Performance and ranking timeline
|Ranking[nb 1]||[nb 2]||214||[nb 3]||155||81||71||[nb 3]||[nb 2]||72||67||74||[nb 2]||[nb 4]||[nb 4]||[nb 4]||[nb 4]||[nb 2]||[nb 5]|
|Riga Masters[nb 6]||Tournament Not Held||MR||WD||A|
|China Championship||Tournament Not Held||NR||A|
|Paul Hunter Classic[nb 7]||Tournament Not Held||Pro-am Event||Minor-Ranking||A||A|
|Indian Open||Tournament Not Held||A||NH||WD||A|
|World Open[nb 8]||LQ||LQ||A||LQ||3R||LQ||A||LQ||LQ||2R||LQ||LQ||A||A||A||NH||WD||A|
|European Masters[nb 9]||1R||LQ||Tournament Not Held||A||LQ||LQ||LQ||LQ||NR||Tournament Not Held||A||A|
|English Open||Tournament Not Held||A|
|International Championship||Tournament Not Held||A||LQ||A|
|Shanghai Masters||Tournament Not Held||LQ||A||A||A||LQ||A|
|Northern Ireland Open||Not Held||LQ||Tournament Not Held||A|
|Scottish Open[nb 10]||LQ||LQ||A||2R||LQ||LQ||A||LQ||LQ||Tournament Not Held||Not Held||A|
|German Masters[nb 11]||LQ||LQ||A||NR||Tournament Not Held||A||A||A||A||A|
|Shoot-Out||Tournament Not Held||Variant Format Event||A|
|World Grand Prix||Tournament Not Held||DNQ||DNQ|
|Gibraltar Open||Tournament Not Held||MR||A|
|Players Championship[nb 12]||Tournament Not Held||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ|
|China Open[nb 13]||Not Held||NR||LQ||LQ||LQ||A||Not Held||LQ||LQ||LQ||A||A||A||LQ||A|
|Former ranking tournaments|
|Dubai Classic[nb 14]||LQ||LQ||Tournament Not Held|
|Malta Grand Prix||Non-Ranking Event||LQ||NR||Tournament Not Held|
|Thailand Masters[nb 15]||LQ||LQ||A||LQ||LQ||LQ||A||NR||Not Held||NR||Tournament Not Held|
|British Open||LQ||LQ||A||LQ||4R||LQ||A||LQ||WD||LQ||Tournament Not Held|
|Irish Masters||Non-Ranking Event||LQ||LQ||LQ||NH||Tournament Not Held|
|Northern Ireland Trophy||Tournament Not Held||NR||LQ||Tournament Not Held|
|Australian Goldfields Open[nb 16]||NR||Tournament Not Held||A||A||LQ||Not Held|
|Performance Table Legend|
|LQ||lost in the qualifying draw||#R||lost in the early rounds of the tournament
(WR = Wildcard round, RR = Round robin)
|QF||lost in the quarter-finals|
|SF||lost in the semi-finals||F||lost in the final||W||won the tournament|
|DNQ||did not qualify for the tournament||A||did not participate in the tournament||WD||withdrew from the tournament|
|NH / Not Held||means an event was not held.|
|NR / Non-Ranking Event||means an event is/was no longer a ranking event.|
|R / Ranking Event||means an event is/was a ranking event.|
|RV / Ranking & Variant Format Event||means an event is/was a ranking & variant format event.|
|MR / Minor-Ranking Event||means an event is/was a minor-ranking event.|
|PA / Pro-am Event||means an event is/was a pro-am event.|
|VF / Variant Format Event||means an event is/was a variant format event.|
- From the 2010/2011 season it shows the ranking at the beginning of the season.
- New players on the Main Tour don't have a ranking.
- He was not on the Main Tour.
- He was an amateur.
- He was suspended from the start of the previous season for 15 months and began this season without ranking points.
- The event was called the Riga Open (2014/2015–2015/2016)
- The event was called the Grand Prix Fürth (2004/2005) and the Fürth German Open (2005/2006–2006/2007)
- The event was called the Grand Prix (1995/1996–2000/2001 and 2004/2005–2009/2010), the LG Cup (2001/2002–2003/2004) and the Haikou World Open (2011/2012–2013/2014)
- The event was called the European Open (1995/1996-1996/1997 & 2001/2002-2003/2004) Malta Cup (2004/2005–2007/2008)
- The event was called the International Open (1995/1996–1996/1997) and the Players Championship (2003/2004)
- The event was called the German Open (1995/1996–1997/1998)
- The event was called the Players Tour Championship Grand Finals (2010/2011–2012/2013) and the Players Championship Grand Final (2013/2014–2015/2016)
- The event was called the China International (1997/1998–1998/1999)
- The event was called the Thailand Classic (1995/1996) and the Asian Classic (1996/1997)
- The event was called the Thailand Open (1995/1996–1996/1997)
- The event was called the Australian Masters (1995/1996)
Non-ranking finals: 1 (1 title)
|Outcome||No.||Year||Championship||Opponent in the final||Score|
|Winner||1.||2001||Challenge Tour Event 2||Ryan Day||6–3|
Amateur finals: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)
|Outcome||No.||Year||Championship||Opponent in the final||Score|
|Winner||1.||2006||2006 PIOS – Event 3||Lee Walker||6–5|
|Runner-up||2.||2010||English Amateur Championship||Lisowski, JackJack Lisowski||2–9|
|Winner||3.||2011||English Amateur Championship||John Whitty||10–6|
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- "Scot Burnett compiles 148 break". BBC Sport. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
- "Burnett's break goes one better". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
- "Snooker star narrowly misses out on tour place". Hastings Observer. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
- "Fernandez Run Ended but Main Tour Hopes Remain Alive". snookerhq.com. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
- "WPBSA STATEMENT – LEO FERNANDEZ". World Snooker. Retrieved 6 July 2016.
- "FLeo Fernandez handed 15-month ban after admitting corruption charge". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 July 2016.
- "Leo Fernandez is suspended from snooker for 15 months". Sky Sports. Retrieved 6 July 2016.
- "Leo Fernandez". O'Sullivan's Snooker & Pool Club. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
- "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011.