Gatito Fernández

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Gatito Fernández
Personal information
Full name Roberto Junior Fernández Torres
Date of birth (1988-03-29) 29 March 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Asunción, Paraguay
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Number 25
Youth career
2000–2007 Cerro Porteño
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2014 Cerro Porteño 68 (0)
2009–2010 Estudiantes (loan) 0 (0)
2010–2011 Racing (loan) 14 (0)
2011–2012 Utrecht (loan) 10 (0)
2014–2015 Vitória 39 (0)
2016 Figueirense 28 (0)
2017– Botafogo 1 (0)
National team
2007 Paraguay U-20 4 (0)
2011– Paraguay 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 January 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 May 2014

Roberto Junior "Gatito" Fernández Torres (born 29 March 1988 in Asunción) 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).



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.[1] In August 2011, Utrecht announced to have signed Fernández on loan for one year to cover a possible departure of Michel Vorm. [2]


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.



Cerro Porteño




  1. ^ "Llegó el arquero Fernández a Racing". ESPN Deportes (in Spanish). 2010-07-16. Retrieved 2010-07-16. 
  2. ^ FC Utrecht rondt komst van doelman Fernández af - Voetbal International (Dutch)

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