Vasco Fernandes (footballer)

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Vasco Fernandes
Vasco Fernandes, Celta de Vigo 2009.jpg
Fernandes before a game with Celta
Personal information
Full name Vasco Herculano Salgado Cunha Mango Fernandes
Date of birth (1986-11-12) 12 November 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Olhão, Portugal
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Pandurii
Number 2
Youth career
1996–2005 Olhanense
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 Olhanense 26 (0)
2005–2006 Bordeaux (loan) 0 (0)
2007–2008 Salamanca (loan) 17 (0)
2008–2010 Leixões 16 (0)
2009–2010 Celta (loan) 28 (0)
2010–2011 Elche 17 (0)
2011–2012 Beira-Mar 0 (0)
2012–2013 Olhanense 33 (0)
2013–2014 Platanias 30 (0)
2014–2015 Aris 2 (0)
2015– Pandurii 3 (0)
National team
2005–2007 Portugal U20 7 (0)
2007–2008 Portugal U21 11 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 July 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Salgado Cunha and the second or paternal family name is Mango Fernandes.

Vasco Herculano Salgado Cunha Mango Fernandes (born 12 November 1986) is a Portuguese footballer who plays for Romanian club CS Pandurii Târgu Jiu as a right back or a central defender.

Football career[edit]

Born in Olhão, Algarve of Guinea-Bissauan descent,[1] Fernandes started his professional career with hometown's S.C. Olhanense, making his debuts in the second division. Prior to that, he was loaned to France's FC Girondins de Bordeaux, but never appeared officially for the Ligue 1 club.

After another loan, now in Spain with UD Salamanca where he teamed up with countryman Zé Tó, Fernandes returned to Portugal, after being bought by Leixões SC. He played in roughly half of the games during the season, as the Matosinhos team overachieved for a final sixth place in the top flight.

For the 2009–10 campaign Fernandes was loaned again, also in Spain and in its second level, moving to Celta de Vigo and being used much more regularly than in his previous stint in the country, although the Galicians constantly battled relegation, even though they finished 12th.

In late July 2010 Fernandes left Leixões permanently, joining Elche CF – also in Spain and in its second division.

Club statistics[edit]

As of 5 June 2010[2]
Club performance League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Portugal League Taça de Portugal Total
2004–05 Olhanense Liga de Honra 0 0 0 0 0 0
France League Coupe de France Total
2005–06 Bordeaux Ligue 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal League Taça de Portugal Total
2006–07 Olhanense Liga de Honra 25 0 2 0 27 0
2007–08 1 0 0 0 1 0
Spain League Copa del Rey Total
2007–08 Salamanca Segunda División 17 0 0 0 17 0
Portugal League Taça de Portugal Total
2008–09 Leixões Primeira Liga 16 0 3 0 19 0
Spain League Copa del Rey Total
2009–10 Celta Segunda División 28 0 7 0 35 0
Total France 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 42 0 5 0 47 0
Spain 45 0 7 0 52 0
Career total 87 0 12 0 99 0

Personal life[edit]

Fernandes' father, Herculano, was also a footballer and a defender. He too represented Olhanense and, during a 16-year senior career, appeared in one Portuguese top level game with Académica de Coimbra; he coached his son in Olhanense's juniors, where he played as a forward.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Vasco Fernandes no Sporting de Braga?" [Vasco Fernandes to Sporting de Braga?] (in Portuguese). Futebol Portugal. 24 December 2009. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Vasco Fernandes". Soccerway. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 

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