Yago Fernández

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Yago
Personal information
Full name Yago Fernández Prieto
Date of birth (1988-01-05) 5 January 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Lisbon, Portugal
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
1998–2001 Benfica
2001–2002 Sporting CP
2002–2005 Real Madrid
2005–2007 Valencia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Valencia B 3 (0)
2008–2010 Espanyol B 36 (0)
2010 Gil Vicente (loan) 0 (0)
2010–2011 Malmö FF 23 (4)
2012 Girona 5 (1)
2012–2013 AEK Athens 13 (1)
2013 Häcken 0 (0)
2014 Shakhter Karagandy 9 (1)
2014–2015 Oriental 11 (0)
2015–2016 La Roda 3 (0)
National team
2003–2004 Portugal U16 4 (0)
2004–2005 Portugal U17 12 (1)
2005–2006 Portugal U18 5 (0)
2006–2007 Portugal U19 8 (0)
2008 Portugal U20 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 August 2016.

Yago Fernández Prieto (born 5 January 1988), known simply as Yago, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Born in Lisbon, Yago played for four clubs during his youth career, starting with hometown's S.L. Benfica at the age of nine then successively representing Sporting Clube de Portugal, Real Madrid and Valencia CF. As a senior, his first spell was with the latter's reserve team in Tercera División, in a promotion-ending campaign.

Subsequently, Yago continued in Spain, playing two years for RCD Espanyol B, helping the side promote to Segunda División B and being relegated in his second season. In January 2010, he returned to his country for an unassuming loan spell with Gil Vicente F.C. in the Segunda Liga (no appearances whatsoever).

Malmö[edit]

In July 2010, after not having his contract renewed by Espanyol, Yago was taken on trial by Swedish club Malmö FF, which had just lost Jasmin Sudić with a ruptured cruciate ligament. He played against Fulham in a 0–0 friendly draw, and his performance earned him a contract for the rest of the year, with the deal being confirmed by manager Roland Nilsson.[1]

On 8 December 2010, shortly after winning the Allsvenskan title, Yago signed a new one-year deal with Malmö.[2] However, they chose not to offer him a new contract after the 2011 season.[3]

AEK Athens[edit]

In August 2012, following a five-month spell with Girona FC in Segunda División,[4] during which he scored in a 5–3 home win against Xerez CD,[5] Yago agreed to a three-year contract with AEK Athens FC.

Häcken[edit]

On 19 August 2013, Yago signed for BK Häcken, thus returning to Sweden.[6] In November, after failing to make an appearance, he left the club.[7]

Oriental[edit]

Yago moved to Clube Oriental de Lisboa in early August 2014, after a short stint in Kazakhstan with FC Shakhter Karagandy.[8] He played his first game as a professional in his country on 5 October, featuring the full 90 minutes in a 0–0 home draw against G.D. Chaves.[9]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 20 February 2015
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Valencia B 2007–08[10] Tercera División 3 0 3 0
Espanyol B 2008–09[10] Tercera División 19 0 19 0
2009–10[10] Segunda División B 17 0 17 0
Total 36 0 36 0
Gil Vicente (loan) 2009–10[10] Segunda Liga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Malmö 2010[11] Allsvenskan 10 3 0 0 10 0
2011[11] Allsvenskan 13 1 0 0 1[a] 0 1[b] 0 15 0
Total 23 4 0 0 1 0 1 0 25 4
Girona 2011–12[11] Segunda División 5 1 0 0 5 1
AEK Athens 2012–13[11] Superleague Greece 13 1 1 0 14 1
Shakhter Karagandy 2014[11] Kazakhstan Premier League 9 1 0 0 1[c] 0 10 1
Oriental 2014–15[11] Segunda Liga 7 0 1 0 1 0 9 0
Career total 96 7 2 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 102 7
  1. ^ Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  2. ^ Appearances in Svenska Supercupen
  3. ^ Appearances in Kazakhstan Super Cup

Honours[edit]

Malmö FF

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yago Fernández klar för Malmö FF (Yago Fernández ready for Malmo FF); Svenska Fans, 30 July 2010 (in Swedish)
  2. ^ Yago och Malm klara! (Yago and Malm done!); Malmö FF, 8 December 2010 (in Swedish)
  3. ^ Inget MFF-kontrakt för Nkili (No MFF contract for Nkili); Sydsvenskan, 29 November 2011 (in Swedish)
  4. ^ El Girona ficha al defensa portugués Yago Fernández (Girona signs Portuguese defender Yago Fernández); Diario AS, 24 January 2012 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ 5–3: El Girona respira en un partido con alternativas y polémica (5–3: Girona breathes in game of alternatives and controversy); Mundo Deportivo, 10 March 2012 (in Spanish)
  6. ^ "Guldhjälte i Malmö ska rädda Häcken" [Golden hero in Malmö will save Hacken] (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. 19 August 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "Officiellt: BK Häcken släpper sex spelare" [Official: BK Häcken releases six players] (in Swedish). Fotbolltransfers. 5 November 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "Defesa Yago Férnandez reforça Oriental por uma temporada" [Defender Yago Fernández strengthens Oriental for one season] (in Portuguese). Visão. 2 August 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "Oriental-Chaves, 0–0: Jogo muito disputado a meio campo" [Oriental-Chaves, 0–0: Hard-fought game in midfield] (in Portuguese). Record. 5 October 2014. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 
  10. ^ a b c d "Yago". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f "Yago". Soccerway. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 

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