Bruno Fernandes
Bruno Fernandes

Bruno Fernandes (footballer, born 1994)
Bruno Miguel Borges Fernandes (born 8 September 1994) is a Portuguese footballer who plays for Sporting CP and the Portugal national team as a midfielder

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For other people with the same name, see Bruno Fernandes (disambiguation). This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Borges and the second or paternal family name is Fernandes.

Bruno Fernandes Fernandes at the 2018 World CupPersonal informationFull name Bruno Miguel Borges FernandesDate of birth (1994-09-08) 8 September 1994 (age 24)Place of birth Maia, PortugalHeight 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]Playing position MidfielderClub informationCurrent team Sporting CPNumber 8Youth career2002–2004 Infesta2004–2012 Boavista2005–2010 → Pasteleira (loan)2012–2013 NovaraSenior career*Years Team Apps (Gls)2012–2013 Novara 23 (4)2013–2016 Udinese 86 (10)2016–2017 Sampdoria 33 (5)2017– Sporting CP 66 (31)National team‡2012 Portugal U19 2 (0)2014 Portugal U20 5 (1)2014–2017 Portugal U21 17 (6)2016– Portugal U23 4 (0)2017– Portugal 12 (1) * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 October 2018

Bruno Miguel Borges Fernandes (born 8 September 1994) is a Portuguese footballer who plays for Sporting CP and the Portugal national team as a midfielder.

He spent most of his professional career in Italy, amassing Serie A totals of 119 matches and 15 goals for Udinese and Sampdoria. In 2017, he signed with Sporting CP.

A full international since 2017, Fernandes represented Portugal at the 2018 World Cup.

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Born in Maia, Metropolitan Area of Porto, Fernandes played most of his youth football with local club Boavista FC. On 27 August 2012, he joined Novara Calcio in Italy.[2]

After only a few weeks with the youth sides, Fernandes was promoted to the first team in Serie B, and went on to appear in slightly more than half of the league games during the 2012–13 season, helping his team to fifth place and the promotion playoffs.


In summer 2013, Fernandes signed for Udinese Calcio in a co-ownership deal.[3] He made his debut in Serie A on 3 November, coming on as a second-half substitute in a 0–3 home loss against Inter Milan.[4]

Fernandes scored his first league goal on 7 December 2013, in a 3–3 draw at S.S.C. Napoli.[5] He scored again in the second match between the sides (a 1–1 draw).[6]


On 16 August 2016, Fernandes moved to U.C. Sampdoria on loan with an obligation to be signed permanently.[7][8] He made his league debut twelve days later, playing six minutes in a 2–1 home win over Atalanta BC.[9]

Fernandes scored his first goal for his new team on 26 September 2016, in a 1–2 away loss to Cagliari Calcio.[10] He managed a further 4from 34 competitive appearances during the campaign, helping them to finish in tenth position.


On 27 June 2017, after returning from the UEFA European Under-21 Championship, Fernandes joined Sporting CP for five years, for a reported fee of €8.5 million plus bonuses and a buyout clause of €100 million.[11] He scored four goals in his first five Primeira Liga games, including a brace in a 5–0 away win against Vitória de Guimarães.[12][13]

Fernandes' first appearance in the UEFA Champions League group stage was on 12 September 2017, where he put the visitors 3–0 ahead in the 43rd minute of an eventual 3–2 win at Olympiacos FC.[14] He finished his first season with 16 goals across all competitions, second only to Bas Dost.[15]

On 15 May 2018, Fernandes and several of his teammates, including coaches, were injured following an attack by around 50 Sporting supporters at the club's training ground after the team finished third in the league and missed out on Champions League qualification.[16][17] Despite the events, the team agreed to play in the final of the Taça de Portugal scheduled for the following weekend,[18] eventually losing to C.D. Aves.[19]

Fernandes was named the Portuguese League's Player of the Year on 6 July 2018.[20] Four days later he signed a new five-year contract with a €100 million release clause,[21] having turned back on his original decision to leave the Estádio José Alvalade following the departure of club president Bruno de Carvalho, and being given an improved salary in the process.[22]

Fernandes scored his 23rd competitive goal of the 2018–19 campaign during a 3–1 home win against Portimonense S.C. on 3 March 2019, through a late penalty, surpassing António Oliveira's club record for goals by a midfielder in a season, set in 1981–82.[23] On 5 May, he scored a hat-trick in an 8–1 away routing of C.F. Os Belenenses, in the process becoming the highest-scoring Portuguese midfielder in a single season of all time, with 31 goals to his name.[24]

International career Fernandes in action against Germany at the 2016 Olympics

Overlooked for selection by Portugal during his spell in Italy, Fernandes was first chosen on 28 August 2017, replacing the injured Pizzi for World Cup qualifiers against the Faroe Islands and Hungary to be played the next month,[25] although he did not play in either match.

Fernandes represented Portugal in the 2016 Summer Olympics.[26] He started every game, as the team reached the quarter-finals.[27][28][29]

Fernandes won his first full cap on 10 November 2017, replacing Manuel Fernandes for the last 34 minutes of the 3–0 friendly win over Saudi Arabia in Viseu.[30] He was then selected by Fernando Santos for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[31] He scored his first goal on 7 June in the last warm-up match before the tournament, a 3–0 defeat of Algeria at the Estádio da Luz where he scored a rare header.[32][33]

Fernandes' first World Cup game took place on 15 June 2018, when he played 66 minutes in the 3–3 group stage draw against Spain, being booked in the process.[34]

Career statistics Club
As of 5 May 2019[35]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Novara 2012–13 Serie B 23 4 0 0 — 23 4 Udinese 2013–14 Serie A 24 4 4 0 — 28 4 2014–15 31 3 3 1 — 34 4 2015–16 31 3 2 0 — 33 3 Total 86 10 9 1 0 0 0 0 95 11 Sampdoria 2016–17 Serie A 33 5 2 0 — 35 5 Sporting 2017–18 Primeira Liga 33 11 5 1 4 0 14 4 56 16 2018–19 31 19 6 6 5 3 8 3 50 31 Total 64 30 11 7 9 3 22 7 106 47 Career Total 206 49 22 8 9 3 22 7 259 67 International
As of 5 June 2019[36]
National team Year Apps Goals Portugal 2017 2 0 2018 9 1 2019 1 0 Total 12 1 International goals
As of 7 June 2018 (Portugal score listed first, score column indicates score after each Fernandes goal)[36]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition 1. 7 June 2018 Estádio da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal  Algeria 2–0 3–0 Friendly Honours



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