Last updated on August 6th, 2023 at 06:37 am
Facts About Manuel Fernandes
|37 Years Old
|Place Of Birth
|5 Feet 8 Inch
|Apollon Smyrnis FC.
A Portuguese professional football player, Manuel Fernandes who plays as a midfielder. Fernandes started his football career from Benfica and played for various clubs including Portsmouth, Everton, Valencia, and Besiktas before heading Moscow in 2014. Firstfute Football Agency is the agent of Manuel Fernandes. He has represented Portugal U17, U19, and U21 team and Portugal senior team in 2005. He was also included in the FIFA World Cup 2018 squad for Portugal.
Best Known for
- His perfect technique and high playing intellect
- Creativity in midfield
Early Life of Manuel Fernandes
The full name of Fernandes is Manuel Henrique, Tavares Fernandes. He was born on 5 February 1986 in Lisbon, Portugal. He was raised by his mother Anastacia Tavares. Fernandes grew up in Amadora part of Lisbon. He holds Portuguese nationality. His swiss cousins Adilson Cabral, Edimilson Fernandes, and Gelson Fernandes were also football players. Fernandes used to play street football with Nani, future Manchester United star during their youths. Fernades joined Benfica and started his youth career from there. He became the second youngest ever goalscorer for the club.
Career of Manuel Fernandes
Benfica promoted Fernades to the senior team in 2004. After 11 years, Benfica managed to win the Primeira Liga title.
Fernandes was diagnosed with an inguinal hernia and underwent surgery in 2005.
In 2006, Benfica loaned Fernandes to Portsmouth of the Premier League for a transfer amount of around 7 million pounds.
Portsmouth decided not to make the loan move of Fernandes permanent because of high transfer fee and Fernades returned to Benfica.
Premier League club Everton signed Fernandes on loan in January 2007.
Following the complications to make his loan move permanent due to his playing rights owned by the third party, Fernandes moved to La Liga club Valencia in August 2007.
Valencia signed Fernandes in a six-year deal in August 2007 for a transfer fee of 18 million Euro. Fernades went scoreless in 13 official appearances for the club.
Valencia loaned Fernandes to Everton in January 2008 until the end of the season.
Fernandes returned to Valencia for the 2008-09 season.
Fernandes failed his medical exams while trying to sign with Italian club Inter Milan in 2010.
Valencia loaned Fernandes to Besiktas in December 2010 to play until the end of the season.
Fernandes played a key role when the club won the Turkish Cup in 2011.
Fernades signed with Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow in June 2014.
Fernandes scored 3 goals in 17 minutes against FC Fastav Zlin on 28 September 2017, which became the fastest player ever to score a hat-trick in the history of the UEFA Europa League.
On 2 September 2019, the 33-year-old Fernandes agreed to a one-year deal at FC Krasnodar also of the Russian Premier League. On 23 July 2020, he left.
Fernandes returned to the Turkish top division on 5 October 2020, joining Kayserispor. On 19 February 2022, he signed with Greek club Apollon Smyrnis FC.
International Career of Manuel Fernandes
In June 2007, Fernandes played in all games at the UEFA European Under-21 Championship, scoring the opening goal for Portugal in their 4–0 win over Israel – the national side eventually failed Olympic qualification. He also appeared at the 2006 edition's final stages, and was an active member in the 2009 qualifying campaign.
Fernandes received his first call-up to the senior team in February 2005. He scored his first senior international goal on 26 March in a friendly match with Canada, and played his first official game against Armenia on 17 November 2007, a 1–0 win in Leiria for the UEFA Euro 2008 qualifiers.
Although not part of the list of 24 players initially selected for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Fernandes was one of the six players named in a backup list. He made the final squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia where he played his club football, making his debut in the competition on 30 June when he replaced João Mário for the final five minutes of the 1–2 round-of-16 loss against Uruguay.
Body features of Manuel Fernandes
Manuel Fernandes stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 69 kg. He has an athletic body build.
Personal Life of Manuel Fernandes
No personal information about Manuel Fernandes is available on any social media. He has managed to keep his personal life private. Thus, there is no information about his relationship status. He is active on Instagram and we can follow his activities there. In May 2013, Fernandes was charged with battering two Turkish women in Istanbul and was fined $4300.
Net worth of Manuel Fernandes
As of 2023, the net worth of the 32-year-old, Manuel Fernandes is estimated at $4 million. He has an annual salary of $1 million. In 2007, Valencia signed Fernades for 18 million euros, and his buy-out clause was set to 60 million euros.