Who is Bruno Fernandes?
He is a professional Portuguese footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Manchester United and the Portuguese national team, Bruno Fernandes is regarded as one of the best midfielder and playmakers in the world. Fernandes is known for his goal-scoring prowess, playmaking skills, leadership and penalty kicks.
Bruno Fernandes has been instrumental to some of the successes recorded by Manchester United in recent times. In this article, we will be taking a look at Bruno Fernandes’ Biography, achievements, personal life and career.
Bruno Fernandes Biography
He was born in Maia, Metropolitan Area of Porto on September 8,1994, Fernandes was an FC Porto fan, all because his mother was a fan of the club, as well as Manchester United as he idolized his contemporaries Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Scholes, Ronaldinho, Zinedine Zidane and Stephen Ireland, looking to emulate them during his career.
As a child, Fernandes used to play street football with his older brother Ricardo, who was also a professional soccer player. His father, who had moved to Switzerland wanted Fernandes to come along with him, but he refused because of the Swiss football below par standard.
Fernandes started his career in the Italian Serie B team Novara but soon moved to Serie A side Udinese in 2013, after which he also moved to Sampdoria three years later. After five years in Italy, he signed with Sporting CP in 2017, where he was named the team captain.
He has won consecutive Taças da Liga in portugal in both 2018 and 2019, as well as Taça de Portugal, which has led to his being nominated for the Primeira Liga of the Year and Primeira Liga Player of the Year titles in both seasons of his stay.
In 2018-19, he set a record of 33 goals in all competitions, making him the Portuguese top scorer and top scorer in Europe in a single season, as a midfielder. Fernandes’ performances caught the eyes and attention of a few Premier League clubs, with Manchester United signing him for £ 55 million in January 2020, at the time the second highest bidder for a Portuguese player leaving the home league. .
Fernandes is a young Portuguese athlete, who represented his country at the various youth levels such as under-19, under-20, under-21 and under-23. He represented Portugal at the 2016 Summer Olympics. He made his international debut in 2017, being selected for the Portuguese squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, 2019 UEFA Nations League Finals and UEFA Euro 2020, winning the 2019 tournament on home soil, while being selected for the Tournament Team.
Bruno Fernandes is also currently one of the best players in Manchester United.
When Fernandes moved to Italy at the age of 18 to join Novara, he was joined by his childhood lover Ana Pinho, whom he got married to in 2015. The couple has a daughter named Matilde and a son named Gonçalo. He has a tattoos on both of his arms with the jersey number 8 which he dedicates to his date of birth and to his father who was a soccer player and wearing the number 8 shirt, during his playing time. The letter F symbolizes his last name as well. Number 23 as a tribute to his debut with the Portuguese national football team, when he was 23 years old.
Fernandes is fluent in many languages, besides his native Portuguese, he is fluent in Spanish, English, and Italian. He also speaks French. Compared to his weekly wage at Sporting, Bruno Fernandes currently earns more than what he earned at his former club Sporting, and he deserves it due to his contributions to the successes of Manchester United since he joined the club.
Awards and Honors
Taça de Portugal: 2018–19
Taça da Liga: 2017–18, 2018–19
UEFA Europa League runner-up: 2020–21
UEFA Nations League: 2018–19
SJPF Young Player of the Month: August 2017,September 2017, October/November 2017, February 2018, April 2018
Primeira Liga Goal of the Month: August 2017, September 2017
Primeira Midfielder of the Month: August 2017, October/November 2018, December 2018, January 2019, February 2019, March 2019, April 2019, August 2019, September 2019
Primeira Liga Player of the Month: August 2017,September 2017, April 2018, December 2018, February 2019, March 2019, April 2019
Primeira Player of the Year: 2017–18, 2018–19
Primeira Liga Team of the Year: 2017–18, 2018–19
UEFA Europa League Squad of the Season: 2017–18,2019–20,2020–21
Sporting CP Footballer of the Year: 2018, 2019
CNID Footballer of the Year: 2019
UEFA Nations League Finals Team of the Tournament: 2019
PFA Fans’ Premier League Player of the Month: February 2020, June/July 2020]
PFA Premier League Team of the Year: 2020–21
Premier League Player of the Month: February 2020, June 2020,November 2020, December 2020
Premier League Goal of the Month: June 2020, February 2021
UEFA Europa League top scorer: 2019–20 (8 goals)
Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year: 2019–20,2020–21
Manchester United Goal of the Season: 2020–21 (vs. Everton, 6 February 2021)
FSA Men’s Player of the Year Award: 2020
ESM Team of the Year: 2020–21.