Manuel Fernandes. Biography
Manuel Enrique Tavares Fernandes is a footballer from Portugal. Now stands for the Moscow "Locomotive", in the past played for the Portuguese national team.
Manuel Fernandes was born on February 5, 1986 inPortugal, on the outskirts of Lisbon (the town of Amadore). Initial football skills Manuel received in the yards near the house. As a child, Fernandes often played with his friend Nani, who also later became a famous footballer.
The first professional club in footballThe career of Fernandes was Lisbon's Benfica. Having started studying at the academy of the club, the player very soon grew to the main staff. Already in the second game for Benfica, the Portuguese were able to hammer their first goal, becoming the youngest scorer in the history of the team. The next season, Manuel Fernandes began, having secured a place in the main team. In the same year, the "eagles" with the help of Fernandes could win the championship of Portugal for the first time in eleven seasons. Also, the player was able to play in the UEFA Cup, where he appeared on the field in all seven games and flew out of the cup together with the team from CSKA Moscow. In the next season (2004/05) Manuel Fernandes appeared on the field quite rarely because of inguinal hernia. He had the opportunity to undergo surgery, which was carried out in one of the hospitals in Munich. In the same season, the Portuguese was able to score for the first time in the Champions League team of the Spanish championship ("Villarreal").
The next stage in the career of Fernandes becameEnglish "Portsmouth". He went to him on loan in 2006. Season in England, Manuel did not ask, and he was able to score only a few goals. Soon the player returned to Benfica, where he extended the contract for several more seasons. The management of the club explained the rare appearance of Portsmouth in the contract of lease. According to him, if Fernandes appears on the field three times in a row, the Pompey had to buy out the player and pay the "eagles" about twelve million pounds.
Returning to his native club, the Portuguese footballerstayed in it for about a month and was again leased. This time he went to English "Everton". This season Fernandes spent much better. In February, scored his first goal, and in late April, scored in the gate of the favorite of the competition - the team, "Manchester United". At the end of the season, the team was satisfied with Manuel's game and wanted to buy it from Benfica, but could not pay out twelve million pounds and the player returned to Portugal. Soon, "Everton" offered "eagles" six million, but was denied.
Not having reached an agreement with the English "Everton",The player was sold for eighteen million euros to the Spanish "Valencia". For the club, the player managed to play in seven games, and was leased to Everton. The lease provided for the possibility of a ransom, but the player finished until the end of the season and returned to "Valencia". Soon the player was able to excel for the first time for the Spanish club, but in the same season received a serious injury - a fracture of the tibia - and missed many games of the season and its ending.
At the beginning of the 2010/11 season, Fernandes was sent torent in Turkish "Besiktas". Terms of the contract provided for the right to buy a player from the "Valencia". As a result, the team signed a full-fledged contract, and the player confidently joined the club. With "Besiktas" Fernandes was able to win the Cup of Turkey and spent with the team 112 games, scoring thirty goals.
In the summer of 2014, Fernandes Manuel, "Lokomotiv" andthe leadership of "Besiktas" agreed on the transition of the football player to the capital club. The first goal scored a long time did not have to - the Portuguese "scissors" scored Tula "Arsenal" in the Russian championship. As part of the "steam locomotive" Fernandes has already more than forty matches and scored seven goals.
Career in the Portuguese national team
In the summer of 2007 Manuel Fernandes with the national teamPortugal took part in the games of the European Youth Championship. The team performed well and got an opportunity to participate in the Olympics, namely in the football tournament. Fernandes himself participated in all games and was able to score one goal at the gate of the team from Israel.
First challenge to the first national teamManuel received in February 2005. His first goal for the national football team scored in March in a friendly game with Canada. The first official match for Portugal Fernandes spent against the Armenian team in 2007.
Manuel Fernandes is distinguished by his great patience andfortitude of the spirit. In the game against the football club Getafe, the player suffered damage (a crack in the dice) at the very beginning of the match, but was able to finish the game until the final whistle.