|Full Name||Bruno Miguel Borges Fernandes|
|Date of Birth||September 8, 1994|
|Birth Place||Maia, Portugal|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Debut||November 3, 2012|
Bruno Fernandes is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for the Portugal national team and Premier League side Manchester United. He is known for his goalscoring, playmaking, and high work rate.
Bruno Fernandes was born on September 8, 1994, in Maia, Portugal. Fernandes started his youth career at the local club, Infesta, before moving on to Boavista and then to Pasteleira. Despite his early success in football, Fernandes also excelled academically, and he studied at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Porto while pursuing his football career.
Fernandes started his professional career at Novara Calcio in Italy before moving back to Portugal to play for Udinese. He then played for Sampdoria before returning to Portugal to play for Sporting CP in 2017.
At Sporting CP, Fernandes quickly became one of the team's most important players and helped them win the Taça de Portugal in the 2018-19 season. He was also named the Primeira Liga's player of the year in the same season.
In the 2019-20 season, Fernandes continued his impressive form, scoring 32 goals and providing 18 assists in all competitions. His performances attracted the attention of several top European clubs, and in January 2020, he signed for Manchester United for a fee of €55 million.
Since joining Manchester United, Fernandes has become a key player for the team, helping them finish third in the Premier League in the 2019-20 season and reach the Europa League final in the same season. In his first full season with the club, he scored 28 goals and provided 17 assists in all competitions.
In February 2023, he won the EFL Cup, defeating Newcastle 2-0 in the final. To date, he has made 170 appearances for Manchester United, scoring 60 goals.
Bruno Fernandes made his debut for the Portugal national team on November 10, 2017, in a friendly match against Saudi Arabia. He was part of the Portugal team that won the UEFA Nations League in 2019, playing in all four of their matches in the tournament. He scored a goal in the semi-final against Switzerland and was named man of the match in the final against the Netherlands.
He also played for Portugal in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, where they reached the round of 16 before being eliminated by Uruguay. Fernandes started three of Portugal's four matches in the tournament and scored a goal in the group-stage match against Iran.
He also featured in the 2020 UEFA European Championship, however he had a poor tournament individually and was overshadowed by his teammates. Portugal ended up being knocked out in the Round of 16.
Fernandes returned to form ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup and featured in the tournament in Qatar. He scored two goals and provided three assists, however Portugal were knocked out in the quarter-finals after losing 1-0 to Morocco.
To date, he has made 55 appearances for Portugal, scoring 13 goals.
Most goals scored in a single Premier League season by a midfielder in Manchester United's history (18 goals in the 2020-2021 season)
First player in Premier League history to win the Player of the Month award four times in the same calendar year in 2020.
Most goals scored by a midfielder in a single season in the history of the Portuguese Primeira Liga (32 goals in the 2018-2019 season)
Only player in the history of the Portuguese Primeira Liga to score in nine consecutive away matches in the 2018-2019 season.
First player in the history of the UEFA Europa League to win both the Player of the Month and Goal of the Month awards in the same month in February 2020.
|Sporting CP||Taça de Portugal: 2018–19|
|Taça da Liga: 2017–18, 2018–19|
|Manchester United||EFL Cup: 2022–23|
|Portugal||UEFA Nations League: 2018–19|
|Individual||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 Liga 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|
|UEFA Nations League Finals Team of the Tournament: 2019|
|PFA Fans' Premier League Player of the Month: February 2020, June/July 2020|
|PFA Team of the Year: 2020–21 Premier League|
|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|
|Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year: 2019–20, 2020–21|
|ESM Team of the Year: 2020–21|
Fernandes is known to be a family-oriented person and often shares pictures of his family on his social media accounts. He is also known for his charitable work, and has supported various causes over the years, including donating to COVID-19 relief efforts in Portugal. In his free time, Fernandes enjoys playing video games and listening to music.
As of 2023, his net worth is estimated to be around $23 million.
Fernandes' parents, Jose Mario and Cristina, have also been supportive of his career from the beginning. His father, a former professional footballer, was his first coach and played a key role in developing his skills. His mother has also been a constant presence in his life, and he has spoken about the sacrifices she made to support him as he pursued his dreams.
Fernandes is married to Ana Pinho, whom he met when they were both teenagers. The couple got married in 2015 and has two children together, a son named Goncalo and a daughter named Matilde.
He owns multiple properties in different locations, including his home country of Portugal and the United Kingdom where he currently plays for Manchester United.