The nippy winger learnt the tricks of his trade in Bogmalo, a sleepy village in South Goa. Progressing from the under-19 ranks at Vasco SC to its senior team, Fernandes made a career-defining move to Salgaocar in 2006. Over there he became their talismanic presence, helping them to some memorable triumphs in an eight-year stint. Primarily a right winger, he is a versatile player who can play on the left flank or as an attacking midfielder if the team requires it.
His speed, trickery and intelligent movements made him a regular with the Indian team in 2011. Fernandes’ trophy cabinet is replete with several honours and titles, both domestic and international. He spent the first two season of the Hero ISL with Delhi Dynamos FC, notching up three assists in 16 appearances. The pacey winger will be looking for more game time with FC Pune City in Hero ISL 2016.
- Winner, I-League 2010-11 & Federation Cup 2011 (Salgaocar)
- Winner, SAFF Cup 2011 & Nehru Cup 2012 (India)
- Winner, FPAI fans player of the year award in 2012