Bernard

Squad No. 20
Date of Birth October 17, 2021
Age 29
Height 164cm
Team
Position Midfielder
Birthplace Belo Horizonte
Previous Clubs Shakhtar D.

Bernard Anício Caldeira Duarte (born 8 September 1992), better known as Bernard  and Bernard Duarte, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Everton and the Brazil national team as a winger. A left-sided player, Bernard is known for his pace and energy.

Born in Belo Horizonte, he began his professional career with hometown team Atlético Mineiro, where he won the 2013 Copa Libertadores. He then moved for a reported €25 million fee to Shakhtar Donetsk, where he won three Ukrainian Premier League titles. In 2018, he joined Everton on a free transfer.

He made his senior international debut in 2012 and was in the Brazilian squads which won the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and reached the 2014 FIFA World Cup semi-finals on home soil.

Bernard joined English club Everton on 9 August 2018, signing a four-year deal with the Premier League side. Manager Marco Silva ignored concerns over Bernard’s height and physicality, instead signing him for his technical ability. He made his debut on 25 August in a 2–2 draw at AFC Bournemouth, replacing Theo Walcott for the final five minutes.

He scored his first goal for Everton on 5 January 2019 in a 2–1 FA Cup win over Lincoln City in the 3rd round. He then scored his first Premier League goal on 30 March 2019 in a 0–2 victory against West Ham United. On 10 February 2021, he scored the winning goal in a 5–4 win over Tottenham Hotspur after extra-time in the 2020–21 FA Cup 5th round tie.

Bernard was first called up for Brazil on 11 September 2012, to the Superclásico de las Américas, by coach Mano Menezes. He made his debut for Brazil as a 74th-minute substitute for Lucas Marques on 21 November 2012, in the 2nd leg of the 2012 Superclásico de las Américas against Argentina, where the Seleção won the title on penalties.