Portuguese professional footballer Bruno Miguel Borges Fernandes plays as a midfielder for both Premier League club Manchester United and the Portugal national team.
Born in Maia, Porto, Fernandes started his career in Italian Serie B side Novara but soon chose to Serie A side Udinese at 2013, accompanied by Sampdoria three years later. After five years in Italy, he signed up with Sporting CP in 2017, where he was appointed club captain. He won back-to-back Taças da Liga at 2018 and 2019, as well as the Taça de Portugal, leading to him being called Primeira Liga Player of the Year at both seasons. In season 2018-19, he scored a record of 33 goals in all contests, which makes him the highest-scoring Portuguese midfielder and the highest-scoring midfielder in Europe at a single season. Fernandes’ performances triggered the attention in several Premier League clubs, together with Manchester United registering him to an initial €55 million (£47 million) in January 2020, becoming the second-highest fee for a Portuguese player departing the domestic league.
Fernandes made his senior debut for Portugal at November 2017, after previously being capped at under-19, under-20 along with under-21 levels. He also represented Portugal at the 2016 Summer Olympics. He was picked in Portugal’s squads for the 2018 World Cup and 20-19 UEFA Nations League Finals, winning the latter along with being named in the Team of the Tournament.