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Jose Fonte

31-Year-Old Defender     Southampton  Premier


Birthdate:  December 22, 1983    Nationality:  Portugal    Height:  6' 2"    Weight:  179 lbs    

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Fonte captained Southampton to another clean sheet victory on Saturday as they topped Hull City by a 2-0 scoreline.

Fonte has been a great leader for the Saints this season, but leadership doesn't count for much in the fantasy world, limiting Fonte's appeal to clean sheet potential due to his ineptitude at the offensive end. Southampton do face an offensively challenged Stoke side next weekend, however, so Fonte could be worth a look as a lower-tier option.

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Jose Fonte: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

March 21, 2015

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Fonte picked up a clean sheet and added one shot on goal in the 2-0 victory over Burnley on Saturday.

The Portuguese defender continues his steady leadership of Southampton's formidable back line and has performed consistently at the defensive end all season, although he rarely contributes much in the way of offensive stats. Southampton's next match will come April 4 versus Everton.

March 3, 2015

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Fonte captained Southampton to a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace on Tuesday at St. Mary's.

The Portuguese defender is better in real life than he is for fantasy purposes, as he is relatively ineffective going forward. He will lead the Saints into Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea next week.

December 23, 2014

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Fonte is ineligible for Friday's match against Crystal Palace due to yellow-card accumulation, but he will be eligible to return Sunday against Chelsea.

Maya Yoshida could get the start in place of Fonte, who has been a rock in the middle of the defense for the Saints this season.

November 3, 2014

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Fonte captained Southampton to another win with a good defensive performance against Hull on Saturday.

The Portuguese defender has been a key component in the Saints' excellent defence this season. Fonte has played in every minute of the Premier League so far and has contributed greatly to creating a tight defence which has kept six clean sheets already.

August 8, 2014

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Fonte has signed a new three-year contract with Southampton, Sky Sports reports.

Fonte, who has also been announced as the new captain ahead of the 2014-15 season, has been a long-time servant for Southampton, making 182 appearances in all. Considering the number of players that have already left the club over the summer, penning Fonte to a new deal will be welcome news for Saints fans.

May 28, 2014

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Fonte finished the Premier League season with three goals and 15 clean sheets in 36 appearances for Southampton.

Fonte anchored an impressive Southampton defensive unit, picking up clean sheet points in just under half of his appearances for the Saints. He also chipped in offensively, as his three goals surprisingly made him the club's fourth-leading scorer. Overall, Fonte ended the season ranked as a Top-10 defender in the majority of fantasy leagues, which should inflate his price value at the beginning of next season.

February 11, 2014

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Fonte scored the deciding goal in Southampton's win over Hull City on Tuesday.

Fonte scored with a right-footed shot from close range following a corner-kick. The defender has found the net twice in his past four games, and despite being shown a yellow card Tuesday, posted his tenth clean sheet of the season.