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Jose Fonte

30-Year-Old Defender     Southampton  Premier


Portugal

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

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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.

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

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.

January 29, 2014

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Fonte scored a 21st minute goal in Southampton's 2-2 draw with Arsenal on Tuesday.

Fonte surged forward from his defensive position to head a cross in from close range Tuesday. To go along with a steady eight clean sheets, the defender also now has a pair of goals on the season. With those totals, Fonte has been one of fantasy's better defenders thus far.

November 19, 2013

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Fonte has started each of Southampton's first 11 Premier League matches this season, recording six clean sheets, one goal, two man-of-the-match displays, and two yellow cards.

Fonte has been absolutely stellar to begin this season. His astounding 7.9 clearances per game have been instrumental in Southampton currently holding the league's best defensive record of allowing just five goals through 11 games.

August 24, 2013

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Fonte scored in the 88th minute of Southampton's 1-1 draw against Sunderland on Saturday.

Fonte used his head to put the ball in the bottom left corner of the goal following a cross from James Ward-Prowse late in Saturday's contest.

October 7, 2012

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Fonte netted both goals, including one at the death to earn Southampton a 2-2 draw with Fulham.

Try not to overreact with Fonte. He had only had three shots on frame all season before Sunday.