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30-Year-Old Midfielder     Manchester City  Premier      Full Name: Fernando Luiz Rosa


STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Coach's Decision    EST. RETURN:  8/16/2015
Birthdate:  May 4, 1985    Birthplace:  Londrina, Brazil
Nationality:  Brazil    Height:  5' 9"    Weight:  148 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract


Fernando Luiz Rosa Contract Information:

Signed with Manchester City until June 2017.

July 25, 2015    Fernandinho News

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Fernandinho will not play in the season opener Aug. 10 against West Brom after participating in Copa America, according to Stu Brennan of the Manchester Evening News.

Fernandinho doesn't hold a lot of fantasy value in many formats because he plays so defensively, but he's a regular starter when he's fit. Fernando will likely take his spot in the starting XI for the opener, and if Fernandinho only misses the first game, he could debut Aug. 16 against Chelsea.

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Fernandinho: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

April 25, 2015

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Fernandinho came on for Yaya Toure at halftime and scored in the 89th minute of Manchester City's 3-2 win over Aston Villa on Saturday.

Fernandinho, who usually plays a much more defensive role, scored on his only shot of the game. He came on for Toure at halftime due to a hamstring injury, and if Toure has to miss next weekend's match against Spurs, Fernandinho could get the start.

January 11, 2015

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Fernandinho scored on his only shot attempt during Manchester City's 1-1 draw with Everton on Saturday.

Fernandinho got the start next to Fernando in place of Yaya Toure, who is away at the Africa Cup of Nations, and he scored for the second time in his last three Premier League starts. He'll likely continue to start while Toure is gone, though he still primarily plays as a defensive midfielder.

December 28, 2014

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Fernandinho scored on a 25-yard curler on his only shot during Manchester City's 2-2 draw with Burnley on Sunday.

Fernandinho got the start next to Fernando, as Yaya Toure was rested with a slight groin injury, and his goal looked like one that could have come off the foot of the Ivorian. Ferhandinho has shown an ability to play effectively in the attack, though his fantasy upside remains limited to leagues that include peripheral stats.

December 6, 2014

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Fernandinho was rested for Saturday's game against Everton, according to the Manchester Evening News.

With no injury to speak of, Fernandinho should be expected to be fit for Tuesday's Champions League match against Roma.

November 24, 2014

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Fernandinho, who picked up his second assist of the season in Manchester City's 2-1 win over Swansea City on Saturday, is suspended for Tuesday's Champions League match against Bayern Munich after picking up two yellow cards in their last UCL match.

Fernandinho primarily plays as a holding midfielder, but he had an excellent flick to Yaya Toure, who finished it off for the match-winner in the 62nd minute. He'll continue to battle for playing time with Fernando, though Fernandinho appears to be the driver's seat right now, at least when he's eligible to play.

March 22, 2014

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Fernandinho scored in the 84th minute of Manchester City's 5-0 rout of Fulham on Saturday.

The City attack is much more organized when Fernandinho is on the pitch, even though he isn't nearly the scorer that teammate Yaya Toure is.

February 18, 2014

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Fernandinho (muscle injury) is in the starting XI for Tuesday's Champions League match against FC Barcelona.

City have really struggled to score while Fernandinho has been out with the injury, so his return comes as a huge boost in the biggest match of the year so far for the Citizens.