Bruno Fernandes

Quick Facts

Full Name Bruno Miguel Borges Fernandes
Known as Bruno Fernandes
Nicknames The Milkman, DJ Scissors
Birth Date September 8, 1994
Birth Place Maia, Portugal
High School Not Available
College Not Available
Nationality Portuguese
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Age 27 years old
Father  Jose Fernandes
Mother Virginia Borges
Siblings Older Brother: Ricardo Fernandes
Height 5’8″ (1.73 m)
Weight 69 kg
Body type Athletic
Profession Soccer Player
Position Midfielder
Current Team  Manchester United
Active years 2002-present
Marital Status Married
Spouse Ana Pinho
Children Matilde (Daughter) and Gonçalo (Son)
Net Worth $9 million
Social Media FacebookInstagramTwitter
Merch Football PrintAutographed Soccer Jersey
Last Update August, 2022

Bruno Fernandes, a prominent Portuguese soccer player, has achieved a number of accolades and career high points. He plays midfield for the prestigious English team Manchester United.

Fernandes earns a sizable sum of money every year from his wages and endorsements.

He signed a lucrative contract of €55 million (£47 million) with United at the time, making him the second-highest-paid Portuguese player.

However, United was without Fernandes for the match on Thursday night at Old Trafford. His transfer, or worse yet, dismissal from the team, has also come up as a result of this.

Players Bio will talk about some personal and professional information about the Portuguese celebrity today.

Bruno Fernandes’ absence from the match against Burnley

When the United team faced Burnley at Old Trafford, Bruno Fernandes, their outstanding midfielder, was absent.

Due to Fernandes’ one-match suspension prior to this encounter, the Portuguese midfielder was absent from the Thursday night fixture at Old Trafford.

In Monday’s match against Newcastle, the player received his fifth caution of the Premier League.

He argued with match referee Craig Pawson about a call in the Monday game, which resulted in him receiving a yellow card.

Due to the fifth yellow card, the midfielder was thus unable to participate in the following home match against Burnley.

Similar to that, the Red Devils won the game. They had three goals to Burnely’s one, therefore they controlled the game.

Bruno Fernandes and Ralf Rangnick (Source: Daily Express)

ManU without Fernandes

Manchester United has used a new configuration on the field since Ralf Rangnick was named as the team’s new manager.

The traditional 4-2-2-2 configuration of the Red Devils is currently in use.

Famous English soccer coach and commentator Gary Neville thinks Rangnick can omit Bruno Fernandes for this formation.

Fernandes has made 102 appearances for United and has 45 goals and 34 assists to his credit. Additionally, he had 14 goals for the same team in the 2021–2022 season.

He hasn’t, however, performed well for the United team when used as one of the two No. 10s in their distinctive 4-2-2-2 formation.

What’s next?

According to Gary Neville, Rangnick needs to come up with a plan to restore Bruno to his best self. But then noted that the wisest course of action at this time would be to completely exclude him.

In an interview with Sky Sports, Naville said, and we quote:

The same back four, front two, and midfield two are all present. The wide two and the two that enter the game as two in behind are the two places I’ve been focusing on.

He went on to say,

“I believe Bruno ought to be let in some way. However, with this 4-2-2-2, where Newcastle’s full-backs advance and you won’t be vulnerable away from home in those wide spaces, I’m not sure how you can bring him in.


On September 8, 1994, Bruno Miguel Borges Fernandes, better known as Bruno Fernandes, was born. In Maia, Porto, he was nurtured and born.

Jose Fernandez and Virginia Borges had a son named the midfielder. The number 8 shirt was once worn by Fernandes’ father, who played soccer as well.

Bruno decided to honor his father by getting tattoos of the number 8 on both of his arms. It just so happens that Bruno was born on the eighth.

The Milkman also became quite interested in football because to his cousin Victor Borges. At the time, Victor was a member of Boavista, a second division team out of Porto.

In addition to his home tongue of Portuguese, Fernandes also speaks Spanish, Italian, and English with ease.

Move to Italy

In his early years, Fernandes looked up to Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldinho, and Cristiano Ronaldo.

He spent the majority of his childhood playing soccer with his older brother Ricardo on the streets of Portugal. Ricardo played football professionally as well.

Father of Fernandes immigrated to Switzerland. Due to Switzerland’s subpar soccer, Fernandes, however, refused to move there and live with his father.

The young youngster started playing soccer in Novara, Italy (Serie B). In 2013, he quickly transferred to Serie A’s Udinese. after three years, went to Sampdoria.

He was acquired by Sporting CP in 2017, and he was later made the captain of the team.

He was named to the Primeira Liga Team of the Year after winning back-to-back Tacas da Liga in 2018 and 2019. In both seasons, he has won the Primeira Liga Player of the Year award.

He has also played for Portugal’s under-19, under-20, under-21, and under-23 national teams as a former young international (Portuguese).

The majority of Bruno’s early life’s details are known from his playing days. Less is known, though, about his early years in school and college.

Bruno Miguel Borges Fernandes
(Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Portigal e Alemanha jogam neste sábado (12), no Estádio Mané Garrincha, pelas quartas de final do futebol masculino nas Olimpíadas 2016.

How did Bruno Fernandes start his career?

Fernandes has so far enjoyed a fruitful career in both home and foreign leagues.

Let’s examine them both together.

Young Club Career

Bruno was a talented teenage athlete who played for various clubs in Portugal. He was a member of Infesta, Boavista, and Pasteleira before relocating to Italy at the age of 18 and joining Novara in 2012.

Bruno was exposed to senior soccer at Novara. Due to his success at Novara, Serie A team Udinese decided to acquire him as a co-owner in 2013.

He spent three seasons with Udinese. and then transferred to neighborhood rivals Sampdoria in 2016.

Later, Fernandes went back to Portugal and signed with Sporting Lisbon in 2017. In 137 appearances for Lisbon, the Red Devils player contributed 52 assists in addition to 63 goals.

And finally, Bruno was pursued by numerous European teams. But at the start of 2020, Manchester United signed him to a contract with them.

International Career

Bruno Fernandes maintained his form into his international career after beginning it in clubs. He has been one of the top performers at Old Trafford and maintained a steady level of play.

According to soccer observers, he may someday become a household name at his team.

He has been a standout player for Portugal in addition to United.

He was additionally called up in 2017 for the World Cup Qualification matches against Hungary and the Faroe Islands.

The standout player has also competed for Portugal at the 2020 UEFA European Championship and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

International Success & Prominence

The season’s (2020-2021) opening goal was scored by Bruno on September 26 against Brighton & Hove Albion. The young Portuguese player there scored a brace.

He also contributed an assist against Everton, resulting in a 3-1 victory for the visitors.

Due to his four goals and one assist in November, he was eventually crowned the Premier League Player of the Month.

Fernandes also successfully defended his championship in December. The Milkman also made history by being the first athlete to get the honor four times in a single year.

Bruno’s career highlights improved as he contributed two assists and a goal in the Premier League for United. Thus, a 9-0 home victory over Southampton in 2021 equaled a record.

With 18 goals, he was third on the league’s list of top scorers. With 12 assists, he was the second-highest assist producer in the league.

What is the Relationship status of Bruno Fernandes?

Bruno Fernandes, as we all know, moved to Italy when he was 18 years old. After that, he joined Novara, where he also met Ana Pinho, his future wife. In 2015, he married Ana.

Matilde, a daughter, was born in 2017; Gonçalo, a son, was born the same year (born in 2020).

The two, however, only communicate a little amount of information and have kept their personal information hidden from prying media eyes.

The Manchester United teammates Marcus Rashford, Donny van de Beek, Fred, Alex Telles, and Antonio Di Natale are close friends of Bruno’s.

According to reports, tennis legend Roger Federer is a huge fan of Bruno Fernandes.

Bruno Fernandes and Ana Pinho
(Source: Sports Burnout)

How was the Networth Value of Bruno Fernandes?

Bruno Fernandes’s net worth is projected to reach $9 million as of 2021. The considerable pay he receives as a soccer player is his main source of income.

But he also receives additional cash from his significant endorsement deals with international corporations.

Fernandes will receive a salary of more than $3 million per year thanks to the five-and-a-half-year contract with United.

Fernandes is now a household name thanks to his outstanding professional exploits. And he continues to lead the same lifestyle. He is able to enjoy the luxuries of life thanks to his salary and net worth.

He owns numerous homes, one of which is in Lisbon (Portugal). beside other pricey vehicles like the Range Rover, Audi R8, Ferrari Portofino, etc.

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Fernandes has a significant endorsement agreement with Nike.

Nike has a history of endorsing great athletes worldwide, whether before or after they become household names. They undoubtedly still have a grasp on the Portuguese superstar as well.

The top midfielder is also wearing Nike Mercurial Vapor 14 soccer cleats right now.


The Portuguese celebrity is renowned for lending a helping hand to anyone in need. Even during the pandemic, Fernandes continued to operate it.

To aid less fortunate league footballers, Bruno also teamed up with the nonprofit Futebol Para A Vida (Football for Life).

Bruno offered assistance to the Portuguese team Aves during the pandemic when the club was unable to pay its players’ salaries.

During the pandemic, he went back to Porto and sent out food supplies to the inhabitants.


Due to Bruno Fernandes’ outstanding performance at Sporting, Manchester United offered him a sizable contract.

In a same vein, he had brilliantly ended the 2018–19 midfield season with a total of 32 goals in 53 games.

These accomplishments for a midfielder were striking. Consequently, he attracted interest from numerous European teams. Bruno was acquired by Manchester United at a record €80 million (£72.2 million).

Awards & Achievements

International (Portugal)

  • Winner – UEFA Nations League 2018-2019


  • Taca de Portugal 2018-2019 (Sporting CP)
  • Taca da Liga 2017-2018 & 2018-2019 (Sporting CP)
  • UEFA Europa League Runner-Up 2020-2021 (Manchester United)


  • ESM Team of the Year 2020-2021
  • PFA Premier League Team of the Year 2020-2021
  • Manchester United Goal of the Season 2020-2021
    (against Everton on February 6, 2021)
  • Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year [2019-2020, 2020-2021]
  • Premier League Goal of the Month [For June 2020 & February 2021]

More League Wins

  • UEFA Europa League Squad of the Season [2017-2018, 2019-2020 & 2020-2021]
  • FSA Men’s Player of the Year Award – 2020
  • PFA Fans’ Premier League – Player of the Month [February & June/July (2020)]
  • Premier League Player of the Month [February, June, November & December (2020)]
  • UEFA Europa League top-scorer 2019-2020
    (8 goals)

Before 2020

  • 2019 – CNID Footballer of the Year 
  • 2019 – UEFA Nations League Finals Team of the Tournament
  • Sporting CP Footballer of the Year – 2018 & 2019
  • Primeira Liga Goal of the Month [August, September (2017)]
  • SJPF Young Player of the Month [August-November (2017), February, April (2018)]
  • Primeira Liga Player of the Month [August, September (2017), April, December (2018), February, March, April (2019)]

Social Media

Twitter has 2.4 million users.

Instagram has 6.5 million users.

Facebook has 8.3M fans

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