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Hernanes
Hernanes (2010).JPG
Hernanes playing for São Paulo in 2010
Personal information
Full nameAnderson Hernanes de
Carvalho Viana Lima[1]
Date of birth(1985-05-29) 29 May 1985 (age 29)
Place of birthRecife, Brazil[2]
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[3]
Playing positionMidfielder
Club information
Current team
Internazionale
Number88
Youth career
1996–1998Santa Cruz (Futsal)
1999–2000Unibol
2001–2005São Paulo
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2005–2010São Paulo117(18)
2006Santo André (loan)23(6)
2010–2014Lazio118(33)
2014–Internazionale14(2)
National team
2008Brazil U237(1)
2008–Brazil27(2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:24, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
 
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Hernanes
Hernanes (2010).JPG
Hernanes playing for São Paulo in 2010
Personal information
Full nameAnderson Hernanes de
Carvalho Viana Lima[1]
Date of birth(1985-05-29) 29 May 1985 (age 29)
Place of birthRecife, Brazil[2]
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[3]
Playing positionMidfielder
Club information
Current team
Internazionale
Number88
Youth career
1996–1998Santa Cruz (Futsal)
1999–2000Unibol
2001–2005São Paulo
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2005–2010São Paulo117(18)
2006Santo André (loan)23(6)
2010–2014Lazio118(33)
2014–Internazionale14(2)
National team
2008Brazil U237(1)
2008–Brazil27(2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:24, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

Anderson Hernanes de Carvalho Viana Lima (born 29 May 1985), known as Hernanes (Brazilian Portuguese: [eʁˈnɐ̃niʃ]), is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Serie A club Internazionale as a central midfielder.

Hernanes can cover all midfielding positions. He is well known for his amazing technique as well as being neat and tidy in possession, with the ability to accurately pass the ball out wide in order to stretch play.[4] His double step is one of the most popular in the world and he also is an accurate and powerful striker of the ball.[5][6] He is a complete two-footed player, when at São Paulo he was able to score 2 free kicks during the same match one by kicking the ball with his right foot and the other one on a left foot shot.

He has been compared to Andrea Pirlo and Kakà [7] with whom he also has a close friendship. Former F.C. Barcelona midfielder Edmílson instead defined Hernanes as the new Deco.[8]

He is widely considered one of the best midfielders in the world. In 2009 he was elected best Under-23 player in the world by The Times.[9] That same year he won Bola de Prata being included in the Brazilian team of the year. During his first season in Italy he was awarded by ESPN as best emerging Brazilian player in Europe. He won a FIFA Confederations Cup with Brazil in 2013.

São Paulo fans dedicated a mural to Hernanes inside Estádio do Morumbi.[10]

Club career[edit]

São Paulo[edit]

Hernanes playing for São Paulo
Hernanes and Oscar in training with São Paulo in 2009

Born in Recife, Hernanes is a product of the São Paulo academy and played for them for 9 years (2001–2010). He was loaned out to Santo André for the 2006 season. In 2008, as a São Paulo player, Hernanes won the Prêmio Craque do Brasileirão's best player award. In January 2009, Hernanes was listed as the most promising football player in the world by the British newspaper, The Times.[11]

Lazio[edit]

On 6 August 2010, São Paulo agreed to sell Hernanes to Lazio.[12] Hernanes signed a five-year contract.[13] Lazio also paid €11.1 million[14] to São Paulo and third-party owner Traffic Group.[15] He scored on his debut, putting away a penalty in a practice match against Deportivo La Coruña, having previously been brought down in the box. He also assisted Sergio Floccari for Lazio's third goal. His first Serie A goal was also on a penalty, against Bologna in another 3–1 victory. On 3 December 2010 he scored the third goal in a 3–1 win over Internazionale with a free kick. He concluded the season with 11 goals equal to Lazio's best midfielder's goal scorer in one season, superstar Czech international Pavel Nedved. In 2012-13 Hernanes lived arguably his best season in Europe also thanks to a very good season for SS Lazio who would win the Coppa Italia in a showdown final against lifelong rivals A.S. Roma.

On October 7, 2012 Hernanes scored a sensational goal with a dipping 30-metre free kick against Pescara, on April 8, he scored one of best Serie A history goals on his left foot but later missed a crucial penalty as ten man Lazio drew with derby rivals A.S. Roma. During the 2013-2014 season Hernanes scored an unbelievable last-gasp goal against Udinese in his last match wearing the S.S. Lazio jersey.

During the winter transfer window indeed Hernanes left S.S. Lazio and joined Internazionale. Few minutes after what resulted to be his last training at S.S. Lazio, while heading home in his car the midfielder was stopped just right outside the training center by some unaware S.S. Lazio autograph hunters. Hernanes pulled up to them and after taking some pictures with the supporters bursted out crying and gave away his football boots to the fans without providing further explanations. The moment, which would eventually go viral on social networks and sport news, was caught and recorded by the fans who then realized that Hernanes would be leaving S.S. Lazio within hours and thanked the player for what he had achieved with the team and for his human values assuring him his name would go down in S.S. Lazio history.[16] That same night Hernanes admitted to receiving more than 10.000 texts from S.S. Lazio fans who were expressing their solidarity to him and tributing him for his strong attachment to the team. According to Lazio supporters indeed Hernanes never wanted to leave S.S. Lazio but the president Claudio Lotito put him in the condition to leave so that the club could cash out his transfer.

Internazionale[edit]

On 31 January 2014, Hernanes signed a new four and a half year contract that runs until 30 June 2018 with Internazionale, completing a permanent switch from Lazio.[17] His move was subject of money motivation, something that was denied by Hernanes.[18] The club's president Claudio Lotito claims he sold Hernanes after Inter Milan had inserted his buy-out clause and would sell him now rather on free transfer.[19] As a result, the fans were very unhappy over Hernanes sale and protested over Lotito's action.[20]

He made his debut on 9 February in a 1–0 win over Sassuolo, he gave the assist for the goal scored by Walter Samuel.[21] On May 10th he scored a stunning long distance strike against his former team Lazio to seal a 4–1 victory which also meant that Inter would play in the Europa League next season.

International career[edit]

Hernanes received his first International red card in a game against France after challenging for the ball against Karim Benzema mid-air but accidentally missing the ball and getting Benzema in the right area of his chest. Hernanes was once again called up by the new Brazilian coach Luiz Felipe Scolari to the game against Italy at Geneva a game that ended 2–2. Hernanes was substituted at the end of the game.

Personal life[edit]

Hernanes is married and has three children.[22][23] Hernanes is a Christian.[24][25]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Statistics accurate as of 31 March 2014.

SeasonClubLeagueDomestic cupContinentalOther cupsTotal
CompAppsGoalsCompAppsGoalsCompAppsGoalsCompAppsGoalsAppsGoals
2005São PauloA183CB81CCS51315
2006Santo AndréA236CB81317
2007São PauloA313CB122CCS40475
2008A244CB112CL110466
2009A336CB133CL1015610
2010A122CB111CL124357
Total São Paulo1001547837518428
2010–11LazioA3611CI113712
2011–12A318CI21UEL924211
2012–13A3411CI52UEL1415314
2013–14A152CI10UEL61223
Total Lazio118339429415641
2013–14InterA81CI00---81
Total Inter81000081
Total career24955691465940881

International[edit]

As of 1 July 2013.

International goals[edit]

#DateVenueOpponentScoreResultCompetition
110 November 2011Libreville, Gabon Gabon2–0WonFriendly
29 June 2013Porto Alegre, Brazil France3–0WonFriendly

Honours[edit]

São Paulo
Lazio
Brazil
Individual
2007, 2008
2008

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 11 June 2014. p. 6. Retrieved 10 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "SUÍÇA x BRASIL - 14.08.13 - Basel-Suíça - CBF". Brazilian Football Confederation. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Hernanes - Profile". Confederations Cup Brazil 2013. FIFA.com. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Hernanes Scout Report". Sky Sports. 
  5. ^ "Arsenal Transfer Rumours: Arsene Wenger Considering January Bid for Hernanes". Bleacher Report. 
  6. ^ "Chelsea Transfer Rumours: Why Hernanes Is the Potential Successor to Lampard". Bleacher Report. 
  7. ^ "Ecco Hernanes, l'erede di Kakà". Sportmediaset. Retrieved 3 June 2009. 
  8. ^ http://www.sport.es/default.asp?.
  9. ^ "Football's top 50 rising stars". Times. Retrieved 3 June 2009. 
  10. ^ https://www.facebook.com/profetahernanes/photos/pb.203509529663313.-2207520000.1395930811./217731418241124/?type=3&theater
  11. ^ Dart, Tom (13 January 2009). "Jornal inglês elege Hernanes o talento mais promissor do mundo". London: The Times. Retrieved 3 March 2009. 
  12. ^ Por Carolina Elustondo e Marcelo Prado São Paulo. "Fora da Libertadores, São Paulo oficializa venda de Hernanes | globoesporte.com". Globoesporte.globo.com. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  13. ^ Kaue Freitas (6 August 2010). "Hernanes vai para a Lazio". São Paulo F.C. Retrieved 4 August 2010. 
  14. ^ "SS Lazio 2010–11 Half-year report". SS Lazio (in Italian). 1 March 2011. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
  15. ^ http://esporte.uol.com.br/futebol/ultimas/2008/04/17/ult59u153602.jhtm
  16. ^ Video on YouTube
  17. ^ Inter (31 January 2014). "WELCOME TO INTER, HERNANES!". Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  18. ^ "I didn't join Inter for money, insists Hernanes". Goal.com. 4 February 2014. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 
  19. ^ "Lazio were forced to sell Hernanes, says Lotito". Goal.com. 2 February 2014. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 
  20. ^ "Lazio president Lotito: I received death threats over Hernanes deal". Goal.com. 4 February 2014. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 
  21. ^ Goal.com (9 February 2014). "Inter 1-0 Sassuolo: Samuel header seals first win in 2014!". Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  22. ^ "hernanesoj". 
  23. ^ "Hernanes faz passeio de Navi na ilha". 
  24. ^ "Anderson Hernanes". 
  25. ^ "Neymar’s Religion Helps Ease Burden Amid Concern of Divisiveness". 

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