Rodrigo Fernandes

Rodrigo Fernandes


Full name: Rodrigo Francisco Pinto Vieira Fernandes

Country: Portugal

Date of birth: 23/03/2001 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Portugal

Height: 181cm

Youth career: Sporting CP

Current club: Sporting CP

Squad number: —

Current national team: Portugal U-17

Position: defensive midfielder, central midfielder

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by —

Tournaments participated in: 2018 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/0), 2018 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (3/0)

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Granit Xhaka



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– if he improves his ambidexterity he will become even more complete player


Style of play:

– deep lying orchestrator

– player with good body mass ratio, physical strength, power, stamina and natural fitness who feels comfortable in contact situations

– creative player with very good technical ability, 1vs1 short-dribbling skills, close ball control, fast direction shifts in possession and vision to make through passes to the teammates providing dynamism to the team’s last offensive third plays

– outstanding vision and extremely accurate long-range passing ability

– very comfortable & elegant with the ball at his feet

– creative at his off-the-ball movements, and likes to find the best space to receive the ball with good timings, linking up the team’s midfield and attack

– knows how to dictate tempo, he’s creative and has the natural ability of an ‘orchestrator’ midfielder who can perform at all of midfield positions, linking up the team’s midfield and attack with ease and effectiveness

– able to deliver pin-point passes and crosses

– displays a natural technique to take fast decisions in tight spaces/press-resistant player

– determined in defensive phase with good anticipation sense to provide key interceptions, clearences and tackles

– finds himself best in positional attack

– avoids using weaker foot

– fairly good in the air


He is best suited to playing as:

Defensive midfielder in 4-3-3.






League summary (as for 30 September 2018):

No senior team appearances yet.



Rodrigo Fernandes is a product of a famous Sporting CP youth system – one of the most highly regarded academies in Portugal and Europe which raised such great footballers like Luis Figo, Simao Sabrosa, Ricardo Quaresma, Cristiano Ronaldo & Nani. Rodrigo showed himself to a wider crowd at the 2018 European Under-17 Championship, where Portuguese team was a massive disappointment and got knocked out already in the group stage despite high expectations.




Football Talent Scout potential rating:

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Player has potential to become a key player in a top European club.





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