Edimilson Fernandes

Edimilson Fernandes Ribeiro (born 15 April 1996) is a Swiss professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Bundesliga club Arminia Bielefeld, on loan from Mainz 05, and the Switzerland national team.[2]

Edimilson Fernandes
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Fernandes warming up for West Ham United in 2016
Personal information
Full name Edimilson Fernandes Ribeiro[1]
Date of birth (1996-04-15) 15 April 1996 (age 25)
Place of birth Sion, Switzerland
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Arminia Bielefeld
(on loan from Mainz 05)
Number 22
Youth career
2007–2013 Sion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2016 Sion 48 (2)
2016–2019 West Ham United 42 (0)
2018–2019Fiorentina (loan) 29 (2)
2019– Mainz 05 38 (1)
2021–Arminia Bielefeld (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2016 Switzerland U21 5 (2)
2016– Switzerland 14 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:00, 1 September 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 November 2019

Club careerEdit

SionEdit

Fernandes is a youth exponent from FC Sion. He made his Swiss Super League debut on 1 June 2013 against FC Zürich in 4–2 home win. He started in the first eleven and was substituted after 53 minutes.[3] He scored his first senior goal on 1 March 2015 in a 2–2 draw at home to FC Luzern.[4] Fernandes played every minute of Sion's 2015–16 Europa League campaign before the side was knocked out by Braga in the last 32.[4] In all games, he played 65 times for Sion's first team and 41 games for the club's under-21 side.[4]

West Ham UnitedEdit

On 25 August 2016, Fernandes signed a four-year deal with English club West Ham United for a fee of £5 million.[5] He made his West Ham debut on 25 September 2016 in a 3–0 home defeat by Southampton, coming on as an 82nd-minute substitute for Mark Noble.[6] On 26 October 2016, Fernandes scored his first goal for West Ham in a 2–1 win against Chelsea in the EFL Cup, winning praise from manager Slaven Bilić.[7][8]

Loan to FiorentinaEdit

On 13 August 2018, Fernandes joined Italian side Fiorentina on a one-year loan deal with an option to buy.[9]

Mainz 05Edit

On 3 June 2019, Fernandes joined Bundesliga side Mainz 05 on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.[10][11] On 17 August 2019, he made his full debut for the club in the league season opener against SC Freiburg, starting and playing 84 minutes of a 3–0 loss while picking up a first-half yellow card.[12]

Fernandes scored his first goal for Mainz in the penultimate Bundesliga game of the 2019–2020 season. After being substituted on in the second half, he scored the third goal in Mainz's 3–1 win over Werder Bremen.[13]

International careerEdit

Fernandes made his debut for the Switzerland under-21 team in March 2016 in a 1–1 draw with England. In his second game, on 2 September 2016, he scored his first international goal in a 3–0 win against Kazakhstan in Biel/Bienne.[14][15]

In November 2016, Fernandes received his first call-up to the senior Switzerland squad for a match against the Faroe Islands.[16]

He made his senior debut against them, coming off the bench in the 69th minute.

In May 2019, he played in 2019 UEFA Nations League Finals, where his team finished fourth.[17]

In 2021 he was called up to the national team for the 2020 UEFA European Championship, where the team created one of the main sensations of the tournament reaching the quarter-finals. [18]

Personal lifeEdit

Fernandes was born in Sion, Switzerland, of Portuguese and Cape Verdean descent.[4] He is the cousin of Swiss international footballer Gelson Fernandes, Manuel Fernandes and ex-Sunderland midfielder Cabral.[4]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 14 September 2019[19]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sion 2012–13 Swiss Super League 1 0 0 0 1 0
2013–14 16 1 0 0 16 1
2014–15 26 1 3 2 29 3
2015–16 5 0 4 2 8 0 17 2
Total 48 2 7 4 8 0 63 6
West Ham United 2016–17 Premier League 28 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 32 1
2017–18 14 0 0 0 2 0 16 0
Total 42 0 1 0 5 1 0 0 48 1
Fiorentina (loan) 2018–19 Serie A 29 2 4 0 33 2
Mainz 2019–20 Bundesliga 4 0 1 0 5 0
Career total 123 4 13 4 5 1 8 0 149 9

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Switzerland's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Fernandes goal.[20]
List of international goals scored by Edimilson Fernandes
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 15 October 2019 Stade de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland   Republic of Ireland 2–0 2–0 UEFA Euro 2020 qualification

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Squads for 2016/17 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 2 September 2016. Retrieved 2 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Switzerland — E. Fernandes — Profile with news, career statistics and history — Soccerway". Soccerway. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  3. ^ "FC Sion vs. FC Zürich - 1 June 2013 - Soccerway". soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Ten Fast Facts — Edimilson Fernandes". www.whufc.com. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Hammers secure Swiss star Fernandes". whufc.com. West Ham United F.C. 25 August 2016. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
  6. ^ "West Ham 0-3 Southampton". soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
  7. ^ "West Ham United 2-1 Chelsea". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 26 October 2016. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  8. ^ "Slaven Bilic admits West Ham's Edimilson Fernandes has surprised him this season". hitc.com. 27 October 2016. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
  9. ^ Benge, James (13 August 2018). "West Ham's Fernandes joins Fiorentina on loan with purchase option". London Evening Standard. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Edimilson Fernandes joins German club Mainz". West Ham United F.C. 3 June 2019. Retrieved 16 May 2021.
  11. ^ "Edimilson Fernandes joins Mainz 05". 1. FSV Mainz 05. 3 June 2019. Retrieved 16 May 2021.
  12. ^ "SC Freiburg v. 1. FSV Mainz 05". DFB. 17 August 2019. Retrieved 16 May 2021.
  13. ^ "Werder Bremen move closer to relegation as Mainz secure survival". Bundesliga. 20 June 2020. Retrieved 16 May 2021.
  14. ^ "E Fernandes". Soccerway. Retrieved 3 September 2016.
  15. ^ "U21 pair taste victory". www.whufc.com. Archived from the original on 7 September 2016. Retrieved 3 September 2016.
  16. ^ "Football Avec Lacroix et Edimilson Fernandes". lematin.ch. 4 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  17. ^ "Pickford the hero in England shootout win". BBC Sport.
  18. ^ https://www.uefa.com / uefaeuro-2020 / match / 2024485 - switzerland-vs-spain / lineups /? iv = true
  19. ^ "E. FERNANDES". Soccerway. Retrieved 4 September 2016.
  20. ^ "Edimilson Fernandes". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved 26 October 2019.

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