Edite Cristiana Fernandes (born 10 October 1979) is a Portuguese footballer who plays for CF Benfica of the Campeonato Nacional de Futebol Feminino. She is a former captain of the Portugal women's national football team, who scored a national record 39 goals in the 132 caps she accumulated between 1997 and 2016.
|Full name||Edite Cristiana Fernandes|
|Date of birth||10 October 1979|
|Place of birth||Vila do Conde, Portugal|
|Height||157 cm (5 ft 2 in)|
|2003–2004||Peña NS Antigua|
|2011||Santa Clarita Blue Heat||12||(9)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:38, 25 September 2016 (UTC)
Edite began her career with local club Boavista, before moving to Lisbon side 1º Dezembro at age 19. She would win nine Portuguese Liga titles and three Portugal Cups at the two clubs before moving abroad to play in China and Spain.
She has played for several clubs in Spain, and joined Arsenal Ladies F.C. for pre-season training but did not sign a permanent deal with the club. She also played in Norway's Toppserien with Donn during 2010.
Edite made her Portugal national team debut in a friendly match against Belgium at Cantanhede in 1997. In November 2011 she made her 100th appearance for the national team, having scored 31 goals. In March 2016 she moved level with Luís Figo's total of 129 caps.
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- "Figo Brilhou na China" (in Portuguese). Correio da Manhã. 19 August 2002. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
- Almeida, Rita (2009-07-20). "Edite Fernandes: A nova "craque" do Atlético de Madrid em entrevista" (in Portuguese). O Imigrante/Mundo Português.
- "Edite Fernandes reforça Fofó" (in Portuguese). Record. 10 July 2018. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
- Edite Fernandes centenária[permanent dead link] Portuguese Football Federation
- "Quem é Edite Fernandes?" (in Portuguese). SIC Notícias. 30 March 2016. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
- Edite Fernandes at Portuguese Football Federation (in Portuguese)
- Edite Fernandes Official[permanent dead link]
- Edite Fernandes – FIFA competition record (archived)