Fernando Lopes Alcântara
Fernando Lopes Alcântara (Chinese: 費蘭度 Fernando; born March 28, 1987 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil), also known as Fernando Lopes, is a Brazilian professional footballer who currently plays for Hong Kong Premier League club Rangers (HKG). He can either play as central defender or defensive midfielder.
Alcântara in August 2014
|Full name||Fernando Lopes Alcântara|
|Date of birth||28 March 1987|
|Place of birth||Salvador, Bahia, Brazil|
|Height||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|2007–2008||Independente de Limeira|
|2011–2012||Sham Shui Po||3||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 May 2021|
Fernando began his professional career away from his home nation in Hong Kong with South China in the Hong Kong First Division League in 2009. In his short spell at the club, he helped his side win the 2008–09 Hong Kong First Division League and win the runners-up place in the 2009 Hong Kong Community Shield.
After one season in Hong Kong he left for Europe, to Macedonia, where he signed a two-year contract with Macedonian First League club FK Rabotnički. He helped the Skopje-based club secure the runners-up place in the 2009–10 First Macedonian Football League and win the runners-up place in the 2009–10 Macedonian Football Cup. He made his Macedonian First League debut on 27 September 2009 in a 1–0 loss against FK Teteks and scored his first goal on 16 October 2010 in a 2–0 win over FK Turnovo. He scored 2 goals in 26 appearances in the 2009–10 First Macedonian Football League. He also made 5 appearances in the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League which included a 5–0 home and a 6–0 away wins over Andorran side FC Lusitanos, a 1–0 home win over Armenian side FC Mika and a 2–0 home and a 2–0 away losses against Merseyside club and English giants Liverpool
Back to BrazilEdit
Back to Hong KongEdit
Later the same season, he signed a one-year contract with Sham Shui Po District-based, Sham Shui Po SA who were newly promoted club to the Hong Kong First Division. He made his debut for the newly promoted side in a 5–0 loss against Sun Hei SC. He played in three league matches but couldn't help the side to avoid relegation at the end of the 2011–12 Hong Kong First Division League.
Back to BrazilEdit
In 2012 he again came back to Brazil, this time to Rio de Janeiro where he signed a contract with Bangu Atlético Clube. He made his Campeonato Carioca debut on 5 February 2012 in a 2–1 loss against Americano Futebol Clube and scored his first goal on 15 April 2012 in a 3–0 win over Resende Futebol Clube. He played in 8 Campeonato Carioca matches scoring 1 goal. He signed a short-term contract with Rio Verde in Goiás for the start of 2013, but made no appearances before moving to Rio de Janeiro and signing a six-months contract with Macaé Esporte Futebol Clube in February 2013. He represented the Rio de Janeiro-based club as an unused substitute in 4 matches.
In August 2013, he returned to Europe, this time to Malta, where he signed a one-year contract with Tarxien-based Tarxien Rainbows F.C. He made his Maltese Premier League debut on 18 August 2013 in a 1–0 loss against Hibernians F.C. and scored his first goal on 22 February 2014 in a 1–1 draw against Vittoriosa Stars F.C. He played in 26 league matches, scoring one goal, and in one Maltese FA Trophy match on 21 January 2014 in a 0–0 draw against Qormi F.C. which his side later lost on penalties.
In July 2014, he signed a one-year contract with Salalah-based Omani club Dhofar S.C.S.C. Soon after his arrival he helped his to club to win the 2014 Baniyas SC International Tournament as his side won the finals 1-0 against Al-Hidd SCC of Bahraini Premier League, hence helping to win their first title of the 2014–15 season. He made his Oman Professional League debut and scored his first goal on 12 September 2014 in a 1–1 draw against Al-Khaboora SC. He also made his Sultan Qaboos Cup debut on 3 December 2014 in a 2–0 win over Madha SC in the Round of 32. He also made his Oman Professional League Cup debut and scored his first goal in the competition on 13 November 2014 in a 4–0 win over Bowsher Club. He scored 5 goals in 23 appearances in the 2014–15 Oman Professional League. He also scored 1 goal in 8 appearances in the 2014–15 Oman Professional League Cup.
Third return to BrazilEdit
In February 2016, he returned again to Brazil, signing for Campeonato Paraibano side Treze Futebol Clube. He made his debut on 6 March in a 1–1 with Sousa Esporte Clube. He went on to make 17 Campeonato Paraibano appearances over two seasons.
On 12 May 2017, he left Treze to sign for CS Sergipe, joining up with former coach Marcelo Vilar to play in 2017 Campeonato Brasileiro Série D. He made his debut on 21 May in a 2–1 defeat to Jacobina Esporte Clube.
Third return to Hong KongEdit
After playing for Eastern District in the 2019–20 season, it was announced on 14 October 2020 that Fernando would return to Rangers.
As at 21 May 2017.
|Rabotnički||2009–10||First Macedonian Football League||17||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||17||0|
|Sham Shui Po||2011-12||Hong Kong First Division League||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||0|
|Tarxien Rainbows||2013–14||Maltese Premier League||25||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||26||1|
|Dhofar||2014–15||Oman Professional League||23||5||10||1||0||0||0||0||33||6|
- Includes appearances in the UEFA Europa League
- "Match Results". Hong Kong Football Association. Retrieved December 27, 2010.
- "Fernando Lopes Alcântara - Prva Liga 2009/10". MacedonianFootball.com.
- "Fernando Lopes Alcântara - Prva Liga 2010/11". MacedonianFootball.com.
- "TETEKS VS. RABOTNIČKI 0 - 1". SOCCERWAY.
- "TURNOVO VS. RABOTNIČKI 0 - 2". SOCCERWAY.
- "RABOTNIČKI VS. LUSITANOS 5 - 0". SOCCERWAY.
- "LUSITANOS VS. RABOTNIČKI 0 - 6". SOCCERWAY.
- "RABOTNIČKI VS. MIKA 1 - 0". SOCCERWAY.
- "RABOTNIČKI VS. LIVERPOOL 0 - 2". SOCCERWAY.
- "LIVERPOOL VS. RABOTNIČKI 2 - 0". SOCCERWAY.
- "Diretoria do Sport confirma contratação de mais um zagueiro" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 12 January 2011. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
- "SUN HEI VS. SHAM SHUI PO 5 - 0". SOCCERWAY.
- "AMERICANO VS. BANGU 2 - 1". SOCCERWAY.
- "Rio Verde Contrata Diego Clementino e Fernando Lopes" (in Portuguese). Cleuber Carlos. 4 December 2012. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
- "TARXIEN RAINBOWS VS. HIBERNIANS 0 - 1". SOCCERWAY.
- "TARXIEN RAINBOWS VS. VITTORIOSA STARS 1 - 1". SOCCERWAY.
- "QORMI VS. TARXIEN RAINBOWS 0 - 0". SOCCERWAY.
- "ظفار يتوج ببطولة بني ياس الودية". KOOORA.
- "DHUFAR VS. AL KHABOORA 1 - 1". SOCCERWAY.
- "MADHA VS. DHUFAR 0 - 2". SOCCERWAY.
- "Sousa 1x1 Treze : Com gol nos acréscimos, Sousa arranca empata com o Treze e evita derrota em casa" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 6 March 2016. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
- "Sergipe anuncia pacote de reforços para a Série D, 4 dos 5 estavam no Treze" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 12 May 2017. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
- "Sergipe sai na frente, mas Jacobina se recupera, vira o jogo e vence em casa" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 21 May 2017. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
- Lee, Philip. "左一及左七，都係法比奧細佬". Facebook. Retrieved 11 September 2018. (in Chinese)