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João Mário (Bissau-Guinean footballer)

This name uses uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Nunes and the second or paternal family name is Fernandes.

João Mário
Personal information
Full name João Mário Nunes Fernandes
Date of birth (1993-10-11) 11 October 1993 (age 25)
Place of birth Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Académico Viseu
Number 7
Youth career
2010–2011 Étoile Lusitana
2012 Benfica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Benfica B 30 (2)
2013–2014 Atlético 37 (8)
2014–2017 Chaves 48 (2)
2017– Académico Viseu 35 (0)
National team
2011– Guinea-Bissau 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 December 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 June 2017

João Mário Nunes Fernandes (born 11 October 1993) is a Bissau-Guinean professional footballer who plays for Portuguese club Académico de Viseu FC as a forward.

Club careerEdit

Born in Bissau, João Mário moved to Portugal to complete his formation in late 2011, joining S.L. Benfica. On 11 August 2012 he made his debut as a professional, appearing as a late substitute for the reserve team in a 2–2 home draw against S.C. Braga B for the Segunda Liga championship.[1] 16 days later, in the same competition, he scored his first goal, contributing to a 6–0 home routing of C.F. Os Belenenses after a freekick by Miguel Rosa hit the bar and bounced back to him.[2]

In the following years, João Mário continued competing in the Portuguese second level, representing Atlético Clube de Portugal[3] and G.D. Chaves.[4]


  1. ^ "Benfica B-Sp. Braga B, 2–2: André Gomes dá empate nos descontos" [Benfica B-Sp. Braga B, 2–2: André Gomes for the draw in injury time]. Record (in Portuguese). 11 August 2012. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Benfica B-Belenenses: Goleada na Luz (6–0)" [Benfica B-Belenenses: Routing at the Luz (6–0)]. Record (in Portuguese). 27 August 2012. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Atlético CP: João Mário (ex-Benfica B) é reforço" [Atlético CP: João Mário (ex-Benfica B) is an addition] (in Portuguese). Agente Desportivo. 13 August 2013. Archived from the original on 17 August 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Chaves contrata João Mário, Hugo Santos, João Reis e Paulo Monteiro" [Chaves hire João Mário, Hugo Santos, João Reis and Paulo Monteiro] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 13 June 2014. Retrieved 17 August 2014.

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