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Leandro Fernández (footballer, born 1983)

Leandro Sebastián Fernández (born 30 January 1983) is an Argentine football player who most recently played as a defender for Danubio FC and was part of the gold medal Argentine team at the 2004 Summer Olympics. At the Olympics he was not initially part of the squad but was called up for the Gold Medal game to cover for the injured Nicolás Burdisso.[1][2] He also got 4th place in 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship, and was part of the Argentina squad that were runners up in the 2004 Copa América.

Leandro Fernández
Leandro Fernandez 2012.jpg
With Dynamo Moscow in 2012
Personal information
Full name Leandro Sebastián Fernández
Date of birth (1983-01-30) 30 January 1983 (age 36)
Place of birth Rosario, Argentina
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
Newell's Old Boys
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Newell's Old Boys 44 (0)
2005–2006 River Plate 19 (0)
2006–2014 Dynamo Moscow 207 (15)
2014–2017 Newell's Old Boys 40 (1)
2017 Danubio 19 (0)
National team
2003 Argentina U20 7 (3)
2004 Argentina U23 0 (0)
2004 Argentina 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 May 2018

Fernández started his professional career at the age of 15 when he joined Newell's Old Boys. In 2005, he transferred to the River Plate. Fernández joined Dynamo Moscow, Russian Premier League football club in 2006 and soon became one of this club fans' favorite and was voted "best Player of the Year" by Dynamo Moscow supporters.



Newell's Old Boys



  • Dynamo Moscow player of the year: 2005–06


  1. ^ "Italy - Argentina". 24 August 2004. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Argentina - Paraguay". 28 August 2004. Retrieved 24 January 2018.

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