Bruno Fernandes: Untold Facts and Life Story

An exceptional playmaker with leadership abilities seems too good to be true right? Well, not in the case of the heart of Manchester United’s midfield, Bruno Fernandes. Fernandes has become a pivotal figure for both his club and the Portuguese national team, earning accolades and admiration from fans and peers worldwide. Today, Goal90 unveils the untold facts and life story of Portuguese maestro, Bruno Fernandes.

Bruno Fernandes Early Life

Bruno Miguel Borges Fernandes was born on September 8, 1994, in Maia, Portugal, to parents Cristina Fernandes and Jose Mario. Growing up, Bruno passionately supported two clubs specifically, Boavista and Manchester United. He developed his love for the beautiful game by playing on the streets with his older brother Ricardo Fernandes. 

Bruno Miguel Borges Fernandes was born on September 8, 1994, in Maia, Portugal, to parents Cristina Fernandes and Jose Mario. Growing up, Bruno passionately supported two clubs specifically, Boavista and Manchester United. He developed his love for the beautiful game by playing on the streets with his older brother Ricardo Fernandes. 

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An extremely rare picture of a young Bruno Fernandes shared by his former teammate, Juan Mata

During his childhood, Bruno faced a significant decision when his father, who had relocated to Switzerland, wanted him to join him there. Torn between staying in Portugal with his mother or moving to Switzerland, Bruno chose to remain in Portugal with his mother as he was convinced that it offered better opportunities to pursue his football career. It’s fair to say that this decision has paid off hugely for the star. Bruno Fernandes was asked what he would’ve been if he wasn’t a footballer and he answered saying “vet” since extremely loved animals when he was young. 

Bruno Fernandes Mother

Bruno Fernandes’ mother’s name is Cristina Fernandes. She was extremely supportive of all of her son’s endeavors and never set any limitations on his life.  Since Bruno was extremely passionate about football from a tender age, he was always outside playing in the streets. But when his mother made him stay inside, Fernandes revealed that he still used to play football on the Sega or the PlayStation.

Bruno Fernandes Father

Bruno Fernandes’ father’s name is Jose Mario. Jose was a loving father but had to leave Portugal to go to Switzerland during little Bruno’s formative years. Although Bruno was given the opportunity to move to Switzerland with his father, he rejected it, but had he accepted, his career would probably have had a different outcome. Jose used to play football himself which could be the secret behind Bruno’s natural talent with the football. 

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Bruno Fernandes and his father, Jose Fernandes

Bruno Fernandes Brother

Bruno Fernandes has an elder brother named Ricardo Fernandes who is a professional footballer himself but plays in the Southern Combination Football League for Roffey FC. The brothers developed their skills together when they were growing up and share an eternal sibling bond that will last forever. 

 Bruno Fernandes and his brother

Can you see some similarities in the Fernandes brothers?

Check out this amazing screamer scored by Bruno Fernandes’ brother, Ricardo Fernandes.

Who is Bruno Fernandes’s Girlfriend?

Bruno Fernandes’ stunning wife, Ana Pinho

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Meet Bruno Fernandes’ gorgeous wife, Ana Pinho. The couple fell in love with each other when they were still young and their love is a testament to the unbreakable bond of love that has grown over the years. 

The couple welcomed their first child into the world in October of 2023. As of today, they have two children named Goncalo and Matilde. The couple constantly uploads pictures of their happy family spending quality time with each other.

The Fernandes family spending Christmas together
The Fernandes family spending Christmas together

Bruno Fernandes even offered an emotional tribute to his wife Ana Pinho as he recalled their cinema dates when he “didn’t have much money”. The Manchester United skipper walked down memory lane to revisit his teenage days of romance with Ana on the streets of Portugal. Their love story began as classmates at a school in Boavista where they first met in 2012.

What is Bruno Fernandes’ Market Value? 

At the time of writing, Bruno Fernandes’ market value has been accumulated at 70 million euros. He is one of Manchester United’s most valuable footballer and since the Portuguese is 29 years old, his market value could still vary as his career goes on.

What is Bruno Fernandes’ Salary?

Bruno Fernandes’ weekly salary at Manchester United adds up to a £240,000 base salary. This number adds up to £12,480,000 yearly. The 29-year-old signed a 3-year contract with Manchester United in 2022 which is set to expire in mid 2026.

What is Bruno Fernandes’ Net Worth?

Bruno Fernandes’ net worth is estimated to be around $21.7 million but this number has varied according to different reports. He owns multiple luxurious cars and lives in huge mansion with his family. 

Who is Bruno Fernandes’s idol?

Bruno Fernandes’ childhood idol was Ronaldinho in childhood, but he also revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo was the reason to why he dreamt of playing for Manchester United. He said that he wanted to follow in the footsteps of his childhood idol and bring some silverware to Old Trafford. He can be considered extremely lucky as Ronaldo is his national teammate and former teammate at Manchester United.

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Bruno Fernandes FIFA

Bruno Fernandes has an 88 overall base rating in EA FC 2. His strongest attributes in the game are his passing and shooting which have been rated at 90 and 86 respectively. 

What is Bruno Fernandes’ Religion?

Bruno Fernandes is a follower of Christianity which is evident from his celebrations and body language both on and off the pitch.

Bruno Fernandes 23 Tattoo

Did you know that Bruno Fernandes has a tattoo of the number 23 on his left arm?

According to reports, the tattoo represents the jersey number he wore for his first national team appearance in 2017.

Bruno Fernandes Stats

Bruno Fernandes’ stats for both international and club career are absolutely mind-blowing. At the time of writing, the midfield maestro has already scored 22 goals and provided 19 assists for Portugal in just 65 appearances.

The Portuguese has managed to score a whopping 79 goals and provide 66 assists in 233 appearances for the Red Devils. He was the quickest player in Premier League history to reach both five goals and five assist as he completed the feat in just 9 games. Bruno totalled 50 Premier League goal involvements (30 goals, 20 assists) in just 58 appearances for United. Only Andy Cole (43), Alan Shearer (54) and Eric Cantona (54) managed to achieved this feat in fewer games.

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Bruno Fernandes was named as Manchester United’s Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year for the 2023/24 season

Bruno Fernandes is extremely passionate for Manchester United and a true leader both on and off the pitch. He has shown similarities to the likes of Wayne Rooney, Ryan Giggs, and other legends of Manchester United. The Portuguese always gives it his all and is pushing his team back to their glory days. Just listen to this heartfelt message Fernandes had for the fans before United’s FA Cup final. He stood true to his words and United went on to win the FA Cup 2023/24 with a 2-1 triumph against rivals Manchester City.

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Player Info

Full Name

Bruno Miguel Borges Fernandes



Date Of Birth

September 8, 1994

Place Of Birth

Maia, Portugal






1.79 m (5ft 10 in)

Marital Status



  • Mother – Cristina Fernandes
  • Father – Jose Mario



Professional Career

Current Team

Manchester United

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National Team


Youth Team(s)

  • FC Infesta 
  • Boavista FC


Attacking Midfielder

Preferred Foot


Playing Style

Creative box-to-box Playmaker

Market Value

70 million euros

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