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Bernardo (footballer, born 1995)

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Bernardo
Bernardo playing for Red Bull Salzburg in 2021
Personal information
Full name Bernardo Fernandes da Silva Junior[1]
Date of birth (1995-05-14) 14 May 1995 (age 29)[2]
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil[2]
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)[2]
Position(s) Full-back
Club information
Current team
Red Bull Salzburg
Number 95
Youth career
Audax São Paulo
2013–2014 Red Bull Brasil
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2015 Red Bull Brasil 6 (0)
2015Ponte Preta (loan) 0 (0)
2016 Liefering 1 (0)
2016 Red Bull Salzburg 16 (1)
2016–2018 RB Leipzig 40 (1)
2018–2021 Brighton & Hove Albion 39 (0)
2021Red Bull Salzburg (loan) 14 (1)
2021–2023 Red Bull Salzburg 37 (0)
2023– VfL Bochum 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:31, 3 September 2023

Bernardo Fernandes da Silva Junior (born 14 May 1995), player name Bernardo, is a Brazilian professional footballer. He plays for Austrian Bundesliga side Red Bull Salzburg.[3]

Club career

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Early career

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Bernardo started his career at Audax São Paulo. Then he went on to Red Bull Brasil in 2012. After three matches in the Campeonato Paulista Série A2 he went on loan to Ponte Preta but he was only three times on the bench and was sent back to the Red Bulls. 2015 he made three matches in the 2015 Campeonato Brasileiro Série D.

RB Leipzig

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2016 he went to Red Bull Salzburg in the Austrian Bundesliga.[4] His debut was on 7 February 2016 in the 2–1 Bundesliga victory over Admira.

Bernardo joined RB Leipzig on 28 August 2016 for £3.4m.[5] For Leipzig he played 32 matches in his first season. In his second season, he played 27 games for Leipzig.

Brighton & Hove Albion

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On 5 July 2018he went to Brighton & Hove Albion from Leipzig for £9 million.[6] Bernardo made his debut for on 11 August in a 2–0 away loss to Watford. He played 22 Premier League matches in his first season with Brighton. He scored his first goal for on 17 September 2020 in a 4–0 home victory over Portsmouth in the EFL Cup. [7]

Loan to Red Bull Salzburg

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On 19 January 2021 Bernardo returned to Red Bull Salzburg on a loan until the end of the season.[8] 5 days later he made second debut for Salzburg coming on as a substitute in the 61st minute . Bernardo scored his first goal since his return on the 22 May versus WSG Wattens[9]

Bernardo signed permanently for Salzburg on 2 July 2021. [10]

VfL Bochum

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In August 2023 he went to VfL Bochum in the Bundesliga.[11]

Personal life

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Bernardo is the son of former Brazil international footballer Bernardo Fernandes da Silva.[12]

Career statistics

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As of 2 September 2023[13]
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Red Bull Brasil 2014 0 0 3[a] 0 3 0
2015 Série D 3 0 0 0 3 0
Total 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 6 0
Ponte Preta (loan) 2015 Série A 0 0 0 0 0 0
Liefering 2015–16 Erste Liga 1 0 0 0 1 0
Red Bull Salzburg 2015–16 Austrian Bundesliga 13 0 3[b] 0 16 0
2016–17 Austrian Bundesliga 3 1 1[b] 0 6[c] 1 10 2
Total 16 1 4 0 6 1 0 0 26 2
RB Leipzig 2016–17 Bundesliga 22 0 0 0 22 0
2017–18 Bundesliga 18 1 1[d] 0 8[e] 0 27 1
Total 40 1 1 0 8 0 0 0 49 1
Brighton & Hove Albion 2018–19 Premier League 22 0 4[f] 0 1[g] 0 27 0
2019–20 Premier League 14 0 1[f] 0 1[g] 0 16 0
2020–21 Premier League 3 0 1[f] 0 3[g] 1 7 1
Total 39 0 6 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 50 1
Red Bull Salzburg 2020–21 (loan) Austrian Bundesliga 14 1 1[b] 0 0[h] 0 15 1
2021–22 Austrian Bundesliga 19 0 3[b] 1 3[i] 0 25 1
2022–23 Austrian Bundesliga 18 0 4[b] 0 5[j] 0 27 0
Total 51 1 8 1 8 0 0 0 67 2
Red Bull Salzburg combined total 67 2 12 1 14 1 0 0 93 4
VFL Bochum 2023–24 Bundesliga 3 0 1[d] 0 4 0
Career total 153 3 20 1 5 1 22 1 3 0 203 6
  1. Appearances in the Paulista A2
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Appearances in the Austrian Cup
  3. Appearances in the UEFA Champions League
  4. 4.0 4.1 Appearances in the DFB-Pokal
  5. Three appearances in the UEFA Champions League, five in the UEFA Europa League
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Appearances in the FA Cup
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Appearance in EFL Cup
  8. Appearances in the UEFA Europa League
  9. Appearances in the UEFA Champions League
  10. Four appearances in the UEFA Champions League, one in the UEFA Europa League

Red Bull Salzburg

References

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  1. "2018/19 Premier League squads confirmed". Premier League. 3 September 2018. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Bernardo Fernandes da Silva Junior". Brighton and Hove Albion F.C. Retrieved 9 May 2019.[permanent dead link]
  3. "Bernardo". Red Bull Leipzig (in German). Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  4. "Brasilianischer Spieler Bernardo Neu in Salzburg". Red Bull Salzburg (in German). 15 December 2015. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  5. "Bernardo: Von Salzburg nach Leipzig" [Bernardo: From Salzburg to Leipzig] (in German). Retrieved 30 August 2016.
  6. "Brighton sign Bernardo from RB Leipzig on a four-year deal". BBC Sport. 5 July 2018. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  7. "Brighton fringe players impress in win - BBC Sport". BBC Sport. Retrieved 18 September 2020.
  8. "FC Red Bull Salzburg - Bernardo is back". Red Bull Salzburg Official Website. January 19, 2021. Archived from the original on 19 January 2021. Retrieved 2021-01-19.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 "FC Red Bull Salzburg - Berisha opens title party as fans return". Red Bull Salzburg Official Website. 22 May 2021. Retrieved 23 May 2021.
  10. Owen, Brian (2 July 2021). "Brighton defender Bernardo signs Red Bull Salzburg deal". The Argys. Retrieved 2 July 2021.
  11. VfL Bochum Homepage (German)
  12. "'O Red Bull Salzburg pode fazer história na Liga dos Campeões'". Red Bull.
  13. Bernardo at Soccerway. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  14. Spielbericht (German)
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