Bernardo (footballer, born 1995)

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FC RB Salzburg gegen WSG Tirol ( mit Meistertellerübergabe 22. Mai 2021) 06.jpg
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 27)[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– Red Bull Salzburg 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:11, 24 April 2022 (UTC)

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[change | change source]

Early career[change | change source]

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[change | change source]

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[change | change source]

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[change | change source]

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]

Personal life[change | change source]

Bernardo is the son of former Brazil international footballer Bernardo Fernandes da Silva.[11]

Honours[change | change source]

Red Bull Salzburg

References[change | change source]

  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. "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. "'O Red Bull Salzburg pode fazer história na Liga dos Campeões'". Red Bull.