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Elione Fernandes Neto

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Elione Fernandes - Neto
Personal information
Date of birth (2005-08-17) 17 August 2005 (age 18)
Place of birth Siegburg, Germany[1]
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Youth career
1. FC Köln
2019–2021 Fortuna Köln
2021–2022 Fortuna Düsseldorf
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2022–2023 Fortuna Düsseldorf 12 (0)
2023 Fortuna Düsseldorf II 1 (0)
2023– Red Bull Salzburg 0 (0)
2023–Liefering (loan) 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:27, 28 May 2023 (UTC)

Elione Fernandes- Neto (born 23 August 2005 in Siegburg) is a German footballer. He also holds Portuguese and Angolan passports.[2] He plays as midfielder for the Austrian 2. league team FC Liefering on loan from FC Red Bull Salzburg.

Career[change | change source]

Fernandes Neto iplayed in the youth teams of 1. FC Köln, Fortuna Köln and Fortuna Düsseldorf.[1] He made his senior and professional debut with Fortuna Düsseldorf as a late substitute in a 3–1 2. Bundesliga win over Hansa Rostock on 10 September 2023.[3] Debuting at 17 years and 18 days old, he is the youngest debutant in Fortuna Düsseldorf's history.[4] On 17 August 2022, he signed his first professional contract with the club.[5]

On 9 August 2023 Fernandes Neto signed a three-year contract with FC Red Bull Salzburg in Austria. He was loaned to Liefering.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Fußball, 2. Bundesliga: Fernandes Neto - Düsseldorfs Nachwuchshoffnung spielt sich in den Fokus". www1.wdr.de. 1 May 2023.
  2. bundesliga.com -Profile
  3. NACHRICHTEN, n-tv. "Kraftakt bringt Fortuna Düsseldorf nach oben". n-tv.de.
  4. "Jornal de Angola - Notícias - Elione Fernandes Neto é dos mais novos da história a estrear-se na 2.ª Liga Alemã". Jornal de Angola.
  5. Biedenweg, Bernd Jolitz, Pascal (17 October 2022). "Talent bleibt: Fortuna gibt „Elo" Fernandes Neto ersten Profivertrag". RP ONLINE.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  6. "Fortuna Dusseldorf youngster comes to Salzburg". FC Red Bull Salzburg. 9 August 2023. Retrieved 8 August 2023.