|Place of birth Funchal, Portugal|
Name Fernando Santos
Height 1.81 m
1999–2010 Maritimo B
|Full name Fernando Dinarte Santos Silva|
Date of birth (1980-10-03) 3 October 1980 (age 35)
Fernando Dinarte Santos Silva (born 3 October 1980), known simply as Fernando, is a Portuguese retired footballer. Mainly a central defender, he could also appear as a defensive midfielder.
Fernando was born in Funchal, Madeira. After also playing youth football there he was promoted to local powerhouse C.S. Marítimo's first team for the 1999–2000 season, but served only as a backup for the vast majority of his 12-year spell.
On 30 September 2007, in a 1–1 away draw against C.F. Estrela da Amadora, Fernando scored the club's historical 1,000 goal in the Primeira Liga. However, he appeared in just five games during that campaign.
Fernando played in 23 league matches for Marítimo in the following three years combined – no appearances whatsoever in 2010–11 – continuing to appear with the reserves sporadically. At the age of 30 he moved abroad for the first time, signing for C.R.D. Libolo in Angola.