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Leo Fernandes

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Full name
Leonardo Fernandes

BW Gottschee

60,000 USD (2015)


1.84 m

Playing position

Soccer Player

Place of birth
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Leo Fernandes

Date joined

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Date of birth
(1991-12-23) 23 December 1991 (age 24)

Current team
Philadelphia Union (#22 / Midfielder)


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Leonardo Fernandes (born December 23, 1991) is a Brazilian-American professional soccer player who plays as a midfielder for the Tampa Bay Rowdies in the United Soccer League.


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Leo fernandes wins 2015 nasl young player of the year award

Early life

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Fernandes was born in São Paulo but raised in North Babylon, New York, and played at Stony Brook University from 2009-2012. In his senior season at Stony Brook, Fernandes started all 18 matches and led his team in goals (9) and assists (7). He was selected to the 2012 All-America East first team and named America East Midfielder of the Year for the third consecutive season. Fernandes left Stony Brook as the team’s all-time leader in points scored.

Philadelphia Union

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On 22 January 2013, Fernandes was selected as the 62nd overall pick in the 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft by Philadelphia Union. He signed with the club on March 1, 2013. Serving mostly as a reserve role for the Union for his first season, Fernandes began to break into the starting line-up during the 2014 season, scoring twice.

Harrisburg City Islanders

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For the 2013 and 2014 seasons, Fernandes spent temporary stints being loaned to Philadelphia's former USL affiliate, Harrisburg City Islanders, making five appearances for the club and scoring once.

New York Cosmos

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For the 2015 season, the Union sent Fernandes out on loan to experience regular minutes throughout the season. In January 2015, he signed a year long loan deal with the New York Cosmos. The loan move proved successful as Fernandes became a regular starter for the Cosmos, who would go on to win the 2015 NASL Championship. Through the season he scored a career high ten goals across all competitions. His efforts were recognized, winning the 2015 NASL Young Player of the Year Award.

Bethlehem Steel FC

The formation of Bethlehem Steel FC prompted the Union to have Fernandes return to the Philadelphia organization. He would become a regular starter for Steel FC with intermittent appearances for the first team. Fernandes finished the season with fourteen appearances and scoring once.


Updated October 29, 2016

New York Cosmos

  • North American Soccer League Supporters' Trophy: 2015
  • North American Soccer League Soccer Bowl: 2015
  • Individual

  • North American Soccer League Young Player of the Year: 2015
  • References

    Leo Fernandes Wikipedia

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