Mário Figueira Fernandes born on 19 September 1990 is a Brazilian-Russian professional footballer who plays as a right-back for PFC CSKA Moscow.
In 2011, Fernandes was called to the Brazil squad for the game Superclásico de las Américas, which he rejected, saying he was having “personal problems”. Fernandes went on to make his debut for Brazil in a 4-0 friendly victory against Japan on 14 October 2014.
After acquiring Russian citizenship, he was called up to the Russia national football team for the friendly games against Turkey on 31 August 2016 and Ghana on 6 September 2016. However, at that point, he had only been a CSKA Moscow player since April 2012, which meant he had not lived in Russia continuously for at least five years yet. Thus, he was not eligible to play for Russia until April 2017.
On 23 March 2017, it was announced that he would make his debut for Russia on 24 March in a friendly against Ivory Coast. He did not appear in that game. He made his debut for Russia on 7 October 2017 in a friendly game against South Korea.
On 11 May 2018, he was included in Russia’s extended 2018 FIFA World Cup squad. On 3 June 2018, he was included in the finalized World Cup squad.
|Full Name||Mário Figueira Fernandes|
|Popular Name||MARIO FERNANDES|
|Father's Name||Mário Pércio Fernandes Filho|
|Mother's Name||Marisa Fernandes|
|Brothers||Jonathan Fernandes Figueira|
|Date of Birth||19 September 1990|
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