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Monday, January 14, 2008

Portuguese midfielder flies in for Ipswich trial

By Aries

Ipswich has formally requested from Ricardo Fernandes and his current club APOEL Nicosia to grant him permission to undertake a trial period at Portman Road. His club have already given their permission.

Fernandes, 29, played for Sporting Lisbon where he was hailed as one of Portugal's brightest young prospects.

After only one season there he was signed by Jose Mourinho and became a key member of Porto who famously won the double of the Champions League and Portuguese League title during the 2003-2004 season. He came on as a substitute during the Champions League Final.

During his one season at Porto he made 18 appearances scoring one goal. He is noted for his surging runs, accurate passing and is considered lethal at set pieces.

In his first year with his current club he has scored 9 times with an amazing 30 assists. In his second season Ricardo scored 13 goals as he helped APOEL to the League Title.

According to the APOEL FC site the trial is expected to last until Wednesday, 16th January when the player will return to Cyprus.

Ricardo Fernandes Fact File:

Date of birth : April 21, 1978 (age 29)
Place of birth : Moreira de Cónegos, Portugal
Height: 1.74m
Weight: 65Kg
Playing position: Attacking/Creative Midfielder


Anonymous said...

What tha f**k does that have to do with Arsenal

Anonymous said...

Funny thing is, each and every person would have read through that waiting for the Arsenal link which never came...

Anonymous said...

Emm, What is your point then? Dont tell me your angry and you want to vent your frustration.

Anonymous said...

That's not about arsenal! but good news none the less...the more foreigners the better i say...arsene sign him up, arsene arsene sign him up

Anonymous said...

thanks for being the first to let town fans know we have a trialist,us poor clubs need all the help we can get,double cheers and a beef pie to you all.

Anonymous said...

Finally news about a good club