Birth date 16 Apr 1981 (37 years)
Nationality Brazil Brazil
Position Midfielder
Team history
Fortaleza Esporte Clube 2014 - present
Associacao Desportiva Cabofriense 2013
Parana Clube 2012
Joinville Esporte Clube 2011
Esporte Clube Vitoria 2011
Cruzeiro 2007 - 2010
Clube Atletico Mineiro 2010
Criciúma Esporte Clube 2006 - 2007
Criciúma Esporte Clube 2004 - 2005
CR Vasco da Gama 2005
Sociedade Esportiva e Recreativa Caxias do Sul 2003
Parana Clube 2003
Esporte Clube Vitoria 1999 - 2002
FC Porto 2002
Joinville Esporte Clube 2002

A football midfielder, Fernando Alves Santa Clara, or more popularly, Fernandinho, began playing football in the youth club of Catuense-BA in 1997. He began playing professionally in the same year, with EC Vitoria, where he remained till 2000. Clara then moved on to FC Porto, where he spent one season, and then moved back to Vitoria.

But Clara left Vitoria the next season and moved to Caxias in 2003, but switched clubs the same year, this time to Clube Parana. In the one season he spent with Parana, Clara made 40 appearances and scored 7 goals. Clara spent the 2004-05 season in Criciuma EC, where he made 14 appearances and scored 5 goals. He was loaned out to Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama in 2005, with whom he made 19 appearances, scoring three times, before he returned to Criciuma in 2006. After one season with the club, Clara moved to his current club, Cruzeiro n 2007.

Some titles that Clara has won are the Bahia State league title in 1997, 1999, 2000 and 2002, the Brazilian league, 3rd division title in 2006 as well as the Minas Gerais State league title in 2008.