- Oct 3, 2014
Full name Anderson Hernanes de Carvalho Andrade Lima
Date of birth May 29, 1985 (age 30)
Place of birth Recife, Brazil
Height1,80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 79 kg
Playing position Attacking Midfield, Central Mid.
Current club: Juventus
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Anderson Hernanes de Carvalho Viana Lima (born 29 May 1985), known as Hernanes (Brazilian Portuguese: [eʁˈnɐ̃niʃ]), is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Serie A club Internazionale as a central midfielder.
Born in Recife, Hernanes is a product of the São Paulo academy and played for them for 9 years (2001–2010). He was loaned out to Santo André for the 2006 season. In 2008, as a São Paulo player, Hernanes won the Prêmio Craque do Brasileirão's best player award. In January 2009, Hernanes was listed as the most promising football player in the world by the British newspaper, The Times.
On 6 August 2010, São Paulo agreed to sell Hernanes to Italian side Lazio. Hernanes signed a five-year contract. Lazio paid an €11.1 million transfer fee to São Paulo and third-party owner Traffic Group
On 31 January 2014, Hernanes joined Internazionale, completing a permanent switch from Lazio by signing a four-and-a-half-year contract that runs until 30 June 2018.
Style of play
Hernanes can cover all midfield positions. He is well known for his technique as well as being neat and tidy in possession, with the ability to accurately pass the ball out wide in order to stretch play. His double step is one of the most popular in the world and he also is an accurate and powerful striker of the ball.
He has been compared to Andrea Pirlo and Kakà.