Fernando Lopes dos Santos Varela

  • Date of Birth:

    26.11.1987

  • Place of Birth:

    Cascais, Portugal

  • Position:

    Defender

  • Weight:

    87,5 Kg

  • Height:

    1,85 m.

  • Shirt No:

    5

  • Previous Clubs:

    G.D. Estoril Praia, Rio Maior, C.D. Trofense, C.D. Feirense, FC Vaslui, FC Steaua București

  • At PAOK since:

    2016

  • First match for PAOK:

    25.08.2016 PAOK FC-FC Dinamo Tbilisi 2-0

  • First goal for PAOK:

    23.10.2016 Olympiakos-PAOK 2-1

  • Caps:

    49

Born in Cascais, a town near Lisbon, on 26 November 1987, Fernando Lopes dos Santos Varela started his career at the ranks of GD Estoril Praia. He also spent one season on loan at UD Rio Maior to get more playing minutes.

In January 2009 he signed for CD Trofense and made his debut in Portugal’s top flight league, but his team didn’t avoid relegation. He remained at Trofa for one more season before getting… promoted.

In the summer of 2011 he signed for CD Feirense who had just returned to the “elite” of Portugal after 22 years of absence. Varela lined up some outstanding performances, but his team didn’t remain in the top flight. That was his cue to move abroad.

On 29 May 2012, FC Vaslui announced they had signed him on a three-year deal. They could hold on to him however just for one season, as FC Steaua București were impressed by him and paid his clause.

In the past three years, Varela became the leader of Steaua’s defence and earned the captain’s armband. He went on to celebrate two league titles, one Romanian Cup and a League Cup before moving to Thessaloniki.

PAOK’s new acquisition is a Cape Verde international, like his new teammate Garry Rodrigues. He has scored 3 goals in 33 caps.

  • 1. TV or movies?

    Movies

  • 2. Do you have children?

    Yes, three. Gustavo, Tomás and Lorenzo

  • 3. Biggest unfulfilled objective?

    Last season’s lost league title

  • 4. Best teammate?

    Maurício

  • 5. Facebook or Instagram?

    Instagram

  • 6. League or European competition?

    League

  • 7. Ideal vacation?

    In Portugal

  • 8. Biggest dream?

    Win the league title for PAOK

  • 9. Mountain or sea?

    Sea

  • 10. A celebrity you would like to meet?

    Cristiano Ronaldo

  • 11. When you retire from football…

    I will be a 36-year old

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In detail
Season Club Matches Goals
2007-08 G.D. Estoril Praia 18 0
2008-09 G.D. Estoril Praia 15 2
2008-09 C.D. Trofense 11 1
2009-10 C.D. Trofense 13 0
2010-11 C.D. Trofense 27 1
2011-12 C.D. Feirense 33 3
2012-13 FC Vaslui 36 2
2013-14 FC Steaua București 31 5
2014-15 FC Steaua București 47 3
2015-16 FC Steaua București 40 4
2016-17 PAOK 39 1
2017-2018 PAOK 36 1
National Squads
Cape Verde 50 3

Fernando Lopes dos Santos Varela

  • Date of Birth:

    26.11.1987

  • Place of Birth:

    Cascais, Portugal

  • Position:

    Defender

  • Weight:

    87,5 Kg

  • Height:

    1,85 m.

  • Shirt No:

    5

  • Previous Clubs:

    G.D. Estoril Praia, Rio Maior, C.D. Trofense, C.D. Feirense, FC Vaslui, FC Steaua București

  • At PAOK since:

    2016

  • First match for PAOK:

    25.08.2016 PAOK FC-FC Dinamo Tbilisi 2-0

  • First goal for PAOK:

    23.10.2016 Olympiakos-PAOK 2-1

  • Caps:

    49

Born in Cascais, a town near Lisbon, on 26 November 1987, Fernando Lopes dos Santos Varela started his career at the ranks of GD Estoril Praia. He also spent one season on loan at UD Rio Maior to get more playing minutes.

In January 2009 he signed for CD Trofense and made his debut in Portugal’s top flight league, but his team didn’t avoid relegation. He remained at Trofa for one more season before getting… promoted.

In the summer of 2011 he signed for CD Feirense who had just returned to the “elite” of Portugal after 22 years of absence. Varela lined up some outstanding performances, but his team didn’t remain in the top flight. That was his cue to move abroad.

On 29 May 2012, FC Vaslui announced they had signed him on a three-year deal. They could hold on to him however just for one season, as FC Steaua București were impressed by him and paid his clause.

In the past three years, Varela became the leader of Steaua’s defence and earned the captain’s armband. He went on to celebrate two league titles, one Romanian Cup and a League Cup before moving to Thessaloniki.

PAOK’s new acquisition is a Cape Verde international, like his new teammate Garry Rodrigues. He has scored 3 goals in 33 caps.

  • 1. TV or movies?

    Movies

  • 2. Do you have children?

    Yes, three. Gustavo, Tomás and Lorenzo

  • 3. Biggest unfulfilled objective?

    Last season’s lost league title

  • 4. Best teammate?

    Maurício

  • 5. Facebook or Instagram?

    Instagram

  • 6. League or European competition?

    League

  • 7. Ideal vacation?

    In Portugal

  • 8. Biggest dream?

    Win the league title for PAOK

  • 9. Mountain or sea?

    Sea

  • 10. A celebrity you would like to meet?

    Cristiano Ronaldo

  • 11. When you retire from football…

    I will be a 36-year old

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Season Club Matches Goals
2007-08 G.D. Estoril Praia 18 0
2008-09 G.D. Estoril Praia 15 2
2008-09 C.D. Trofense 11 1
2009-10 C.D. Trofense 13 0
2010-11 C.D. Trofense 27 1
2011-12 C.D. Feirense 33 3
2012-13 FC Vaslui 36 2
2013-14 FC Steaua București 31 5
2014-15 FC Steaua București 47 3
2015-16 FC Steaua București 40 4
2016-17 PAOK 39 1
2017-2018 PAOK 36 1
National Squads
Cape Verde 50 3
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Fernando Lopes dos Santos Varela

  • Date of Birth:

    26.11.1987

  • Place of Birth:

    Cascais, Portugal

  • Position:

    Defender

  • Weight:

    87,5 Kg

  • Height:

    1,85 m.

  • Shirt No:

    5

  • Previous Clubs:

    G.D. Estoril Praia, Rio Maior, C.D. Trofense, C.D. Feirense, FC Vaslui, FC Steaua București

  • At PAOK since:

    2016

  • First match for PAOK:

    25.08.2016 PAOK FC-FC Dinamo Tbilisi 2-0

  • First goal for PAOK:

    23.10.2016 Olympiakos-PAOK 2-1

  • Caps:

    49

Born in Cascais, a town near Lisbon, on 26 November 1987, Fernando Lopes dos Santos Varela started his career at the ranks of GD Estoril Praia. He also spent one season on loan at UD Rio Maior to get more playing minutes.

In January 2009 he signed for CD Trofense and made his debut in Portugal’s top flight league, but his team didn’t avoid relegation. He remained at Trofa for one more season before getting… promoted.

In the summer of 2011 he signed for CD Feirense who had just returned to the “elite” of Portugal after 22 years of absence. Varela lined up some outstanding performances, but his team didn’t remain in the top flight. That was his cue to move abroad.

On 29 May 2012, FC Vaslui announced they had signed him on a three-year deal. They could hold on to him however just for one season, as FC Steaua București were impressed by him and paid his clause.

In the past three years, Varela became the leader of Steaua’s defence and earned the captain’s armband. He went on to celebrate two league titles, one Romanian Cup and a League Cup before moving to Thessaloniki.

PAOK’s new acquisition is a Cape Verde international, like his new teammate Garry Rodrigues. He has scored 3 goals in 33 caps.

  • 1. TV or movies?

    Movies

  • 2. Do you have children?

    Yes, three. Gustavo, Tomás and Lorenzo

  • 3. Biggest unfulfilled objective?

    Last season’s lost league title

  • 4. Best teammate?

    Maurício

  • 5. Facebook or Instagram?

    Instagram

  • 6. League or European competition?

    League

  • 7. Ideal vacation?

    In Portugal

  • 8. Biggest dream?

    Win the league title for PAOK

  • 9. Mountain or sea?

    Sea

  • 10. A celebrity you would like to meet?

    Cristiano Ronaldo

  • 11. When you retire from football…

    I will be a 36-year old

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In detail
Season Club App Goals
2007-08 G.D. Estoril Praia 18 0
2008-09 G.D. Estoril Praia 15 2
2008-09 C.D. Trofense 11 1
2009-10 C.D. Trofense 13 0
2010-11 C.D. Trofense 27 1
2011-12 C.D. Feirense 33 3
2012-13 FC Vaslui 36 2
2013-14 FC Steaua București 31 5
2014-15 FC Steaua București 47 3
2015-16 FC Steaua București 40 4
2016-17 PAOK 39 1
2017-2018 PAOK 36 1
National Squads
Cape Verde 50 3

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