Fernando Karanga

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Fernando Karanga
Karanga in 2017.jpg
Personal information
Full name Luiz Fernando da Silva Monte
Date of birth (1991-04-14) April 14, 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth Camaragibe, Brazil
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Nacional
Youth career
2008–2010 Náutico
2010–2011 Santa Cruz
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Santa Cruz 0 (0)
2011Bragantino (loan)
2012Belo Jardim (loan) 0 (0)
2012 Trindade 0 (0)
2012–2014 Boa Esporte 76 (19)
2014Criciúma (loan) 0 (0)
2015–2017 Jeju United 18 (5)
2016Paraná (loan) 13 (4)
2017–2018 CSKA Sofia 39 (29)
2018– Henan Jianye 8 (5)
2019–Nacional (loan) 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 November 2018

Luiz Fernando da Silva Monte (born 14 April 1991 in Camaragibe), commonly known as Fernando Karanga, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a forward for Nacional on loan from Henan Jianye.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Karanga began his professional career with Santa Cruz, but failed to cement a first team place and spent loan spells with Bragantino and Belo Jardim before joining Trindade on a permanent basis.

CSKA Sofia[edit]

Karanga signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with CSKA Sofia on 2 February 2017. On 29 April he scored a goal in the Eternal derby of Bulgarian football, netting the third in CSKA's 3–0 win over Levski Sofia.[1]

Karanga began the 2017–18 season with a goal in the first league game against Slavia Sofia on 15 July, which ended in a 1–1 draw.[2] Two weeks later he scored his first hat-trick in Bulgaria during a 6–2 away win over Botev Plovdiv. Karanga continued his scoring run in the following games, scoring 12 goals in his first 11 league matches of the campaign, he also scored on his Bulgarian Cup debut against Botev Vratsa in the 1/8 finals. The Brazilian finished the year with a total of 23 goals in 30 league games for the Reds, in addition to 2 games and 1 goal in the Bulgarian Cup, he continued his fine performances during the first months of 2018, but sustained an injury in the second leg of a Bulgarian Cup match against Levski Sofia on 25 April (after a rough tackle), which sidelined him until the end of the season and was a factor in him finishing in second place for the top goalscorer award in the league.

Karanga is the highest scoring foreign player for CSKA in the league fixtures of The Eternal Derby with three goals under his belt,[3] he quickly emerged as a favourite with the CSKA Sofia fans.

Henan Jianye[edit]

On 12 July 2018, Karanga was transferred to Chinese Super League side Henan Jianye for a reported transfer fee of $4 million.[4]

In March 2019, he joined Nacional on loan.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 11 November 2018[6]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Division Season League Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Santa Cruz Pernambucano 2011 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Belo Jardim (loan) 2012 0 0 0 0 5 0 5 0
Trindade Goiano 2012 0 0 0 0 9 0 9 0
Boa Esporte Série B
2012 17 3 0 0 17 3
2013 34 5 2 1 36 6
Mineiro 2013 0 0 0 0 10 4 10 4
Criciúma Esporte (loan) Catarinense 2014 0 0 1 0 8 0 9 0
Boa Esporte Série B 2014 25 11 0 0 25 11
Jeju United K League
2015 16 5 1 0 17 5
2016 2 0 0 0 2 0
Paraná (loan) Série B 2016 13 4 0 0 13 4
CSKA Sofia First League
2016–17 12 6 0 0 12 6
2017–18 27 23 2 1 29 24
Henan Jianye Chinese Super League 2018 8 5 0 0 8 5
Career Total 154 62 5 2 0 0 0 0 27 4 192 68

Honours[edit]

Santa Cruz
Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ "НА ЖИВО: Левски - ЦСКА-София 0:3, "сините" са в нокдаун!" (in Bulgarian). topsport.bg. 29 April 2017. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Slavia Sofia 1–1 CSKA Sofia". soccerway.com. 15 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Фернандо Каранга задмина Серджиу Буш и е най-резултатният чужденец в историята на дербито" (in Bulgarian). topsport.bg. 19 April 2018. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  4. ^ 建业官方宣布29场25球巴西前锋加盟 (in Chinese). sports.sina.com. 2018-07-12. Retrieved 2018-07-12.
  5. ^ "Мистерия с бившата звезда на ЦСКА Фернандо Каранга". topsport.bg. 4 April 2019. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  6. ^ "FERNANDO KARANGA". Soccerway. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  7. ^ a b Yotova, Ralitsa (7 January 2018). "Ивелин Попов е "Футболист на годината" за трети пореден път!" (in Bulgarian). topsport.bg. Retrieved 14 January 2018.

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