José Fonte
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José Fonte (c) Defender
POR Portuguese
2016/2017 Key Performance Stats Last updated 04 Dec 2016
Games Played
15
Minutes played
1.3K
Games Started
15
Goals
0
Clearances
95
Blocks
8
Interceptions
26
Aerial duels win ratio
59%
Aerials
duels won
41
Aerials
duels
69
José Fonte

José Fonte Feed

José Fonte Saints History

Last updated 04 Dec 2016
Total matches
168
FA Cup
6
EFL Cup
8
Premier League
150
UEFA Europa League
4
Goals
7
Seasons
5
Saints debut
16 Jan 2010
Millwall
Southampton FC

Southampton FC

Season Appearances FA Cup EFL Cup Premier League UEFA Europa League Goals
2016/2017 15 0 2 13 0 0
2015/2016 43 1 1 37 4 2
2014/2015 44 3 4 37 0 0
2013/2014 38 1 1 36 0 3
2012/2013 28 1 0 27 0 2

José Fonte Season Stats

League Only
Last updated 04 Dec 2016

General

Games Played
13
15
Minutes played
1.1K
1.3K
Games Started
13
15
Subs on/off
0
0

Defence

Clearances
81
95
Blocks
6
8
Interceptions
25
26
Tackles won
16 / 20
16 / 21
Duels won
64 / 109
70 / 121
Aerial duels won
36 / 59
41 / 69

Distribution

Passes Completed
613 / 719
656 / 769
Crosses completed
/ 2
/ 2
Assists
0
1
Chances created
3
3

Attack

Goals
0
0
Total shots
6
7
Shots on target
1
1
Mins per goal
0
0
Conversion rate
0%
0%
Inside box
0
0
Outside
box
0
0
Set
pieces
0
0
Header
0
0
Other
0
0
Left foot
0
0
Right foot
0
0

Discipline

Fouls awarded
10
10
Fouls conceded
13
14
Yellow cards
1
1
Red cards
0
0

José Fonte Biography

Last updated 26 Sep 2016
Nationality
Portuguese
Age
32
Height
187 cm
Weight
81 kg
Saints debut
16 Jan 2010

Former clubs: Sporting Lisbon, Sport Comércio e Salgueiros, Vitória de Setúbal, Benfica, Paços de Ferreira, Estrela da Amadora, Crystal Palace

Time in Portugal

José Fonte began his career on the books of Sporting Lisbon, coming through the ranks alongside Cristiano Ronaldo while playing for the club's reserve side in the third division.

Fonte headed to second-division Felgueiras after a brief spell with financially-troubled Sport Comércio e Salgueiros, before moving into the Primeira Liga with Vitória de Setúbal in the summer of 2005. His performances at Setúbal soon caught to the attention of one of Portugal's other leading lights, Benfica, who signed him in the following January. He made one appearance at the Estádio da Luz before immediately being loaned out to Paços de Ferreira to complete the season playing in the top flight.

Another loan spell in the Primeira Liga would follow in 2006/07, as Fonte headed for Estrela da Amadora, who he helped to a ninth-placed finish.

Coming to England

Fonte would then move on loan to Crystal Palace the following summer – a switch he would make permanent after a successful first season in England. Fonte played consistently in the Championship for two seasons, proving to be useful at both ends of the pitch, scoring six times for Palace. 

Moving to Saints

The dominant 6'2" central defender had played more than 75 times for the Eagles before Saints were able to persuade the defender to join them in League 1 during the 2010 January transfer window.

Saints saw off competition from a higher level to bring the centre-back to St Mary's, and Fonte quickly established himself at Saints, forming key partnerships at the heart of defence and earning praise for his no-nonsense and passionate style of play. After getting his hands on the Johnstone's Paint Trophy barely two months after arriving at the Club, more silverware would follow in 2010/11 as Fonte's performances in Southampton's charge for promotion to the Championship led to him being crowned as the Fans' Player of the Season. He was also named in the PFA League 1 Team of the Year.

At the end of another excellent season, the Portuguese scored the second of the Saints' four goals in a 4-0 win over Coventry on the final day of the 2011/2012 season to secure promotion to the Premier League two-and-a-half years after he made the decision to drop into League 1 with Saints.

Premier League & international recognition

Fonte continued to play regularly in the top flight, with perhaps his most memorable game coming against Fulham in October 2012 when he scored a double – including an injury-time equaliser – in a 2-2 draw.

During the 2013/14 campaign, Fonte was again an influential figure as he made 36 Premier League appearances, scoring three goals.

Following the departure of Adam Lallana, he was handed the team captaincy by new boss Ronald Koeman in the summer of 2014 and his early-season form saw him rewarded with his first Portugal call-up, winning his first cap as his nation beat Argentina in a friendly at Old Trafford. 

His strong performances didn’t go unnoticed at the 2014/15 awards dinner, with the defender winning the players’ and fans’ player of the season prizes.

A memorable season

Fonte continued to impress over the course of the 2015/16 campaign, forming an impressive partnership with Virgil van Dijk as Saints finished sixth. His season would get even better, as he played a key role in helping Portugal win UEFA EURO 2016 in France.