Football NewsMan City honored Fernandinho with a special mosaic
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Fernandinho will bring down the curtain on a nine-year career at Etihad Stadium this weekend.


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The Citizens honored the Brazilian with a special mosaic ahead of his final appearance for the club against Aston Villa. The Brazilian has been a key player in Man City since joining the club from Shakhtar Donetsk back in 2013, playing 382 games in all competitions. 32 of those trips came in 2021-22 as Fernandinho helped Guardiola’s side struggle for silverware on several fronts, but he chose not to renew his contract after the summer.

The Manchester outfit paid tribute to the Brazilian player by unveiling his mosaic at the Man City Football Academy. The artwork, created by local Manchester sculptor Mark Kennedy, depicts a player celebrating his goal in PL’s 7-2 victory over Stoke City in 2017. The Brazilian footballer is the sixth Man City player to receive this honor after Sergio Aguero, Joe Hart, David Silva, Vincent Kompany and Yaya Toure.


Fernandinho is grateful to the Club

The Brazilian has been humble about the tribute and believes it is the right way to end his time at the Etihad Stadium, where he has won four PL titles, one FA Cup and five League Cups. Fernandinho told the club website that having a mosaic and pitch in his honor here at the City Football Academy is an incredible gesture and he is very grateful to the Club. Fernandinho never imagined this when he signed. According to Fernandinho, it was an amazing period in his life and coming to Man City was the best decision he ever made. It’s a special way to end his time here.


What is Fernandinho planning?

The Brazilian will pick up a fifth PL medal if Man City beats Aston Villa on the final day of the season, with the second-place Reds looking to roll up as they take on the wolves. Fernandinho plans to return to his homeland afterward, having recently expressed a desire to be closer to his family, with his former club Atletico Paranaense thought to be leading the race for his signature.