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Fernando Meira

Fernando Meira
Personal information
Full nameFernando José Silva Freitas Meira
Date of birth5 June 1978(age 37)
Place of birthGuimarães, Portugal
Height1.90 m
Playing positionCentre back
Club information
Current clubZaragoza

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Fernando José da Silva Freitas Meira (-ptfɨɾˈnɐ̃du ˈmɐjɾɐ; born 5 June 1978 in Guimarães) is a Portuguese footballer who plays for Real Zaragoza in Spain, as a central defender.

In his country, he represented most notably Vitória de Guimarães, also playing one year with Benfica. After a lengthy spell in Germany with Stuttgart, he went on to appear for teams in Turkey and Russia.

A strong and skillful defender, Meira gained more than 50 caps for the Portuguese national team, representing the nation in one World Cup and one European Championship.

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