Fernando Muslera

Inside Biography

Nestor Fernando Muslera Micol better known as Fernando Muslera is an Uruguayan footballer who plays goalkeeper in his current team Galatasaray and his nation Uruguay as well. He plays with Jersey No.21.FFHS recognized him as the sixth best goalkeeper in the world in 2011 and seventh in 2010. He was born on 16 June 1986 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Early Life And Career Of Fernando Muslera

Fernando Muslera was born on 16 June 1986 in  Buenos Aires, Argentina, under the birth sign Gemini. 

Mulser’a professional football career started with Montevideo Wanderers. He was taken on loan by Uruguayan major club Nacional and he doing great performances attracted international attention. He was signed by European club Lazio in August 2007.

The transfer fee was about 3 million Euros. Muslera played his first match for Lazio against Cagliari on 16 September 2007. Lazio won the match with a score of 3-1. But also showed a very poor performance in a match against Milan on 7 October and Lazio lost 1-5. Muslera was at the fault for four out of five goals Milan netted against Lazio.

He remained a second choice after this for the remainder of the season and was given no appearances in UEFA Champions League. However, he got to play in all of Lazio’s remaining Coppa Italia matches and performed better as well.

He became the second choice over Juan Pablo for the 2008-09 season. But he got back his starting position in January 2009.  He showed good performances in coming matches and regained his lost status among Lazio’s fans. He is known to the Lazio’s fans as Castorino meaning ‘little beaver’.

He helped his team to Coppa Italia as he made brilliant saves against Milan and Juventus.  He then became the club’s first choice. Galatasaray signed Fernando Muslera from Lazio on 19 July 2011. The transfer fee was large as Montevideo Wanderers still owned 50%of his playing rights.

The transfer went on to become about 12 million Euros worth which made Muslera the fifth most expensive goalkeeper of all time and the most expensive goalkeeper transfer in Turkey at the time. He saved his first penalty for Galatasaray against Mersin Idmanyurdu on 5 November 2011, the match ended 0-0 and Muslera became the man of the match.

During the 2012-13 season, he was the first choice for Galatasaray. He made his first UEFA Championship league debut against Manchester United at Old Trafford. Out of 34 league matches with Galatasaray, he played 33 of them.

Despite being called for Uruguayan national team on various occasional matches, he earned his first international cap only on 10 October 2009. On 11 June 2010, he made his first FIFA World Cup debut in a match against France. He also became Uruguay’s first choice goalkeeper at the 2011 Copa America which was held in Argentina, Uruguay won the title after defeating Paraguay 3-0 in the finals.

Fernando Muslera'sAwards, Achievements, Salary, and market value

With club Nacional, Muslera has won Liguilla (1) in 2007 and with Lazio, he has won Coppa Italia in 2009, Supercoppa Italiana in 2009, with Galatasaray he has won Turkish SuperLiga in 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons, Turkish Super Cup in 2012 and 2013 and Turkish Cup in the 2013-14 season.

Fernando was the goalie of the Uruguay national team that won Coppa America in 2011 got to the fourth place at FIFA World Cup in 2010 and fourth place at FIFA Confederations Cup in 2013.

Individually, he has won titles like Seventh Best Goalkeeper 2010, 6th best Goalkeeper 2011 and 21st the best goalkeeper of the 21st Century all recognized by IFFHS. He also became the Super Lig goalkeeper of the year in 2011-12 seasons.

Fernando has a salary of 2 million Euros and market value of 16,000,000 Euros. He wears a No.25 shirt playing for his current team Galatasaray.

Fernando Muslera's Personal Life 

Muslera is seen with his girlfriend Almeda Abazi on various occasions and many photos of them together can be found on the internet.  Fernando is a very string built goalie with a height of 1.9 m and an accompanying weight of 84 kg.


by sushma, 12 Jun, 2014

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