|Date of Birth:||1985 , August-31|
|Age:||33 years old|
|Birth Nation:||Cape Verde|
|Height:||6 Feet 3 Inch|
|Birth Name||Rolando Jorge Pires da Fonseca|
|Birth Place/City||São Vicente|
|Working For||Inter Milan|
|Weight in KG||80 kg|
|Famous for||Football Player|
|Awards||UEFA Europa League 2010|
Rolando, full name Rolando Jorge Pires da Fonseca is simply known as Rolando. He is a Portuguese footballer who plays as central defender for Internazionale on the loan from F.C. Porto, and current team of the National team of nation Portugal. He plays with jersey No.35 for his team.
Rolando began his youth career from S.C. Campomaiorense , he finished his football formation with Lisbon’s C.F. Os Belenenses . He joined Belenenses at nearly age of 18. In his debut in first division, on 28 August 2004, he appeared 90 minutes in the game and scored a goal in a 3-0 home against C.S. Maritimo. He became an important defensive figure and appeared in all 30 games in the 2007-08 season , while the club finished in eight place. On 15 April 2008, Rolando agreed to move on from Belenenses and joined F.C. Porto, in a four-year contract. In his first season in the club, he played sharply and beat the competition from expert Pedro Emanuel, partnering Bruno Alves in the centre and netting thrice in 28 matches as the Club won the League and the domestic cup. In 2010-11 seson he played almost all the game from the club, as well as the club won another national championship. The club also won the season’s UEFA Europa League, which ended in conquest. He started 2011-12 Premier Liga scoring both Porto goals in the season’s Portuguese Supercup. On January 2013, manager Vitoria de Guimaraes disliked him and loaned him to S.S.C. Napoli in the Serie A until june 2013. Later then, on 10 August 2013, Internazionale ( Inter Milan) confirmed to sign Rolando in a season-long loan with the alternative to make the permanent move afterwards.
Even though being born in Cape Verde, Rolando moved to Portugal at the age of 14 and became the citizen in 2006, and started playing for the Nation’s U-21 team and appeared at the 2007 UEFA European Football Championship.On 11 February he was called ou to the Natinal senior team but did not make his debut. He was selected for the FIFA World Cup 2010 held in South Africa, but did not leave his bench. He is also selected in preliminary squad of the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2014 being held in Brazil.
He is 1.89 m ( 6ft 2 in) tall in Height and body Weight of 80 kg. He is a right-footed player.
Awards, achievements and Salary
With Porto, his appearance assisted them to win UEFA Europa League 2010-11, Portuguese League : 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 . They also won Portuguese Supercup in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. They came up as a Runner-up in UEFA Super Cup in 2011 and also a Runner-up in Portuguese League Cup 2009-10. He is paid 600,000 EUR as Salary.