Who Is Virginia Borges? Mother Of Bruno Fernandes

by Manisha Sun Oct 23 2022 Updated On Tue Nov 01 2022

Virginia Broges is the mother of Portuguese footballer Bruno Fernandes who plays for Premier League club Manchester United. 

Her husband is Jose Fernandes. They share two sons together. They are from Portugal.

Virginia Borges's son Bruno's adorable family
Virginia Borges's son Bruno's adorable family Source: Instagram

Is Bruno married?

Bruno is happily married to An Pinho. They met each other when they were teenagers as they attended the same school. 

They have known each other since their school days. They got married back in 2015. The couple is blessed with two children.


Bruno is 28 years old. He is 1.79 m tall. He weighs around 69 kg.

Net worth

His net worth is estimated to be $11.6 million. He has managed to earn this fortune from his career as a professional footballer.

Bruno was inspired by Ronaldinho

Bruno loved Ronaldinho while growing up. He was impressed by the technique of him. 

He said that while growing up, Ronaldinho was the first player he looked up to. 

He said he had magic which nobody had at that time. He said that he was always smiling everywhere. 

He said that when he tackled or had a nutmeg, he had a smile on his face. 

He added when he won the match, he had a huge smile on his face, and even though he lost a game, he used to have a smile on his face. 

He was also inspired by Cristiano Ronaldo. When he was nine years old, Ronaldo took his step into the national team of Portugal. 

He said that the Euro Cup was held in their country, and they lost the match in the final, and he saw young Ronaldo crying on the pitch. 

He said after that, he began following him. He said he was impressed with his mental strength. 

He said that he got the motivation to do better from Ronaldo. 

Bruno's lucky number is eight

He plays wearing 18 number shirt in Manchester United as it has his lucky number eight in it. 

He shared that the number eight is close to his heart because his father used to play with the same number during his playing days. 

He said that his birthdate is also eight. Number eighteen also holds special meaning as it is his wife's birthday. 

Also, he grew up watching Paul Scholes, and he used to have the number 18. 

He said that having the same number as Paul is incredible for him.

Bruno is a penalty specialist

Bruno has a unique way of penalty shootouts. He jumps before striking a ball which confuses the goalkeeper. 

He said that he doesn't have any secrets as he trains hard and studies the behavior of goalkeepers closely. 

He said he does things that are right on the pitch and shoot. 

He said he doesn't have any specific technique on penalty as he pays attention to the behavior of the keeper and shoots the ball. 

It works for him most of the time. He said that sometimes he tricks the goalkeeper by changing everything. 

Out of 30 penalties he has taken, he has missed only one. 

Bruno cried when he got to know that he was joining Manchester United

Manchester United was his dream club. When he got to know that the club was interested in signing him up for the club, he cried. 

He said he had worked all his life to play for the club. He said it was his biggest dream to play for the club. 

When he got a call from them, he called his wife and family and cried because of happiness.

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