Manchester City captain Fernandinho broke the Premier League record in his 4-0 win over Leeds United on Saturday.
The midfielder, who has barely played this season, scored the fourth goal of the match in a confrontation that marked his 260th appearance in the Premier League. The outing means he’s played more matches in the tournament than any other Brazilian player.
The 36-year-old, who spent nine seasons at City, joined the bench in the second half to replace Rodri. In his time at the Union, he won four Premier League titles, one FA Cup and six League Cups.
Proud to be able to get this far in @Premier League 🙏🏾 It was such a pleasure! We keep moving forward. 🙌🏾🙌🏾 https://t.co/mO8nyPeDTK
– Fernandinho April 30, 2022
His 260 appearances in the Premier League put him ahead of compatriot Willian, who made 259 appearances during his two spells with Chelsea and Arsenal.
His 184 wins are by far the best for any Brazilian in Premier League history – 36 times more than Willian, who is second with 148 wins.