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Matias Ariel Fernandez Fernandez (born 15 May 1986 in Buenos Aires) is a Chilean footballer who currently plays for Sporting Clube de Portugal in Portugal's first division.
An attacking midfielder with playmaking and dribbling skills, also being a free-kick specialist, he is known by several nicknames: Mati, El Pelusa and Matigol. Fernandez is also a member of the Chilean national team.
Fernandez was born in the Caballito neighbourhood in Buenos Aires to Argentine mother Mirtha and Chilean father Humberto, and moved to La Calera, Chile at just four, being earlier referred to as a young Diego Maradona by a neighbour, after watching a game he played.
Goal against O'Higgins
Villarreal sign Chilean starlet
Sporting give Fernandez a chance
Matias Fernandez became a father and was fined
Matias Fernandez: Genius, scorer and presence
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