2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

14 June - 15 July

JOSE FONTE

Age
35
Height
187.0 cm
Date of Birth 22 December 1983
International Caps
35
International Goals
0

Jose Fonte, who joined Chinese club Dalian Yifang earlier this year, was a late arrival to international football. The central defender was on the point of turning 31 when he made his Portugal debut in a qualifying match for UEFA EURO 2016.

He went on to make four appearances at the tournament proper, including a start in the final, which saw the Portuguese beat hosts France to lift the title. Impressed with Fonte’s strength in the air, sense of anticipation and efficiency in clearing danger, coach Fernando Santos also used him at the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017.