Anderson Hernanes de Carvalho Andrade Lima (Hernanes) is a Brazilian football midfielder that currently plays for the Brazilian football team of Sao Paulo. Hernanes signed professional terms with Sao Paulo in 2005, and has since gone on to make more than 70 league appearances for the club.
Starting out as a youth player with Unibol Pernambuco, young Hernanes was quickly able to make quite a name for himself, and ultimately joined the Sao Paulo youth system in 2001. Playing for several years within the clubs youth system, Hernanes was able to grow and develop strongly, and this ultimately led to him being given an opportunity in the first team. Still not quite the finished product when he first signed professional terms with Sao Paulo; Hernanes was sent out on loan to Santo Andre for the 2006/07 season, and was able to do the team proud throughout the season, more than proving his worth to Sao Paulo.
Since returning to Sao Paulo for the 2007/08 season, Hernanes has continued to grow and develop as a player, and has now twice won the Brazilian League with Sao Paulo. Hernanes was voted to be the Brazilian Footballer of the Year in 2008, and has also now found himself capped for Brazil at Under-23 level, and full international level also. Hernanes has only earned one full international cap so far, he's a fantastic defensive midfielder however, and will no doubt go on to achieve many more caps throughout his career in football.
The future will surely hold many more successes for Hernanes, and Hernanes can no doubt continue to be a brilliant player in Brazilian football for years to come. Hernanes has the definite potential to earn numerous caps for his country, and although he's only been capped once at full international level so far; I'm sure there will be plenty more international success to come for the player in the future.
Hernanes is one of the most promising players in world football right now, and there are many people expecting big things to come from the player in the future. He's only just turned 24, already he's an absolutely brilliant footballer however, and there's really just no telling quite how amazing Hernanes can go on to become in the future. Hernanes is a player that we'll surely be hearing about for years to come, and there are bound to be numerous clubs from all around the world attempting to sign the player in the not too distant future.