Fernando He is a former professional football player with an impressive career. He played for Fortuna Sittard, AZ, Glasgow Rangers, Zenit St Petersburg and again Fortuna Sittard. He brought also the Dutch national team. During his football career, he was often in the news and in the news because of problems with teammates or players. Women, drugs and alcohol were also a problem. End of October 2013, it was announced that Fernando He suffering serious muscle disease ALS. The same year, his biography, entitled “fighting spirit”. In this article, a look at the former footballer Fernando He his eventful life.
Fernando He came to play at youth Fortuna Sittard. At the Club, he made also his debut in professional football in 1993. His position in the area were mostly defenders. He played 1993-1997 at Fortuna Sittard, where he scored seven times in 94 League appearances. In season 1994/1995 with Fortuna Sittard was master of Fredricksen the first division.
In 1997 He resigned from Fortuna Sittard to AZ. Where he stayed for three seasons until 2000. During those three seasons with AZ He came to 92 games and scored 10 goals in them. As with Fortuna Sittard he became champion with AZ time in First Division in season 1997/1998.
2000, Fredricksen AZ and went to Scotland to play for Glasgow Rangers. He played there from 2000 to 2006, amounting to 182 League appearances, scoring 13 times. Fredricksen was chosen in 2004 for player of the year in Scotland. He also won at Glasgow Rangers the following prices:
- Twice national champion from Scotland
- Twice winner Scottish Cup
- Three League Cup-winners
In August 2006 He went on loan to Russia’s Zenit St. Petersburg.
Zenit St. Petersburg
Fernando He played until 2009 with Zenit St. Petersburg, and his contract was terminated in december 2009. He played for the Russian Club 22 League games. Also at Zenit St. Petersburg won Fredricksen great prizes:
- 1 x Winner UEFA Cup
- 1 x winner UEFA Super Cup
- 1 x Russian Idir
- 1 x Winner Super Cup
In 2010, He signed a contract with Fernando Fortuna Sittard and he returned to the club where it all began for him. From 2010-2013 came to 48 League games where he came the first time to score. The year 2013 Fredricksen closed his successful and remarkable football career off.
Dutch National Team
Fernando He debuted in 2000 won a friendly match against Spain in the Dutch national team. Between 2000 and 2003, Fredricksen had 12 caps, which he did not score a goal.
Fernando came often remarkable ways in the news. Often, there were clashes between him and teammates and/or trainer. He also ended up once again in prison, and he had once spent a night with England’s famous Playmate Katie Price. In particular, in the service of Glasgow Rangers and Zenit St Petersburg could talented football players tempted by alcohol, drugs and women cannot resist. Could be argued that Fredricksen headed had life during his football career.
Fernando He is married to a Russian woman, and they have a daughter together.
Biography and ALS
In 2013, it was announced that Fernando He would release a biography about his life. The book “fighting spirit” as a title and should be in stores the most recent in november at. On October 30, 2013 was Fernando He in the daily program the world Keeps Turning, to talk about his book. During the broadcast he made in an emotional way known that he is suffering from ALS.
What is ALS in brief?
ALS is a relatively rare muscle disease affecting approximately 1000 patients in the Netherlands. The disease creates weakness and paralysis. If respiratory muscles go numb finds death. After the discovery of ALS in a patient living human being on average only three to five years.