Alexsandro Fernandes Xavier
), often known simply as Alex
, is a Mexican football striker
. He currently plays for CF Monterrey
in the Primera División de México
Before coming to Mexico
, Fernandes played for Brazilian clubs Sport Recife
, and Mogi Mirim
. He joined the Primera División for the 1999 Winter season, debuting for Monarcas Morelia. He would remain with Morelia through the 2002 Apertura, when he was transferred to Monterrey.
Fernandes made a strong debut in Mexico, scoring seven goals in 19 games in the 1999 Invierno, and another nine in the Verano. In total, he scored 72 goals for Morelia in his four years there, including 15 in the 2002 Apertura before his transfer to Monterrey.
Alex began promisingly with Monterrey as well, scoring 9 goals in 24 games in the 2003 Clausura, and another 11 goals in the Apertura. In that season CF Monterrey, managed by Daniel Passarella
, won the Clausura 2003 Championship, and Alex, as well as his teammates, played a key role in the team through the whole season. However, his form dipped in 2004, as he only made nine appearances in the 2004 Clausura, scoring six goals, and only four in the 2004 Apertura, scoring none.
In the Clausura 2005, Alex participation again diminished because of several injuries, but by the Apertura 2005 he was ready to reappear and his goals along with Guillermo Franco's led... Read More