Born on the 1st of September 1992 Bernard plays for Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk and the Brazil national team. Bernard is most notably known for his world class dribbling and play making abilities making him one of the most highly rated youngsters in world football.
Bernard began his career at Atletico Mineiro in 2006 joining the club's youth system but was released twice because of his short height. In 2010 he was loaned to Democrata FC a team which is entirely made up of Atletico Mineiro youth players. Bernard ended up scoring 14 goals in 16 games while at the club. He made his debut for Atletico Mineiro against Uberaba where he had to play in the right back position due to the club's injury crisis. He made 23 appearances in his first season.
Bernard scored his first professional goal on the 29th of January 2012 against Boa Esporte where he finished the season with 36 appearances scoring eleven goals helping the club to finish second place in the league. In December 2012 Spartak Moscow bid £9.8 million for the Brazilian.
In August 2013 Bernard signed a five year deal with Shakhtar Donetsk for Ã¢â€šÂ¬25 million and he made his debut for the club in a 1-1 draw against FC Metalist Kharkiv. Bernard made his Brazil debut in November 2012 and he looks to be a key player for Brazil in the future.