Anderson Hernandes de Carvalho Vlana Lima or Hernanes is a Brazilian central midfielder who plays for Italian club Internazionale and the Brazil national team. Known as one of the best playmakers in world football Hernanes possesses great ball control, passing and long shot skills.
Born on the 29th of May 1985 in Alianca Brazil Hernanes began his club career at Sao Paulo in 2005. He was loaned out to Santo Andre for the 2006 season and in 2008 Hernanes won the Premio Craque do Brasileirao best player award.
In August 2010 Hernanes signed for Italian club Lazio signing a five year deal worth Ã¢â€šÂ¬11.1 million. He scored a goal on his debut, scoring a penalty in a practice match against Deportivo la Coruna. In his first season at the club he scored eleven goals which was equal to Lazio's best midfielder's goal scorer in one season matching that feat with Czech legend Pavel Nedved.
Having played for Brazil at the under-23 level Hernanes made his senior debut for Brazil in 2008 and he scored his first for his nation against Gabon in a 2-0 win in November 2011. He late scored against rivals France in June 2013 in an emphatic 3-0 win. Liked by many for his consistency Hernanes has been a Brazil regular for several years.