Fernandez shoots up in rankings


The much awaited ‘Kicker Ranking of German Football’ began on Monday with its listing of the goalkeepers, with Fernandez being named as the biggest ‘climber’ and ranked in the top 10 in the league.

“After 24 matches, Fernandez finally took the place of captain Mathais Hain and never gave it back,” the magazine wrote.

“He was always consistent in spite of being unlucky with an own goal against Dortmund. The irony is that Fernandez lost his status as South Africa’s number one goalkeeper a few weeks after he had achieved number one at Bielefeld,” Kicker added.