Where does Bruno rank in the stamina charts?

Tuesday 21 November 2023 08:00

Bruno Fernandes's indefatigable nature on a football pitch has long been established.

The Manchester United captain loves playing the game and will cover every blade of grass in a bid to help his team when the final whistle is blown.

Witness his injury-time winner at Fulham recently, which provided further evidence of his boundless stamina and perserverance.

How brilliant has Bruno been for Portugal?


Reds captain Fernandes has stormed to the top of a stats chart during the Euro 2024 qualifiers.

While he has been away with Portugal, helping his country complete a 100 per cent record in the European qualifiers, and scoring against Iceland last time out, his sixth strike in the competition, the Premier League has released its official data for the season so far.

Their stats support the view that Fernandes is one of the most energetic players in the division.


138.2 km: Christian Norgaard (Brentford)
137.1 km: Abdoulaye Doucoure (Everton)
135.9 km: Dejan Kulusevski (Tottenham)
134.6 km: Conor Gallagher (Chelsea)

The data shows that only Brentford's Christian Norgaard has covered more ground so far during this term's Premier League, and it's worth remembering Bruno has also been dealing with Champions League commitments as well, playing in all four of our matches in Europe.

This is not the case for the other players in the top five.

In terms of individual matches, the man who has run the furthest in any league fixture for United in 2023/24 is not Bruno but his midfield colleague Hannibal.

The Academy graduate posted a figure of 12.9 km during the win at Burnley, with our next-best in this category being Christian Eriksen's 12.75 km against Brighton on the opening weekend.

One chart where Fernandes beats all of his colleagues though is for tackling, making 28, so far, for Erik ten Hag's side.