Bruno Fernandes is the player among those present at Euro 2020 with the longest use since football resumed after interruption due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a study published today by the Football Observatory (CIES).
Between May 2020 and the start of the European Championship, the Portuguese midfielder played 81 matches, with a total of 6,472 minutes, slightly more (23 minutes) than England defender Harry Maguire, his teammate. in Manchester United.
In the top five in the list comes the other Portuguese, center back Ruben Dias, who is considered the best player in the English Premier League, who played 73 matches (6330 minutes), three of which are still with Benfica, before moving to Benfica, Manchester City at the end of September .
And the central defender occupies fourth place in the list of the most used, behind Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, with 71 games, but more than that in minutes (6420).
Among the European Championship players who play in the Italian Serie A, Donnarumma was the most used, followed by Cristiano Ronaldo, who, according to a CIES study, is the 15th most used in public accounting.
The captain of the Portuguese national team, between the national team and Juventus, played 68 matches, with a total of 5836 minutes.
Cup winners Portugal are part of Group F at Euro 2020, along with Hungary, Germany and France, having made their debut in the competition on Tuesday, against the Hungarians, in Budapest, from 17:00 (Lisbon time), a meeting Managed by the Turkish Konit Shkeir.