Roberto Fernández Bonillo
|Full name||Roberto Fernández Bonillo|
|Date of birth||5 July 1962|
|Place of birth||Betxí, Spain|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
From 1981 and during the next fourteen years, he played with Valencia and Barcelona, going on to amass La Liga totals of 439 games and 95 goals over the course of 15 seasons. He also had two spells at Villarreal, where he started his career.
Born in Betxí, Province of Castellón, Roberto started playing professionally with CD Castellón in 1979, after emerging through the ranks of neighbours Villarreal CF. After two years, he moved to another club in the community, Valencia CF, proceeding to score 33 La Liga goals during his first four seasons combined but suffering relegation in 1986.
Subsequently, Roberto signed for FC Barcelona, netting ten times in 40 matches in his debut campaign, including a penalty in a 2–1 home win against Real Madrid, which won that year's league ahead of the Catalans.
After being an essential unit as Barça won two vice-championships, two Copa del Rey trophies and the 1989 conquest of the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, Roberto returned to Valencia in 1990, helping the Che to two consecutive fourth league places and spending almost the entire 1993–94 on the sidelines, due to injury.
For the 1995–96 season, Roberto re-joined another familiar team, now Villarreal which competed in the second level. He scored once in 36 appearances in his third year to help them achieve a first-ever promotion, which was immediately relegated afterwards; he retired in 2001 at almost 39, after two seasons in division two with Córdoba CF.
Subsequently, after more than 700 official games, Roberto moved into coaching, being in charge of lowly Valencia B, Orihuela CF and UD Alzira in his native region. In the 2004–05 campaign, he was one of four managers for Córdoba, who finished in 19th position and dropped down to the third division.
Roberto earned 29 caps and scored one goal for Spain during nine years, and was included in the squad for the UEFA Euro 1984 and the 1990 FIFA World Cup tournaments. His debut came during the former's qualifying stage, in a 1–0 home win against Iceland on 27 October 1982 in which he played the full 90 minutes.
|1.||14 November 1990||Strahov, Prague, Czechoslovakia||Czechoslovakia||1–1||3–2||Euro 1992 qualifying|
- Spain U21
- Lo que hay que tener (Whatever it took); Mundo Deportivo, 24 May 1987 (Spanish)
- El vestuario ‘ché’, de uñas (‘Ché’ locker room, up in arms); Mundo Deportivo, 24 November 1993 (Spanish)
- Robert Fernández, nuevo director deportivo del Barcelona (Robert Fernández, new Barcelona sporting director); Goal.com, 21 July 2015 (Spanish)
- Pedro: "Robert Fernández ha hecho unas declaraciones muy desafortunadas" (Pedro: "Robert Fernandez's statements were really out of turn"); Sport, 12 August 2015 (Spanish)
- Lionel Messi will stay at Barcelona 'for life,' says director Robert Fernandez; ESPN FC, 4 September 2015
- Roberto Fernández Bonillo – International Matches; at RSSSF
- ¡¡¡Campeones!!! (Champions!!!); Mundo Deportivo, 30 October 1986 (Spanish)
- Roberto Fernández profile at BDFutbol
- Roberto Fernández manager profile at BDFutbol
- Roberto Fernández at National-Football-Teams.com
- Roberto Fernández – FIFA competition record
- CiberChe biography and stats (Spanish)