Hernanes, the prophet of Salt. Ten goals in the first category, but no playoffs

Sometimes they come back. Even if only in the first category. Because Hernanes, last October, decided to put his boots back on with Sale, a first-class Piedmontese club. He had done it six years after Juventus, his last Italian club after having played (and well) with Lazio and (worse) with Inter. In his first appearance he had also scored, doing a somersault and demonstrating a decent physical form, even if he hadn’t set foot on the pitch since 2021, after his last experience with Recife, the club from his hometown.

Nicknamed the Prophet, certainly not a comfortable nickname, he came third in the Olympics in 2008 with Brazil, while in 2013 he participated in the Confederations Cup and won it. Only one Scudetto, with Juventus, two Italian Cups with Lazio and two Brazilian championships with San Paolo, also being elected best player of the championship in 2008.

With Salt, things didn’t go badly, not even extraordinarily. Sixth in the standings, first of those excluded from the playoffs, Hernanes still scored ten goals, making him the best scorer of his team. The last ring came against Don Bosco Asti, in a match lost 2-1. Anderson Hernanes turns 39 today.