Bernard is a Brazilian winger-cum-attacking midfielder who was born in Belo Horizonte on September 8, 1992. Twice released by Atlético Mineiro as a youth for being too short, Bernard's persistence paid off and he eventually became a first-team regular.
Shakhtar Donetsk signed Bernard up to their Brazilian legion in August 2013, paying a reported €25million for the tricky attacker. At the end of the 2017/18 season, his contract with Shakhtar ended and Bernard elected to leave as the Ukrainian Revolution took hold. He joined Everton on a free transfer. A full Brazil international since November 2012, Bernard won nine major honours in Ukraine.