Brazilian footballer Fernando is now playing in China under new name Fei Nanduo

Brazilian-born Chinese citizen Fernando changed his name to Fei Nanduo after his naturalisation in China.

The 28-year-old was born in Sao Paulo, and he progressed through the ranks of Atlético Sorocaba before he moved to Brazilian giants Flamengo.

However, after he failed to impress following a move to Europe, Fernando answered the call of the Far East, and, in 2015, he moved to the Chinese Super League.

And he has remained in China ever since, naturalising as a citizen and earning himself a call-up to the Chinese national side.

It was then that Fernando took on his new name: Fei Nanduo.

Fei Nanduo is one of five Brazilian players who have naturalised as Chinese citizens thanks to playing in the CSL.

The most notable is attacker Elkeson – also known as Ai Kesen – who after impressing in the CSL has earned 13 international caps for China.

Aloísio, Luo Guofu, is also a naturalised Chinese citizen having made the jump from Brazil to Shandong Luneng in 2014.

Alan Carvalho, A Lan, and Ricardo Goulart, Gao Late, both had caps for Brazilian international sides before switching nationalities.

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However, China's implementation of naturalised players has caused unrest among some countries, and others have suggested there should be a limit.

Tyias Browning, a naturalised Chinese defender, said: “I have never heard of any restrictions – three, four, five?"

"For me, there are two criteria for recruiting naturalised players. 'The first is to be qualified to represent the Chinese team. The second very important point is that they are willing to represent the national team."

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