Jose Carlos "Zlatan" Fernández Piedra simply known as Jose Carlos Fernandez is a professional football player who plays as a center forward for Peruvian football club, Deportivo Municipal and is a former member of Peru National Team.
Apart from playing for several football clubs of Peru, he also has played for a foreign club such as Ukrainian football club, Chornomorets Odesa, Belgian side, Cercle Brugge, Ecaduarioan club, SD Quito and Argentinian team, Argentinos Juniors.
He made his international debut for Peru in 2010 and announced his retirement in 2012.
Jose Carlos Fernandez was born on 14 May 1983 in Trujillo, Peru. He holds a Peruvian nationality
He was interested in playing his early childhood days and played his youth career with Defensor Taller de Laredo joining the club in 2000.
His estimated annual salary playing for his current football club, Deportivo Municipal is around $80,000 and has a market worth in the region of £135,000 as of 2017. His highest market value was £1.13 million back in March 2008.
Looking at his professional playing career, his total net worth combined with his assets could be in the range of $ 350,000.
He started his senior playing career with Peru football club, Sports Coopsol Trujillo in 2002 and made his debut against Coronel Bolognesi on 22 September 2002. He scored his first goal against Alianza Atletico on 1 December 2002.
Fernandez later was transferred to Sports Coopsol in 2003 and went on win Peruvian second division title in 2003.
He then played for Peruvian clubs such as Universidad San Martin,Melgar, Coronel Bolognesi,Cienciano, Alianza Lima and Sporting Cristal.
The Peruvian defender also played for Ukrainian team, Chornomorets Odesa in 2008, Belgian side, Cercle Brugge during 2008/09, Ecuadorian football club in 2010 and Argentina football club, Argentinos Juniors in 2012.
He is currently playing for Peruvian professional football club, Deportivo Municipal with whom he signed in 2017.
The Peruvian defender, Jose Carlos Fernandez made his full senior international debut for Peru in 2010 and scored his first international goal against Canada in a friendly match played at Toronto on 4 September 2010.
He made 6 appearances and scored 2 goals for Peru before he announced his retirement from international football in 2012.
Jose Carlos Fernandez is affectionately nicknamed Zlatan after Zlatan Ibrahimovic, famous Swedish striker because of the similar physical attributes he shares with the Swedish star football.
Currently 34, he stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches and weighs around 85 kg. As mentioned in his Twitter description, he is a father of two children named Maxi and Benja. So, he might possibly be a married man. However, he has not made any revelation about his wife and married life.