ALIAS: Fernando Maradona
SITES: Muscle Worship, MuscleGallery
"Fernando Noronha Almeida is also known as “Maradona” and he is one of the most popular bodybuilders from Brazil. Fernando is the overall champion of the IFBB South American Championships in 2007. He also won the Heavyweight title in 2008. Recently Fernando received his IFBB Pro Card and took 2nd place at the Dallas Europa Pro Show in 2011. This victory qualified him to compete at the Mr. Olympia, Fernando and Eduardo Correa being the only Brazilian bodybuilders to reach that goal. Congratulations to Maradona!"
Bahia, Salvador, 2006
"Muscle Brazil...an exotic two hour muscle journey into the heart of Brazilian bodybuilding country! North of Rio de Janeiro, in the beautiful seaside city of Salvador da Bahia, four young competitive bodybuilders meet, train and hit the streets and country side to flex and pose. You'll want to get to know them: Fabio Augusto, Fernando de Almeida, Fernando Luis, and Jeff Fleming. See why Brazilian muscle men are the most beautiful in the world. Check out also highlights from the 2006 NABBA Mr. Brazil!"
"You don't see men like this in your everyday life. They don't live like we do; either they're working out or they're eating or they're sleeping. So imagine the sheer shock of seeing a stud like Maradona lifting a sofa into a moving van across the street. Shirt off! That's exactly how we met him when we asked if he'd like to make a few extra bucks posing for us."