Abel Hernández

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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Hernández and the second or maternal family name is Platero.
Abel Hernández
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Hernández with Uruguay in 2011
Personal information
Full name Abel Mathías Hernández Platero
Date of birth (1990-08-08) 8 August 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Pando, Uruguay
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Liverpool
Number 9
Youth career
2000–2001 Peñarol
2001–2006 Central Español
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Central Español 30 (9)
2008–2009 Peñarol 8 (3)
2009–2014 Palermo 111 (31)
National team
2008–2010 Uruguay U20 11 (9)
2012 Uruguay Olympic 3 (1)
2010– Uruguay 14 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 May 2014

Abel Mathías Hernández Platero[1][2] (born 8 August 1990) is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays for English club Hull City and the Uruguay national team as a striker.

Club career[edit]

Nicknamed La Joya,[2] he started his professional career with Uruguayan side Central Español, immediately scoring five goals in his first four games. He was subsequently acquired by Peñarol, where he established himself as a regular and also gained a spot into the Under-20 Uruguayan side. On 2 February 2009 Italian Serie A club Palermo completed the signing of Hernández, where he joined fellow Uruguayan Edinson Cavani.

He was presented by Palermo only one month later, due to some health concerns regarding a cardiac arrhythmia that led to a small surgical intervention.[3][4] He made his first team debut on 15 March, replacing Edinson Cavani in the final minutes of a 5–2 home win to Lecce.[5] He then won the Trofeo Giacinto Facchetti with the Primavera under-19 team in June 2009.[6]

After missing the initial weeks of the 2009–10 Serie A due to injury and his participation in the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Hernández played his first game on 29 October 2009. Coming on as a half-time substitute for Cristian Melinte, he scored in the 5–3 loss to league leaders Inter Milan.[7] On 24 April 2010, he scored in Palermo's 3–1 Serie A win over AC Milan.

On 30 August 2014 it was confirmed he had signed for Premier League club Hull City for a fee in the region of 10million GBP.

International career[edit]

Hernández took part in the Uruguay national football team Under-20 squad, and also took part in the 2009 South American Youth Championship in Venezuela.

Hernández also competed in the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup, scoring one goal, an equaliser against Ghana.

On 27 July 2010 he was called up for a friendly match with Uruguay against Angola in Lisbon. The game, which was played on 11 August, ended in a 2–0 win for Uruguay, with Hernández being fouled for the penalty, which was scored by Edinson Cavani. Hernández then scored the second and final goal for the Celeste during injury time.[8] He was chosen by Óscar Tabárez for the London 2012 Olympics Uruguay Squad. The following year, he was selected for Uruguay's squad at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup; in the final group stage match against Tahiti, Hernández earned a first half hat-trick and eventually went on to become the fourth player in Confederations Cup history to score four goals in one match after scoring a second-half penalty goal in Uruguay's 8–0 victory.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 30 May 2014.
Club Season League National Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Central Español 2006–07 3 0 3 0
2007–08 24 9 24 9
Total 27 9 27 9
Peñarol 2008–09 8 3 8 3
Total 8 3 8 3
Palermo 2008–09 6 0 6 0
2009–10 21 7 1 0 22 7
2010–11 22 3 3 1 4 4 29 8
2011–12 20 6 20 6
2012–13 14 1 1 0 15 1
2013–14 28 14 2 0 30 14
Total 111 31 7 1 4 4 122 36
Career total 146 43 7 1 4 4 157 48

International[edit]

As of 30 May 2014.
Uruguay national team
Year Apps Goals
2010 1 1
2011 7 2
2012 0 0
2013 3 4
2014 1 0
Total 12 7

International goals and caps[edit]

Uruguay's goal tally first.

Honours[edit]

International[edit]

Uruguay

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ABEL MATHIAS PLATERO HERNANDEZ" (in Italian). US Liverpool. Archived from the original on 8 February 2009. Retrieved 12 February 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Arriva la JOYA ROSANERO Abel Hernandez è del Palermo". Mediagol.it. 2 February 2009. Archived from the original on 8 February 2009. Retrieved 2 February 2009. 
  3. ^ "Calcio/Palermo, Hernandez: felice di essere a Palermo". Sicilia Today (in Italian). 26 February 2009. Archived from the original on 2 November 2012. Retrieved 15 March 2009. 
  4. ^ "Palermo: presentato Hernandez" (in Italian). Corriere dello Sport – Stadio. 26 February 2009. Archived from the original on 13 October 2012. Retrieved 15 March 2009. 
  5. ^ "Palermo: Esordio per HERNANDEZ" (in Italian). Mediagol.it. 15 March 2009. Archived from the original on 17 March 2009. Retrieved 15 March 2009. 
  6. ^ "Legsa Calcio" (PDF). 
  7. ^ "Internazionale 5 – 3 Palermo". ESPN. 29 October 2009. Archived from the original on 2 November 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  8. ^ "Cavani, Hernandez give Uruguay 2–0 win vs Angola". USA Today. 11 August 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2010. 
  9. ^ "Uruguay 8 Tahiti 0". BBC Sport. 23 June 2013. Archived from the original on 23 June 2013. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 

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