Bernardo Añor

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Bernardo Añor
Personal information
Full name Bernardo Añor Acosta
Date of birth (1988-05-24) May 24, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Caracas, Venezuela
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Sporting Kansas City
Youth career
2005–2007 Caracas FC
2007–2010 South Florida Bulls
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010 Bradenton Academics 0 (0)
2011–2014 Columbus Crew 71 (12)
2015– Sporting Kansas City 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 26, 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Bernardo Añor Acosta (born May 24, 1988) is a Venezuelan footballer currently playing for Sporting Kansas City in Major League Soccer.

Career[edit]

College and amateur[edit]

Añor attended San Ignacio of Loyola High School, and was a member of several championship teams in Venezuela, including the U-17 team of Caracas FC, before coming to the United States in 2007 to play college soccer at the University of South Florida. He was named to the BIG EAST All-Conference third team and the College Soccer News All-American Freshman team in his debut year in 2007, before tearing his ACL in seventh game of his sophomore season, and being forced to take a medical redshirt. He returned to competition in 2009, and helped USF advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament, scoring the winning goal in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. During his time at USF Anor was one of the Bulls' top offensive performers, scoring 21 goals during his career for 49 career points

During the 2010 collegiate off-season Añor was on the roster of the Bradenton Academics in the USL Premier Development League,[1] but never actually saw any minutes with the team.

Professional[edit]

On January 14, 2011, Añor was drafted in the third round (48th overall) in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft by Columbus Crew.[2] He made his professional debut on March 26, 2011, in a 0-0 tie with the New York Red Bulls,[3] and scored his first professional goal on June 18 in a 2-0 win over Houston Dynamo and for his actions on field, earned MLS Player of the Week honors in the process.[4]

Añor was traded to Sporting Kansas City on December 8, 2014.[5]

International[edit]

Añor is an experienced youth international, having represented Venezuela at U-15 and U-20 levels.

Personal[edit]

Bernardo's father, also named Bernardo Añor, was a professional soccer player in Venezuela. His younger brother Juanpi is also a footballer for Malaga CF.[6]

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