Bernardo Espinosa

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Bernardo in action for Sporting Gijón
Personal information
Full name Bernardo José Espinosa Zúñiga
Date of birth (1989-07-11) 11 July 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Cali, Colombia
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Sporting Gijón
Number 5
Youth career
2005–2006 Dos Hermanas San Andrés
2006–2008 Sevilla
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Sevilla B 79 (1)
2011–2013 Sevilla 1 (0)
2011–2012 Racing Santander (loan) 25 (2)
2013 Sporting Gijón (loan) 22 (2)
2013– Sporting Gijón 60 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 January 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Espinosa and the second or maternal family name is Zúñiga.

Bernardo José Espinosa Zúñiga (born 11 July 1989), simply known as Bernardo, is a Colombian professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Sporting de Gijón as a central defender.

Football career[edit]

Born in Cali, Bernardo finished his football formation in Spain with Sevilla FC. After appearing in one game for the B-team in the 2007–08 season (five minutes) he proceeded to play a further three full campaigns with the B's, one in the second division and two in the third, only starting regularly in his last.

Bernardo made his first-team – and La Liga – debut on 11 May 2011, playing 90 minutes in a 2–3 away loss against CA Osasuna.[1] In the ensuing summer he was loaned to fellow top divisioner Racing de Santander, in a season-long move.[2]

Bernardo scored his first top flight goal on 7 January 2012, heading home the game's only in a home win against Real Zaragoza.[3] On 26 December, after not featuring at all for the Andalusians in the first half of 2012–13, he was loaned to Sporting de Gijón in the second level.[4]


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