||Christian de Jesús Linnane
|Date of birth
26 April 1987 |
|Place of birth
||1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 May 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 September 2011
Christian de Jesús Linnane Bermúdez Gutiérrez (born 26 April 1987 in Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, State of Mexico), commonly known as "El Hobbit", is a Mexican footballer who plays as a midfielder for América of the Liga MX. He made his debut with the national team on 16 April 2008 vs China PR national football team in Seattle, Washington, playing three minutes.
Club career 
Bermúdez is a very skillful midfielder, who since 2006 plays for Atlante. He can play as a forward and a midfielder. He is known as The Hobbit because of his short stature.
On 26 November 2011 Bermúdez was transferred to Club América, announcing it on the official Twitter of the team.
International career 
During the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup, Bermúdez, and four other members of the Mexican National Team, tested positive for the banned substance of Clenbuterol and were withdrawn from the team's tournament squad. However, all players were exonerated as FIFA determined that the accused had accidentally ingested the banned substance through contaminated meat that had been served during a pre-tournament training camp.
However, World Anti-Doping Agency appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to request a ban. But on 12 October 2011 WADA withdrew this request after the full file was available for them.
International goals 
International Caps 
As of 4 September 2011
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