Hernández training with Venezuela in 2012
|Full name||Daniel Hernández Santos|
|Date of birth||21 October 1985|
|Place of birth||Caracas, Venezuela|
|Height||1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)|
|2005–2007||Real Madrid C||1||(0)|
|2010||→ Valencia B (loan)||16||(0)|
|2013–2014||→ Asteras Tripoli (loan)||24||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 March 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Caracas, Hernández spent until the age of nearly 26 in Spanish lower league and amateur football, competing mainly in the Community of Madrid. He represented during that timeframe CF Rayo Majadahonda, CD Guadalajara, CU Collado Villalba, Real Madrid C, Rayo Vallecano B, Real Jaén, Valencia CF Mestalla and Real Murcia, delivering a Man of the match performance on 26 October 2010 in a 0–0 home draw against Real Madrid for the season's Copa del Rey (1–5 aggregate loss); additionally, he represented SD Huesca in Segunda División in the first part of the 2009–10 campaign, but his input consisted of two domestic cup appearances.
On 19 August 2011 Hernández signed a 1+2 contract with Real Valladolid, in the second level. He spent the vast majority of his first year as understudy to Jaime but, due to injury to his teammate, excelled in the promotion playoffs as the team returned to La Liga after an two-year absence, conceding only once in four appearances and three starts.
- As of 22 December 2013
- As of 9 September 2014
|Year||Friendlies||World Cup||Copa América||Total|
- Lara, Miguel Ángel (26 October 2010). "Dani Hernández: "¿Pedirle la camiseta a CR7? Prefiero la de Iker"" [Dani Hernández: "Ask CR7 for his shirt? I'd rather have Iker's"] (in Spanish). Marca. Retrieved 26 July 2013.
- "Dani Hernández, el portero trotamundos venezolano que amargó al Madrid" [Dani Hernández, Venezuelan globetrotter goalkeeper that frustrated Madrid] (in Spanish). La Verdad. 27 October 2010. Retrieved 26 July 2013.
- "Dani Hernández abandona el Huesca" [Dani Hernández leaves Huesca] (in Spanish). Diario del Alto Aragón. 6 January 2010. Retrieved 26 July 2013.
- "El Real Valladolid ficha al portero venezolano Dani Hernández" [Real Valladolid signs Venezuelan goalkeeper Dani Hernández] (in Spanish). El Mundo. 19 August 2011. Retrieved 26 July 2013.
- "Dani Hernández y Valladolid suben a Primera" [Dani Hernández and Valladolid promote to Primera] (in Spanish). La Vinotinto. 16 June 2012. Retrieved 26 July 2013.
- Lifona, Daniel G. (20 October 2012). "Dani Hernández, el primer portero venezolano de la Liga española" [Dani Hernández, first Venezuelan goalkeeper in Spanish League] (in Spanish). Marca. Retrieved 26 July 2013.
- "Dani Hernández responde a la exigencia" [Dani Hernández steps up] (in Spanish). El Norte de Castilla. 12 December 2012. Retrieved 26 July 2013.
- Hernández, Javier J. (8 September 2010). "Dani Hernández debuta con La Vinotinto" [Dani Hernández makes debut with La Vinotinto] (in Spanish). Marca. Retrieved 26 July 2013.
- BDFutbol profile
- Futbolme profile (Spanish)
- Dani Hernández at National-Football-Teams.com
- Soccerway profile