|Full name||Jerry Ricardo Bengtson Bodden|
|Date of birth||8 April 1987|
|Place of birth||Santa Rosa de Aguán, Honduras|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
(on loan from New England Revolution)
|2012–||New England Revolution||36||(4)|
|2014–||→ Belgrano (loan)||1||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 July 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Jerry Ricardo Bengtson Bodden (born 8 April 1987 in Santa Rosa de Aguán, Honduras) is a Honduran footballer who plays as a forward for Belgrano on loan from New England Revolution in Major League Soccer.
He has played for the Honduras national youth team and is now part of the senior Honduran national team.
On 13 August 2007, Bengtson made his official debut for C.D. Vida against Olimpia He scored his first goal against Real España on 30 September 2007 in the tie 1–1 in San Pedro Sula. During his stay at Vida he scored 32 goals.
During the summer of 2010, Bengtson was in training with Swedish top flight club AIK Fotboll. However, he did not display enough skill for the board to give him a contract. Sports director Björn Wesström has later said it was because of the club's dire situation in the table, the club was looking for players who could go straight into a starting eleven and perform. Despite this, Bengtson have become somewhat of an icon among the fans, because of his Swedish sounding name.
On 26 November 2010, Motagua reached an agreement with Vida, for the acquisition of Bengtson, signing a three-year contract. He scored his first goal with Motagua on 30 January 2011 in the 1–0 win over C.D. Marathón.
On 8 May 2011, Bengtson scored his 13th goal of the Clausura Tournament in the first leg of the final against Olimpia. This goal put him in first place among the league's top scorers and enabled him to become the first Honduran-born player to achieve the feat in three consecutive tournaments after winning the previous two with C.D. Vida. He would go on to score two more goals in the second leg to solidify his title as the league's top scorer.
New England Revolution
He made his debut for Honduras in an April 2010 friendly match against Venezuela and has, as of November 2012, earned a total of 24 caps, scoring 14 goals. He has represented his country in 2 FIFA World Cup qualification matches and played at the 2012 London Olympics as well as at the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Honours and awards
- C.D. Motagua
- Top goalscorers in Liga Nacional de Honduras (3): 2009–10 Clausura, 2010–11 Apertura, 2010–11 Clausura
- "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 11 June 2014. p. 19. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
- Tiempo.hn – Jerry Bengtson: "Vivo un momento mágico" – 15 February 2011.
- - Fotbolltransfers.com - AIK ångrar inte att man ratade Bengtson - 30 July 2012.
- LaPrensa.hn – Bengtson ya es del Motagua – 27 November 2010
- LaPrensa.hn – Bengtson se estrena y da triunfo al Motagua – 30 January 2011.
- "Revs add Honduras' Jerry Bengtson". Retrieved 5 July 2012.
- Jerry Bengtson – FIFA competition record
- CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2011 - Full Details - RSSSF