|Full name||Olivier Bernard|
|Date of birth||14 October 1979|
|Place of birth||Paris, France|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|2001||→ Darlington (loan)||10||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:57, 28 October 2010 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Bernard made his name during his first spell with Newcastle United, after joining on a free transfer from Lyon in late-August 2000. He had an evolving career with the Magpies between 2000 and 2005, even though he was at Darlington on loan in the 2000–01 season. He formed a strong left flank partnership with fellow Frenchman Laurent Robert, being a part of Bobby Robson's side, which finished fourth, third and fifth as well as reaching the knockout rounds of the Champions League and the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup. He was a regular starter at the beginning of the 2004–05 season, but Robson was sacked on 28 August 2004 and replaced by Graeme Souness, who made drastic changes at the club, cutting star players like Craig Bellamy and Laurent Robert.
When Southampton were relegated to the Championship in 2005, Bernard's contract expired and was not renewed by the club.
After leaving Southampton, Bernard signed a two-year deal with Rangers on 1 September 2005, after turning down potential moves back to the Premier League with Birmingham City and Bolton Wanderers. He cited the prospect of playing in the Champions League once again was a driving force for his move.
After just one season with Rangers, and only nine league appearances, he was released after being made surplus to requirements by new manager Paul Le Guen and was sent looking for new employers.
Return to Newcastle United
However, his second spell on Tyneside did not turn out as well as hoped, with Bernard struggling for fitness and a series of niggling injuries preventing him from making his second debut for Newcastle. The latest injury was reported to be a hip injury. He made numerous reserve team outings, and was an unused substitute in some UEFA Cup fixtures, including away to Palermo and Levadia Tallinn. He never made an appearance for Newcastle during his injury hampered spell. As a result of this, on 16 May 2007 it was announced that, following the appointment of Sam Allardyce as Newcastle boss Bernard, along with Titus Bramble, Oguchi Onyewu, Craig Moore, and Pavel Srníček would not be playing for the side the following season having been released from their contracts.
He trained with Toronto FC to keep his fitness up in June 2008, mainly because he is friends with former Toronto midfielder Laurent Robert. He retired from football due to a hip injury. In a 2011 interview, he criticised manager Graeme Souness' man management and blamed him for the death of his career. Bernard's injury will require an operation eventually, but he is prolonging it despite the pain. He may never be able to run or have full mobility again- living with a limp for the rest of his life is almost a certainty. He now fights racism in football with Show Racism the Red Card and has recently appeared on Sky Sports News expressing his views on the 'Suarez/Evra dispute' and stating his displeasure at the consequent actions of the Liverpool players.
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- "Inter Milan v Newcastle United". www.nufc.co.uk. 31 January 2005. Retrieved 3 August 2003.
- "Double Deal Done". www.saintsfc.co.uk. 31 January 2005. Retrieved 16 June 2007.
- "Bernard signs deal with Rangers". news.bbc.co.uk. 1 September 2005. Retrieved 16 June 2007.
- "Bernard makes return to Newcastle". BBC. 1 September 2006. Retrieved 16 June 2007.
- "Bramble boost for Glenn". icnewcastle.co.uk. 16 November 2006. Retrieved 16 June 2007.
- "Palermo 0–1 Newcastle". BBC Sport. 31 January 2005. Retrieved 2 November 2006.
- "Five Players To Leave St. James' Park". www.nufc.premiumtv.co.uk. 16 May 2007. Unknown parameter
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- "TFC players returning to training". Toronto FC Media Relations. 3 June 2008. Retrieved 3 June 2008.
- "Bernard's career ending injury tale". www.journallive.co.uk. 31 January 2005. Retrieved 3 November 2011.
- "Bernard condemns Suarez stance". 22 December 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2012.