Patrick Nyema Gerhardt

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Patrick Gerhardt
Personal information
Full name Patrick Nyema Gerhardt
Date of birth (1985-07-31) 31 July 1985 (age 28)
Place of birth Bern, Switzerland
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
2000-2004 Young Boys
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2008 Young Boys 1 (0)
2004–2005 Young Boys II (loan) 22 (11)
2006–2007 Concordia Basel (loan) 11 (0)
2007–2008 SR Delémont (loan) 30 (3)
2008–2009 CS Otopeni 4 (1)
2010–2011 Brantford Galaxy 12 (0)
2011–2012 Željezničar Sarajevo 33 (2)
2012–2014 Melbourne Heart 40 (1)
National team
2011- Liberia 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 01:15, 29 March 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 June 2012

Patrick Nyema Gerhardt (born 31 July 1985) is a Liberian footballer who last played with A-League side Melbourne Heart. He also represents the Liberia national football team at international level. He is known for his strength, technical skill, heading ability and industrious work rate.

Early life[edit]

Gerhardt was born in Bern, Switzerland. He also holds a Liberian citizenship through his heritage. He began his football career at Bern, local club FC Bumpliz, before impressing enough to be selected in the BSC Young Boys youth system, where he played for the under 15, under 17, under 18 and under 21 teams. He also won international youth caps for the Swiss national under 15 and under 16 side.

Career[edit]

After four years in the youth system and at the age of 19 he won a senior contract with BSC, playing 22 times for the BSC Young Boys II team. After a series of loans to local sides Concordia Basel and SR Delémont he left BSC after just one senior appearance. Gerhardt left BSC at in the middle of 2008 and joined newly promoted Romanian Liga I team CS Otopeni.[1] He left after a frustrating season which saw Otopeni relegated and few first team chances. In 2010 he joined Canadian Soccer League side Brantford Galaxy. After an up and down 'regular season' Gerhardt helped the side win the league playoffs, where they came from way back in 7th place to beat Hamilton Croatia 0-3 in the final.

FK Željezničar[edit]

On 26 January 2011, FK Željezničar Sarajevo announced that Gerhardt was coming on trial with the club.[2] He signed for FK Željezničar on 7 February, for the remainder of the 2010-11 season.[3] After helping the Club win the National league cup he was awarded a 1 year contract, keeping him at the club until the end of the 2011/12 season.

The 2011–12 season was an even better one for the club and for Gerhardt, winning 'the Double' (League and Cup titles), as well as qualifying for the UEFA Champions League. It was the first double for any club since the unified Bosnia and Herzegovina football competitions started in the 2002.

Melbourne Heart[edit]

On 22 June 2012, he signed for Australian A-League club Melbourne Heart.[4] He was released by the club on 30 April 2014.[5]

National team[edit]

Despite being born in Bern, Switzerland, Gerhardt accepted the call to play for Liberian national team. He was eligible to play for Liberia due to his heritage. He debuted on 26 March 2011 in a 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification match against Cape Verde Islands, a 2-4 loss.

Honours[edit]

FK Željezničar[edit]

Winner

Brantford Galaxy[edit]

Winner

References[edit]

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