Salvador Bernárdez

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Salvador Bernárdez
Personal information
Full name Salvador Blanco Bernárdez
Place of birth La Ceiba, Honduras
Date of death 18 July 2011(2011-07-18)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974–1981 Motagua 138 (36)
National team
Honduras 14 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 May 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).

Salvador Bernárdez (ca. 1953 – 18 July 2011) was a Honduran international football midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Nicknamed Pichini and Pólvora, Bernárdez played his entire career for Motagua in the Honduran league.[1] He was the Honduran league's top goalscorer in the 1978/79 season[2] and still is the 9th best scorer for Motagua of all time with 36 goals.

International career[edit]

Bernárdez has represented Honduras in 9 1982 FIFA World Cup qualification matches,[3] helping them to qualify for their first World Cup Finals tournament. He did however not make the final squad for Spain 1982 due to injury. He went on to earn 14 caps, scoring 5 goals.[4]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Honduras' goal tally first.
N. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 30 July 1980 Estadio de la Revolución, Panama City, Panama  Panama 1–0 2–0 1982 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 1 October 1980 Estadio Ricardo Saprissa, San José, Costa Rica  Costa Rica 2–0 3–2 1982 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. 14 December 1980 Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino, Tegucigalpa, Honduras  Panama 1–0 5–0 1982 FIFA World Cup qualification
4. 14 December 1980 Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino, Tegucigalpa, Honduras  Panama 2–0 5–0 1982 FIFA World Cup qualification
5. 14 December 1980 Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino, Tegucigalpa, Honduras  Panama 4–0 5–0 1982 FIFA World Cup qualification

Retirement[edit]

He coached Barcelona a U-15 Boys competitive team for one season. He moved to the United States in the 1980s.

Personal life and death[edit]

Bernárdez' father Víctor also played or Motagua in the 1940s and 1950s. Salvador was married to Julia Maritza Gracia.

He died at the age of 58 in San Francisco, California from a heart attack.[5]

Honours[edit]

Motagua
1978–79
Individual
Top goalscorer with Motagua in 1978–79

References[edit]

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