|Full name||Gerardo Alfredo Bruna Blanco|
|Date of birth||29 January 1991|
|Place of birth||Mendoza, Argentina|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 May 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 February 2012
Gerardo Alfredo Bruna Blanco (born 29 January 1991) is a professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Ottawa Fury. Born in Argentina and raised in Spain, Bruna first resented Spain at a youth international level, before switching to represent his native Argentina.
"My father agreed with me that moving here would be a great opportunity. I already knew about Liverpool from the Champions League, the final we won and the final we lost. These games, as well as the Chelsea semi-finals, made a big impression on me." A left-footer with a talent for set pieces, he learnt his trade with the reserves, helping them to win the Premier Reserve League in 2007–08.
Bruna joined Championship side Blackpool on a two-year deal, with an option for a further 12 months, on 17 July 2011. He made his competitive debut as a substitute in the League Cup defeat to Sheffield Wednesday on 11 August 2011. He made his Football League debut in a 2–1 defeat at home to Nottingham Forest on 22 October, coming on as a late substitute. Bruna also played against Burnley away. Other games for Blackpool included a League Cup tie vs Sheffield Wednesday and FA Cup game again against Sheffield Wednesday.
Bruna was released by Blackpool on 9 May 2013.
Bruna played in a number of pre-season friendlies for Tranmere Rovers, before picking up an injury. He was then offered a one-month contract by the club He made his debut for the club as a substitute in a league cup match but was not offered a long term contract
Bruna signed a one-month contract with Whitehawk, who then played in England's 6th tier, with the option to extend by the club depending on performances. The signing of Bruna was described as a "massive coup" for Whitehawk as Bruna had previously played for clubs such as Real Madrid and Liverpool. Bruna scored his first goal for Whitehawk in a 5–1 victory over Chelmsford City. That was the second goal of his competitive career, the first having been scored for SD Huesca, as mentioned above.
In January 2015, Bruna joined League Two's Lancashire club Accrington Stanley. He scored his first goal for the club in a 2-1 loss to Bury in the Football League Trophy on 1 September 2015. On 18 January 2016, Bruna signed a pre-contract with Canadian club Ottawa Fury which would have him depart Accrington Stanley at the end of the season.
Bruna has represented both Argentina and Spain at youth level. In May 2008 he was a member of the Spanish under-17 squad European Under-17 Football Championship in Turkey. He made one appearance in the group stages as a second-half substitute in a 3–3 draw with France at the Mardan Sports Complex, Aksu, Antalya. Bruna represented the Argentina national under-20 football team at the 2009 Toulon tournament.
- As of match played 10 January 2018.
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Other||Total|
|SD Huesca||2013–14||Segunda División B||17||1||0||0||—||—||17||1|
|Tranmere Rovers||2014–15||League Two||0||0||—||1||0||—||1||0|
|Accrington Stanley||2014–15||League Two||6||0||—||—||—||6||0|
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