Jefferson Bernárdez

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Jefferson Bernárdez
Personal information
Full name Jefferson Jair Bernárdez Bennett
Date of birth (1987-03-27) 27 March 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth La Ceiba, Honduras
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Parrillas One
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 Motagua (2)
2009 Hispano (1)
2010 Real Estelí
2010–2011 Nueva Concepción (16)
2011–2012 Petapa
2012–2013 Antigua
2013– Parrillas One
National team
2007–2008 Honduras U23 7 (2)
2008 Honduras 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2009-07-25.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2008-08-13

Jefferson Jair Bernárdez Bennett (born 27 March 1987) is a Honduran football forward who currently plays for Parrillas One.

Club career[edit]

Nicknamed La Foca, Bernárdez's professional debut was on 11 February 2007, in a match against Broncos UNAH, where he scored the only goal via a perfect header. He was in the starting lineup since the match was at the same time as the UNCAF Nations Cup in El Salvador.

In January 2010 he made his debut for Real Estelí in the Nicaraguan League against Diriangén.[1]

In September 2010 he moved to Guatemala to play for second division Nueva Concepción and in July 2011 he moved up to the top division to join Petapa[2] after scoring 16 goals for Nueva Concepción.[3]

International career[edit]

He made his debut for the national side on 22 May 2008 in a friendly against Belize.[4] He was part of the Honduras national U-23 football team that played at the 2008 Summer Olympics.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Jefferson Bernárdez is the cousin of Victor Bernardez and Oscar Bernardez. In July 2009, his father died in a fire.[6]