Jefferson Lerma

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Jefferson Lerma
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Lerma in 2018
Personal information
Full name Jefferson Andrés Lerma Solís[1]
Date of birth (1994-10-25) 25 October 1994 (age 24)
Place of birth El Cerrito, Colombia
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
AFC Bournemouth
Number 8
Youth career
Atlético Huila
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2016 Atlético Huila 84 (6)
2015–2016Levante (loan) 33 (1)
2016–2018 Levante 56 (1)
2018– AFC Bournemouth 26 (1)
National team
2016 Colombia Olympic 5 (0)
2017– Colombia 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:51, 13 April 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 March 2019

Jefferson Andrés Lerma Solís (born 25 October 1994) is a Colombian footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Premier League club AFC Bournemouth and the Colombia national team. Lerma has also been used as a defensive midfielder and as a right back.

Club career[edit]

Early career and Atlético Huila[edit]

Born in El Cerrito, Valle del Cauca, Lerma graduated with Atlético Huila's youth setup. After being promoted to the main squad in January 2013, he made his professional debut on 30 March, starting in a 0–0 home draw against Millonarios.[2]

Lerma appeared in 20 matches during his first professional season, as his side finished 13th. He scored his first professional goals on 6 February 2014, scored two goals in a 3–1 home success over Fortaleza, the first of which was the club's 1,000th.[3]

Levante[edit]

On 13 August 2015, Lerma moved abroad for the first time in his career, agreeing to a one-year loan contract with Spanish La Liga club Levante.[4] He made his debut later that month, appearing as a late substitute for Nabil Ghilas in a 0–0 away draw against Las Palmas.[5][6] He scored his first goal in the main category of Spanish football on 7 December 2015, scoring the match's first goal in a 1–1 away draw with Espanyol. After appearing in 25 matches for the club, he signed a four-year contract effective 1 July 2016 for a €600,000 transfer fee.[7]

AFC Bournemouth[edit]

On 7 August 2018, Lerma joined English Premier League club AFC Bournemouth for an undisclosed but club record transfer fee.[8] On 1 September, he made his Premier League debut for Bournemouth playing 88 minutes in a 2–0 loss against Chelsea.[9] Lerma scored his first goal for the club in a 2–1 defeat against Newcastle United on 10 November 2018.[10]

International career[edit]

In June 2018, Lerma was named to Colombia's 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 6 April 2019[12]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Atlético Huila 2013 Categoría Primera A 24 0 2 0 0 0 26 0
2014 Categoría Primera A 37 4 7 1 0 0 44 5
2015 Categoría Primera A 23 2 0 0 0 0 23 2
Total 84 6 9 1 0 0 93 7
Levante 2015–16 La Liga 33 1 1 0 0 0 34 1
2016–17 Segunda División 30 2 1 0 0 0 31 2
2017–18 La Liga 26 0 2 0 0 0 28 0
Total 89 3 4 0 0 0 93 3
AFC Bournemouth 2018–19 Premier League 25 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 27 1
Career total 198 10 13 1 2 0 0 0 213 11

International[edit]

As of 3 July 2018[13]
Colombia
Year Apps Goals
2017 2 0
2018 7 0
Total 9 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia: List of players: Colombia" (PDF). FIFA. 10 June 2018. p. 5. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Huila y Millonarios no levantaron su juego y por eso empataron 0–0" [Huila and Millonarios did not bring their game up and drew 0–0] (in Spanish). FutbolRed. 31 March 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Huila gana a Fortaleza y llega al gol no. 1000" [Huila defeats Fortaleza and reaches the goal no. 1000] (in Spanish). Huila's official website. 6 February 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Jefferson Lerma, nuevo jugador del Levante" [Jefferson Lerma, new Levante player] (in Spanish). Levante's official website. 13 August 2015. Archived from the original on 17 August 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Las palmas no puede romper el cerrojo" [Las Palmas cannot break the deadlock] (in Spanish). Marca. 30 August 2015. Retrieved 30 August 2015.
  6. ^ Jefferson Lerma Archived 16 August 2016 at the Wayback Machine. rio2016.com
  7. ^ "Lerma suma 25 partidos y será ´granota´ hasta 2020" [Lerma reaches 25 matches and will be granota until 2020] (in Spanish). Levante-EMV. 20 March 2016. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Lerma Signs In Club Record Deal". A.F.C. Bournemouth. 7 August 2018. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  9. ^ https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/45305231
  10. ^ https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/46081229
  11. ^ "Revealed: Every World Cup 2018 squad - Final 23-man lists - Goal.com". www.goal.com.
  12. ^ Jefferson Lerma at Soccerway
  13. ^ "Jefferson Lerma". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 14 July 2018.

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