Jerry Bengtson

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Jerry Bengtson
Personal information
Full name Jerry Ricardo Bengtson Bodden[1]
Date of birth (1987-04-08) 8 April 1987 (age 28)
Place of birth Santa Rosa de Aguán, Honduras
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Vida 81 (36)
2011–2012 Motagua 54 (26)
2012–2015 New England Revolution 36 (4)
2014–2015 Belgrano (loan) 15 (1)
National team
2012 Honduras Olympic 4 (3)
2010– Honduras 45 (20)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 November 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 June 2014
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Bengtson and the second or maternal family name is Bodden.

Jerry Ricardo Bengtson Bodden (born 8 April 1987 in Santa Rosa de Aguán, Honduras) is a Honduran footballer who plays as a forward.

He has played for the Honduras national youth team and is now part of the senior Honduran national team.



On 13 August 2007, Bengtson made his official debut for C.D. Vida against Olimpia He scored his first goal against Real España on 30 September 2007 in the tie 1–1 in San Pedro Sula. During his stay at Vida he scored 32 goals.[2]


During the summer of 2010, Bengtson was in training with Swedish top flight club AIK Fotboll. However, he did not display enough skill for the board to give him a contract. Sports director Björn Wesström has later said it was because of the club's dire situation in the table, the club was looking for players who could go straight into a starting eleven and perform.[3] Despite this, Bengtson have become somewhat of an cult figure among the fans, because of his Swedish sounding name.


On 26 November 2010, Motagua reached an agreement with Vida, for the acquisition of Bengtson, signing a three-year contract.[4] He scored his first goal with Motagua on 30 January 2011 in the 1–0 win over C.D. Marathón.[5]

On 8 May 2011, Bengtson scored his 13th goal of the Clausura Tournament in the first leg of the final against Olimpia. This goal put him in first place among the league's top scorers and enabled him to become the first Honduran-born player to achieve the feat in three consecutive tournaments after winning the previous two with C.D. Vida. He would go on to score two more goals in the second leg to solidify his title as the league's top scorer.

New England Revolution[edit]

Bengtson was officially unveiled by New England as a Designated Player on 5 July 2012.[6]

On 25 July 2014, he was loaned to Argentina club Belgrano through 30 June 2015.[7]

International career[edit]

He made his debut for Honduras in an April 2010 friendly match against Venezuela and has, as of November 2012, earned a total of 24 caps, scoring 14 goals. He has represented his country in 2 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[8] and played at the 2012 London Olympics as well as at the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[9]

International goals[edit]

N. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 9 February 2011 Estadio Nilmo Edwards, La Ceiba, Honduras  Ecuador 1–0 1–1 Friendly
2 29 May 2011 Robertson Stadium, Houston, Texas  El Salvador 2–0 2–2
3 10 June 2011 FIU Stadium, Miami, Florida  Grenada 1–1
2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup
4 3–1
5 18 June 2011 MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey  Costa Rica 1–0 1–1
6 11 October 2011 Estadio Nilmo Edwards, La Ceiba, Honduras  Jamaica 1–0 2–1 Friendly
7 14 November 2011 Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras  Serbia 1–0
8 2–0
9 7 September 2012 Estadio Pedro Marrero, Havana, Cuba  Cuba 1–0 3–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
10 11 September 2012 Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras 1–0 1–0
11 16 October 2012  Canada 1–0
12 2–0
13 7–1
14 18 January 2013 Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica  El Salvador 1–0 1–1 2013 Copa Centroamericana
15 6 February 2013 Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras  United States 2–1 2–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
16 22 March 2013  Mexico 2–2 2–2
17 6 September 2013 Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico 1–1 2–1
18 11 October 2013 Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras  Costa Rica 1–0 1–0
19 5 March 2014  Venezuela 1–0 2–1 Friendly
20 25 March 2015 Stade Municipal Dr. Edmard Lama, Cayenne, French Guyana  French Guiana 1–0 1–3 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup qualification

Honours and awards[edit]


C.D. Motagua



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