Jerry Bengtson

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Jerry Bengtson
Jerry Bengtson.jpg
Bengtson playing for Persepolis in 2015
Personal information
Full name Jerry Ricardo Bengtson Bodden
Date of birth (1987-04-08) 8 April 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Santa Rosa de Aguán, Honduras
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Zob Ahan
Number 27
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Vida 81 (36)
2011–2012 Motagua 54 (26)
2012–2015 New England Revolution 29 (3)
2014–2015 Belgrano (loan) 15 (3)
2015–2016 Persepolis 19 (7)
2016– Zob Ahan 0 (0)
National team
2012 Honduras Olympic 4 (3)
2010– Honduras 52 (21)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 May 2016.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 September 2015
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 for Zob Ahan.

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

Club career[edit]

Vida[edit]

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.[1]

Motagua[edit]

On 26 November 2010, Motagua reached an agreement with Vida, for the acquisition of Bengtson, signing a three-year contract.[2] He scored his first goal with Motagua on 30 January 2011 in the 1–0 win over C.D. Marathón.[3]

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.

In the early part of 2012 Jerry suffered his worst goal drought of his career in Honduras, scoring only 2 goals in 18 games. With the forthcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification, the lack of goals concerned the Honduran people. This because of Jerry's role as main goalscorer in the Honduras National Football Team, due to Carlo Costly being a free agent making him unreliable.

New England Revolution[edit]

Bengtson was officially unveiled by New England as a Designated Player on 5 July 2012.[4]

Persepolis[edit]

Bengtson signed a contract for one-year contract with Persepolis on August 1, 2015. He made his debut in the final 20 minutes of Persepolis' match against Sepahan. He scored his first goal for Persepolis on 25 September 2015 against Tractor Sazi. He scored Persepolis' only goal in a 1–1 draw against important rivals Esteghlal in the Tehran derby in stoppage time of second half.

Bengtson scored a brace on 22 April 2016 in a 2–0 victory against Esteghlal Ahvaz which kept Persepolis at the top of the table.

Zob Ahan[edit]

Bengston signed with Persian Gulf Pro League side Zob Ahan in July of 2016.

International career[edit]

Bengston playing for Honduras against Ecuador, 8 September 2015

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[5] and played at the 2012 London Olympics as well as at the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[6]

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 Friendly
3 10 June 2011 FIU Stadium, Miami, Florida  Grenada 1–1 7–1 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup
4 10 June 2011 FIU Stadium, Miami, Florida  Grenada 3–1 7–1 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup
5 18 June 2011 MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey  Costa Rica 1–0 1–1 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup
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 1–0 Friendly
8 14 November 2011 Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras  Serbia 2–0 2–0 Friendly
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  Cuba 1–0 1–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
11 16 October 2012 Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras  Canada 1–0 8–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
12 16 October 2012 Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras  Canada 2–0 8–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
13 16 October 2012 Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras  Canada 7–1 8–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
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 Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras  Mexico 2–2 2–2 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
17 6 September 2013 Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico  Mexico 1–1 2–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
18 11 October 2013 Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras  Costa Rica 1–0 1–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
19 5 March 2014 Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras  Venezuela 1–0 2–1 Friendly
20 8 October 2015 Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras  Guatemala 1-0 1-1 Friendly

Honours and awards[edit]

Club[edit]

C.D. Motagua
Zob Ahan

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]