Bengtson playing for Saprissa in 2017
|Full name||Jerry Ricardo Bengtson Bodden|
|Date of birth||8 April 1987|
|Place of birth||Santa Rosa de Aguán, Honduras|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|2012–2015||New England Revolution||29||(3)|
|2013–2014||→ Panionios (loan)||0||(0)|
|2014–2015||→ Belgrano (loan)||15||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 May 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 September 2015
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 1–1 tie in San Pedro Sula. During his stay at Vida he scored 32 goals.
On 26 November 2010, F.C. Motagua reached an agreement with Vida, for the acquisition of Bengtson, signing a three-year contract. He scored his first goal with Motagua on 30 January 2011 in the 1–0 win over C.D. Marathón.
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 in 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
Bengtson signed a 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.
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 and played at the 2012 London Olympics as well as at the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
- Scores and results list Honduras' goal tally first.
Honours and awards
- F.C. Motagua
- Zob Ahan
- Top goalscorers of Liga Nacional de Honduras (3): 2009–10 Clausura, 2010–11 Apertura, 2010–11 Clausura
- Tiempo.hn – Jerry Bengtson: "Vivo un momento mágico" – 15 February 2011.
- LaPrensa.hn – Bengtson ya es del Motagua Archived 13 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine. – 27 November 2010
- LaPrensa.hn – Bengtson se estrena y da triunfo al Motagua – 30 January 2011.
- "Revs add Honduras' Jerry Bengtson". Retrieved 5 July 2012.
- Jerry Bengtson – FIFA competition record
- CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2011 - Full Details Archived 15 March 2013 at the Wayback Machine. - RSSSF
- "Bengtson, Jerry". National Football Teams. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
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