Jonay Hernández

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Jonay Hernández
Hernández before a game with Venezuela
Personal information
Full name Jonay Miguel Santos Hernández
Date of birth (1979-02-15) 15 February 1979 (age 37)
Place of birth Maracay, Venezuela
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Left back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1998 Tenerife B
1998–1999 Universidad LP 22 (0)
1999–2000 Real Madrid B 22 (0)
2000–2001 Ourense 38 (1)
2001–2002 Real Madrid B 6 (0)
2002–2005 Dundee 74 (2)
2005 Córdoba 12 (0)
2005 Ciudad Murcia 3 (0)
2006 Zamora 3 (0)
2006–2007 Racing Ferrol 12 (0)
2007–2009 Pontevedra 48 (4)
2009–2010 Melilla 23 (3)
2010–2011 Leganés 30 (0)
2011–2012 Tenerife 18 (0)
Total 311 (10)
National team
2003–2008 Venezuela 29 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Hernández and the second or maternal family name is Santos.

Jonay Miguel Hernández Santos (born 15 February 1979) is a Venezuelan retired footballer who played as a left back.

He held a Spanish passport due to having spent almost his entire professional career in that nation, mainly in Segunda División B where he appeared in 212 games over the course of one full decade.

Hernández represented Venezuela at the 2004 Copa América.

Club career[edit]

Born in Maracay, Hernández begun his football career in Spain with Universidad de Las Palmas CF, as it played in the regional leagues. In the following seasons, also in the country, he played mainly in the third division, successively representing Real Madrid Castilla, CD Tenerife B (fourth) and CD Ourense.

In the 2002 summer Hernández had his first – and only – taste of top flight football, signing with Scottish Premier League side Dundee FC.[1] On 28 August 2004 he closed the scoresheet in a 4–4 draw at Hibernian,[2] as the campaign eventually ended in relegation.

In February 2005, after nearly 100 official appearances, Hernández returned to Spain, signing with second level club Córdoba CF. With this club and Ciudad de Murcia he would collect 15 appearances in the "silver category" in two season halves, after which he returned to the lower leagues in the country.

International career[edit]

Hernández made 29 appearances for the Venezuela national team.[3] He made his debut on 26 July 2003 in a friendly against Nigeria, a 0–1 loss at Watford's Vicarage Road, and was selected for the following year's Copa América, held in Peru.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Hernández's younger brother, Daniel, is also a footballer. A goalkeeper, he too spent most of his professional career in Spain, and was also a Venezuelan international.


  1. ^ Dundee capture Hernandez; BBC Sport, 31 July 2002
  2. ^ SPL: Hibernian draw with Dundee; BBC, 28 August 2004
  3. ^ Passo Alpuin, Luis Fernando. "Venezuela – Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 7 July 2009. 
  4. ^ Copa América 2004; at RSSSF

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