José Hernández (soccer)

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José Hernández
Personal information
Full name José Hernández
Date of birth (2000-03-19) 19 March 2000 (age 19)
Place of birth Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Cavalry FC
Number
Youth career
Edmonton Internazionale
0000–2016 FC Edmonton
2016–2018 Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2019 Pacific FC 19 (1)
2020– Cavalry FC 0 (0)
National team
2016–2017 Canada U17 1 (0)
2018 Canada U20 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 September 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 April 2019

José Hernández (born 19 March 2000) is a Canadian professional soccer player who plays for Cavalry FC as a forward.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Hernández began playing soccer at the age of five with Edmonton Internazionale.[1] He later joined the academy programme of FC Edmonton before switching to the academy of Vancouver Whitecaps FC in August 2016.[2] In the 2016–17 season, he played for Vancouver's U16 team in the USSDA and scored 19 goals in 26 appearances.[2] The following year he moved up to the U18 team, where he made 15 appearances and scored 13 goals.[3]

Pacific FC[edit]

On 7 February 2019, Hernández signed his first professional contract with Canadian Premier League side Pacific FC.[4] He made his debut as a substitute on 28 April 2019 in the club's inaugural match.[3] He scored his first goal for the club, which was also his first professional goal, in their next game against Valour FC on May 1.[5] It would be his only goal for Pacific. After the conclusion of the 2019 season, Hernández did not resign with Pacific.[6]

Cavalry FC[edit]

On 11 December 2019, Hernández signed for Cavalry FC, becoming the first player to ever switch from one Canadian Premier League side to another.[7]

International career[edit]

Hernández received his first Canada U17 call-up in October 2016 for an evaluation camp in Vaughan.[1] He was called up to two further camps in the lead-up to the 2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship, where he made one appearance in a match against Cuba.[1]

In November 2018, Hernández was called up by the Canada U20 team for the 2018 CONCACAF U-20 Championship, where he made three appearances and scored a goal in the opening match against Dominica.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "José Hernández". Canada Soccer. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Jose Hernandez". Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  3. ^ a b "José Hernández". Soccerway. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Pacific FC adds three ex-Whitecaps to CPL roster". Sportsnet. 7 February 2019. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  5. ^ "WATCH: Pacific's José Hernandez registers first professional goal of career – Pacific FC". Retrieved 2019-11-05.
  6. ^ "Pacific FC Announce First Roster Moves – Pacific FC". Retrieved 2019-11-05.
  7. ^ "Jose Hernandez makes history in Pacific-Cavalry switch". Canadian Premier League. 2019-12-11. Retrieved 2019-12-11.

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