Marc Bernaus

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Bernaus and the second or maternal family name is Cano.
Marc Bernaus
Marc Bernaus 2011.jpg
Bernaus in action for Andorra in 2011
Personal information
Full name Marc Bernaus Cano
Date of birth (1977-02-02) 2 February 1977 (age 40)
Place of birth Andorra la Vella, Andorra
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Left back
Youth career
1994–1995 Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1999 Barcelona B 68 (2)
1995–1996 Barcelona C 22 (1)
1999 Toledo 9 (0)
2000 Terrassa 2 (0)
2000–2002 Gimnàstic 51 (0)
2002–2003 Las Palmas 27 (0)
2003–2004 Getafe 33 (0)
2004–2007 Elche 92 (0)
2007–2008 Poli Ejido 24 (0)
2008–2010 Girona 21 (0)
2013 Llagostera B 3 (2)
Total 352 (5)
National team
1994 Spain U18 3 (1)
1997 Spain U20 7 (0)
2000–2013 Andorra 32 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Marc Bernaus Cano (born 2 February 1977) is an Andorran retired footballer who played as a left back.

Club career[edit]

Born in Andorra la Vella, Bernaus was a FC Barcelona youth graduate. He could never appear for the first team in La Liga, playing four seasons in the second division and another in the third with the B-side; during his spell with the Blaugrana, he suffered a serious anterior cruciate ligament injury to his right knee that hindered his professional career.[1]

Bernaus amassed 286 overall appearances whilst competing in the second tier of Spanish football, also representing CD Toledo, Terrassa FC, Gimnàstic de Tarragona, UD Las Palmas, Getafe CF, Elche CF, Polideportivo Ejido and Girona FC. His biggest achievement came in the 2003–04 season, when he helped Madrid's Getafe to its first top level promotion by playing in 33 out of 42 league games; he also suffered, however, five relegations, two of those with Barça's reserves.[2][3]

International career[edit]

After having appeared for Spain at youth level, Bernaus opted to represent Andorra, his homeland, as a senior. On 13 October 2004, he entered the minnow footballing nation's history books when he scored the game's only goal against Macedonia in the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifiers for Andorra's first ever competitive win.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bernaus, el héroe andorrano" [Bernaus, Andorran hero] (in Spanish). El País. 15 October 2004. Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Figo vuelve a su territorio comanche" [Figo returns to personal comanche territory] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 29 August 2001. Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Marc Bernaus y la gran alegría futbolística del Principado de Andorra" [Marc Bernaus and the biggest football joy for Andorra principality] (in Spanish). Diario de Prácticas UC3M. 22 November 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Turner, Lucy (13 October 2004). "Bernaus brings Andorra victory". UEFA.com. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 

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