Marcelino Bernal

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Marcelino Bernal
Personal information
Full name Marcelino Bernal Pérez
Date of birth (1962-05-27) May 27, 1962 (age 57)
Place of birth Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1979–1983 Cruz Azul
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1987 Cruz Azul 79 (6)
1987–1991 Puebla 148 (24)
1991–1997 Toluca 150 (33)
1997–1998 Monterrey 42 (12)
1999–2000 Pachuca 52 (7)
2001 UNAM 25 (1)
Total 496 (84)
National team
1988–1998 Mexico 64 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Marcelino Bernal Pérez (born May 27, 1962 in Tepic) is a retired Mexican football midfielder.

Club career[edit]

A talented all-around midfielder, able to win possession effectively as well as score goals, Bernal spent most of his club career with Puebla and Toluca. He won two championships: Puebla in 1990 and Pachuca in 1999. He ended his top-flight career with UNAM in 2001.

International career[edit]

He got 65 caps and 5 goals for the Mexico national team between 1988 and 1998,[1] and he participated at the World Cups in 1994 and 1998. Bernal's career developed at a relatively late stage, and he earned 58 of his 65 caps at the age of 30 or older. At the 1994 World Cup he scored a goal in the game against Italy, but he was best known for the Mexico-Bulgaria second-round game in which he cleared a shot from Krasimir Balakov, but in doing so, he fell on the net and snapped the post, causing the goal to cave in. An eight-minute delay was needed to install a new net and play resumed. Mexico would eventually lose in a penalty shootout, in which Bulgaria goalkeeper Borislav Mikhailov saved Bernal's attempt.




International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 8 March 1992 Estadio Azulgrana Mexico City, Mexico  CIS 4–0 4–0 Friendly
2 6 December 1992 Estadio Azulgrana, Mexico City, Mexico  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 4–0 11–0 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification
3 7–0
4 8–0
5 28 June 1994 RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C., United States  Italy 1–1 1–1 1994 FIFA World Cup

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