Nelson Bonilla

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Nelson Bonilla
Personal information
Full name Nelson Wilfredo Bonilla Sánchez
Date of birth (1990-09-11) 11 September 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth San Salvador, El Salvador[1]
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Bangkok United
Number 9
Youth career
Nejapa FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Alianza FC 77 (20)
2014–2015 Viitorul Constanța 25 (7)
2015–2016 Zira 29 (14)
2016–2017 Nacional 14 (2)
2017Gaziantep BB (Loan) 3 (0)
2017 Oliveirense 6 (2)
2018 Sukhothai 33 (25)
2019– Bangkok United 20 (16)
National team
2012– El Salvador 46 (16)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 March 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 September 2019

Nelson Wilfredo Bonilla Sánchez (born 11 September 1990),[1][2] is a Salvadoran professional footballer, who plays for Bangkok United as a forward.[3]

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

Alianza[edit]

Bonilla scored his first goal for Alianza against Atlético Marte on 13 August 2011. He scored both goals against Águila on 11 September 2011, the match ended 2–1 to Alianza.[4] He scored the only goal against Juventud Independiente on 2 November 2011. On 27 November 2011 he scored a 54th-minute equaliser against Firpo the match ended 1–1.[5] On 22 January he scored the winning goal against Juventud Independiente in the 60th minute, the match ended 2–1.[6] On 5 February 2012 he scored the first goal in a 3–1 defeat against Águila.[7]

Viitorul[edit]

In July 2014, Bonilla signed with Romanian club Viitorul Constanța.[8]

Zira[edit]

On 31 August 2015, Bonilla signed a two-year contract with Zira FK of the Azerbaijan Premier League.[9] On 23 May 2016, Zira announced that Bonilla had extended his contract with the club for an additional season.[10]

Nacional[edit]

On 16 June 2016, it was announced that Bonilla would leave Zira to join Portuguese club Nacional.[11]

International[edit]

Bonilla made his debut for El Salvador on 23 May 2012 away to New Zealand in a 2–2 draw.[12] Bonilla's scored his first goal for El Salvador on 27 May 2012 against Moldova, with his team going on to win 2–0.[13][14][15]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 21 January 2020.[16][17]
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Alianza 201112 Salvadoran Primera División 29 7 29 7
201213 25 9 25 9
201314 23 4 23 4
Total 77 20 77 20
Viitorul Constanța 2014–15 Liga I 25 7 0 0 25 7
Zira 2015–16 Azerbaijan Premier League 29 14 2 3 31 17
Nacional 2016–17 Primeira Liga 14 2 1 0 1 0 16 2
Gaziantep B.B. 2016–17 TFF First League 3 0 0 0 3 0
Sukhothai 2018 Thai League 1 32 25 0 0 1 2 33 27
Bangkok United 2019 20 16 1 1 1 0 1 0 23 17
2020 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 200 84 4 3 3 2 1 0 208 89

International[edit]

As of 7 September 2019.[17]
El Salvador
Year Apps Goals
2012 7 2
2013 4 1
2014 2 1
2015 10 3
2016 7 3
2017 9 2
2018 1 1
2019 6 3
Total 46 16

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list El Salvador's goal tally first.[17]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 26 May 2012 Cotton Bowl, Dallas, United States 2  Moldova 1–0 2–0 Friendly
2 11 August 2012 StubHub Center, Carson, United States 5  Guatemala 1–0 1–0
3 27 January 2013 Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica 10  Belize 1–0 1–0 2013 Copa Centroamericana
4 18 November 2014 Dennis Martínez National Stadium, Managua, Nicaragua 13  Nicaragua 2–0 2–0 Friendly
5 11 June 2015 Warner Park Sporting Complex, Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis 18  Saint Kitts and Nevis 2–2 2–2 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
6 16 June 2015 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador 19  Saint Kitts and Nevis 2–0 4–1
7 4–1
8 25 March 2016 24  Honduras 2–2 2–2 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
9 28 May 2016 RFK Stadium, Washington D.C., United States 26  Peru 1–2 1–3 Friendly
10 6 September 2016 BC Place, Vancouver, Canada 29  Canada 1–2 1–3 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
11 9 July 2017 Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, United States 34  Mexico 1–1 1–3 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
12 16 July 2017 Alamodome, San Antonio, United States 36  Jamaica 1–0 1–1
13 13 October 2018 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador 39  Barbados 1–0 3–0 2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League qualification
14 23 March 2019 40  Jamaica 1–0 2–0
15 17 June 2019 Independence Park, Kingston, Jamaica 43  Curaçao 1–0 1–0 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup
16 7 September 2019 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador 46  Saint Lucia 3–0 3–0 2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League B

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Nelson Bonilla :: Nelson Wilfredo Bonilla Sánchez – Alianza FC – Statistics". footballzz.co.uk. 27 May 2012.
  2. ^ FIFA.com
  3. ^ "Tailandia, el posible nuevo destino de Nelson Bonilla".
  4. ^ "N. Bonilla". Soccerway. Retrieved 7 February 2020.
  5. ^ "Primera Division – Alianza vs Firpo". Soccerway. Retrieved 7 February 2020.
  6. ^ "Primera Division – Alianza vs Juventud Independiente". Soccerway. Retrieved 7 February 2020.
  7. ^ "Primera Division – Alianza vs Águila". Soccerway. Retrieved 7 February 2020.
  8. ^ "Nelson Bonilla es presentado en el FC Viitorul Constanta".
  9. ^ "Nelson Bonilla Zirə də". fczire.az (in Azerbaijani). 31 August 2015.
  10. ^ "Zirə 5 futbolçi ilə yeni müqavilə imzaladı". fczire.az (in Azerbaijani). 23 May 2016.
  11. ^ "Bonilla jugará en el Nacional de Portugal". edhdeportes.com (in Spanish). 16 June 2016.
  12. ^ "New Zealand draw 2–2 in friendly with El Salvador". Taipei Times. 23 May 2012.
  13. ^ "El Salvador vs. Moldova – 27 May 2012 – Soccerway". 11 January 2012.
  14. ^ "Nelson Bonilla pidió no ser convocado a la selección".
  15. ^ "Bonilla anuncia que no volverá a la selección si hay reelección en FESFUT".
  16. ^ "N.Bonilla". Soccerway.
  17. ^ a b c "Nelson Bonilla". National-Football-Teams.com.

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