Pedro Pablo Hernández
Hernández in 2015
|Full name||Pedro Pablo Hernández|
|Date of birth||24 October 1986|
|Place of birth||Tucumán, Argentina|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|2010||→ DC United (loan)||14||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:27, 10 May 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 November 2016
Argentina and Uruguay
Born in Tucumán, Hernández moved to Buenos Aires at early age, and subsequently joined Racing Club's youth setup. He was released in 2005, aged 19, and returned to his hometown. After failing in a trial at San Martín de Tucumán, Hernández moved to Atlético Tucumán. He made his senior debuts in 2006, and moved abroad two years later, joining Racing Montevideo.
On 7 August 2009 Hernández moved to Defensor Sporting. He made his debut on the 23rd, starting in a 5–1 home routing over Atenas de San Carlos, and scored his first goal roughly a month later, netting the last of a 4–0 win at Central Español.
Major League Soccer
On 1 July 2010, D.C. United officially announced the loan signing of Hernández from Uruguayan club Defensor Sporting, after he trialed with the club. Despite being a regular starter for DC United, he rescinded his link on 7 January of the following year, and moved to Argentinos Juniors late in the month.
In July 2013 Hernández joined O'Higgins, as a replacement for Universidad de Chile-bound Juan Rodrigo Rojas. He was a part of the side which won the campaign's Apertura tournament, scoring seven goals in 18 matches, including the historical goal in the final against Universidad Católica.
Celta de Vigo
On 26 June 2014, Hernández moved teams and countries again, after agreeing to a four-year deal with La Liga side Celta de Vigo, for an € 1.6 million fee. He made his debut for the club on 30 August, replacing Nolito in the 85th minute of a 1–1 away draw against Córdoba CF.
Since Hernández has Chilean Citizenship through Jus sanguinis principles in December 2013, he is eligible to play for Chile. Hernández was born in the Argentina and is an Argentine citizen; he thus had the choice of either playing for Chile or Argentina.
When asked about his choice in a 2013 interview, he stated:
I feel Chilean largely. During my first year I lived with my grandmother. I have a great affection despite the short time I've been in Rancagua. It was up the possibility for blood right and thank God, yesterday (Tuesday), I received my documents formalizing and dual nationality.
|— Hernández speaking about his switch of allegiance.|
He then was called up by Jorge Sampaoli to represent his new country's main squad in a friendly against Costa Rica. He made his international debut on 22 January 2014, scoring the second and third in a 4–0 win at the Estadio Municipal Francisco Sánchez Rumoroso.
In June 2014, Hernández was called up to the provisional 30-men squad for the World Cup in Brazil, however an injury ruled him out of the final squad. He was re-called to play in the friendly match against Bolivia on 14 October 2014, where he was victim of a penalty that Arturo Vidal changed for goal and the final 2-2. In November, he was called to play against Venezuela and Uruguay, Hernandez scored the fifth goal in the 5-0 win against Venezuela in Talcahuano.
- Scores and results list Chile's goal tally first.
|1.||22 January 2014||Francisco Sánchez Rumoroso, Coquimbo, Chile||Costa Rica||
|3.||14 November 2014||Estadio CAP, Talcahuano, Chile||Venezuela||5–0||5–0||Friendly match|
- As of 10 May 2017
|Racing Montevideo||2008–09||Primera División||15||2||0||0||—||5[a]||3||20||5|
|Argentinos Juniors||2010–11||Primera División||6||0||0||0||3[b]||0||—||9||0|
|Celta de Vigo||2014–15||La Liga||29||2||3||0||0||0||–||32||2|
- Atlético Tucumán
- Torneo Argentino A: 2007-08
- Medalla Santa Cruz de Triana: 2014
- Celta Vigo
- Un crack del Interior (A skilled player from the countryside); Futbol South Africa 2010, 2 March 2011 (in Spanish)
- Pablo Hernández se sumó a Defensor (Pablo Hernández added to Defensor); Ovación, 7 August 2009 (in Spanish)
- "D.C. United signs Argentine forward Pablo Hernandez". D.C. United. Archived from the original on 2010-09-26.
- D.C. United cuts ties with Pablo Hernandez; The Washington Post, 7 January 2011
- Pablo Hernández se suma a Argentinos, Atlético lo objeta (Pablo Hernández added to Argentinos, Atlético objects); El Siglo, 29 January 2011 (in Spanish)
- Las credenciales de Pablo Hernández: El “10″ que llega a O’Higgins (The credentials of Pablo Hernández: the "10" who arrives at O'Higgins); El Tipógrafo, 23 July 2013 (in Spanish)
- Pedro Pablo Hernández: El “chileno” que llevó a lo más alto a O’Higgins (Pedro Pablo Hernández: the "Chilean" who took O'Higgins at the highest); El Tipógrafo, 31 December 2013 (in Spanish)
- O'Higgins se quedó en blanco con Lanús y fue eliminado de la Copa Libertadores (O'Higgins draws blank with Lanús and was knocked out of Copa Libertadores); Cooperativa, 9 April 2014 (in Spanish)
- Pablo Hernández: talento, potencia y llegada para el Real Club Celta (Pablo Hernández: talent, power and arrival to Real Club Celta); Celta's official website, 26 June 2014 (in Spanish)
- El Celta cierra el fichaje de Hernández (Celta completes signing of Hernández); Marca, 13 June 2014 (in Spanish)
- Fede da el primer punto (Fede gives the first point); Marca, 30 August 2014 (in Spanish)
- Pablo Hernandez stunner hands Celta Vigo a point at Atletico Madrid; ESPN FC, 20 September 2014
- Comunicado de prensa: nacionalización de Pablo Hernández (Press release: Pablo Hernández's nationalization); O'Higgins' official website, 18 December 2013 (in Spanish)
- O’Higgins se liberó de un cupo extranjero: Pedro Pablo Hernández se nacionalizó chileno (O'Higgins freed an foreigner place: Pedro Pablo Hernández became a Chilean); El Tipógrafo, 18 December 2013 (in Spanish)
- Pedro Pablo Hernández será convocado a la selección para el amistoso ante Costa Rica (Pedro Pablo Hernández will be called up to the national squad for a friendly against Costa Rica); Cooperativa, 15 January 2014 (in Spanish)
- ‘Foreign’ debutants bag three in Chile’s 4-0 demolition of Costa Rica; The Santiago Times, 23 January 2014
- Pablo Hernández at Soccerway. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
- "UEFA Europa League Squad of the Season". UEFA. 25 May 2017.