Patrick Nyema Gerhardt
|Full name||Patrick Nyema Gerhardt|
|Date of birth||31 July 1985|
|Place of birth||Bern, Switzerland|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|2004–2005||→ Young Boys II (loan)||22||(11)|
|2006–2007||→ Concordia Basel (loan)||11||(0)|
|2007–2008||→ SR Delémont (loan)||30||(3)|
|2012–2014||Melbourne Heart FC||40||(1)|
|2017-||Melbourne Knights FC|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of March 22, 2016.
Patrick Nyema Gerhardt (born 31 July 1985) is a Swiss-Liberian footballer who currently plays for National Premier Leagues Victoria side Melbourne Knights. He also represents the Liberia national football team at international level. He is known for his strength, technical skill, heading ability and industrious work rate.
Gerhardt was born in Bern, Switzerland. He also holds a Liberian citizenship through his heritage. He began his football career at Bern, local club FC Bumpliz, before impressing enough to be selected in the BSC Young Boys youth system, where he played for the under 15, under 17, under 18 and under 21 teams. He also won international youth caps for the Swiss national under 15 and under 16 side.
After four years in the youth system and at the age of 19 he won a senior contract with BSC, playing 22 times for the BSC Young Boys II team. After a series of loans to local sides Concordia Basel and SR Delémont he left BSC after just one senior appearance. Gerhardt left BSC in the middle of 2008 and joined newly promoted Romanian Liga I team CS Otopeni. He left after a frustrating season which saw Otopeni relegated and few first team chances. In 2010 he joined Canadian Soccer League side Brantford Galaxy. After an up and down 'regular season' Gerhardt helped the side win the league playoffs, where they came from way back in 7th place to beat Hamilton Croatia 0–3 in the final.
On 26 January 2011, FK Željezničar Sarajevo announced that Gerhardt was coming on trial with the club. He signed for FK Željezničar on 7 February, for the remainder of the 2010–11 season. After helping the Club win the National league cup he was awarded a 1-year contract, keeping him at the club until the end of the 2011/12 season.
The 2011–12 season was an even better one for the club and for Gerhardt, winning 'the Double' (League and Cup titles), as well as qualifying for the UEFA Champions League. It was the first double for any club since the unified Bosnia and Herzegovina football competitions started in the 2002.
Melbourne Heart FC
Despite being born in Bern, Switzerland, Gerhardt accepted the call to play for Liberian national team. He was eligible to play for Liberia due to his heritage. He debuted on 26 March 2011 in a 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification match against Cape Verde Islands, a 2–4 loss.
- Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina: 2011/2012
- Bosnia and Herzegovina Football Cup: 2010/2011, 2011/2012
- Canadian Soccer League (playoffs): 2010
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- "Melbourne Heart FC Confirms Departure of Four Players". Football Federation Australia. Retrieved 29 April 2014.