Víctor Bernárdez

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Víctor Bernárdez
Víctor Bernárdez San Jose Earthquakes.jpg
Personal information
Full name Víctor Salvador Bernárdez Blanco[1]
Date of birth (1982-05-24) 24 May 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth La Ceiba, Honduras
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Centre half
Club information
Current team
San Jose Earthquakes
Number 5
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
????–2003 Vida 16 (0)
2001–2008 Motagua 62 (10)
2009–2011 Anderlecht 22 (1)
2011 Lierse (loan) 9 (1)
2011 Indios (loan) 12 (3)
2012– San Jose Earthquakes 127 (6)
National team
2003–2004 Honduras U23 7 (2)
2004–2014[2] Honduras 78 (4)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 06:32, 22 August 2016 (UTC).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 June 2014
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Bernárdez and the second or maternal family name is Blanco.

Víctor Salvador Bernárdez Blanco (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈbiktor βerˈnarðes]; born 24 May 1982) Also known as Muma, is a Honduran footballer who currently plays as a defender for San Jose Earthquakes of Major League Soccer.

Club career[edit]

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CDS Vida (2003)[edit]

Víctor Bernárdez began his career in La Ceiba with his hometown club Vida. His play with Vida earned him a move to top Honduran side Motagua.

Motagua (2001-2008)[edit]

Bernardez scored several important goals in his time with Motagua, including a brace against Olimpia to win the Apertura final 4-2 on aggregate. He also scored a 40-yard free kick in El Clasico de las Emes, capping a 4-1 win for Motagua on 2 July 2007. He was linked to Anderlecht as well as many Major League Soccer teams in the winter market. However, in January 2009, it became official that he had been loaned to Anderlecht for six months.

Anderlecht (2009-2011)[edit]

He scored his first goal for the team on 7 February 2009 against Mons during his second appearance with the squad. In January 2011, Bernárdez was sent to Lierse S.K. on a five month loan. Later in the year he was again sent on loan, this time to Mexican club Indios de Ciudad Juárez. Bernárdez was an important player for Indios appearing in 11 matches and scoring 3 goals.

San Jose Earthquakes (2012-)[edit]

On 28 December 2011 San Jose Earthquakes of Major League Soccer announced that they had signed Bernárdez.[3] Bernárdez made his debut for San Jose on April 3, in their first match of the 2012 season in a 1-0 win against the New England Revolution. His first goal for the club came in a California Clásico match, with Bernárdez scoring off a corner kick from fellow countryman Marvin Chavez.[4] He went on to make 24 starts for the Earthquakes, quickly becoming a consistent starter for the team. Bernárdez gained recognition for his individual play for the team, being named a finalist for Defender of the Year and Newcomer of the Year, as well as part of the 2012 MLS Best XI.[5][6] His play helped lead the Earthquakes to the Supporters Shield, which was their first trophy in seven years. Bernárdez proved to be a key member of the Earthquakes in playoffs, scoring in the first leg of the Western Conference semi-finals away to the LA Galaxy. In the following match, Bernárdez left in the 12th minute with an injury and the Earthquakes subsequently gave up three goals, losing the match as well as the playoff series.[7]

San Jose's Supporters Shield win in 2012 won the team qualification for the 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League. Bernardez made his competition debut on August 28, 2013, in a 1-0 loss away to Heredia Jaguares de Peten.[8]

Bernardez made his 100th appearance for the San Jose Earthquakes on August 28, 2015, in a 1-0 win against the LA Galaxy.[9]

International career[edit]

He made his debut for Honduras in a March 2004 friendly match against Venezuela and has earned, as of June 2012, a total of 64 caps, scoring 4 goals. He has represented his country in 23 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[10] and played one match at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He also featured at the 2007 UNCAF Nations Cup[11] as well as at the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[12] Bernárdez announced before the 2014 World Cup that he would retire after Honduras' last match in the tournament. [13] Bernárdez played in every one of Honduras' group stage matches at the 2014 tournament including what was his final appearance for the team, a 3-0 defeat to Switzerland.[14] The following year Bernárdez reconfirmed his decision to retire from international play, citing the need for him to move on so that new players could get their chance with the side. He also stated that his best memories playing with the national team were his participation in two World Cups as well as helping Honduras to beat Mexico in Estadio Azteca in 2013.[15]

International goals[edit]

Víctor Bernárdez: International goals
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 6 September 2006 Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino, Tegucigalpa, Honduras  El Salvador 1 – 0 2 – 0 Friendly
2 23 May 2008 Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras  Belize 1 – 0 2 – 0 Friendly
3 2 June 2012 Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Washington D.C., United States  El Salvador 1 – 0 3 – 0 Friendly
4 7 September 2012 Estadio Pedro Marrero, Havana, Cuba  Cuba 2 – 0 3 – 0 2014 World Cup qualifier

Honours[edit]

Motagua[edit]

Anderlecht[edit]

San Jose Earthquakes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 11 June 2014. p. 19. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Aguilar, Marco (25 June 2014). ""Muma" Bernárdez se despide de la Selección pidiendo perdón". Diario Diez. Retrieved 28 March 2016. 
  3. ^ San Jose sign Bernárdez
  4. ^ "2012-06-30-SJ-v-LA | MLSsoccer.com". 2012-07-04. Retrieved 2016-08-09. 
  5. ^ "MLS announces the finalists for year-end awards". MLSSoccer. 15 November 2012. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "MLS reveals 2012 Best XI, headlined by Sporting KC quartet". MLS Soccer. 26 November 2012. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  7. ^ "2012-11-07-SJ-v-LA | MLSsoccer.com". 2012-11-10. Retrieved 2016-08-09. 
  8. ^ "CD Heredia vs San Jose Earthquakes 08-29-2013 - Recap | MLSsoccer.com". 2013-10-31. Retrieved 2016-08-09. 
  9. ^ "San Jose Earthquakes 1, LA Galaxy 0 | MLS Match Recap". MLSsoccer.com MatchCenter. Retrieved 2016-08-09. 
  10. ^ Víctor BernárdezFIFA competition record
  11. ^ UNCAF (Qualifying Tournament for Gold Cup) 2007 - Details - RSSSF
  12. ^ CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2011 - Full Details - RSSSF
  13. ^ Orellana, Douglas (3 March 2014). "Mis compañeros no quieren que me retire". Diez. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  14. ^ FIFA.com. "2014 FIFA World Cup™ - Matches - FIFA.com". FIFA.com. Retrieved 2016-08-09. 
  15. ^ "No hay marcha atrás entre Víctor Bernárdez y la Selección de Honduras". www.univision.com. Retrieved 2016-08-09. 

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