Enrico Hernández

Enrico Dueñas Hernández (born 23 February 2001) is a footballer who plays as a forward for Dutch club Vitesse. Born in the Netherlands, Hernández represents the El Salvador under-23 national team.

Enrico Hernández
Personal information
Full name Enrico Dueñas Hernández
Date of birth (2001-02-23) 23 February 2001 (age 20)
Place of birth Almere, Netherlands
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Number 44
Youth career
2012–2014 Almere
2014–2016 Waterwijk
2016–2018 Ajax
2018–2020 Vitesse
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2020– Vitesse 1 (0)
National team
2017 Netherlands U16 2 (0)
2021 El Salvador U23 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 02:01, 20 March 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 02:01, 20 March 2021 (UTC)



Hernández is a youth product of Almere, Waterwijk, and Ajax before moving to Vitesse's youth academy in 2018.[1] He made his professional debut with Vitesse in a 2–0 win over Willem II on 17 December 2020.[2] The next day, on 18 December, Hernández signed his first professional contact with Vitesse for 2.5 years.[3]


Hernandez was eligible to represent Netherlands, Finland, El Salvador and Curaçao. He was born in the Netherlands to a Salvadoran father and Finnish mother,[4] while his paternal grandfather was born in Curaçao.

Hernández was called up to the El Salvador U-23 team on March 8, 2021 ahead of the CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship.[5] He made his debut with the El Salvador U23s in a 2–0 loss to the Canada U23s on 19 March 2021.[6] On April 8 2021, it was revealed that Football Association of Finland contacted Hernandez with the hope that he would play for the Finland national football team.[7] Hernandez declined, opting to represent El Salvador.


  1. ^ "ENTREVISTA | Enrico Hernández, el joven de Países Bajos quien sueña con jugar en la Selecta". September 14, 2020.
  2. ^ "Willem II vs. Vitesse - 17 December 2020". Soccerway.
  3. ^ "Vitesse nieuws: Debutant Enrico Hernandez tekent eerste profcontract". Vitesse.nl.
  4. ^ Lammers, Lex (18 December 2020). "Enrico Hernandez: debuut bij Vitesse en meteen eerste profcontract". De Gelderlander. Retrieved 4 May 2021.
  5. ^ @LaSelecta_SLV (March 8, 2021). "📋🇸🇻|Los 2️⃣0️⃣ convocados por @hugoperez_07 para la #SelecciónPreOlimpica que buscará el boleto a #Tokio2020 #ElSalvador #SelectaSub23" (Tweet) (in Spanish) – via Twitter.
  6. ^ https://www.concacaf.com/en/olympics-qualifying-men/game-detail/515851#tab_match=match-details
  7. ^ "¿ADIÓS EL SALVADOR? Enrico Dueñas Hernández confirma que Finlandia lo buscó". Apr 8, 2021. Retrieved May 4, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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