Fernando González (footballer, born 1989)

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Fernando González (born June 12, 1989 in Tampa, Florida) is a Puerto Rican footballer.

Fernando González
Personal information
Full name Fernando González
Date of birth (1989-06-12) June 12, 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth Tampa, Florida, United States
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
HC United
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 South Florida Bulls 78 (1)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Atlanta Silverbacks 13 (0)
National team
2008 Puerto Rico U20 3 (0)
2012– Puerto Rico 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 13, 2012
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of August 24, 2012


College and AmateurEdit

González played for Tampa powerhouse HC United. With HCU, he won the SYL North American championship.[1] He also played at Gaither High School during his time with HC United. González then played in college for the USF Bulls.


González signed with Atlanta Silverbacks of the second tier North American Soccer League and made his professional debut on April 9, 2011 in a game against NSC Minnesota Stars. Atlanta announced on November 8, 2011 that González would return for the 2012 season.[2]


In 2008, he played 3 games for Puerto Rico in the FIFA U20 World Cup Qualifiers in Cayman Islands, starting all 3 of them. González trained with the Puerto Rico U-21's ahead of the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games. In October 2010, he was called up by the Puerto Rico Men's National Team to play in the Digicel Caribbean Cup but he was not released by the University of South Florida to do so.[3]


  1. ^ http://www.gousfbulls.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=7700&ATCLID=1152213
  2. ^ http://www.nasl.com/index.php?id=3&newsid=1537
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2011-02-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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