Lucas Hernandez

Lucas François Bernard Hernandez (French: [lukas ɛʁnɑ̃dɛz, - ɛʁnandɛs];[4][5] born 14 February 1996) is a French professional footballer who plays as a left back or centre back for Bundesliga club Bayern Munich and the France national team.[6]

Lucas Hernandez
Lucas Hernandez 2022.jpg
Hernandez playing for Bayern Munich in 2022
Personal information
Full name Lucas François Bernard Hernandez[1]
Date of birth (1996-02-14) 14 February 1996 (age 26)[2]
Place of birth Marseille, France
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)[3]
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Bayern Munich
Number 21
Youth career
2005–2007 Rayo Majadahonda
2007–2014 Atlético Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2015 Atlético Madrid B 21 (1)
2014–2019 Atlético Madrid 67 (1)
2019– Bayern Munich 67 (0)
National team
2012 France U16 1 (0)
2014 France U18 2 (0)
2014–2015 France U19 13 (0)
2015 France U20 3 (0)
2016–2017 France U21 9 (0)
2018– France 32 (0)
Honours
Men's football
Representing  France
FIFA World Cup
Winner 2018
UEFA Nations League
Winner 2021
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 15:28, 14 May 2022 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 3 June 2022

Hernandez started his career with Atlético Madrid where he made more than 100 competitive appearances, reaching the 2016 UEFA Champions League Final. He also won the 2018 Europa League and the Super Cup in the same year. He signed for Bayern in 2019, winning the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and Champions League in his first season as part of a treble. A French international since 2018, Hernandez was part of the winning squad at the 2018 FIFA World Cup and also participated in UEFA Euro 2020.

Club careerEdit

Atlético MadridEdit

 
Hernandez with Atlético

Born in Marseille, while his father Jean-François was playing for Olympique de Marseille, Hernandez moved to Spain at the age of four (as a result, he would later speak French with a slight Spanish accent)[7] and joined Atlético Madrid's youth setup in 2007 aged 11, from CF Rayo Majadahonda.[8][9] On 9 November 2013, while still a junior, he was called up by manager Diego Simeone for a La Liga match against Villarreal CF,[10] but remained unused in the 1–1 away draw on the following day.[11]

Hernandez made his senior debut on 26 April 2014, starting for the reserves in a 0–1 away loss against Real Sociedad B in the Segunda División B.[12] He appeared in three further matches during the season, as they narrowly avoided relegation; he also signed a new deal with the club in June, running until 2018.[13]

Hernandez made his first-team debut on 3 December 2014, playing the full 90 minutes in a 3–0 away success over CE L'Hospitalet in the campaign's Copa del Rey.[14] His maiden appearance in the Spanish top level took place on the 21st, when he came on as a late substitute for Guilherme Siqueira in a 4–1 away win against Athletic Bilbao.[15]

2015–16 seasonEdit

On 10 August 2015, Hernandez renewed his contract until 2019 and was definitively promoted to the main squad.[16] His maiden appearance in the UEFA Champions League took place on 15 March 2016, as he replaced injured Diego Godín for extra time of the round-of-16 tie against PSV Eindhoven (0–0 after 120 minutes, 8–7 penalty shootout win);[17] he entered at the same point in the final, a shootout loss to neighbours Real Madrid in the San Siro on 28 May.[18]

2016–17 seasonEdit

On 6 August 2016, Hernandez signed a contract extension with Atlético until 30 June 2020.[19] He played a more important role for Atlético during the 2016-17 season. Hernandez played in 22 matches in all competitions during the season. He was in the starting lineup in 20 of these matches.

2017–18 seasonEdit

During the 2017-18 season, Hernandez was a key member of the team as he played in 44 matches in all competitions. Atlético reached the 2018 UEFA Europa League Final. He started and played the whole match against French club Marseille. Atlético won the match 3-0 and Hernandez won his first international trophy.[20]

2018–19 seasonEdit

Hernandez scored his first goal as a professional on 19 January 2019, in a 3–0 away defeat of SD Huesca.[21]

On 27 March 2019, Atlético confirmed that Hernandez would leave the club in the summer of 2019. Atlético confirmed they offered Hernandez a contract extension, but he decided to sign for Bundesliga club Bayern Munich. Atlético said that the German club activated Hernandez's release clause of €80 million.[22] During the medical examination by Bayern Munich medical staff, a damage to the medial collateral ligament in Hernandez's right knee was found. The injury required a surgical repair. On 28 March 2019, Hernandez had a successful operation on his right knee. The operation ended Hernandez's season with Atlético.[23]

Hernandez played in 14 La Liga matches and scored one goal. In all competitions, he played in 22 matches and scored one goal.

On 12 October 2019, Hernandez's former coach at Atlético, Diego Simeone, said in an interview with Marca that the left back's departure to Bayern had hurt Atlético a great deal: "The exit that hurt us the most was Lucas, who was a boy from the academy ... [It hurt] More than [Antoine] Griezmann," who left Atlético at the same time for Barcelona.[24]

Bayern MunichEdit

On 27 March 2019, Bayern Munich announced that Hernandez would join the club on 1 July 2019 for a club record (and Bundesliga record) fee of €80 million, signing a five-year contract lasting until 2024.[25][26] He made his debut for Bayern on 10 August in a first round match against Energie Cottbus in the DFB-Pokal as an 89th-minute substitute.[27] On 23 August 2020, along with his Bayern Munich teammates, Hernandez became a Champions League winner.[28]

On 3 November 2020, Hernandez scored his first goal for Bayern Munich in a 6–2 away win over Red Bull Salzburg in the 2020–21 UEFA Champions League.[29]

International careerEdit

 
Hernandez playing for France at the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Hernandez earned his first cap for France on 6 March 2012, playing the full 90 minutes for the under-16 team in 1–1 friendly draw against Italy at Coverciano. In 2014, he also appeared with the under-18 and under-19 sides. The following year, he was selected for 2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship Team of the Tournament for his performances.[30]

In March 2018, Hernandez was called up to the senior team by manager Didier Deschamps for friendlies with Colombia and Russia.[31] He made his debut against the former, replacing Lucas Digne for the last 14 minutes of the 2–3 loss in Paris.[32]

Hernandez was selected for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.[33] He made his debut in the competition on 16 June, playing the entire 2–1 group stage win against Australia;[34] he featured in all of the matches for the eventual champions, six of those being complete.[35][36]

In October 2021, ahead of the UEFA Nations League semi-finals against Belgium, Lucas for the first time received a call-up to the national team from Didier Deschamps together with his brother Theo; the two were later fielded in the 3–4–1–2 formation as a left center back and a left wingback, respectively, making it the first time they played together in a senior competitive game, which turned out to be a 3–2 comeback victory for France, with Theo scoring the late-time winning goal.[37]

Personal lifeEdit

Hernandez's father, Jean-François, was also a footballer who played as a centre back. Of Spanish descent,[38] he also played for Atlético Madrid;[39] Hernandez's younger brother, Theo, was also raised at the club, and played in the same position.[40] In an interview with Marca in October 2018, he stated that his family had not heard from their father for 12 or 13 years.[41]

On 3 February 2017, Hernandez was arrested on suspicion of assaulting his girlfriend,[42] who was also summoned to appear in court.[43] Both Hernandez and his girlfriend, Amelia Llorente, were sentenced to 31 days of community service, while Hernandez was also served with a restraining order preventing him from being within 500 metres of Llorente.[44][45]

Hernandez was arrested again in June of the same year for violating the restraining order after he and Llorente landed together in Madrid, returning from their honeymoon. For this violation, on 13 October 2021, Hernandez was sentenced to six-months in prison by a Spanish court; Hernandez successfully appealed his sentence and was instead given a four year suspended sentence and ordered to pay a €96,000 fine.[44][45][46]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 14 May 2022[47]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Atlético Madrid 2014–15 La Liga 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2015–16 La Liga 10 0 2 0 4[a] 0 16 0
2016–17 La Liga 15 0 5 0 4[a] 0 24 0
2017–18 La Liga 27 0 6 0 11[b] 0 44 0
2018–19 La Liga 14 1 2 0 5[a] 0 1[c] 0 22 1
Total 67 1 18 0 24 0 1 0 110 1
Bayern Munich 2019–20 Bundesliga 19 0 3 0 3[a] 0 0 0 25 0
2020–21 Bundesliga 23 0 1 0 8[a] 1 5[d] 0 37 1
2021–22 Bundesliga 25 0 1 0 8[a] 0 0 0 34 0
Total 67 0 5 0 21 1 3 0 96 1
Career total 134 1 23 0 45 1 4 0 206 2
  1. ^ a b c d e f Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  2. ^ Three appearances in UEFA Champions League, eight appearances in UEFA Europa League
  3. ^ Appearance in UEFA Super Cup
  4. ^ One appearance in UEFA Super Cup, one appearance in DFL-Supercup, one appearance in FIFA Club World Cup

InternationalEdit

As of match played 3 June 2022[48]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
France 2018 15 0
2019 2 0
2020 5 0
2021 8 0
2022 2 0
Total 32 0

HonoursEdit

Atlético Madrid

Bayern Munich

France

Individual

Orders

ReferencesEdit

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