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Onel Lázaro Hernández Mayea (born 1 February 1993) is a Cuban-born German[3] football winger who plays for Norwich City.[4]

Onel Hernández
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Hernández training with Arminia Bielefeld in 2011
Personal information
Full name Onel Lázaro Hernández Mayea
Date of birth (1993-02-01) 1 February 1993 (age 26)[1]
Place of birth Morón, Cuba[2]
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Norwich City
Number 25
Youth career
TuS Westfalia Neuenkirchen
FC Gütersloh 2000
0000–2007 Rot Weiss Ahlen
2007–2010 Arminia Bielefeld
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Arminia Bielefeld 28 (0)
2012–2013 Werder Bremen II 45 (4)
2014–2016 VfL Wolfsburg II 53 (7)
2016–2018 Eintracht Braunschweig 51 (6)
2018– Norwich City 52 (8)
National team
2010 Germany U18 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:18, 9 June 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 June 2016

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Club careerEdit

Born in Morón, Cuba, Hernández came through the academy system at TuS Westfalia Neuenkirchen, FC Gütersloh 2000, Rot Weiss Ahlen and Arminia Bielefeld. He made his professional league debut for Arminia Bielefeld in the 2. Bundesliga against SC Paderborn 07 on 1 October 2010. In this game, he was substituted in the 78th minute for Franck Manga Guela by Christian Ziege.[2] He played 28 league games for Arminia Bielefeld from 2010 to 2012.[4] After two years he moved to SV Werder Bremen II. On 10 January 2014, Hernández moved to VfL Wolfsburg II.[5][6]

On 2 June 2016, Hernández signed with 2. Bundesliga club Eintracht Braunschweig for the 2016–17 season.[3]

He moved to Norwich City in January 2018.[7] Since moving to Norwich City in the January transfer window, he has become a fan favourite scoring two late goals on the first game of the season against Birmingham City.

International careerEdit

Hernández has represented Germany once at the under-18 level, in a match against Ukraine in 2010.[8]

In November 2018, Hernández was called up for the first time by Cuba, but would not be permitted to play due to political rules that only allows Cuba-based players to take part in the national team matches.[9]

Personal lifeEdit

Hernández grew up in Gütersloh after having emigrated from Cuba to Germany with his mother and sister at the age of six.[10]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 2 May 2018[11]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Arminia Bielefeld II 2010–11 Regionalliga West 5 0 5 0
Arminia Bielefeld 2010–11 2. Bundesliga 10 0 0 0 10 0
2011–12 3. Liga 18 0 1 0 19 0
Total 28 0 1 0 0 0 29 0
Werder Bremen II 2012–13 Regionalliga Nord 31 0 31 0
2013–14 14 4 14 4
Total 45 4 0 0 45 4
Wolfsburg II 2013–14 Regionalliga Nord 9 1 0 0 9 1
2014–15 31 4 31 4
2015–16 13 2 2[a] 0 15 2
Total 53 7 2 0 55 7
Eintracht Braunschweig 2016–17 2. Bundesliga 34 5 0 0 2[b] 0 36 5
2017–18 17 1 1 0 18 1
Total 51 6 1 0 2 0 54 6
Norwich City 2017–18 Championship 12 0 0 0 12 0
2018–19 39 8 1 0 2 1 0 0 42 9
Total 51 8 1 0 2 1 0 0 54 9
Career total 233 25 3 0 2 1 4 0 242 26

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Onel Hernández - Midfielder". Norwich City Football Club. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Cuba - O. Hernández - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". Us.soccerway.com. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Eintracht verpflichtet Onel Hernández". eintracht.com (in German). 2 June 2016. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Onel Hernandez". kicker.de (in German). Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Onel Hernández - Football.com". Football.com. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  6. ^ "Spieltag/Tabelle :: Staffel Nord :: Regionalliga :: Ligen Männer :: Ligen & Wettbewerbe :: DFB - Deutscher Fußball-Bund e.V". Dfb.de. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  7. ^ Thomas, Lyall (25 January 2018). "Norwich sign Cuba winger Onel Hernandez from German second division". Sky Sports. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Ukraine U 18 1:2 (0:1) Deutschland U 18". dfb.de (in German). 8 October 2010. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  9. ^ Ames, Nick (29 March 2019). "Norwich's Onel Hernández: 'It's sad. Cuban players want to play for free'". The Guardian. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  10. ^ "Eine neue Chance". eintracht.com (in German). 2 June 2016. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  11. ^ Onel Hernández at Soccerway. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  12. ^ "Championship: 2018/19: Current table". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
    "Norwich: Squad details: 2018/19". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 May 2019.