Theo Hernandez

Theo Bernard François Hernandez (French pronunciation: ​[teo ɛʁnɑ̃dɛz, - ɛʁnandɛs]; born 6 October 1997) is a French professional footballer who plays as a left back for Italian club A.C. Milan.

Theo Hernandez
Theo Hernández.jpg
Hernandez celebrating after winning the 2018 Champions League with Real Madrid
Personal information
Full name Theo Bernard François Hernandez[1]
Date of birth (1997-10-06) 6 October 1997 (age 22)[2]
Place of birth Marseille, France
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Playing position(s) Left back
Club information
Current team
A.C. Milan
Number 19
Youth career
2006–2007 Rayo Majadahonda
2007–2015 Atlético Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2017 Atlético Madrid B 9 (0)
2016–2017Alavés (loan) 32 (1)
2017–2019 Real Madrid 13 (0)
2018–2019Real Sociedad (loan) 24 (1)
2019– A.C. Milan 22 (5)
National team
2015 France U18 4 (0)
2015–2016 France U19 9 (0)
2016 France U20 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:28, 8 March 2020 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Atlético MadridEdit

Born in Marseille, Hernandez joined Atlético Madrid's academy in 2007, aged 9.[3] After progressing through the youth categories, he was promoted to the reserves in Tercera División in summer 2015.

On 3 February 2016, Hernandez renewed his contract.[4] Two days later, he was called up to the first team for a La Liga match against SD Eibar due to injuries,[5] but remained an unused substitute in the 3–1 home win.[6]

On 4 August 2016, Hernandez extended his contract until 2021, being immediately loaned to fellow league club Deportivo Alavés for one year.[7][8] He made his professional debut late in the month, starting in a 0–0 home draw with Sporting de Gijón.[9]

On 16 October 2016, Hernandez was given a straight red card in a 1–1 home draw to Málaga CF after a hard tackle on Ignacio Camacho.[10] He scored his first professional goal the following 7 May, netting the game's only in a home victory over Athletic Bilbao.[11]

A regular starter during the Basque team's run in the Copa del Rey, Hernandez helped them reach the final for the first time in their 91-year history. During the decisive match on 27 May 2017, he scored the equaliser through a direct free kick in an eventual 1–3 loss against FC Barcelona.[12]

Real MadridEdit

On 5 July 2017, Hernandez signed a six-year deal with Real Madrid after they met his release clause of €24 million.[13][14][15] He made his competitive debut on 16 August, replacing Marco Asensio in a 2–0 home win against Barcelona for that year's Supercopa de España.[16]

Hernandez made three appearances during the 2017–18 edition of the UEFA Champions League,[17] helping the club win its third consecutive and 13th overall title in the competition.[18] On 10 August 2018, he was loaned to Real Sociedad.[19][20]

A.C. MilanEdit

On 7 July 2019, Hernandez joined Serie A club A.C. Milan in a deal worth maximum of €20 million.[21][22] The transfer was approved and carried out by Paolo Maldini, who met with him informally at Ibiza to persuade him to join.[23]

Hernandez made his official debut on 21 September 2019, playing 18 minutes in the 2–0 defeat against Inter Milan in the Derby della Madonnina.[24] He scored his first goal for the Rossoneri on 5 October, helping the visitors come from behind to win 2–1 at Genoa CFC.[25]

Personal lifeEdit

Hernandez's father, Jean-François, was also a footballer. A central defender of Spanish descent, he too played for Atlético Madrid;[26][27] his older brother, Lucas, also a defender, was also developed at the club.[28]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 8 March 2020[29]
Club Season League National Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Atlético Madrid B 2015–16[30] Tercera División 9 0 1[a] 0 10 0
Alavés (loan) 2016–17 La Liga 32 1 6 1 38 2
Real Madrid 2017–18 La Liga 13 0 6 0 3 0 1[b] 0 23 0
Real Sociedad (loan) 2018–19 La Liga 24 1 4 0 28 1
A.C. Milan 2019–20 Serie A 22 5 3 1 25 6
Career total 100 7 19 2 3 0 2 0 124 9
  1. ^ Appearance in Tercera División play-offs
  2. ^ Appearance(s) in Supercopa de España

HonoursEdit

Real Madrid

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hernandez, Theo Bernard Francois" (in Spanish). Madrid Football Federation. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  2. ^ a b "FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017: List of players: Real Madrid CF" (PDF). FIFA. 16 December 2017. p. 5. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  3. ^ G. Fuente, Chema (17 September 2014). "Lucas y Theo Hernández, sociedad defensora ilimitada" [Lucas and Theo Hernández, defensive company unlimited]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Theo ficha por el primer equipo" [Theo signs for the first team]. Marca (in Spanish). 3 February 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  5. ^ Díaz, Francisco Javier (5 February 2016). "Simeone forced into rookie back line for Eibar visit". Diario AS. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  6. ^ Malagón, Manuel (6 February 2016). "Fiesta completa en el Calderón" [Complete party at the Calderón]. Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  7. ^ "Theo Hernández renews until 2021". Atlético Madrid. 4 August 2016. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  8. ^ "Theo Hernández, juventud y desparpajo en el lateral albiazul" [Theo Hernández, youth and pizzazz for the blue-and-white flank] (in Spanish). Deportivo Alavés. 4 August 2016. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  9. ^ Castelló, Jordi (28 August 2016). "Alavés y Sporting siguen sumando buenas sensaciones" [Alavés and Sporting pile up the good feelings]. Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  10. ^ "La roja a Theo, la primera expulsión en lo que va de curso" [Theo red card, the first ejection of the campaign] (in Spanish). Noticias de Álava. 17 October 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  11. ^ Jiménez, Rubén (7 May 2017). "Theo lía la Eurozona" [Theo befuddles the Eurozone]. Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  12. ^ "Barcelona salvage season with Copa del Rey win against Alaves". ESPN FC. 27 May 2017. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  13. ^ "Real Madrid sign Theo Hernandez from Atletico Madrid on six-year deal". ESPN. 5 July 2017. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  14. ^ "Official announcement: Theo Hernández". Real Madrid CF. 5 July 2017. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  15. ^ "Theo Hernández, traspasado al Real Madrid" [Theo Hernández, transferred to Real Madrid] (in Spanish). Atlético Madrid. 5 July 2017. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  16. ^ a b Bull, JJ (16 August 2017). "Real Madrid 2 Barcelona 0 (5–1 on aggregate): Woeful Barca dismissed as Zinedine Zidane's unstoppable side win Super Cup". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  17. ^ "Así llegan Real Madrid y Liverpool a la final de la Champions" [That is how Real Madrid and Liverpool arrive to the Champions final] (in Spanish). RCN Radio. 25 May 2018. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  18. ^ a b "Madrid beat Liverpool to complete hat-trick". UEFA. 26 May 2018. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  19. ^ "Official announcement: Theo Hernández". Real Madrid CF. 10 August 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  20. ^ "Agreement for Theo Hernández to play on loan". Real Sociedad. 10 August 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  21. ^ "Official announcement: Theo Hernández". Real Madrid CF. 6 July 2019. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  22. ^ "Theo Hernández is Rossonero". A.C. Milan. 6 July 2019. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  23. ^ "Theo Hernandez reveals how Maldini was decisive in sealing Milan move". One Football. 1 December 2019. Retrieved 16 January 2020.
  24. ^ "Milan-Inter 0–2: gol e highlights della partita. Brozovic-Lukaku, nerazzurri primi" [Milan-Inter 0–2: match goals and highlights. Brozovic-Lukaku, black-and-blue first] (in Italian). Sky Sport. 21 September 2019. Retrieved 31 January 2020.
  25. ^ Gaetani, Marco (5 October 2019). "Genoa-Milan 1–2, Hernandez e Kessié rilanciano Giampaolo" [Genoa-Milan 1–2, Hernandez and Kessié relaunch Giampaolo]. La Repubblica (in Italian). Retrieved 31 January 2020.
  26. ^ Barrère, Sébastien (21 March 2018). "Lucas Hernandez, l'Espagnol à l'accent français" [Lucas Hernandez, the Spaniard with the French accent]. La Dépêche du Midi (in French). Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  27. ^ "Lucas, el futuro jefe de la defensa" [Lucas, the future boss of the defence]. ABC (in Spanish). 5 December 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  28. ^ G. Fuente, Chema (6 February 2016). "Theo y Lucas, dos hermanos del Atlético sobre el campo 60 años después" [Theo and Lucas, two brothers from Atlético on the field 60 years later]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  29. ^ "T. Hernández". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 10 April 2017.
  30. ^ Theo Hernandez at LaPreferente.com (in Spanish)
  31. ^ "Real Madrid 2–1 Man. United". UEFA. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  32. ^ "Cristiano Ronaldo free-kick fires Real Madrid to Club World Cup glory". The Guardian. 16 December 2017. Retrieved 18 December 2017.

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