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Jennifer Hermoso: A Brief Overview Of Her Illustrious Career

Jennifer Hermoso is a renowned soccer player who plays as a false nine after advancing from an attacking midfielder. Hermoso’s illustrious career has seen her playing for many clubs and the Spanish national team.

She now plays in FC Barcelona, where she has stayed since 2014. One of her notable achievements at the club was when she won back-to-back Spanish Primera titles in 2014 and 2015. Jennifer Hermoso is the all-time best scorer for the Spanish national team and FC Barcelona.

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Jennifer Hermoso Early Years

Jennifer Hermoso’s grandfather inspired her passion for football when she was a child. His grandfather, Antonio Hernandez, was an Atletico Madrid goalkeeper. He often took Hermoso to watch the club’s matches. She later joined the club’s junior team at the tender age of twelve, encouraged by her grandfather.

Jennifer Hermoso was born in 1990 in Madrid, Spain, where she lived with her parents and sister. Hermoso frequently visited the neighborhood park when she was young to play football. Unfortunately, not many girls played football, and she often had to play with boys.

She mostly played futsal and soccer sevens before passing tests to join Atletico Madrid. Jennifer says that she owes a lot to Atletico Madrid, where she spent eight years before moving to Rayo.

Rayo Vallecano suddenly became the club to beat when Jennifer Hermoso joined it in 2010 with seven other players. Rayo won the Superliga and got an automatic entry into the 2010-2011 Champion’s League. Rayo went into the knockout stage, where Arsenal defeated them.

Barcelona Career

jenni hermoso soccer playerJennifer Hermoso left Tyreso FF to join FC Barcelona in January 2014 on a six-month contract. She scored the winning goal in April 2014 to win the league title against Atletico Madrid.

Later in June of the same year, Hermoso started in the final game of the Copa de la Reina, which was decided by a penalty shootout after the teams had a 1-1 draw at the end of extra time. Barcelona won the game after scoring four out of five penalties. Hermoso successfully converted her penalty.

Hermoso had her first complete season at Barcelona in 2015 and won her second league title with the club.

In her second season at Barcelona, Hermoso advanced her playing position from attacking midfielder to a false 9 in the 2015-16 season. Hermoso’s goal count dramatically increased when she moved further up the field.

The club went up to the Copa de la Reina final but failed to recover after trailing by three goals to nothing against Atletico Madrid. Hermoso had managed to pull back two goals, but they could not get a third. Hermoso had scored 24 goals during the tournament, earning her first Pichichi title.

The 2016-17 season was Hermoso’s third year at Barcelona. She continued to prove her worth by scoring against FC Rosengard in the quarter-final to send FC Barcelona to its first semifinal of the Champion’s League. Hermoso’s performance in the league season was exceptional since she was the season’s top scorer for the second consecutive season.

She won the second Copa de la Reina with Barcelona after scoring a hat-trick in June 2017. In her first stint at FC Barcelona, Jennifer Hermoso played in 90 games, bagging 77 goals. She would return to Barcelona two years later.

Jennifer Hermoso is the first player to score against the USA at the 2019

International Career Of Jennifer Hermoso

Youth National Team

Hermoso began her international career at the age of 16. She played against Serbia in the second qualification stage of the 2007 U/19 European Championship for her first game. She scored two goals in four matches during the tournament.

2011-2013: Spanish National Team

Hermoso was called into the Spanish national team in 2011 and debuted on the senior team in June 2012. Spain got an emphatic victory against Turkey, winning 4-0, and proceeded to the UEFA Women’s Euro 2013 playoffs.

However, in the final minute of extra time, Spain was pitted against Scotland and lost by a single goal. Hermoso scored her first national team goal in 2013 against Russia in a friendly game.

Ignacio Quereda, the Spanish national team coach, confirmed Jennifer Hermoso would be among the 23 players to compete in the Women’s Euro 2013 final in Sweden.

Her first competitive goal came in the tournament’s first match as they played against England. Hermoso nearly won the game for her team when she put Spain 2-1 up after scoring in the 85th minute. England equalized shortly after. However, Spain was not denied and rallied to win the game in the final minute of added time.

Hermoso was named player of the match. Her team finished the group stage in the second position. In the quarter-finals, they played against Norway and were edged out in a 3-1 defeat.

2014-2015: Spain’s First Women’s World Cup

Jennifer Hermoso played all qualifying games for the first Women’s World cup. The team got nine wins and one draw in the qualifiers, with Hermoso contributing seven goals. In Spain’s first Women’s World cup game, they drew 1-1 with Costa Rica.

Hermoso was not played in the remaining two group stage matches, and her team failed to proceed to the knockout round.

Jennifer Hermoso Spanish Footballer

2016-2017: European Championships

Following the embarrassing exit from Spain’s first Women’s World Cup, Hermoso was a regular game starter under the leadership of the new coach. The coach put her in the striker position. As a result, Spain went undefeated in the 2017 European Championship qualifiers.

In the run-up to the championship, Spain entered the Algarve Cup – a friendly tournament to prepare teams for the European Championships. Jennifer Hermoso scored a goal when they played Norway, and she defeated Canada in the final.

2018-19: Women’s World Cup

In the 2018-19 season, Hermoso was instrumental in the team’s performance in the Women’s World cup qualifiers. She scored seven goals and got nine assists in the group stage in which Spain came first.

In 2019, Hermoso played in the Women’s World Cup and saw the team advancing to the round of 16 for the first time. The USA defeated Spain and went ahead to win the World Cup.

In February 2021, Hermoso became the all-time top scorer for her national team after reaching 41 goals. In addition, she ended the Euro 2022 qualifiers with ten goals to her name.

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Jennifer Hermoso Personal Life Beyond Football

Jennifer Hermoso lives a relatively quiet life and stays out of the limelight. She is in a relationship with Alexia Putellas. They have gone through various relationship types and, at some point, maintained a long-distance relationship for two years.

They are now back together for the long run. Jennifer’s previous relationships barely lasted one year, but she has stayed with Alexia for over seven years now.

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