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Patrice Bernier
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Personal information
Date of birth September 23, 1979 (1979-09-23) (age 30)
Place of birth    Brossard, Quebec, Canada
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Playing position Right Winger, midfielder
Club information
Current club FC Nordsjælland
Number 8
Youth career
1999 Syracuse Orange
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Montreal Impact
Moss F.K.
FC Nordsjælland
73 (5)
40 (1)
68 (4)
15 (1)
41 (0)   
National team2
Canada U-17
Canada U-20
Canada U-23
09 (1)
03 (1)
13 (0)
43 (2)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 24 May 2009.
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 21 December 2009.
* Appearances (Goals)

Patrice ("Bernie") Bernier (born September 23, 1979 in Brossard, Canada) is a French Canadian football player with FC Nordsjælland in the Danish Superliga.

A 177 cm, 76 kg defensive midfielder, also capable of playing as a right winger.


Club career

Bernier has played for the Montreal Impact in the A-league in Canada. For one season he played college soccer in USA, for Syracuse University, in New York. He has some background in Canadian hockey, but he was told he was too short to reach the top level.

He joined Norwegian side Moss F.K. to play alongside compatriot Rob Friend at the start of the 2003 season.



Bernier signed for Tromsø in the summer of 2004. He was picked up from the Norwegian 1st division team Moss F.K. for somewhat less than 500,000 NOK (approx. 63,000 or $75,000 USD.) As an almost complete midfielder, he is very aggressive, has good technique, a fine passing foot, heavy shot and an amazing running capacity. He has delivered the best stamina test result in the history of Tromsø Idrettslag, surpassing even former Tromsø player Morten Gamst Pedersen (now with Blackburn, in the Premier League). After performing an amazing autumn season and a fine spring for the Tromsø side, they refused an offer of 10,000,000 NOK (approx. 1,3 million Euro) for him from the Turkish club Beşiktaş.

Bernier started the 2007 season as one of Tippeliga's best players, scoring two fantastic goals against Norways best football club the last 20 years, Rosenborg BK. Although Rosenborg went on to win the game with an injury time goal by Alexander Tettey, Bernier was awarded the "Man of the Match"-prize. Tromsø immediately offered Bernier a new contract. However, he rejected as he wanted to leave Norway for a better league. Tromsø then put forth an even better deal, but Bernier was determined to leave Tippeligaen.


On the 28 May 2007, Bernier left Tromsø for the 2. Fußball-Bundesliga 1. FC Kaiserslautern, where ex. Vålerenga I.F. Fotball Kjetil Rekdal was the trainer.


On the 25th of June 2008 he signed a contract with Danish club FC Nordsjælland. On August 14, 2008 he scored the winning goal in the first leg of a UEFA Cup 2nd qualifying round match versus Scottish club, Queen of the South of Dumfries.[1]

International career

Bernier played at the 1995 FIFA U-17 World Championship in Ecuador, alongside Brad Parker. They are the only ones of that squad to make it to the senior team.

He made his senior debut for Canada in a November 2003 friendly match against the Czech Republic. By December 2009, he earned a total of 43 caps, scoring 2 goals.[2] He has so far represented Canada in 9 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[3].

International goals

Scores and results list Canada's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 30 June 2009 Oxnard College, Oxnard, USA  Guatemala 2-0 3-0 Friendly match
2 10 July 2009 FIU Stadium, Miami, USA  Costa Rica 1-1 2-2 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup


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