Patrice Bernier

23 September 1979
Brossard, Québec, Canada
177 cm
Syracuse University
Where they grew up
Brossard, Québec, Canada
International "A" - CAN MNT
56 Appearances
41 Starts
2 Goals
5 Assists


Patrice Bernier

Patrice Bernier... speaks French and English... sports family (soccer wife Mélisa, soccer father Jean, soccer sisters Nadège and Sabine, hockey cousin Maxime Fortunus)... grew up playing soccer and hockey... his father Jean, a former Canada Soccer National Championships finalist with AS Haitiana Montréal, was president of ARS Concordia when Patrice was born in 1979... has his own foundation, Fondation Patrice Bernier... served as an ambassador for Good Sportsmanship through the Province of Québec’s Ministry of Education (Ambassadeur de l'esprit sportif avec Éducation Québec)...

honoured by the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2022... honoured by the Québec Soccer Hall of Fame (Temple de la renommée du soccer québecoise)... his father Jean Bernier was honoured as a builder by the Québec Soccer Hall of Fame...

Concacaf semifinalist (2007)... represented Canada in three cycles of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers and four editions of the Concacaf Gold Cup... career 56 international "A" appearances across 19 years from 1999 to 2017 with Canada Soccer's Men's National Team, including three starts as Canada’s captain… from the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup, was noted by the Technical Study Group for being “dynamic, skillful midfielder; goal scorer, similar to Julian de Guzman and Atiba Hutchinson; supports other central midfielders very well; advanced deep into attacking positions”... Jeux de la Francophonie gold medal winner in 1997 with Canada Soccer’s U-23 National Team... represented Canada at one FIFA youth tournament (U-17 at Ecuador 1995)...

a Concacaf Champions League finalist with Impact de Montréal (2014-15)... club career in Canada, USA, Norway, Germany and Denmark, including appearances in UEFA Cup, Europa League and Concacaf Champions League... with Impact de Montréal, a two-time Canadian Championship winner (Voyageurs Cup in 2013 and 2014)... with FC Nordsjælland, a two-time Danish Cup winner (DBU Pokalen in 2010 and 2011)... with Québec, a Canada Games gold medal winner in 1997...

as a masters player with Montréal City FC, won the 2021 Coupe du Québec masters division (O-35)... his wife Mélisa was a Canada Soccer National Championships finalist with FC Sélect Rive-Sud in 2003...

subject of the biography “Patrice Bernier, maître de son destin”, released in 2020 (written by Mathias Brunet)... attended the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 in Montréal... served as a draw assistant for the 2022 Canadian Championship Draw (Patrice Bernier and Dwayne De Rosario)...

wrote Bernier in 2017, “I always had a soft spot for soccer (and) I owe that to hearing the stories told by my father and my uncles. They would all get together and talk about Brazil, about what they had seen on TV or heard on the radio. Those tales filled my mind with soccer, with the passion — with the hope — of one day being a professional”... also wrote Bernier in 2017, “we won two Canadian Championships, but my memories are my greatest trophies. Prior to the 2014 season I was made captain, but as I stepped out onto the pitch before our game against Toronto in 2016 — my two daughters on either side of me — I realized how much this club had grown”... wrote Joey Saputo in 2017, “par son parcours et sa personalité, il a marqué notre club, notre ville et l’imaginaire des jeunes québécois”... wrote P.K. Subban in 2017, “he brought the connection with the community in Montréal to another level”... wrote Marco Di Vaio in 2017, “il mio capitano, una bandiera per gli Impact”...

For Country

finished third with Canada at the 1994 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship in El Salvador (Canada qualified for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Ecuador 1995)... represented Canada at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Ecuador 1995... won a gold medal with Canada at the III Jeux de la Francophonie Madagascar 1997 (Canada's U-20 team)... represented Canada at the 1998 CONCACAF Under-20 Qualification tournament... finished fourth with Canada at the XIII Pan American Games Winnipeg 1999... represented Canada at the 2000 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying tournament... represented Canada at the IV Jeux de la Francophonie Ottawa/Hull 2001...

he was 24 years old when he made his debut for Canada (15 November 2003)... represented Canada in 2004 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for Germany 2006... represented Canada at the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup... played in a career-high 14 consecutive Canada matches from 2004 to 2006...

reached the semi-final stage with Canada at the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup... represented Canada in 2008 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for South Africa 2010... he scored his first international “A” goal for Canada on 30 June 2009 in Oxnard, CA, USA… represented Canada at the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup...

missed the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup because of an injury... represented Canada in 2011-12 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for Brazil 2014...

represented Canada at the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup...

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