Player Details


Patrice Bernier


5' 9"


181 lbs

Date of Birth

9.23.1979 (44)


Brossard, Quebec Canada


Career Summary

Impact Most Valuable Player:
Impact Communitarian Award: 2012
MLS All-Star Game: 2013
Amway Canadian Championship: 2013, 2014

Signed a new one-year contract with the Impact on January 16… He’s playing his last season of his professional career.

2016: Recorded one assist in 20 regular season games, including 13 starts, and 1,185 minutes of play… Started one Amway Canadian Championship game… Started all five MLS Cup Playoffs games, registering two assists… Also started the international game against A.S. Roma on August 3 at Stade Saputo.

2015: Played four games in the Championship Stage of the CONCACAF Champions League and helped the team reach the final against Mexican giant Club América, recording one assist… Registered one assist in 20 regular season games, including six starts… Reached 100 career MLS games on October 3 in Orlando… Started the Knockout Round game against Toronto and both Eastern Conference Semifinal games against Columbus, recording one game-winning goal and one assist against TFC… Also started two Amway Canadian Championship games.

2014: Named the second team captain in the Impact’s MLS history on February 13… Tallied three assists in 26 regular season games, including 20 starts, and 1,802 minutes… Named to the Team of the Week for week 8 and selected once as the Videotron Player of the Game… Helped the team win a second consecutive Amway Canadian Championship, recording one goal and two assists in four starts… Started two of three CONCACAF Champions League group stage games… Also scored one goal in three MLS Reserve League starts… Signed a new contract with the Impact on December 11.

2013: Finished tied for first in MLS with five game-winning assists, third with four goals from penalty kicks; tied for 11th in the league and tied for first on the Impact with eight assists… Registered personal bests in MLS with 31 games played, 28 starts and 2,474 minutes, recording four goals and eight assists… Started the MLS All-Star Game against AS Roma… Selected three times to the Team of the Week and twice by the fans as the Videotron Player of the Game… Also helped the team win the Amway Canadian Championship, starting all four games in the tournament… Played two CONCACAF Champions League games, including one start.

2012: Awarded the Giuseppe Saputo Trophy, given to the Impact Most Valuable Player, after leading the team with nine goals, including six on penalty kicks… Tied for fourth all-time in MLS history for most goals from the penalty spot in one season… Finished second on the team with eight assists, including four game-winning assists, tied for second in MLS… Also named the team’s 2012 Communitarian Award winner, presented to the player most involved with the community… Made 27 appearances, including 25 starts, totalling 2,194 minutes in his first season in MLS… Was the Impact’s vice-captain during the season… Named the MLS Player of the Month in August, helping the Impact win four straight games, scoring three goals and three assists over that span… Named the MLS Player of the Week for week 13-15… Selected five times to the Team of the Week, for weeks 9, 12, 13-15, 24 and 25… Started one Amway Canadian Championship game and one MLS Reserve League game… Also played in international matches against Olympique Lyonnais, Bologna FC and ACF Fiorentina, the latter two during the post-season tour in Italy.

2011/2012: Played a half season with first division side Lyngby BK, in the Danish Superliga, scoring two goals in 12 games… Was named the team’s MVP for the first half of the season… Played one game in the Danish Cup… Signed with the Montreal Impact on December 18.

2010/2011: Registered one goal and one assist in 22 games with FC Nordsjaelland in the Danish first division… Helped his team win a second consecutive Danish Cup, playing in two games, but missed another tournament final due to injury… Also played two Europa League qualifying matches against Portuguese club Sporting CP.

2009/2010: Played 27 games in his second season with FC Nordsjaelland, recording two goals and one assist… Helped the club win the Danish Cup, adding one goal and one assist in six games during the competition… Missed the final due to injury.

2008/2009: Signed with Danish first division club FC Nordsjaelland on June 25… Recorded five assists in 27 regular season games… Registered two goals and one assist in four qualifying matches before playing two UEFA Cup games in 2008, against legendary Greek club Olympiakos F.C… Also played one Danish Cup game.

2007/2008: Joined FC Kaiserslautern, then in the 2.Bundesliga, Germany’s second division, on May 28, 2007, scoring one goal in 15 games… Also played in two DFB-Pokal national cup games.

2007: Scored two goals and added one assist in nine games with Tromso IL in the Tippeligaen, Norway’s first division.

2006: Played 24 games with Tromso IL, registering one goal and two assists… Also played three Norwegian Cup games.

2005: Named Tromso IL’s Player of the Year after playing in 24 games…Played in two Norwegian Cup games… Also took part in six UEFA Cup matches, helping the club beat Turkish giants Galatasaray S.K. in the first round before playing in the group stage against RC Strasbourg (France), AS Roma (Italy), FC Basel (Switzerland) and Red Star Belgrade (Serbia)… Saw his club refuse an offer of €1.3 million from Turkish club Besiktas for his services.

2004: Began the season in the Norwegian second division with Moss F.K., scoring one goal in 11 games, before making the jump to first-division Tromso IL in the summer… Scored one goal in 11 games with his new team.

2003: Joined Moss F.K in the Norwegian second division before the season, playing 29 games with the team.

2002: Scored four goals in 23 games in his last season in the North American second division with the Impact.

2001: A terminé à égalité au premier rang de l’équipe avec 23 départs et récolté le premier but de sa carrière, en plus d’enregistrer trois mentions d’aide… A aidé l’Impact à remporter la Coupe de Montréal, un tournoi de six équipes. / Started a team-leading 23 games, recording his first career goal while registering three assists… Also helped the Impact win the Montreal Cup, a six-team international tournament.

2000: Started 27 of 28 games played and registered three assists in his first season with the Montreal Impact.

Has played a total of 53 games, including 38 starts, for the Canadian National Team, taking part in the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2005, 2007 and 2009, as well as in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in 2004, 2008 and 2012… Reached 50 caps with Canada on September 9, 2014, against Jamaica, in Toronto… Played in two games against Saint-Kitts-and Nevis and one game against Panama in CONCACAF qualifying for the 2014 World Cup… Has also been a member of the U23, U20 and U17 National Teams… Named Fan’s Choice in 2010.

Played for Syracuse University in 1999, where he was named to the All-Rookie and All-Conference teams.

Played with FC Sélect Rive-Sud in the Quebec Elite Soccer League.

Participated in many school visits with the Impact during the season as part of the program All the Way with the Impact to encourage school success… Spokesperson for the Fondation de l’Office municipal d’habitation de Montréal (OMHM), Opération Enfant Soleil and Maison d’Haïti… Married to Mélisa and father of two daughters, Sofia Jade and Mia Victoria… His father, Jean, was inducted into the Quebec Soccer Hall of Fame in 2004 and received the Award of Merit by the Canadian Soccer Association in 2011… Named the Professional Player of the Year by the Fédération de soccer du Québec on eight occasions… Played in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League between 1996 and 1998 with Val d’Or and Sherbrooke… His cousin, Maxime Fortunus, played with the Dallas Stars of the NHL…Named one of the best foreign players in Danish football history by newspaper Bold.