Jerry Ricardo Bengtson Bodden (born 8 April 1987 in Santa Rosa de Aguán, Honduras) is a Honduran footballer who plays as a forward for Zob Ahan.
He has played for the Honduras national youth team and is now part of the senior Honduran national team.
On 13 August 2007, Bengtson made his official debut for C.D. Vida against Olimpia He scored his first goal against Real España on 30 September 2007 in the tie 1–1 in San Pedro Sula. During his stay at Vida he scored 32 goals.
On 26 November 2010, Motagua reached an agreement with Vida, for the acquisition of Bengtson, signing a three-year contract. He scored his first goal with Motagua on 30 January 2011 in the 1–0 win over C.D. Marathón.
On 8 May 2011, Bengtson scored his 13th goal of the Clausura Tournament in the first leg of the final against Olimpia. This goal put him in first place among the league's top scorers and enabled him to become the first Honduran-born player to achieve the feat in three consecutive tournaments after winning the previous two with C.D. Vida. He would go on to score two more goals in the second leg to solidify his title as the league's top scorer.
In the early part of 2012 Jerry suffered his worst goal drought of his career in Honduras, scoring only 2 goals in 18 games. With the forthcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification, the lack of goals concerned the Honduran people. This because of Jerry's role as main goalscorer in the Honduras National Football Team, due to Carlo Costly being a free agent making him unreliable.
New England Revolution
Bengtson was officially unveiled by New England as a Designated Player on 5 July 2012.
Bengtson signed a contract for one-year contract with Persepolis on August 1, 2015. He made his debut in the final 20 minutes of Persepolis' match against Sepahan. He scored his first goal for Persepolis on 25 September 2015 against Tractor Sazi. He scored Persepolis' only goal in a 1–1 draw against important rivals Esteghlal in the Tehran derby in stoppage time of second half.
Bengtson scored a brace on 22 April 2016 in a 2–0 victory against Esteghlal Ahvaz which kept Persepolis at the top of the table.
Bengston signed with Persian Gulf Pro League side Zob Ahan in July 2016.
He made his debut for Honduras in an April 2010 friendly match against Venezuela and has, as of November 2012, earned a total of 24 caps, scoring 14 goals. He has represented his country in 2 FIFA World Cup qualification matches and played at the 2012 London Olympics as well as at the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
|1||9 February 2011||Estadio Nilmo Edwards, La Ceiba, Honduras||Ecuador||1–0||1–1||Friendly|
|2||29 May 2011||Robertson Stadium, Houston, Texas||El Salvador||2–0||2–2||Friendly|
|3||10 June 2011||FIU Stadium, Miami, Florida||Grenada||1–1||7–1||2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|4||10 June 2011||FIU Stadium, Miami, Florida||Grenada||3–1||7–1||2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|5||18 June 2011||MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey||Costa Rica||1–0||1–1||2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|6||11 October 2011||Estadio Nilmo Edwards, La Ceiba, Honduras||Jamaica||1–0||2–1||Friendly|
|7||14 November 2011||Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras||Serbia||1–0||1–0||Friendly|
|8||14 November 2011||Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras||Serbia||2–0||2–0||Friendly|
|9||7 September 2012||Estadio Pedro Marrero, Havana, Cuba||Cuba||1–0||3–0||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|10||11 September 2012||Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras||Cuba||1–0||1–0||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|11||16 October 2012||Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras||Canada||1–0||8–1||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|12||16 October 2012||Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras||Canada||2–0||8–1||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|13||16 October 2012||Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras||Canada||7–1||8–1||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|14||18 January 2013||Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica||El Salvador||1–0||1–1||2013 Copa Centroamericana|
|15||6 February 2013||Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras||United States||2–1||2–1||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|16||22 March 2013||Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras||Mexico||2–2||2–2||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|17||6 September 2013||Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico||Mexico||1–1||2–1||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|18||11 October 2013||Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras||Costa Rica||1–0||1–0||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|19||5 March 2014||Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras||Venezuela||1–0||2–1||Friendly|
|20||25 March 2015||Stade Municipal Dr. Edmard Lama, Cayenne, French Guiana||French Guiana||1–0||1–3||2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup qualification|
|21||8 October 2015||Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras||Guatemala||1–0||1–1||Friendly|
Honours and awards
- Liga Profesional de Honduras (1): 2010–11 Clausura
- Iranian Super Cup (1): 2016
- Top goalscorers of Liga Nacional de Honduras (3): 2009–10 Clausura, 2010–11 Apertura, 2010–11 Clausura