Jon Bakero
Jon  Bakero


Sitges, Spain

High School:
International School of Barcelona

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 165



Bakero's Late Winner Pushes No. 1 Deacs to Third Round

Wake Forest beat Columbia, 1-0, behind Jon Bakero's 89th-minute penalty kick in the second round of the NCAA Championship.


BACK-TO-BACK: No. 1 Wake Forest Wins ACC Championship

The Demon Deacons battled from behind in penalty kicks to win in PKs, 4-3, after a scoreless draw.


No. 1 Deacs Beat No. 5 Tigers for Trip to ACC Title Game

Wake Forest earned a 2-1 victory on a late Jon Bakero goal to lock up a second-consecutive trip to Charleston.


Deacs Claim Three ACC Yearly Honors

Jon Bakero was named ACC Offensive Player of the Year, Kevin Politz earned Defensive Player of the Year and Bobby Muuss was picked as Coach of the Year.


No. 1 Deacs Strike Early to Beat Hokies, 3-0

Wake Forest scored twice in the opening four minutes for the first time in program history en route to its sixth-straight shutout in the ACC Quarterfinals.


#DeacsInSpain: Men's Soccer Visits Spain - Trip Recap

Check out the one-stop spot to relive Wake Forest's 2016 spring break trip to Madrid and Barcelona from March 4 to March 13.


2015 Wake Forest Men's Soccer: Bakero's Game-Winner Sends No. 1 Deacs to Sweet 16

Jon Bakero scored in the 83rd minute to lift Wake Forest to a 1-0 win over Charlotte in the second round of the NCAA Championship.


2015 Wake Forest Men's Soccer: Bakero's Late Goal Lifts Deacs over Irish 2-1

Wake Forest topped Notre Dame 2-1 on Oct. 23, 2015, behind a goal in the 87th minute from Jon Bakero. Wake Forest has now won 12 games for the 17th time in program history and is on a nine-game unbeaten streak.


NCAA Rd. 2: #1 Wake Forest 1, Columbia 0

The Demon Deacons scored in the 89th minute to sneak past the Lions, 1-0, and advance into the Sweet 16.



The Demon Deacons claimed their second-straight ACC Championship, edging Virginia in PKs after a scoreless draw.


ACC SF: No. 1 Wake Forest 2, No. 5 Clemson 1

The Demon Deacons advanced to their second-straight ACC Championship game with a 2-1 victory over the Tigers in the semis.


ACC QF: No. 1 Wake Forest 3, No. 9 Virginia Tech 0

The Demon Deacons scored twice in the opening four minutes and went on to defeat the Hokies, 3-0.


No. 2 Wake Forest 4, No. 12 Providence 1

The Demon Deacons improved to 2-0-0 with a commanding 4-1 win over the Friars.

Bakero profile

2015 All-ACC Third Team

2016 (Junior)
Started all 25 games Wake Forest played and scored seven goals on the campaign to finish second on the team in the category ... Also notched four assists, which tied for first on the year, and 18 points ... Scored four goals during the regular season against Duke (Sept. 16), FIU (Sept. 20), Boston College (Oct. 22) and Syracuse (Oct. 28) ... Came alive in the NCAA Tournament in scoring both goals in the Deacs' 2-0 victory over SIUE (Nov. 27) in the Sweet 16 before scoring the first goal of the game in the seventh minute in the College Cup semifinals against Denver (Dec. 9) ... Was named College Soccer News Player of the Week Nov. 28 and Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week Nov. 29 after his two goals against SIUE ... Assisted on Hayden Partain's game-winner against Virginia (Sept. 10) in overtime and assisted on Ema Twumasi's game-winner in the ACC Semifinals against Louisville (Nov. 9) in overtime ... Earned ACC All-Tournament Team honors for his performance in the Deacs' run to the first ACC title in 27 years and picked up NCAA College Cup All-Tournament Team honors ... Was No. 18 on the list of Top 20 players in the ACC, according to Top Drawer Soccer's midseason list.

2015 (Sophomore)
Appeared in all 22 games, starting 21 of them ... Notched career highs with eight goals and six assists for 22 points ... Earned Third Team All-ACC recognition ... Was named ACC Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 29 and Co-Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 27 ... Tallied a season-high three points against Davidson with a goal and an assist ... Recorded a career-high two assists in the regular-season finale against Louisville (10/30) ... Lifted Wake Forest past Charlotte (11/22) in the Second Round of the NCAA Championship when he scored in the 83rd minute of a scoreless game to give the Deacs a 1-0 win ... Tallied the game-winning goal on Oct. 23 in the 87th minute against Notre Dame to keep the unbeaten ACC season alive ... Scored three game-winners on the season, the third coming against Davidson (10/27) ... Ended the season tied for 31st in program history in goal scored with 14.

2014 (Freshman)
Had a standout freshman season ... Was tied for the team lead in goals with six ... Tallied two assists and had 14 total points ... Four of his six goals were game-winners ... Started his first collegiate game vs. No. 4 UCLA (8/29) ... Recorded his first assist against Akron (9/3) ... Scored his first career goal against Duke (10/3) which was voted the TopDrawerSoccer.com 'Goal of the Week' ... Scored two goals in the win over Boston College (10/17) ... Added two goals in the following game against Howard (10/21) and was named the ACC Player of the Week ... Scored the game-winner in the 2-1 victory at Virginia (10/24) ... Played all 110 minutes at Clemson (11/9) in the ACC Tournament ... Played against UMBC (11/20) in the ACC Tournament.

Attended the International School of Barcelona ... Played for the club team CF Blanca Subur ... League Champions, Preferente Group 3 in 2013 and 2014 ... Club teammates with Antonio Sanabria who now plays for AS Roma ... Also attended the British School of Warsaw in Poland in 2010.

Born Nov. 5, 1996 in Barcelona, Spain to parents Jose Mari Bakero and Mariana Flor Gonnzalez ... Father, Jose Mari played for Real Sociedad (1980-1988), FC Barcelona (1988-1997) and Veracruz (1997) and played for Spain in the 1988 Euro Championship and in the FIFA World Cup in 1990 and 1994.

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