Venezuela teenagers join Young Boys

Venezuela teenagers join Young Boys

Published Jan. 11, 2012 12:00 a.m. ET

Venezuela internationals Alexander Gonzalez and Josef Martinez have joined Swiss club Young Boys from FC Caracas.

Young Boys says in a statement that both teens signed contracts which tie them to the Bern club until June 2016.

Gonzalez is a 19-year-old right back and Martinez, who's 18, is a forward.

Young Boys says both have played for Caracas in the Copa Libertadores, South America's elite club competition.


Gonzalez played for Venezuela at the 2011 Copa America.

Young Boys, coached by Christian Gross, is third in the 10-team Swiss League at the winter break.