Chris Dawes (Jamaican footballer)

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Christopher Dawes (born 31 May 1974 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a retired Jamaican footballer.

Club career[edit]

Nicknamed 'Simba', Dawes has played as a defender or midfielder for several clubs, including Galaxy F.C. in Jamaica and Colorado Rapids in the United States.[1] He was known to be very disciplined, a good passer of the ball and a tight man-marker. The last team he played for before retiring was Portmore United.

International career[edit]

He also played for the Jamaica national football team and was a participant at the 1998 FIFA World Cup.[2] He played his last international in 2001 against Costa Rica and earned over 60 caps for the Reggae Boyz.[3]

Coaching career[edit]

He is currently manager of Jamaican Premier League side Sporting Central Academy but is currently on an educational sabbatical working on his coaching badges in the United States and England.[4] In 2010, Dawes returned to coaching Sporting Central Academy.