David Santamaria

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David Santamaria Jr
Personal information
Full name David Santamaria
Date of birth (1990-12-15) December 15, 1990 (age 23)
Place of birth Miami, FL
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Miami Dade FC
Youth career
2008–2009 Miami FC
2010 Jacksonville Dolphins
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 13 (2)
2012 Atlanta Silverbacks (loan) 7 (1)
2013 Des Moines Menace 1 (1)
2014 Cimarrones de Sonora 10 (4)
2014- Miami Dade FC 1
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 30, 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

David Santamaria (born December 15, 1990 in Miami, FL) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Miami Dade FC.[1]

Career[edit]

Youth[edit]

Santamaria grew up in Miami, Florida, attended Miami Sunset Senior High School, and played for the youth academy of former USL First Division side Miami FC, before going on to play one season of college soccer at Jacksonville University.

Professional[edit]

Santamaria turned professional immediately following his freshman college year, and after impressing team owners during the 2010 Traffic combine signed with Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the North American Soccer League.[2] He made his professional debut - and scored his first professional goal - on May 11 in a 4-2 loss to the Carolina RailHawks.[3]

After just one season with the Strikers, Santamaria joined the Atlanta Silverbacks on a season-long loan.[4] On August 8, 2012, the Santamaria and the Silverbacks agreed to terminate the loan agreement after appearing in seven matches and scoring one goal.[5]

Santamaria traveled in September 2012 to Europe to open up his horizons. He spent 2 months training and playing practice matches with the Portuguese club Sporting Clube de Pombal[6] Following that experience, Santamaria traveled for a trial[7] with the Serbian Superliga first division club FK Sloboda Uzice,[8] after spending a month with the club Santamaria turned down an agreement which did not meet his expectations.

In December 2013, Santamaria signed with the Mexican side second division club Cimarrones de Sonora[9] where he played Clausura 2014.

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