Davide Xausa

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Davide Xausa
Personal information
Full name Davide Antonio Xausa
Date of birth (1976-03-10) 10 March 1976 (age 38)
Place of birth Vancouver, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Vancouver Columbus
Number 16
Youth career
1994–1997 University of Portland
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 St. Catharines Wolves ? (?)
1998 Stoke City 1 (0)
1997–1998 St. Johnstone 1 (0)
1998–1999 Dordrecht '90 12 (2)
1999–2001 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 41 (17)
2001–2003 Livingston 68 (15)
2004 Falkirk 13 (0)
2004–2005 Vancouver Whitecaps 26 (6)
2008– Vancouver Columbus ? (?)
National team
1999–2003 Canada 32 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 February 2007.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 December 2006

Davide Antonio Xausa (born 10 March 1976 in Vancouver) is a Canadian footballer, currently playing for amateur side Vancouver Columbus.

Club career[edit]

Xausa started his career with Metro Ford Wolves before accepting a scholarship with the University of Portland where he was a 3 time All American, 4 time WCC 1st team pick and 3 time All Far West Region 1st team. After spending three years at the University of Portland, Xausa was chosen to be part of the 1996 Canadian Olympic team. During that qualification Xausa led the Canadian team to final playoff against Australia for a qualification spot. The attempt was unsuccessful but as a result of his play he relocated to Stoke-on-Trent, England in January 1998 to play for Port Vale on trial. Unable to secure a contract he was asked to join the their rivals Stoke City the following month. Xausa signed a six-month contract and but he only played once, away at Bury in 1997–98, as then manager Chris Kamara, was sacked for a poor run of form. Xausa's contract expired and he was offered a 2-year contract, moving North to Scotland to sign with St. Johnstone. Due to injuries and lack of first team action, Xausa made a move the Netherlands Netherlands to sign with Eerste Divisie side Dordrecht '90. Xausa was part of the successful division playoff with Dordrecht and enjoyed a fruitful spell with the club.

Xausa was offered a return to the United Kingdom in late 1999 and settled in Scotland with Inverness Caledonian Thistle. He played over sixty games for the club, maintaining a respectable goals tally before he was sold to first division rivals Livingston in March 2001.[1] Staying with Livingston for two years he made 68 league appearances. During that time the club enjoyed the most successful spell with the team finishing third in the SPL and Xausa starting over 20 games. He struck a formidable partnership with a Spaniard, David Fernandez, and the two became a dangerous combination. Xausa was also part of the UEFA Cup qualification and scored in the homeleg of the second round against Austrian powerhouse Sturm Graz. After another management shift at Livingston in August 2003 he joined Falkirk.[2] He scored his first and what turned out to be only goal for Falkirk in the Scottish Cup against Ayr United[3] but left the club of his own accord in February 2004 to return to his native Canada to play for the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Xausa had a good scoring record averaging a goal every three appearances and was known for his good technical play and great shot. He no longer is active in football at a competitive level.

International career[edit]

Xausa earned his first cap for Canada on 27 April 1999 against Northern Ireland. In all he played 32 full international games and scored 2 goals – one against Guatemala in a friendly on 29 May 1999 and the other one in the Open Canada Cup against Ecuador on 6 June 1999, which Canada lost 2–1.

In 2000 he was part of Canada's squad that won their first CONCACAF Gold Cup.[4] He played two games in the 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup.[5] His last national team game was on 18 January 2003 against the USA.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Canada's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 29 May 1999 Varsity Stadium, Toronto  Guatemala 1–0 1–0 Friendly
2. 6 June 1999 Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton  Ecuador 1–1 1–2 Open Canada Cup

Honours[edit]

Canada[edit]

2000

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Xausa turns down Dons". BBC Sport. 15 March 2001. Retrieved 5 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "Livi want Fernandez back". BBC Sport. 27 August 2003. Retrieved 5 June 2009. 
  3. ^ "Ayr 1-2 Falkirk". BBC. 10 January 2004. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Canada Wins Gold Cup – CanadaSoccer
  5. ^ Davide XausaFIFA competition record

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