Jonathan Leathers

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Jonathan Leathers
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Personal information
Full name Jonathan Leathers
Date of birth (1985-11-05) November 5, 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Athens, Georgia, United States
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Charlotte Eagles
Number 20
Youth career
2004–2007 Furman Paladins
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Augusta FireBall 26 (0)
2007 Atlanta Silverbacks U23's 13 (0)
2008–2010 Kansas City Wizards 34 (0)
2011 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 22 (0)
2014– Charlotte Eagles 16 (1)
National team
2008 United States U23 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 12, 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of November 18, 2010

Jonathan Leathers (born November 5, 1985) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Charlotte Eagles in the USL Pro.



Leathers played recreation department league soccer while attending Prince Avenue Christian.

College and Amateur[edit]

Leathers played college soccer at Furman University from 2004 to 2007, and was a three-time All-Conference first team player and a one-time second team All-American during his collegiate career. He was named Furman Male Athlete of the Year as a senior. During his college years, he also played with Augusta FireBall and Atlanta Silverbacks U23's in the USL Premier Development League.


Leathers was drafted 25th overall by Kansas City Wizards in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft and made his MLS debut in Kansas City's first match of the 2008 season against D.C. United on March 29, 2008. He was selected by expansion team Vancouver Whitecaps FC in the 8th round of the 2010 MLS Expansion Draft.

He remained with Vancouver for the 2011 season. At season's end, his contract expired and he entered the 2011 MLS Re-Entry Draft. Leathers was not selected in the draft and became a free agent.

Leathers returned to the game after a two-year break when he signed with USL Pro club Charlotte Eagles.[1]


Leathers made two appearances for the US U-23 national team at the 2008 Toulon Tournament.


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