Josh Lambo

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Josh Lambo
San Diego Chargers
Position: Placekicker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-11-19) November 19, 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth: Lansing, Michigan
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
College: Texas A&M
Undrafted: 2015
Career history
Josh Lambo
Personal information
Full name Joshua Gregory Lambo[1]
Date of birth (1990-11-19) November 19, 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Lansing, Michigan, United States
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
2005–2008 IMG Soccer Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 FC Dallas 0 (0)
2010 FC Tampa Bay (loan) 6 (0)
National team
2007 United States U17 2 (0)
2008–2009 United States U20 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 22, 2010.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of April 20, 2010

Joshua Gregory "Josh" Lambo (born November 19, 1990) is an American football kicker who plays for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League and is a former professional soccer player.



Born in Michigan, Lambo moved with his family to Chicago, Illinois when he was a small child.[citation needed] He played club soccer for Chicago Magic (where one of his teammates was USA national team goalkeeper Brad Guzan), before moving to Middleton, Wisconsin in the summer of 2005, where he attended Middleton High School for less than two months before signing a Generation Adidas contract and joining the USA Residency Program in Bradenton, Florida. As a 15-year old he spent the summer training with Everton F.C. during their US tour in 2006 on the recommendation of US international Tim Howard and was invited to Finch Farm before being offered a professional contract on the proviso that he could secure an EU passport due to his Greek heritage.[2]


Lambo was drafted in the first round (8th overall) of the 2008 MLS SuperDraft by FC Dallas. He played in the MLS Reserve Division, and was a named first team substitute on several occasions, but missed most of the second half of the 2008 season after he broke his jaw in a reserve team game. He has yet to make his MLS debut, but did appear for his team in an international friendly match versus Costa Rica’s CS Herediano in June 2009.

He was loaned to USSF Division 2 Professional League expansion team FC Tampa Bay for the 2010 season.[3] He made his professional debut on May 14, 2010 in a 2-1 victory over the Carolina RailHawks.[4]

Lambo was waived by Dallas at the end of the 2011 season. He went on trial with D.C. United in January 2012.[5]


Lambo has made two appearances for the United States U-17 national team, and was part of the United States U-20 national team at the FIFA U-20 World Cup held in Egypt.

American football[edit]


In the Fall of 2012 Lambo enrolled at Texas A&M University and joined the football team as a placekicker. He became starting field goal kicker after overtaking Taylor Bertolet during the 2013 season (Bertolet remained the kick-off specialist). His first career appearance came on September 22, 2012 when he made a PAT against South Carolina State. His first game winning field goal came against Ole Miss on October 12, 2013. With the game tied at 38 and only four seconds remaining in the game, Lambo kicked a 33-yard field goal to win the game for the Aggies 41-38.[6] Lambo was flawless on extra points for the 2014 season, hitting on all 59 attempts.


On May 2, 2015, after going undrafted in the 2015 NFL Draft, Lambo signed a contract as a free agent with the San Diego Chargers.[7]


  1. ^ "FIFA U-20 World Cup Egypt 2009 – List of Players" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). p. 22. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Rating the goalkeepers". ESPN. Retrieved 2 July 2010. 
  3. ^ FC Dallas’ Josh Lambo loaned to Tampy Bay Rowdies
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  5. ^ Goff, Steven (23 January 2012). "Stats, scores and schedules". The Washington Post. 
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  7. ^ "Four Aggies Get NFL Chance in Free Agency". Retrieved 2 May 2015. 

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