Reggie Davani

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Reggie Davani
Personal information
Full name Reginald Davani
Date of birth (1980-02-05) February 5, 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position Attacking midfielder, Midfielder, Striker
Club information
Current team
Sunshine George Cross
Number 10
Youth career
1996–1997 Brisbane Lions
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 Queensland Lions 48 (35)
1998 Ipswich Knights 23 (15)
1999–2000 Queensland Lions 35 (12)
2001 Taringa Rovers 12 (4)
2001–2002 University Inter 40 (28)
2003 Metro FC 13 (12)
2003 North Shore United 12 (4)
2004–2006 North Shore United 46 (35)
2004–2006 Bay Olympic 40 (6)
2007–2008 Auckland City 14 (8)
2008 Kossa FC 8 (0)
2009 Hume City 11 (5)
2009–2010 Logan United 14 (4)
2010–2011 Brisbane Olympic 15 (5)
2011– Sunshine George Cross
National team
1998– Papua New Guinea 23 (15)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 May 2008.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 September 2011

Reginald "Reggie" Davani (born 5 February 1980) is a Papua New Guinea footballer, who currently plays as a striker for Australian football club Sunshine George Cross.

Club career[edit]

Davani was a product of the then Brisbane Lions (now Queensland Lions Soccer Club) youth team, before graduating to the senior side. In 1999, he moved to Ipswich Knights, scoring 15 goals in 23 matches, and Taringa Rovers. He then spent several seasons in the New Zealand football leagues, most notably at Auckland City. Davani then transferred to Solomon Islands side Kossa FC, with whom he won a runners-up medal in the 2007–08 OFC Champions League, before moving to Coburg United in Australia's Victorian Premier League for the remainder of the 2008 season. After his release from Logan United, in June 2010 Davani joined Brisbane Olympic. Just before the commencment of the 2011, Davani joined Victorian club Sunshine George Cross.

International career[edit]

Davani made his debut for the Papua New Guinea national football team in 1998 at the Melanesian Cup in Santo Vanuatu, against the Solomon Islands. He played in four World Cup qualification games in 2004, in which he scored 6 goals. He currently holds the record for the most International goals for Papua New Guinea (15). His younger brother, Alex Davani, also plays for the national team. Davani is a dual International, having represented Australia in futsal and was a member of the 2008 Australian Futsal World Cup squad.

Honours[edit]

University Inter
  • Port Moresby Premier League: 2001, 2003
Auckland City
Bay Olympic
  • New Zealand Nth Premier League: 2006
Kossa FC
  • Australian Futsal National (Queensland Men's): 2001

Personal honours[edit]

2005 Finalist – Papua New Guinean Sportsman of the Year
2004 Finalist – Oceania Player of the Year
2004 Players Player of the Year – Bay Olympic NZ
2001 Port Moresby Soccer Association Striker of the Year
1999 OFC Futsal All-Star Team
1998 Alitalia Young Rising Star Award – Australian Futsal National League
All Time Top Scorer – PNG National Team (15 Goals)

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