Brian Waltrip

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Brian Waltrip
Personal information
Full name Brian Charles Waltrip
Date of birth (1978-01-12) January 12, 1978 (age 39)
Place of birth Pensacola, United States
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Clearwater Chargers Soccer Club
University of South Florida
São Paulo FC
VFB Stuttgart
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2000 Racing Club de Strasbourg
2000–2001 Tampere United
2001–2004 C.F. Os Belenenses
C.D. Olivais e Moscavide
2004–2005 Mandalskameratene
2005–2006 Sandefjord
2007 Sogndal
2008–2010 Molde
2010–2012 Kyoto
National team
United States U-20
United States U-23
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Brian Waltrip (born January 12, 1978) is an American soccer player, who has played professionally in United States, Finland, Portugal, Norway and Japan.

Career[edit]

Waltrip was born in Pensacola, Florida. During his youth he played for both São Paulo FC of Brazil and VFB Stuttgart of Germany. He then went on to play college soccer at the University of South Florida and was a Hermann Trophy candidate in 1999. In 1999, he left university for an offer to play in France for Racing Club de Strasbourg. He was selected in the 2000 MLS Superdraft by the Tampa Bay Mutiny. He opted out of this contract and chose instead to play for Tampere United of the Veikkausliiga in Finland. Only half a season later he signed with C.D. Olivais e Moscavide and thereafter C.F. Os Belenenses of the Portuguese top league.[1]

Leaving Portugal, Waltrip went back up north to play with Mandalskameratene in Norway. After one and a half successful seasons there his contract was bought by Sandefjord. He was there for another year and a half until January 2007. When he was bought by Sogndal. After another successful season he was bought by Molde FK. In 2010, he left Norway[2] for the J League and spent the next 2 seasons with Kyoto, Japan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vi fikk dødstrusler og flasker slengt mot oss: MFK-Waltrip om fotballkarrieren i Portugal" (in Norwegian). VG Nett. 27 March 2008. 
  2. ^ "Waltrip leaves Molde". Yanks-abroad.com. February 2, 2010.