Danny Barbir

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Danny Barbir
Personal information
Full name Daniel Jacob Barbir
Date of birth (1998-01-31) January 31, 1998 (age 20)
Place of birth Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Astra II Ploiești
Number 14
Youth career
Lehigh Valley United
Players Development Academy
0000–2013 Philadelphia Union
2014 Manchester City
2014–2017 West Bromwich Albion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017 Whitecaps FC 2 3 (0)
2018– Astra II Ploiești ? (?)
National team
2013–2015 United States U17
2017– United States U19 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 May 2018

Daniel Jacob Barbir (born January 31, 1998) is an American professional soccer player who plays as a defender for Romanian club Astra II Ploiești, second team of Astra Giurgiu.

Early life[edit]

Barbir was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to a Cuban mother and Romanian father.[1] He grew up in Macungie, Pennsylvania,[2] and visited his relatives in Romania on several occasions.[3]

Club career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Barbir signed his first professional contract with English club West Bromwich Albion in 2015, aged 17.[4]

In early 2017, he joined Stoke City on trial, playing three matches and scoring one goal for their under-23 team.[5]

Barbir joined United Soccer League side Whitecaps FC 2 on September 14, 2017.[6][5] He only made three appearances, as WFC2 were dissolved two months later.[7]

Astra Giurgiu[edit]

On February 19, 2018, Barbir agreed to a three-and-a-half-year deal with Astra Giurgiu in Romania.[8][2]

International career[edit]

Barbir represented the United States at under-17 and under-19 level, and played with the former side at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile where he was teammates with Christian Pulisic.[9] As a junior, he had also been approached by Romania.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of February 19, 2018.[10]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Domestic Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
West Bromwich Albion U23 2016–17 1[a] 0 1 0
Whitecaps FC 2 2017 United Soccer League 3 0 0 0 3 0
Astra Giurgiu 2017–18 Liga I 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
  1. ^ Appearances in the EFL Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sciaretta, Brian (September 25, 2014). "Towering Teen Danny Barbir Lands at West Brom". American Soccer Now. Retrieved November 6, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Danny Barbir headed back to Europe with Romania's Astra". Soccer America. February 20, 2018. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
  3. ^ "Transfer interesant la Astra: a semnat cu un fost internațional american" [Interesting transfer at Astra: they signed with a former American international] (in Romanian). Digi Sport. February 19, 2018. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  4. ^ "Released by West Brom, Danny Barbir back home training with the Philadelphia Union". Brotherly Game. June 8, 2017. Retrieved November 6, 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Danny Barbir". Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  6. ^ "Vancouver Whitecaps add U.S. youth international Danny Barbir to USL side". ESPN. September 15, 2017. Retrieved November 6, 2017.
  7. ^ "Vancouver Whitecaps FC announce new USL affiliation with Fresno FC". Vancouver Whitecaps FC. November 17, 2017. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
  8. ^ "Danny Barbir – 3 ani şi jumătate la Astra" [Danny Barbir – 3 and a half years with Astra] (in Romanian). FC Astra Giurgiu. February 19, 2018. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  9. ^ "U.S. U-17 stars Pulisic, Barbir expect World Cup success despite group". Sports Illustrated. October 15, 2015.
  10. ^ Danny Barbir at Soccerway. Retrieved November 6, 2017.

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