Dante Leverock

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Dante Leverock
Personal information
Full name Dante Leverock[1]
Date of birth (1992-04-11) 11 April 1992 (age 30)
Place of birth Paget, Bermuda
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Position(s) Centre back
Club information
Current team
Robin Hood
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Dandy Town Hornets 1 (1)
2011–2012 Bermuda Hogges 2 (0)
2012–2013 Staines Town 1 (1)
2013–2015 Leatherhead 1 (1)
2015–2016 Harrisburg City Islanders 41 (4)
2017–2018 Ilkeston 19 (0)
2018–2019 Narva Trans 34 (8)
2019–2020 Sligo Rovers 22 (4)
2020 Radomiak Radom 0 (0)
2021– Robin Hood 2 (1)
National team
Bermuda U17[2]
Bermuda U20[3]
2015– Bermuda 30 (6)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 07:18, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 23:58, 2 July 2021 (UTC)

Dante Leverock (born 11 April 1992) is a Bermudian professional footballer who plays for Robin Hood and the Bermuda national team.

Club career[edit]

Leverock played for local side Dandy Town Hornets before joining the Bermuda Hogges in the USL Second Division in summer 2011.[4] In August 2012, Leverock got himself a scholarship at St. Mary's University College in London, leaving Dandy Town Hornets again for English side Staines Town in the process.[5] After picking up an injury, he moved to Leatherhead in 2013.[6]

In winter 2014–15, Leverock trained with Baltimore Blast before joining Harrisburg City Islanders for the 2015 season.[7]

In 2018, Leverock signed with JK Narva Trans, a professional football club in Estonia, that competes in the highest division of Estonian football.[8] During his first month, Leverock was named by Premium Liiga Soccernet.ee as part of the best eleven players for the month of March.[9]

In December 2018, Leverock signed for Sligo Rovers and was a member of the first team squad for the 2019 season.[10][11] After on season with Rovers, it was announced that Leverock has left the club.[12]

After one season in Ireland, Leverock signed for Polish second division side Radomiak Radom in February 2020.[13] He left Radomiak at the end of the 2019–20 season without making any appearances for the club.[14] In September 2020, he returned to Bermuda to sign with Robin Hood.[15]

International career[edit]

Leverock received his first international cap for Bermuda on 8 March 2015 in a friendly match against Grenada[16] and has, as of June 2019, earned a total of twenty caps, scoring three goals. He has represented his country in four FIFA World Cup qualification matches.[17] On May 18, 2021, Leverock announced he was retiring from international football.[18] However, four weeks later, he reversed his decision and was named to the Bermudan provisional squad for 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup qualification.[19]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Bermuda's goal tally first.[20]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 25 March 2015 Thomas Robinson Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas  Bahamas
1–0
5–0
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 12 October 2018 Bermuda National Stadium, Hamilton, Bermuda  Sint Maarten 10–0 12–0 2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League qualification
3. 16 June 2019 Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica  Haiti 1–0 1-2 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup
4. 19 November 2019 Estadio Nemesio Díez, Toluca, Mexico  Mexico 1–0 1–2 2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League A
5. 30 March 2021 IMG Academy, Bradenton, United States  Aruba 3–0 5–0 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
6. 2 July 2021 DRV PNK Stadium, Fort Lauderdale, United States  Barbados 4–0 8–1 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup qualification

Personal life[edit]

He is a cousin of former MLS player Khano Smith.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "40-Player National Team Roster: 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup: Bermuda" (PDF). CONCACAF. p. 1. Retrieved 21 May 2019 – via Bernews.
  2. ^ "CONCACAF 2007 Under-17 Tournament Recap". Issuu. Retrieved 23 March 2021.
  3. ^ "Bermuda Knocked Out of World Cup Qualifier". Bernews. 23 January 2011. Retrieved 23 March 2021.
  4. ^ Leverock gets call to boost Hogges attack for US trip – Royal Gazette
  5. ^ a b Leverock earns UK scholarship – Royal Gazette
  6. ^ Leverock continues Bermuda invasion at Ilkeston – Royal Gazette
  7. ^ Leverock Pleased With Rookie Season In Harrisburg Archived 27 December 2015 at the Wayback Machine – USL Soccer
  8. ^ Ben Suanders (17 January 2018). "Leverock joy at transfer to Estonia". The Royal Gazette. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Avaleht". Soccernet.ee. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  10. ^ "Sligo Rovers Sign Bermuda Captain Dante Leverock". leagueofireland.ie. 6 December 2018. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  11. ^ "Irish Team Sign Footballer Dante Leverock". bernews.com. 5 December 2018. Retrieved 5 July 2021.
  12. ^ "Football: Dante Leverock Leaves Sligo Rovers". bernews.com. 12 November 2019. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  13. ^ Paul Corcoran (10 February 2020). "Former Sligo Rovers defender Dante Leverock joins Polish second tier side Radomiak Radom". extratime.com. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  14. ^ "Wracamy do pracy! Zieloni po pierwszym treningu" (in Polish). Radomiak Radom. 13 August 2020.
  15. ^ "Bermuda's National Captain Leverock Returns to Play for Robin Hood". Caribbean National Weekly. 10 September 2020.
  16. ^ "Bermuda vs. Grenada". National Football Teams. 8 March 2015.
  17. ^ Dante LeverockFIFA competition record (archived)
  18. ^ "Dante Leverock Retires From International Duty". 18 May 2021.
  19. ^ "Danté Leverock does a double take on Bermuda retirement". 17 June 2021.
  20. ^ "Dante Leverock". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved 8 December 2019.

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