David Bascome

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David Bascome
Personal information
Full name David Scott Bascome
Date of birth (1970-01-29) January 29, 1970 (age 47)
Place of birth Smiths, Bermuda
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1990 North Village Rams
1991, 1993–2000 Harrisburg Heat (indoor) 200 (183)
1992 Denver Thunder (indoor) 10 (3)
2003–2008 Baltimore Blast (indoor) 117 (81)
2004 Harrisburg City Islanders 2 (0)
National team
1992–2000 Bermuda 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

David Bascome MBE (born January 29, 1970) is a retired association football forward.

Club career[edit]

David Bascome started his First Division soccer career at the age of 16 with North Village Rams in Bermuda. At 20 years of age, he signed his first professional contract with the Harrisburg Heat of the National Professional Soccer League, USA. After 13 seasons of professional indoor soccer, Bascome won his first Championship during his 2003–2004 campaign with the Baltimore Blast.[1]

After retiring, he was named to the assistant coaching position of the Blast on October 12, 2006, and helped lead the team to the 2008 MISL Championship in his second season on the coaching staff.

The modern Harrisburg Heat of the Professional Arena Soccer League retired Bascome's #40 jersey in a halftime ceremony during the December 29, 2012, game.[2][3] Bascome played with the original Harrisburg Heat in 1991 and from 1993 through 2000.[4]

International career[edit]

Bascome made his debut for Bermuda in a February 1992 friendly match against Norway and he has earned a total of 9 caps, scoring no goals. He has represented his country in 5 FIFA World Cup qualification matches.[5]

His final international match was a March 2000 World Cup qualification match against the British Virgin Islands.


  1. ^ David Bascome, MBE-Commissioner – ISL Soccer
  2. ^ Burgess, Don (January 4, 2013). "Thanks for the memories, David! Bus fire, pranks and character building were all part of playing for the Heat". Bermuda Sun. Hamilton, Bermuda. Retrieved January 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ "David Bascome's Jersey To Be Retired Today". Bermuda: Bernews. December 29, 2012. Retrieved January 1, 2013. 
  4. ^ Bullock, Michael (December 29, 2012). "Heat to entertain Ohio on Saturday night at Equine Arena". The Patriot-News. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Retrieved December 29, 2012. 
  5. ^ David BascomeFIFA competition record

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