Yelldell with Duisburg in 2011.
|Full name||David Yelldell|
|Date of birth||October 1, 1981|
|Place of birth||Stuttgart, West Germany|
|Height||1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|SG Sonnenhof Großaspach|
|2002–2003||Stuttgarter Kickers II||24||(0)|
|2005||→ Brighton & Hove Albion (loan)||3||(0)|
|2012–2016||Bayer Leverkusen II||8||(0)|
|2016–||SG Sonnenhof Großaspach||0||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of March 1, 2014.
David Yelldell (born October 1, 1981) is a German-born American soccer player who plays as a goalkeeper for SG Sonnenhof Großaspach in the 3. Liga. Although he was born in Stuttgart, he has been capped for the United States national team.
Yelldell was the first choice goalkeeper for TuS Koblenz until suffering a knee ligament injury which kept him out of the final four matches of the 2009–10 2. Bundesliga season, when the club were relegated to the 3rd Liga.
The next season saw him signing with Bundesliga giants Bayer Leverkusen. He made his debut and currently sole competitive appearance for the club in a first round DFB-Pokal match, a 3–4 surprise defeat at Dynamo Dresden on July 30, 2011.
Born to a German mother, and an American father who was in the U.S. military, Yelldell holds dual citizenship and would have been eligible to play international soccer for either the United States or Germany. He was first called up by the US team in 2011 for a friendly against Argentina. He earned his first national team cap three days later, on March 29, 2011, in another friendly against Paraguay, replacing Marcus Hahnemann at half time. Despite not conceding during his time of play, the US lost this meeting 1-0.
- "Yelldell, David" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved October 2, 2011.
- "Aus für Torwart Yelldell" [Without goalkeeper Yelldell] (in German). Kicker.de. April 12, 2010. Retrieved October 2, 2011.
- "Marheineke ebnet Duisburg den Weg" [Marheineke paves the way for Duisburg] (in German). Kicker.de. August 13, 2010. Retrieved October 2, 2011.
- "Yelldell Proud to Wear the U.S. Shirt as He Reports to First National Team Training Camp". U.S. Soccer. Retrieved March 6, 2015.
- "David Yelldell" (in German). Kickersarchiv. Retrieved October 2, 2011.
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