Fabian Davis

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Fabian Davis
Personal information
Full name Fabian Davis
Date of birth (1974-06-30) 30 June 1974 (age 42)
Place of birth Swallowfield, East Kingston, Jamaica
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position wingback or midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Real Mona
1996 Atlanta Ruckus
Harbour View F.C.
1998 Seattle Sounders 20 (0)
1999–2004 Arnett Gardens
2004–2007 Tivoli Gardens
2007–2008 Portmore United
2008–2010 Arnett Gardens
National team
1995–2007 Jamaica 73 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Fabian Davis (born 30 June 1974 in Swallowfield, East Kingston) is a retired Jamaican football defender or midfielder.

On 7 October 2008 to January 2010, he became interim player/coach of Arnett Gardens F.C., after Jerome Waite was sacked following a poor start to the season.[1]

Club career[edit]

Nicknamed Fabulous, he has also played for Real Mona, Harbour View F.C. and Arnett Gardens F.C., Tivoli Gardens FC, and Portmore United F.C. all in Jamaica as well as for Seattle Sounders in the USL First Division. While with Arnett Gardens, he captained the side to league titles in 2001 and 2002 and also claimed the Most Valuable Player and the Player of the Season titles those years.[2][3] He went on to join Tivoli Gardens F.C. in the January 2004 transfer window and was instrumental in Tivoli Gardens winning the Premier League title in 2004. [1] Fabian Davis has the distinction of being the only player to cop the Most Valuable Player and Player of the season award for two separate winning premier league teams, as he picked up these awards for Tivoli Gardens F.C. in the 2003-4 season, along with the Player Personality Award. He rejoined Arnett from Portmore United in the January 2008 transfer window, and went on to serve as player coach for 1 and a half seasons from October 2008 to January 2010.[2]

International career[edit]

A veteran of the national team, he made his debut for the Reggae Boyz in 1995 against Canada and has collected over 70 caps since, although he missed out on the 1998 FIFA World Cup squad. He usually plays wingback for the Reggae Boyz, including the 2007 Lunar Cup when Jamaica won the title.[4] In November 2010, Fabian captained the Jamaica national beach soccer team that failed to advance to the semi-finals of the CONCACAF championships, following narrow losses to defending champs, El Salvador, and tournament hosts Mexico.[5] [3]

The early years[edit]

Fabian Davis attended Kingston College and was Captain of both the Manning Cup and Colts U-16 Teams. He was also Captain of Jamaica's U-20 and U-23 football teams. Davis was also Jamaica national U-16 basketball team representative, and a member of the title winning Kingston College basketball team.

Coaching career[edit]

Fabian Davis attained the JFF Advanced Level 1 and 11 coaching certifications [4], as well as the United States Soccer Federation, U.S. Youth Soccer Coaching Course, National D License from Georgia State Soccer Association in July 2009. He had a successful 2008 stint as player/coach of Arnett Gardens F.C. where he took the team from 11th place in October 2008 to a 5th-place finish to end the season in 2009. A string of poor results in 2010 saw him resign as coach of the struggling Arnett Gardens outfit.

Endorsements[edit]

Davis had endorsement deals with major Jamaica brands, such as Wisynco's Bigga Soft Drink Brand in 2002 [5], Digicel in 2004 and with Western Sports through their Adidas brand. He has also shot campaigns for Victoria Mutual Building Society for 2011. Davis has done football analysis working with Jamaica's TVJ for the 2006 and 2010 World Cup highlights shows and on caribbean media giant, SportsMax.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arnett coach quits after string of poor DPL results - Jamaica Observer
  2. ^ 2000/2001 Award winners - Jamaica Gleaner
  3. ^ Profile after 2002 season
  4. ^ 2007 Lunar New Year Cup
  5. ^ Jamaica national beach soccer team

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