Joel John Bailey

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Joel Bailey
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Personal information
Full name Joel John Bailey
Date of birth (1980-02-17) February 17, 1980 (age 38)
Place of birth San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Wheeling Jesuit University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 Cleveland Force (indoor) 40 (14)
2004–2006 Montreal Impact 43 (6)
2005–2006 Baltimore Blast (indoor) 33 (2)
2007 Vancouver Whitecaps 14 (0)
2007 Carolina RailHawks 6 (1)
Total 136 (23)
National team
2007 Trinidad and Tobago 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Joel John Bailey (born February 17, 1980) is a forward who last played for the Carolina RailHawks of the USL First Division. He played three seasons in Major Indoor Soccer League.

Club career[edit]


Bailey began his indoor soccer career in 2003 with the now defunct Cleveland Force of Major Indoor Soccer League. On March 29, 2005, the Force traded Bailey and Sipho Sibiya to the Baltimore Blast for Neil Gilbert and Allen Eller.[1] During the 2005–2006 season, Bailey played twenty-nine games with the Blast and he left indoor soccer at the end of the season.[2]


He began his outdoor career with the Montreal Impact in the USL First Division in 2004 where he finished fourth in scoring and helped the Impact win the championship. In 2005, he signed a two-year contract, but was waived at the end of the 2006 season. He signed with the Vancouver Whitecaps in 2007, and was traded mid-season to the RailHawks in exchange for Sola Abolaji.

International career[edit]

Bailey made his debut for Trinidad and Tobago in a January 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup qualifying match against Martinique, coming on as a substitute for Darryl Roberts. He has earned a total of 4 caps.

G.D.D. Generation Next Academy[edit]

In July 2014, Joel established the G.D.D Generation Next Academy. The Academy's aim is to help young aspiring football players develop their skills. There are also integrated programs within the Academy to help players pursue both academic and professional sporting careers. In August 2015, Joel held an open Football Summer Camp at Mannie Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella, featuring foreign coaches from the prestigious Global Premier Soccer (GPS). The camp ran for one week from 3rd to the 7th August.


Related to Marcus Bailey and Andrew Bailey of Grand Canyon University