Jonathan David (soccer)

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Jonathan David
Personal information
Full name Jonathan Christian David[1]
Date of birth (2000-01-14) January 14, 2000 (age 19)
Place of birth New York City, United States
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Gent
Number 16
Youth career
2010 Gloucester Dragons
2011–2015 Ottawa Gloucester Hornets
2016–2018 Ottawa Internationals
2018 Gent
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018– Gent 33 (12)
National team
2017 Canada U17 3 (2)
2018 Canada U23 2 (0)
2018– Canada 8 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 19, 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of June 29, 2019

Jonathan Christian David (born January 14, 2000) is a Canadian soccer player who plays for Belgian club Gent in the Jupiler Pro League and the Canada national team.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

David began playing organized soccer at age ten with Ottawa club Gloucester Dragons SA.[2] A year later he joined Ottawa Gloucester SC, where he would play for the club's Hornets team until 2015.[2][3] In 2016, he joined Ottawa Internationals SC.[2]

Gent[edit]

In January 2018, David joined Belgian side Gent.[4] He made his professional debut on August 4, 2018 against Zulte Waregem and scored a goal in stoppage to time to salvage a 1–1 draw.[5] Just five days after his league debut, David came in as a second-half substitute in a Europa League Third Round Quialifier against Jagiellonia Białystok, scoring a goal in the 85th minute to secure a 1–0 win for his team.[6] David continued his scoring streak three days later, coming in as a 71st minute substitute and scoring two late goals to secure a 4–1 league win against Waasland-Beveren.[7] After scoring 5 goals in his first 5 games, Gent signed David to a contract extension through 2022.[8]

International career[edit]

Youth[edit]

David was first identified by the Canadian youth national team program in 2015 after attending several under-15 camps and was regularly called up to Canada U-17 camps in the lead-up to the 2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship.[2] David subsequently represented Canada at the tournament[9] and scored a brace against Suriname in the final group game.[10] In May 2018, David was called up to the Canadian Under-23 team for the 2018 Toulon Tournament.[11]

Senior[edit]

David received his first senior call up to Canada on August 30, 2018 for a CONCACAF Nations League qualifier against the U.S. Virgin Islands.[12] He made his senior debut in the match on September 9, starting and netting a brace in an 8–0 victory.[13] David was named to the final squad for the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup on May 30, 2019.[14] In Canada's final group game during the tournament against Cuba, he scored a hat-trick in a 7-0 win.[15] Despite Canada's elimination to Haiti in the quarter-finals,[16] David would finish the tournament as the Golden Boot winner with six goals.[17]

Personal life[edit]

David was born in the New York City borough of Brooklyn to Haitian parents and moved to Port-au-Prince, Haiti when he was three months old.[2][3] At the age of six he and his parents immigrated to Canada and settled in Ottawa.[2] Growing up, David went to school at Louis Riel. He cites this as a reason for his success: "It helped to always have the ball at my feet when I was at Louis Riel."[18]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played May 19, 2019[19]
Club League Season League Domestic Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Gent Belgian First Division A 2018–19 33 12 6 0 4 2 43 14
Total 33 12 6 0 4 2 43 14

International[edit]

As of June 29, 2019[20]
Canada national team
Year Apps Goals
2018 3 3
2019 5 7
Total 8 10

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Canada's goal tally first.[21]
# Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1. September 9, 2018 IMG Academy, Bradenton, United States 1  U.S. Virgin Islands
3–0
8–0
2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League qualification
2.
4–0
3. October 16, 2018 BMO Field, Toronto, Canada 2  Dominica
1–0
5–0
4. March 24, 2019 BC Place, Vancouver, Canada 4  French Guiana
3–1
4–1
5. June 15, 2019 Rose Bowl, Pasadena, United States 5  Martinique
1–0
4–0
2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup
6.
2–0
7. June 23, 2019 Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, United States 7  Cuba
1–0
7–0
8.
6–0
9.
7–0
10. June 29, 2019 NRG Stadium, Houston, United States 8  Haiti
1–0
2–3
Correct as of July 7, 2019

Honours[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "40-Player National Team Roster: 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup: Canada" (PDF). CONCACAF. p. 2. Retrieved May 20, 2019 – via Bernews.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Jonathan David". Canada Soccer. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Carmel Kilkenny (September 11, 2018). "Jonathan David impresses on the national team". Radio Canada International. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  4. ^ "OISC Youth Player Signs First Pro Contact". January 23, 2018.
  5. ^ Nuyens, Rudy (August 4, 2018). "Gent voorkomt nul op zes in slotseconden: nieuwkomer David scoort late gelijkmaker tegen Zulte Waregem".
  6. ^ "UEFA Europa League - Jagiellonia Białystok-Gent - UEFA.com". August 8, 2018.
  7. ^ "JUPILER PRO LEAGUE – MATCHDAY 3". August 12, 2018.
  8. ^ "La Gantoise sécurise son talent Jonathan David en le prolongeant jusqu'en 2022". Lavenir. August 20, 2018.
  9. ^ "Canada announces squad for CONCACAF Men's Under-17 Championship". April 11, 2017.
  10. ^ Rosano, Nick (April 28, 2017). "Canada bow out of CONCACAF U-17 Championship with 2–0 win vs. Suriname".
  11. ^ Tierney, Mitchell (May 17, 2018). "Canada's next generation will be on display at the Toulon Tournament".
  12. ^ "Canada Soccer announces squad for Concacaf Nations League Qualifying". August 30, 2018.
  13. ^ "Canada cruises to record win in Concacaf Nations League opener". September 9, 2018.
  14. ^ "Together We Rise: Canada Soccer announces squad for the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup". May 30, 2019.
  15. ^ "Cavallini, David hat tricks lead Canada past Cuba in Gold Cup". tsn.ca. June 23, 2019.
  16. ^ Heroux, Devin (June 29, 2019). "Canada crashes out of Gold Cup quarters after coughing up lead to Haiti".
  17. ^ "2019 Concacaf Gold Cup – Golden Boot Award". July 8, 2019.
  18. ^ "Jonathan David, la nouvelle coqueluche du soccer Canadien". www.ici.radio-canada.ca. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  19. ^ "Jonathan David profile". Soccerway.
  20. ^ "Jonathan David profile". Canada Soccer. Retrieved September 9, 2018.
  21. ^ "David, Jonathan". National Football Teams. Retrieved September 13, 2018.
  22. ^ "2019 Concacaf Gold Cup – Golden Boot Award". goldcup.org.
  23. ^ "2019 Concacaf Gold Cup - Best XI". goldcup.org.

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