Keithy Simpson

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Keithy Simpson
Personal information
Full name Keithy Simpson
Date of birth (1990-04-19) 19 April 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Kingston, Jamaica
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
2005–2007 Bull Bay F.C.
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Cavalier S.C.
2008–2011 Sporting Central Academy 18 (0)
2009 Whitecaps Residency (loan) 12 (1)
2011–2011 Portmore United F.C. 10 (0)
2011–2012 Tivoli Gardens F.C. 45 (5)
2012–2014 North East Stars F.C. 30 (3)
2014–2015 Vaasan Palloseura 21 (3)
2016 Águila[1] 3[2] (0)
National team
2008–2009 Jamaica U20 12 (1)
2014– Jamaica 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 15, 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of April 15, 2017

Keithy Simpson (born 19 April 1990 in Kingston) is a Jamaican footballer.

Career[edit]

Youth and Amateur[edit]

Simpson attended Donald Quarrie High School and Hydel High School in Jamaica and played club soccer for Sporting Central Academy before joining the youth academy of Canadian team Vancouver Whitecaps joining Jamaica youth national teammate Dever Orgill. He featured in matches against the youth academies of Eintracht Frankfurt and Leicester City at the XXIX Dallas Cup, and played in the USL Premier Development League with the Vancouver Whitecaps Residency team in 2009.[3] He also traveled to Germany with the club and competed against the U-19 team of Hertha Berlin and others.

Senior[edit]

After featuring for Sporting Central Academy most of his career, Simpson move to Portmore United in January 2011. He spent 18 months with North East Stars FC of the TT Pro League from September 2012. In March 2014, Simpson signed with Vaasan Palloseura in Finland.[4] In 2016, Simpson signed with Águila in El Salvador.[5]

International[edit]

Simpson was a member of the Jamaica under-17 squad during the 2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship qualifiers 2007 in Kingston, Jamaica and 2009 CONCACAF U-20 World Cup qualifiers in Scarborough, Tobago.

In August 2011, Simpson played in the CFU Olympic qualifiers in Suriname for Jamaica. On 30 May 2014, he made his debut for the Jamaica senior team against Switzerland, as a second-half substitute in Lucerne.

He was called up to play against Egypt on 4 June, and France on 8 June, but was unable to travel with the team due to club commitments.

On 9 September 2014 he earned his second cap in a 3–1 away defeat to Canada.

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