Orane Simpson

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Orane Simpson
Personal information
Full name Orane Simpson
Date of birth (1983-09-04)4 September 1983
Place of birth Kingston, Jamaica
Date of death 13 October 2009(2009-10-13) (aged 26)
Place of death Kingston, Jamaica
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2009 Tivoli Gardens[1]
National team
2009 Jamaica 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 October 2009.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 October 2009

Orane Simpson (4 September 1983 – 13 October 2009) was a Jamaican footballer.

Club career[edit]

Simpson began his professional career with Tivoli Gardens F.C., and scored the winning goal in a final round victory over Arnett Gardens F.C. to lead the club to the 2009 Jamaican National Premier League title.[2]

International career[edit]

Simpson made a few appearances for the Jamaica national football team in friendlies that were part of the build-up to the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[3]

Death[edit]

Simpson was attacked and stabbed to death in Kingston, Jamaica, on 13 October 2009.[4][5] Before the kick-off of each Jamaica league game on Sunday 18 October, a minute of silence was observed in his memory.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Orane Simpson at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. ^ Mugisa, Kwesi (2009-05-18). "Tivoli win DPL title at the wire". The Jamaica Gleaner. 
  3. ^ Williams, Gordon (2009-06-01). "Reggae Boyz lift standard in El Salvador stalemate". The Jamaica Gleaner. 
  4. ^ Campbell, Howard (2009-10-14). "Jamaican police: National team player killed". AP. 
  5. ^ Simpson's death shocks Tivoli community - Jamaica Observer
  6. ^ Chance for Sporting to go top as TG idle - Jamaica Observer