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Andrew Jean-Baptiste (born June 16, 1992) is a Haitian international footballer who plays as a defender for Swedish club Umeå FC.

Andrew Jean-Baptiste
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Personal information
Full name Andrew Jean-Baptiste
Date of birth (1992-06-16) June 16, 1992 (age 27)
Place of birth Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Umeå FC
Number 35
Youth career
1998–2008 Brentwood Youth SC
2008–2010 Albertson SC
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Connecticut Huskies 45 (3)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010 New York Red Bulls U-23
2012–2013 Portland Timbers 31 (2)
2012Los Angeles Blues (loan) 8 (0)
2014 Chivas USA 10 (0)
2015 New York Red Bulls 0 (0)
2015New York Red Bulls II (loan) 10 (1)
2016 Estrella San Agustín 0 (0)
2016–2017 Nyköpings BIS 32 (3)
2018 Terengganu II 1 (0)
2019– Umeå FC 8 (1)
National team
2010 United States U18 2 (0)
2015– Haiti 10 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 2, 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of July 2, 2019


Early lifeEdit

Jean-Bapiste was born in Brooklyn, New York and is of Haitian descent he went to Brentwood High School in Long Island after moving from Brooklyn.[1]


Youth and collegeEdit

Jean-Baptiste attended Brentwood High School on Long Island, New York. He was honored with the 2009 Long Island player of the year presented by Newsday. He played college soccer with the Connecticut Huskies from 2010–11. During his second year at UConn Jean-Baptiste was named the 2011 Big East Conference Defensive Player of the Year. During the 2010 season he also played for the New York Red Bulls U-23 team.


Jean-Baptiste was selected 8th overall by Portland Timbers in the first round of the 2012 MLS SuperDraft. In his first professional match for the Portland Timbers, Jean-Baptiste scored a header from a free-kick, assisted by Jack Jewsbury.[2] Later in the season he was sent on loan to Los Angeles Blues and made 8 appearances for the club. During his second year Jean-Baptiste became a starter for Portland and appeared in 26 matches. Jean-Baptiste scored the game-winning goal on July 13, 2013 against the Los Angeles Galaxy, on a header from a corner kick by Diego Valeri.[3]

On December 12, 2013, Jean-Baptiste was traded to Chivas USA in exchange for Jorge Villafaña.[4] In his one year with Chivas he appeared in 10 league matches, missing two months of the season due to injury. On January 27, 2015 the New York Red Bulls announced that they had signed Jean-Baptiste.[5] Jean-Baptiste was loaned to affiliate side New York Red Bulls II during the 2015 season and made his debut for the side on April 4, 2015, coming on as a second-half substitute in a 4–1 victory over Toronto FC II, the first victory in club history.[6]

Jean-Baptiste was released by New York Red Bulls on June 26, 2015.[7]

He signed for Nykopings BIS in August 2016 after one season at Estrella San Agustin.


Jean-Baptiste represented the United States in 2010 at the Under 18 level.

He formally switched allegiance to the Haitian federation, and in June 2015 Jean-Baptiste was called up by the Haiti National team for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, and was on the bench for all 4 games.

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Haiti's goal tally first.[8]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 6 January 2017 Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, Trinidad and Tobago   Suriname 2–0 4–2 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup qualification
2. 8 January 2017 Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, Trinidad and Tobago   Trinidad and Tobago 4–3 4–3 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup qualification


  1. ^ "Ranking Haitian players by leagues". HaitiSports. July 6, 2014. Retrieved September 10, 2014.
  2. ^ "Recap: Boyd, Alhassan lead Timbers comeback vs. Union". Retrieved March 15, 2012.
  3. ^ "Portland Timbers 2, LA Galaxy 1 MLS Match Recap". Retrieved July 13, 2013.
  4. ^ "Timbers trade Andrew Jean-Baptiste to Chivas USA for Jorge Villafana and No. 2 Re-Entry spot". December 12, 2013. Retrieved December 27, 2013.
  5. ^ "Red Bulls sign Jean-Baptiste, Perrinelle, and Zubar". Retrieved January 27, 2015.
  6. ^ "Red Bulls II earn first victory in team history". Retrieved April 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "2015 MLS Transactions". November 1, 2015.
  8. ^ "Jean-Baptiste, Andrew". National Football Teams. Retrieved February 24, 2017.

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