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Billy Forbes (footballer, born 1990)

Billy Forbes (born 13 December 1990) is a Turks and Caicos Islands international footballer who plays for San Antonio FC in the USL Championship. He scored the game-winning goal in the 2014 Soccer Bowl.

Billy Forbes
Personal information
Full name Billy Forbes[1]
Date of birth (1990-12-13) 13 December 1990 (age 28)
Place of birth Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[2]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
San Antonio FC
Number 77
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Western Texas Westerners 35 (17)
2011–2012 Lubbock Christian Chaparrals
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Provopool Celtic
2012 Mississippi Brilla 11 (2)
2013 WV King's Warriors 11 (7)
2014–2015 San Antonio Scorpions 50 (10)
2016 Rayo OKC 30 (3)
2017 San Antonio FC 31 (10)
2018 Phoenix Rising 20 (3)
2019– San Antonio FC 0 (0)
National team
2008– Turks and Caicos Islands 10 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 January 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 March 2019

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Club careerEdit

Forbes spent the 2006–07 season with Provopool Celtic.[2] In 2009, after training with the Vancouver Whitecaps, Forbes won a scholarship with Western Texas College.[3] He also played college soccer for Lubbock Christian University.[2]

Forbes played during the summer of 2012 for the Mississippi Brilla of the USL PDL.[4] and in May 2014 he joined San Antonio Scorpions from WV King's Warriors.[5]

The San Antonio Scorpions organization ceased operations following the 2015 NASL season. Forbes signed with NASL expansion side Rayo OKC on January 28, 2016.[6]

After spending the 2018 season with Phoenix Rising, he returned to San Antonio FC for the 2019 season.[7]

International careerEdit

He made his debut for Turks and Caicos in a February 2008 World Cup qualification match against Saint Lucia and has, as of January 2018, earned a total of 6 caps scoring one goal.[8] He represented his country in two World Cup qualification games.[9]

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Turks and Caicos Islands' goal tally first.[10]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 23 March 2015 Warner Park Stadium, Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis   Saint Kitts and Nevis 1–1 2–6 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 18 November 2018 TCIFA National Academy, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1–0 3–2 2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League qualification
3. 2–0
4. 21 March 2019 Raymond E. Guishard Technical Centre, The Valley, Anguilla   British Virgin Islands 1–2 2–2 2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League qualification

Career statisticsEdit

As of 19 April 2017[10]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League US Open Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
San Antonio Scorpions 2014 NASL 23 5 2 0 0 0 25 5
2015 NASL 27 5 1 0 0 0 28 5
Total 50 10 3 0 0 0 53 10
Rayo OKC 2016 NASL 30 3 1 1 0 0 31 4
San Antonio FC 2017 USL 4 3 0 0 0 0 4 3
Career total 84 16 4 1 0 0 88 17

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://int.soccerway.com/players/billy-forbes/194931/
  2. ^ a b c "Billy Forbes". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 19 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Forbes college bound - Turks & Caicos Weekly News". Vancouver Whitecaps. 31 July 2009.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 2012-05-30.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ KING'S WARRIORS' FORBES SIGNS WITH NASL'S SAN ANTONIO SCORPIONS Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine - WV King's Warriors
  6. ^ "RAYO OKC ADDS BILLY FORBES TO ROSTER". 28 January 2016. Archived from the original on 1 February 2016. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  7. ^ Staff, USLChampionship com (23 January 2019). "Billy's Back – Forbes Returns to San Antonio". USL Championship.
  8. ^ Appearances for Turks and Caicos Islands National Team - RSSSF
  9. ^ Billy ForbesFIFA competition record
  10. ^ a b Billy Forbes at Soccerway. Retrieved 19 April 2017.