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Martin Davis (Jamaican footballer)

Martin Davis (born 11 October 1996) is a Jamaican footballer who currently plays for St. Andrews F.C. in the Maltese Premier League.

Martin Davis
Personal information
Full name Martin George Edward Davis
Date of birth (1996-10-11) 11 October 1996 (age 22)
Place of birth Jamaica
Height 165 cm (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
St. Andrews F.C.
Youth career
2008–2015 Harbour View
2009–2012 Valencia
2012–2013 Sagunto FC
2015–2016 TFC Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2017 Toronto FC II 11 (1)
2017– Harbour View 3 (0)
2017–St. Andrews F.C. (loan) 23 (2)
National team
2012–2013 Jamaica U17 4 (0)
2015 Jamaica U20 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 January 2017
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 March 2016

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CareerEdit

College and amateurEdit

Davis joined Harbour View aged 12, and a year later was awarded a summer scholarship with Spanish club Valencia following his performances at the Nexter Generation Valencia CF Easter Football Camp in Jamaica.[1] He had a two-year orientation with the European club, and it was there he was converted from a forward into a midfielder.[2]

He represented Harbour View in both Junior and Premier Leagues, as well as the Manning Cup at St. George's College during high school. However, he was forced to miss the entire 2014 season due to injury.[3]

He also played for Caxton College and Sagunto FC during his youth career.[4] Davis had a month-long trial with Toronto FC in July 2014, and was subsequently offered a place in the youth development programme.[5]

ProfessionalEdit

Joining the Toronto FC Academy in January 2015, Davis featured for Toronto FC II twice during the 2015 USL rseason. He made his debut for the reserve team on 28 March 2015 against FC Montreal, before making his first professional start on 19 April 2015 against Whitecaps FC 2.[6]

The club announced that Davis had been rewarded with a USL contract in February 2016, which would see him remain with Toronto FC II for the 2016 season.[7]

In September 2017, Davis signed with St. Andrews F.C. in Malta.[8]

InternationalEdit

Davis has represented Jamaica at Under-17[9] and Under-20[10] levels. On 12 July 2012, he made his debut in a 5-0 win against Bermuda in the CONCACAF U-17 Championship. He made three further appearances for the U17s in a 1-1 draw against Panama, a 2-2 draw with Barbados and a 4-2 defeat to Canada. In January 2015, he made his debut in the CONCACAF U-20 Championship during a 2-2 draw with Trindad & Tobago.[11]

He is eligible to represent both Jamaica and Canada, due to his father being Canadian. As a result of holding a Canadian passport, Davis would classify as a domestic player for Toronto FC in both MLS and USL Pro.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jamaica Football: Martin Davis signs with Toronto FC Academy | Digicel SportsMax". www.digicelsportsmax.com. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  2. ^ SportsXplorer Multimedia (4 April 2013), Spain based Martin Davis speaks to SportsXplorer Multimedia about his experience in Spain, retrieved 25 March 2016
  3. ^ "Martin Davis returns from successful Toronto FC Academy trial | Harbour View Football Club". hvfc.net. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Pint-sized Davis relishing trial stint at Levante - Sport". Jamaica Observer. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Martin Davis on trial at Toronto FC Academy | Harbour View Football Club". hvfc.net. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Toronto FC II Sign Senior Academy Forward Martin Davis". League1 Ontario. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  7. ^ "Toronto FC II Sign Martin Davis - OurSports Central". www.oursportscentral.com. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  8. ^ http://jamaica-star.com/article/sports/20170902/former-georgian-davis-heads-malta
  9. ^ "Martin Davis: U17 MNT - Jamaica Football Federation | Jamaica Football Federation". www.jamaicafootballfederation.com. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  10. ^ "Jamaica Football Federation | Jamaican U20 MNT - Jamaica Football Federation". www.jamaicafootballfederation.com. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  11. ^ "Jamaica - M. Davis - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". us.soccerway.com. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  12. ^ "Martin Davis to join Toronto FC system in January". Waking The Red. Retrieved 25 March 2016.