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

Orane Simpson
Personal information
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
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2009 Tivoli Gardens[1]
International career
2009 Jamaica 5 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 14 October 2009
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 14 October 2009

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 Jamaica 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 (18 May 2009). "Tivoli win DPL title at the wire". The Jamaica Gleaner. Archived from the original on 21 May 2009.
  3. ^ Williams, Gordon (1 June 2009). "Reggae Boyz lift standard in El Salvador stalemate". The Jamaica Gleaner.
  4. ^ Campbell, Howard (14 October 2009). "Jamaican police: National team player killed". Associated Press.
  5. ^ Simpson's death shocks Tivoli community Archived 18 October 2009 at the Wayback Machine - Jamaica Observer
  6. ^ Chance for Sporting to go top as TG idle Archived 21 October 2009 at the Wayback Machine - Jamaica Observer