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Richard West (born July 19, 1985) is a Jamaican footballer who plays as a forward for Unionville Milliken S.C. in League1 Ontario.

Richard West
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West in 2011
Personal information
Full name Richard West
Date of birth (1985-07-19) July 19, 1985 (age 34)
Place of birth Jamaica
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Santos F.C.
2004–2005 Waterhouse F.C.
2005–2006 Harbour View F.C.
2006–2010 Tivoli Gardens F.C.
2011 Brampton United 25 (17)
2012 Serbian White Eagles 19 (15)
2013–2017 York Region Shooters 67 (64)
2018– Unionville Milliken S.C. 8 (3)
National team
2004 Jamaica 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 28, 2018

Playing careerEdit

West began playing in the KSAFA Super League with Santos F.C. in 2003.[1] In 2004, he played in the country's top flight league the National Premier League with Waterhouse F.C., and won a JFF Champions Cup. The following season he signed with rivals Harbour View F.C.. In 2006, he signed with Tivoli Gardens F.C. and during his tenure with the club he won the National Premier League in 2009, and the JFF Champions Cup in 2006. In 2011, he went overseas to Canada to sign with Brampton City United FC of the Canadian Soccer League.[2][3] In his debut season he finished as the club's top goalscorer and the second highest goalscorer within the league with 17 goals. He helped the club secure a postseason berth by finishing fourth in the overall standings. He featured in the first round of the playoffs where they faced Serbian White Eagles, but were eliminated by a score of 8-0 on goals on aggregate.[4][5]

In 2012, he signed with league powerhouse the Serbian White Eagles, and scored a goal in his debut match on May 11, 2012 against London City.[6][7] He secured a postseason berth for the club by finishing sixth in the overall standings. In the quarterfinals of the playoffs he recorded the winning goal in a 1-0 victory against SC Toronto.[8] In the next round the White Eagles faced their arch-rivals Toronto Croatia, but were eliminated by a score 4-0.[9] The following season he was transferred over to York Region Shooters.[10] In his debut season with York Region he finished as the club's top goalscorer with 19 goals, and finished as runners-up in the regular season. In the postseason the club faced London City, but suffered a defeat in penalties.[11]

In the 2014 season he helped York Region achieve a undefeated season claiming the regular season title. In the postseason he contributed by scoring a goal in a 3-0 victory over Brampton.[12] In the CSL Championship finals they faced Toronto Croatia where West scored the equalizing goal which sent the game to penalties where York Region won the shootout by a score of 5-4.[13] In 2015, he won the CSL Golden Boot by finishing as the league's top goalscorer with 23 goals.[14] In the postseason he scored a hat-trick in a 4-2 victory over Burlington SC.[15] In the next round York Region were eliminated by Toronto Croatia by a score of 3-2.

In 2018, he signed with Unionville Milliken S.C. in League1 Ontario.[16]

International careerEdit

West made his debut for the Jamaica national football team on November 24, 2004 in a Qualifying Caribbean Zone match against Saint Martin where he scored a goal in a 12-0 victory.[17][18][19][20]

HonoursEdit

York Region ShootersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Richard West". footballdatabase.eu. Retrieved 2016-10-16.
  2. ^ "Canadian Soccer League". 2011-10-02. Archived from the original on 2011-10-02. Retrieved 2016-07-25. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^ Hylton, Kamal. "Top 10 rising stars in the CSL". www.rednationonline.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-16.
  4. ^ Glover, Robin. "October 15, 2011 CSL--Serbian White Eagles vs Brampton City United (by Rocket Robin)". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  5. ^ Glover, Robin. "October 9, 2011 CSL--Brampton City United vs Serbian White Eagles Quarterfinal (by Rocket Robin)". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  6. ^ "May 11, 2012 CSL--details of Friday games (from CSL website)". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  7. ^ "Canadian Soccer League". 2012-06-06. Archived from the original on 2012-06-06. Retrieved 2016-07-25. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  8. ^ Glover, Robin. "October 13, 2012 CSL Quarterfinal--SC Toronto vs Serbian White Eagles (by Rocket Robin)". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  9. ^ Glover, Robin. "October 21, 2012 CSL SemiFinal--Toronto Croatia vs Serbian White Eagles (by Rocket Robin)". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  10. ^ "Canadian Soccer League". 2013-08-28. Archived from the original on 2013-08-28. Retrieved 2016-07-25. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  11. ^ Glover, Robin. "Result and details of the Friday October 11, 2013 CSL game between York Region Shooters and London City".
  12. ^ "YORK REGION, ASTROS THROUGH TO SEMIS……Shooters still unbeaten | Canadian Soccer League". canadiansoccerleague.ca. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  13. ^ "YORK REGION WINS CSL CHAMPIONSHIP UNBEATEN IN 21……Kingston triumph in Second Division final | Canadian Soccer League". canadiansoccerleague.ca. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  14. ^ "2015 First Division Awards | Canadian Soccer League". canadiansoccerleague.ca. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  15. ^ "TOP FOUR ADVANCE TO SEMIFINALS FOR CSL CHAMPIONSHIP…..2nd Division quarterfinals also decided | Canadian Soccer League". canadiansoccerleague.ca. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  16. ^ "Unionville Milliken S.C. - 2018 Regular Season - Roster - # - Richard West -". www.league1ontario.com. Retrieved 2018-06-29.
  17. ^ "Richard West". 11v11.com. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  18. ^ "Sports Jamaica:: New Boyz hammer St Martin 12-0 :: Football". www.sportsjamaica.com. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  19. ^ "Jamaica International Matches Details 1998-2010". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  20. ^ Strack-Zimmermann, Benjamin. "Richard West". www.national-football-teams.com. Retrieved 2018-12-27.