Jonathan David

14 January 2000
Lille OSC
Brooklyn, New York, USA
175 cm
Where they grew up
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
International "A" - CAN MNT
54 Appearances
46 Starts
28 Goals
14 Assists


Jonathan David

Jonathan Christian David... speaks French and English... both his father Jean and his mother Rose were born in Port-au-Prince, HAI... he was three months old when his family moved from Brooklyn, NY, USA to Port-au-Prince, HAI; he was six years old when his family moved to Ottawa... he was 19 years old when his mother passed away with cancer... he grew up playing soccer... he was 10 years old when he started playing soccer for Gloucester Dragons Soccer; he was 11 years old when he joined Ottawa Gloucester SC Hornets (his coach was Hanny El Magraby)... favourites have included Ronaldinho, Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo, FC Barcelona... other favourites have included Kevin Durant...

Canada Soccer Player of the Year in 2019...

represented Canada at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022... Concacaf champion (first place in 2021-22 Concacaf Final Round of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers)... won a Concacaf Silver Medal with Canada (2022-23 Nations League)... represented Canada at one CONMEBOL Copa América (fourth place at USA 2024)... Canada’s second-best goalscorer across FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in 2021 and 2022 (nine goals in 18 international matches)...

in France with Lille OSC, a Ligue 1 winner (2020-21) and Trophée des Champions winner (2021)... with 24 goals in 2022-23, set a single-season record for goals by a Canadian in one of Europe’s top five league (England, France, Germany, Italy or Spain)...

part of the Canada Soccer team that met Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on 15 November 2021 ahead of their FIFA World Cup Qualifiers match one day later in Edmonton (a surprise visit by the Prime Minister at a training session)...

said David in 2018 ahead of his international debut, “I want to do something special... with this group of players and the country we can take Canada somewhere it hasn’t been for a long time”... said David in 2018 after his home international debut, “it is the best feeling in the world because I get to play representing my country and do something special”... said coach John Herdman in 2019, “he’s an absolute gift... what I like about Jonathan is the fact that he is so grounded. I call him the Iceman. He is just deadpan. You can see he comes from a really solid family that has good values. He is not going to get carried away and I think that will be the difference for him. He’s not going to get carried away and I think that will be the difference for him”...

said coach John Herdman after David won 2019 Canadian Player of the Year honours, “he is a great role model for young players because humility and talent is always a great combination. He’s always made himself available to represent his country and he has delivered with performances and goals. We are proud to have Jonathan David as one of our own and pleased his hard work has received recognition”...

said David in 2020 after signing with Lille OSC, « Je veux jouer et progresser, et je pense que c'est l'endroit parfait. Je suis un joueur qui sait se placer sur le terrain. J'aime jouer avec mes qualités : la technique et la vitesse notamment. »...

said Alphonso Davies in 2021, “playing together is fun. He is a guy who really doesn’t say too much off the pitch, but on the pitch, you just know where he is when he wants the ball because he makes his presence felt”...

For Country

he was 15 years old when he made his debut in the Canadian youth program in 2015 at an identification camp... represented Canada at the 2017 CONCACAF Men’s Under-17 Championship in Panama...

he was 18 years old when he made his debut for Canada on 9 September 2018... he scored his first international “A” goal for Canada on 9 September 2018 in Bradenton, FL, USA (his Canada debut)… represented Canada in 2018-19 Concacaf Nations League Qualifying... represented Canada at the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup... set a Canada record with six goals scored at the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup... represented Canada in 2019 Concacaf Nations League A... helped Canada finish first in 2021-22 Concacaf / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers (Canada qualified for Qatar 2022)... represented Canada at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022...

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