U.S. Soccer
Men's National Team

Charlie Davies

Forward Caps/Goals -
  • Date of Birth

  • Height / Weight

    5-10 / 160

  • Hometown

    Manchester, N.H.

  • Club

    Randers FC (Denmark)

With speed and quickness needed to give opponents pause and the ability to stretch defenses by getting behind the back line, Davies is a potent force for any attack. He has added a bit of savvy and defensive awareness to his game as he continues to mature, which he put on display in the 2009 Confederations Cup. His performance for both club and country earned him a summer move to FC Sochaux in the French top flight. A serious car accident in October of 2009 left Davies with several injuries that will require a lengthy recovery process.

  • One of only two players to appear in final round qualifying, the Confederations Cup and the Gold Cup in 2009
  • His hustle created the goal he scored against Egypt in the last group game of the Confederations Cup, sparking the 3-0 victory
  • Scored his first international goal with the full team and also appeared in the Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008
  • Set the Swedish league on fire in his last full season at Hammarby, scoring 15 goals
2009: Played in a career-high 13 matches, netting three goals … Appeared in five final round qualifiers, starting four … Started and scored the first goal in the 3-0 win on June 18 against Egypt … Played in four of five matches in South Africa, including the final against Brazil … On Aug. 12, scored nine minutes into his first FIFA World Cup qualifying start, becoming only the fourth U.S. player to score at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City … Appeared in two matches during the USA’s run to the Gold Cup final, scoring in the 4-0 win against Grenada on July 4 in Seattle … Got his first start with the full team in the 3-2 win against Sweden on Jan. 24 at The Home Depot Center in Carson … A passenger in a single car accident on Oct. 13 just outside of Washington, D.C., he suffered a lacerated bladder, fractured right tibia and femur, a fractured elbow, and facial injuries … 2008: Scored his first international goal, getting the U.S. back within striking distance in the 2-1 loss in qualifying to Trinidad & Tobago on Oct. 15 in Port-of-Spain … 2007: Earned his first cap with the Men’s National Team on June 2, 2007, by coming on as a substitute against China … Was part of the 2007 Copa America roster, and played in one game against Colombia in Venezuela … Under-23s: Entered in the final minutes and nearly evened the score in the 2-1 loss to Nigeria in Beijing … Made four appearances during Olympic Qualifying in March … Set up game-winning penalty kick against Honduras in stoppage time to help the U.S. win Group A … Traveled with the U-23s to China to take on the Olympic hosts … Started both matches in China … Scored the third U.S. goal in a 3-3 draw on Dec. 16 … Under-20s: Made 10 appearances in his career for the U-20s … Was a member of the U.S. Under-20 National Team that finished atop Group A at the CONCACAF Qualifying Tournament (in Carson, Calif.) in January 2005 ... Part of Milk Cup roster in 2004 … Also traveled with the team to South Korea for the Busan International Tournament … Under-18s: Member of the U.S. Under-18 National Team that won the 2005 Milk Cup title. First Appearance: June 2, 2007, vs. China … First Goal: Oct. 15, 2008, vs. Trinidad & Tobago.
2009: Moved to FC Sochaux of the French Ligue 1 in July … Came on as a second-half substitute and scored twice in a 3-2 loss to Bordeaux on Aug. 15 … Started six of eight league matches for Sochaux prior to his accident … Had seven goals in 11 games in the first half of the season for Hammarby … 2008: Recorded his best season as a professional, scoring 15 goals that included three multiple-goal games … 2007: Signed with Hammarby IF of Sweden in January 2007, and went on to make 20 league appearances for the team over the course of the year … Scored a hat trick, his first three league goals, in the last game of the season on Oct. 28, 2007 in a 4-0 win over GAIS.
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