Jonathan Amon

Jonathan Oluwadara Amon (born April 30, 1999) is an American soccer player who plays as a left winger for FC Nordsjælland in the Danish Superliga.

Jonathan Amon
Amon playing for the United States U20 against France U20 on March 22, 2019
Personal information
Full name Jonathan Oluwadara Amon[1]
Date of birth (1999-04-30) April 30, 1999
Place of birth Summerville, South Carolina,
United States
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
FC Nordsjælland
Number 24
Youth career
South Carolina Battery Academy
2014–2017 FC Nordsjælland
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017– FC Nordsjælland 37 (6)
National team
2019 United States U20 2 (0)
2018– United States 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:37, 29 October 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of June 5, 2019

Youth career

Amon played three seasons with the U.S. Soccer Development Academy in Charleston, South Carolina, before getting selected to the U.S. Soccer U15 National Team Camp in 2014. Amon found his way to FC Nordsjaelland by virtue of a serendipitous chain of events that began with him being invited to attend a camp in Denmark at the invitation of scout Kenn Schmidt Nielsen of the Global Elite FC / Global Football School USA, Inc. While in Denmark, Scout Nielsen took him to tryouts at two clubs (Brøndby IF and FC Nordsjælland) and he grew to like the student and training environment at the KIES School, where the camp was held, and Scout Kenn helped him to enroll KIES. Soon after, Søren Krogh (teacher at Kies and assistant coach with FC Nordsjælland) offered Amon the opportunity to join FC Nordsjælland academy U17 team. In May 2017, Amon signed his first professional contract with FCN.

Club career

FC Nordsjælland

Amon made his professional debut on November 4, 2017, in a tie against Lyngby. He replaced Ernest Asante at the game's 84th minute.[2] On November 26, 2017, Amon started the match against AC Horsens. He played 80 minutes and scored his first goal as a professional player.[3]

International career

Amon was called up in January 2018 to the United States under-20 side for a training camp in Florida.[4]

On November 4, 2018, Amon made his senior team debut with the national team in a friendly against Peru.

Career statistics

As of May 19, 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
FC Nordsjælland 2017–18 Superliga 10200102
2018–19 2441111266
Career total 3461111368

Personal life

Amon's father is from Nigeria and emigrated to the United States at a young age to play soccer at the high school level. Amon has three brothers and one sister.[5] His older brother, Joseph Amon, also played soccer and was named to the U.S. squad for the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup.[6]

References

  1. "40-Player National Team Roster: 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup: United States" (PDF). CONCACAF. p. 16. Retrieved May 21, 2019 via Bernews.
  2. "NORDSJÆLLAND VS. LYNGBY 2 - 2". Soccerway. Retrieved November 27, 2017.
  3. "NORDSJÆLLAND VS. HORSENS 6 - 0". Soccerway. Retrieved November 27, 2017.
  4. "FIRST EVER U.S. SOCCER MEN'S YNT SUMMIT BRINGS 153 PLAYERS TOGETHER IN SINGLE CAMP". US Soccer. Retrieved May 7, 2018.
  5. FCN's amerikanske raket‚ sn.dk, November 25, 2017
  6. Joseph Amon Bio - Clemson Tigers Official Athletics Site‚ clemsontigers.com


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