This Day in History

Jamaican footballer Omar Daley was born

On this day in Caribbean history, April 25,1981, Jamaican soccer player Omar Daley was born.

Daley, whose playing positions included Winger and central midfielder, was born in Kingston, Jamaica. 

He started his football career at Glenmuir High School in Jamaica. A few years later, his skills and abilities were overlooked by clubs in his hometown but after trying out for other local teams he gained the recognition and joined Jamaican Premier League side, Hazard United.

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Daley appeared for the Jamaican under 20s in the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship in Argentina, where they went out in the first round after losing two of their three group games.

The Jamaican football player has been capped more than 50 times and has scored 5 international goals. Three of his goals came in successive games in 2003 including CONCACAF Gold Cup qualifying victories against St. Lucia and Haiti.

Daley’s professional career spanned from 2001 – 2015.

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