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Player Profile – Landon Donovan


Landon Donovan was born on March 4, 1982, in Ontario, California and is an American soccer player who currently plays for Los Angeles Galaxy in Major League Soccer. He plays as a striker and occasionally played on the left wing.

He member of the inaugural class of the U.S. Soccer residency program in Bradenton, Florida, Donovan was declared player of the tournament for his role in the national U-17 team that finished fourth in the 1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship, before signing for Bayer Leverkusen.

After six years with the club, including a loan spell at San Jose Earthquakes, Donovan moved to Los Angeles Galaxy in 2005, though he returned to the Bundesliga for a six-month spell at the start of 2009 on loan to Bayern Munich.

For the United States national team, Donovan currently is the all-time leader in scoring and assists, and has the most caps of all active players. He is the only five-time winner of the Honda Player of the Year award.

Donovan is married to actress Bianca Kajlich, whom he wed on December 31, 2006. The couple currently reside in Manhattan Beach, California, a suburb of Los Angeles.

Full name: Landon Timothy Donovan
Date of birth: March 4, 1982
Place of birth: Ontario, California, United States
Height: 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position: Striker, Winger
Current club: Los Angeles Galaxy
Number: 10

Former Clubs

2001–2005: Bayer Leverkusen
2001–2004: San Jose Earthquakes(loan)
2005: Los Angeles Galaxy
2009: Bayern Munich (loan)

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