Chris Dawes
Personal information
Full name Christopher Dawes
Date of birth (1974-05-31) 31 May 1974 (age 48)
Place of birth Kingston, Jamaica
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Defender, Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1996 Galaxy F.C.
1996 SVD Handzame
1997–2000 Galaxy F.C.
2001 Colorado Rapids 16 (0)
2002–2003 Hazard United
2003–2004 Village United
2004–2006 Portmore United
National team
1995–2001 Jamaica 66 (1)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Christopher Dawes (born 31 May 1974 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a retired Jamaican footballer. He was known to be very disciplined, a good passer of the ball and a tight man-marker.[1]

Club career

Nicknamed 'Simba', Dawes has played as a defender or midfielder, starting his career at Jamaican club Galaxy F.C. and having a brief spell at Belgian Fourth Division club SVD Handzame in 1996.[2][3] In 2001, he signed for MLS club MetroStars only to be traded to Colorado Rapids for a 2002 draft pick.[4][5] Dawes returned to Jamaica in 2002 joining May Pen based club Hazard United and had a brief stint with Village United before returning to the previous club, now relocated and called Portmore United. He retired in 2006 to become a coach.

International career

He also played for the Jamaica national football team and was a participant at the 1998 FIFA World Cup.[6] He played his last international in 2001 against Costa Rica and earned over 60 caps for the Reggae Boyz.[7] He scored once in a 2000 friendly match against Cayman Islands, which Jamaica won by 6–0.

Coaching career

He is currently manager of Jamaica National Premier League side Sporting Central Academy but is currently on an educational sabbatical working on his coaching badges in the United States and England.[8] In 2010, Dawes returned to coaching Sporting Central Academy.

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 January 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2015.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 14 August 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2015.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2015.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2015.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Jamaica Gleaner News - Donaldson inducted into Colorado Hall of Fame
  6. ^ Christopher DawesFIFA competition record (archived)
  7. ^ "Chris Dawes". National-Football-Teams.com.
  8. ^ The Jamaica Star :: Sport :: Coaching carousel continues at Sporting Archived 15 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine