Fabian Taylor
Personal information
Full name Fabian Lamark Taylor
Date of birth (1980-04-13) 13 April 1980 (age 42)
Place of birth Kingston, Jamaica
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Position(s) striker
Club information
Current team
Harbour View FC
Number 10
Youth career
Newland F.C.
Central Link
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2004 Harbour View 123 (63)
2004MetroStars (loan) 21 (5)
2004–2008 Harbour View 76 (39)
2008–2010 Notodden FK 28 (14)
2011– Harbour View 21 (4)
National team
2000–2007 Jamaica 39 (7)
Teams managed
2019– Harbour View
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 1 January 2009
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 22 August 2008

Fabian Taylor (born 13 April 1980 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a Jamaican soccer player, who currently plays striker for Harbour View.

Club career

Harbour View

Nicknamed Koji, Taylor started his Jamaica National Premier League career at Harbour View FC in 1999. He emerged as one of the best players in Jamaica, leading the league with 19 goals in one year. He left the club after five years, spending 2004 on loan with the MetroStars of Major League Soccer.[1]

MetroStars

In his season with the MetroStars, Taylor had trouble finding playing time in a crowded front line; although he exhibited his scoring prowess very early in the season, he faded as the year passed, ending the season with only five goals and one assist in 21 games played, only eight of which he started.

Harbour View

Back at Harbour View, he was scoring goals again, finishing 2006/2007 as third in the goalscoring charts with 15 goals.[2] I

Notodden

In March 2008, he signed a three-year contract with Norwegian club Notodden FK. He missed half of the 2009 Adeccoligaen season with a broken leg. Unfortunately the club was relegated at the end of the 2010 season. Taylor once again experience injury issues for Notodden FK in 2010, while the club finish second in the domestic league and failed to earn promotion to the Adeccoligaen for 2011.

Harbour View

In February 2011, Taylor made his return to Harbour View against Boys Town FC.[3]

International career

Taylor has been an important role player for the Jamaica national team, playing 39 games and scoring 7 goals since debuting with the team in 1999.

International goals

Scores and results list Jamaica's goal tally first.[4]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 19 May 2001 Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago  Barbados 2–0 2–1 2001 Caribbean Cup
2. 2 August 2002 Grenada National Stadium, St. George's, Grenada  Grenada 1–0 1–0 Friendly
3. 11 August 2002 George Odlum Stadium, Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia  Saint Lucia 2–1 3–1 Friendly
4. 31 October 2002 Estadio Mateo Flores, Guatemala City, Guatemala  Guatemala 1–1 1–1 Friendly
5. 23 March 2003 Independence Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica  Barbados 1–0 2–1 Friendly
6. 26 March 2003 Independence Stadium, Kingston, Jamaica  Saint Lucia 2–0 5–0 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup qualification
7. 2 July 2007 Azadi Stadium, Tehran, Iran  Iran 1–6 1–8 Friendly

Management

In January 2019, Taylor was named head coach at Harbour View F.C.[5]

References

  1. ^ Fabian Taylor's 'goal-den' touch Archived 22 March 2005 at the Wayback Machine – Jamaica Observer
  2. ^ 2006/2007 Jamaica Premier League season – RSSSF
  3. ^ "Taylor returns, but Harbour View held". 28 February 2011.
  4. ^ "Taylor, Fabian". National Football Teams. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  5. ^ "HVFC names New Technical Team | Harbour View Football Club".