Landon Donovan

 

Where is Landon Donovan now?

One of the greatest ever American soccer players ever produced who was adored by the Goodison faithful during his two loan spells at Everton, Landon Donovan retired from playing in 2016 after a brief return to LA Galaxy.

Although his time at Everton was brief, he established himself as a fan’s favourite with his hard-working attitude winning the Player of the Month award during his first loan spell at the club in January 2010.

Donovan’s second loan spell at Everton two years later was also a success and he made seven assists in nine appearances for the club before returning to the United States.

Domestically Landon Donovan enjoyed a lot of success in the US winning the MLS Cup with the San Jose Earthquakes twice before winning it a further four times with LA Galaxy.

Regarded as the US national team’s greatest ever player, Donovan amassed 157 caps scoring 57 goals and was a four-time winner of the CONCACAF Gold Cup during his international career.

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Since retiring from playing Donovan has been busy studying for his coaching qualifications as well as working in the media as a pundit and analyst for both ESPN and Fox Sports .

In 2015, he took his first steps in football management when he was asked to coach a team of young MLS academy graduates in the 2015 MLS Homegrown Game. He also led a team of graduates in the 2016 version of the same game.

In 2017, Donovan joined the new American owners of Premier League side Swansea City as a minor shareholder as well as working with them in an advisory capacity.

He has also joined a US ownership group who are planning to bring an MLS expansion team to San Diego.

Having never officially retired Landon Donovan made a return to football at the age of 35 in January 2018 when he was signed by Mexican side Club Leon.

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Landon Donovan: Premier League Statistics

NationalityAmerican
PositionStriker
Appearances17
Goals Scored2
Yellow Cards2
Red Cards0
Premier League Teams Played forEverton

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com