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Jamil Roberts

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Jamil Roberts
Personal information
Date of birth 06/14/1998 (Age 22)
Place of birth Langport, England
Height 5'9
Playing position Winger/Striker
Club information
Current team
Sporting KC
Number 11
Youth career
2008-2012 Portsmouth F.C.
2012-2016 Plymouth Argyle F.C.
2016-2017 Dorchester Town F.C.
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017-2021 Marshall University 54 (19)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2021- Sporting KC
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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Jamil Roberts (born 14th June 1998) is an English footballer who plays for Marshall University in the United States.[1]. Roberts grew up in Langport, England and attended Ivybridge Community College. As a youth he played for Portsmouth F.C. from 2008 to 2012, before moving to Plymouth Argyle F.C. until 2016. Roberts played for Dorchester Town F.C. until 2017 after which he signed to play for Marshall University in West Virginia.

Roberts plays as a winger or striker. He had a standout 2019 season for Marshall. In 18 appearances, he scored 8 goals, had 22 shots on target and made 10 assists[1]. Across NCAA Division 1 he was ranked 6th in total assists.[2] He continued his excellent form in the 2020-21 season in which he scored 5 goals and 5 assists[3], including the game winning goals in the semifinals and finals of the 2020 NCAA College Cup [4]. His game winning goal in the finals of the College Cup came in the 98th minute and gave Marshall University it's first national championship in program history [5]

Roberts was selected in the third round, 77th overall, in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft by Sporting KC[6]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Jamil Roberts - Men's Soccer". Marshall University Athletics. Retrieved 2020-11-24.
  2. "NCAA® Statistics". web1.ncaa.org. Retrieved 2020-11-24.
  3. "Herd Zone". www.herdzone.com. Retrieved 2021-05-18.
  4. "USA Today". www.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2021-05-18.
  5. "NCAA". www.ncaa.com. Retrieved 2021-05-18.
  6. "Herald Dispatch". www.herald-dispatch.com. Retrieved 2021-05-18.


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