O’Brian Woodbine : Reggae Boyz Defender

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Name

O’Brian Woodbine

DOB

January 11, 1988

Age

24

Height

6 ft 0 in

Club/Country

VPS , Finland

Caps

11**

Position

Defender

BIO:

O’Brian Woodbine attended and played soccer at Frome Technical High School in his native Jamaica, where he won the DaCosta Cup. O’Brian Woodbine started his club career at Reno of the Jamaican National Premier League where, under the tutelage of former Jamaican national team player and coach, Wendell Downswell, he played for under-21 and senior teams.
At the conclusion of the USL-1 season, Woodbine returned to Jamaica to play for Reno in the 2009-2010 Western Confederation Super League, under coach Wendell Downswell. O’Brian Woodbine has returned to Charleston Battery for the 2010 USL-2 season. After winning the USL2 title with Charleston, Woodbine rejoin Reno F.C. for the 2010-2011 Jamaican National Premier League season. Woodbine is highly regarded as one of the top free-kick specialist in the Jamaican National Premier League. After a successful trial in early 2009, Woodbine joined the USL First Division side Charleston Battery on loan for the 2009 season on 18 March 2009. Woodbine featured in 16 matches for the Battery in 2009. After a successful trial in February 2011, Woodbine joined the Finnish Veikkausliiga side Vaasan Palloseura for one plus one year contract on 25th February 2011. In August 2011, Woodbine went on loan to HJK Helsinki. Woodbine went 90 minutes in his debut for HJK in September 2011. After spending three months on loan to HJK, Woodbine’s purchase option was declined. VPS picked up Woodbine option for the 2012 season. O’Brian Woodbine is a member of the Jamaica national football team. He was a standout player on the U17, U20, U23 national teams since 2005. He made his senior national team debut for the Reggae Boyz on 26 March 2008, in a friendly against Trinidad and Tobago, and played in Jamaica’s qualifying games for the 2010 FIFA World Cup against the Bahamas, Canada and Honduras. Woodbine also played in two(2) matches for Jamaica during 2008 Digicel Cup tournament. After a strong performance in the first round of the DPL season, Woodbine earned a recalled to the senior national team and was named to the 2010 Digicel Cup squad for Jamaica. Woodbine later earned a recall again in 2012 for a friendly in 2012 vs El Salvador as Jamaica won 2-0. Palmer who is an aggressive and attacking minded rightback will add some pace and penetrative crosses for Jamaica during Qualifiers.

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