Landon Donovan Biography

Published on : 21 May, 2015

Facts of Landon Donovan

Birth Name Landon Timothy Donovan
Famous Name Landon Timothy Donovan
Father Tim Donovan
Mother Donna Kenney-Cash
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Ontario, California, United States
Working For professional soccer player
Salary 4.25 million USD (2014)
Net Worth $10 million
Weight in KG 155 lbs
Tatto(s) yes
Affair with No
Boyfriend No
Girlfriend Hannah Bartell
Married yes
Married to Bianca Kajlich (m. 2006–2011)
Children Not yet
Divorce yes
Date of Birth: 1982 March 4
Age: 35 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Birth Sign:: Acer

Landon Timothy Donovan is an American former professional soccer player. He spent most of his career play being associated to Los Angeles Galaxy. Prior to that, he was associated with Bayer Leverkusen. He also had played for the clubs like San Jose Earthquakes, Bayer Munich and Everton on loan from the clubs where he used to play. He is considered as one of the best players in United States. He used to play as a forward and winger in the game. Besides, he was also associated with the National Team. Having played in the junior national teams of under 17, 20 and 23, he was in the senior team of the United States since 2000 and has played 157 capped matches representing the nation. He was also the captain of the team. Later with the completion of 2014 FIFA World Cup, he announced his retirement from soccer.

With the impressive career statistics and outstanding records of performances, he has been awarded with several of the honors and recognitions with the teams he was associated as well as individually. He made his career highlights playing at the Major League Soccer (MLS) Cup irrespective of which clubs he represented. His performance gave him the height of international recognition and made of the popular and loved soccer players all across United States of America in American history.

Landon Donovan was born on 4 March, 1982 in Ontario, California to parents, father, Tim Donovan who was a semi-professional ice-hockey player and mother, Donna Kenney-Cash, who was a special education teacher. He has been passionate about soccer since his early age. When he was 6, he joined an organized league with the permission from his mother. He grew up playing soccer at school and in his home town being motivated and encouraged in playing. He had attended Redlands East Valley High School based in California and also had played from the high school team.  He went to IMG Academy which is a part of U.S. Soccer’s training program to enhance his skills.

His club career began since 1999 after signing a six-year contract with German club Bayer Leverkusen after he was spotted in the youth tournament in Europe. He struggled adapting in German and spent much of his time in United States training with United States U-17 National Team. The situation did not please the German club and thus he was loaned to American club San Jose Earthquakes. He made the immediate success playing with the club leading the club to win MLS Club for two times. He played for four years at San Jose Earthquakes and returned to the German club Bayer Leverkusen in 2005. He has played only seven of the games from the team. He wished to play in the MLS Cup so he rejected the European club’s offers and joined with Los Angeles Galaxy.

He signed the contract with LA Galaxy in 2005 and began to play from the club. He played in 247 matches from the club making 112 goals. He continuously began to show his outstanding performances and began to be one of the most appreciated players in MLS history. While playing with LA Galaxy, he was loaned to Bayer Munich and Everton as well. Landon is good at speed and he has the control over ball. His height is considerably short for the aerial skills. He has a good physique and concentration on the ball. Besides, the crowd’s support to him has been a plus on his matches.

He has the net worth of $10 million USD and enjoys the salary of $4.25 million USD as of 2014. Since he has announced his retirement from professional soccer, he cannot be seen on the professional matches but rumors are high that he wants to make his career as a soccer coach. He is a talented soccer player so his experiences and tactics would probably benefit the young generations.

Digging onto his personal life, he has been married twice. He was initially married to actress Bianca Kajlich on December 31, 2006, after dating for few years. However, the marital life was not successful and the couple separated in 2009. In 2010, Landon Donovan filed for divorce and the couple divorced in 2011. They have no any child together. After few months of divorce, he started dating with Hannah Bartell and they got married in 2013. No more information is available on her. The couple has no any child yet. They are living happily together in Manhattan Beach, California.

For further information, his fans can visit his Wikipedia page and other internet sites that have located biography, articles and news on him. Besides, following him on his Twitter and Facebook account will also be helpful to learn more on him.

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