Sean Franklin

by Roy 03 Oct,2018
Sean Franklin
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Personal Info
  • Father John Franklin
  • Mother Lynette Franklin
  • Birth Name Sean Michael Franklin
  • Birth Country Panorama City, California
  • Nationality American
  • University attended Cal State Northridge
  • School attended Highland High School

Sean Franklin is an American soccer player who primarily plays the position of defender. He currently plays for Vancouver Whitecaps FC in Major League Soccer and has previously played for Los Angeles Galaxy.


Franklin has also represented the U.S. under-20 men's national team during the spring of 2004. He has been called up for the senior men's squad twice in 2008 and 2009. His senior debut came on January 22, 2011, in a friendly match against Chile.

Sean Franklin's Early Life

Sean Michael Franklin was born on March 21, 1985, in Panorama City, California. He was born to John Franklin and Lynette Franklin. He attended the Highland High School in Palmdale, California where he was a three-time letter-winner. He earned all-area first-team honors in 2003 after helping Bulldogs to a Golden League Crown in 2003. He was also named Golden League's Most Valuable Player during his senior year.

Graduating high school, he enrolled at Cal State Northridge. He played for the Matadors' during his collegiate years and was named to the All-Big West Conference team in 2005 and 2006. He also played for the San Fernando Valley Quakes of the USL Premier Development League during his college years.

Sean Franklin's Career

Sean Franklin's name was drafted in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft where he was picked by the Los Angeles Galaxy in the fourth overall pick. He made his professional debut with the Galaxy on April 3, 2008. Galaxy coach Gullit had once complimented Franklin as one of their best player who had a good collaboration with David Beckham. He was awarded the MLS Rookie of the Year for the 2008 season beating Geoff Cameron and Kheli Dube.

Franklin stayed away from the field during the majority of the 2009 MLS season due to a hamstring tear for which he had to go through surgery. Once he made a recovery from his injury, he continued to play with the team. On December 23, 2011, Franklin signed a new contract with Galaxy to further his stay with the team.

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Sean Franklin was elected for the 2013 MLS Re-Entry Draft where he was selected by D.C. United. He played with the team for 4 seasons. United declined his contract option on November 28, 2017, making him a free agent. On February 22, 2018, he signed with Vancouver Whitecaps FC as a free agent.

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Sean Franklin's Personal Life

Sean Franklin is a married man. However, information about his wife has not been made available. He does not have children yet of his marriage. There is not any information about his past love affairs.

Sean Franklin's Net Worth

Sean Franklin's net worth for the year of 2018 remains unknown for now. He currently plays for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC where he reportedly makes $150,000 in annual salary. Details of his personal assets have not been verified which has made it difficult to figure out his exact net worth. But, it is safe to assume that his net worth is in 7 figures.

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