Landon Donovan

Date of birth04 March 1982
Place of birthRedlands
NationalityAmerican
Weight66 kg
Height1.74 m
PositionMidfielder

Donovan signed a deal straight out of high school which took him to German club Bayer Leverkusen, becoming one of the youngest players from the USA to sign professionally for an overseas team.

He failed to become a regular and returned to the USA to play for the San Jose Earthquakes for the 2000-01 season helping them win the Championship.

Donovan made his international debut in January 2000 against Armenia where he scored a debut goal.

He is quick, possesses a powerful shot and a clever passer of the ball.

Donovan scored USA's goal in the 3-1 defeat by Poland in their last Group D game at the 2002 World Cup finals then added their second in the 2-0 defeat of Mexico as the States reached the quarter finals for the first time since 1930.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Bayer Leverkusen 01 Jul 2000 01 Jan 2005
San Jose Earthquakes 01 Feb 2001 28 Aug 2001 L
LA Galaxy 01 Jan 2005
Everton 02 Jan 2010 15 Mar 2010 L
Everton 01 Jan 2012 L

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2004-05 Bayer Leverkusen Bundesliga 1
6
1
2004-05 Bayer Leverkusen UEFA Champions League 1
1
2009-10 Everton FA Cup 1
2009-10 Everton Premier League 7
3
2
1
2009-10 Everton UEFA Europa League 2
2011-12 Everton FA Cup 2
2011-12 Everton Premier League 7
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
23 Jan 2005 Hannover 96 v Bayer Leverkusen W 0-3 Bundesliga 18
29 Jan 2005 Bayer Leverkusen v VfL Bochum W 4-0 Bundesliga 19
05 Feb 2005 Bayern München v Bayer Leverkusen L 2-0 Bundesliga 20
13 Feb 2005 Bayer Leverkusen v 1.FSV Mainz 05 W 2-0 Bundesliga 21
19 Feb 2005 1.FC Nürnberg v Bayer Leverkusen W 2-4 Bundesliga 22
22 Feb 2005 Liverpool v Bayer Leverkusen L 3-1 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 1st leg
27 Feb 2005 Bayer Leverkusen v VfB Stuttgart D 1-1 Bundesliga 23
05 Mar 2005 Hamburger SV v Bayer Leverkusen L 1-0 Bundesliga 24
09 Mar 2005 Bayer Leverkusen v Liverpool L 1-3
Agg: 2-6
UEFA Champions League Round of 16 2nd leg


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 USA International Friendly 1
1
1999-00 USA Olympics 2
2
2000-01 USA International Friendly 3
1
1
2000-01 USA Olympics
4
1
2000-01 USA World Youth Cup 5
1
2000-01 USA World Youth Under-20 1
2001-02 USA CONCACAF Gold Cup 5
1
1
2001-02 USA FIFA World Cup 8
1
2
2001-02 USA International Friendly 7
3
3
2
2002-03 USA FIFA Confederations Cup 2
1
1
2002-03 USA International Friendly 6
1
2
2003-04 USA CONCACAF Gold Cup 5
4
2003-04 USA FIFA World Cup 2
1
2003-04 USA International Friendly 6
2
2003-04 USA Olympics 3
1
2004-05 USA FIFA World Cup 11
6
2004-05 USA International Friendly 2
2005-06 USA CONCACAF Gold Cup 4
2
3
2005-06 USA FIFA World Cup 5
1
2005-06 USA International Friendly 7
1
2006-07 USA CONCACAF Gold Cup 5
1
4
2006-07 USA International Friendly 4
5
2007-08 USA FIFA World Cup 1
1
2007-08 USA International Friendly 6
1
2008-09 USA FIFA Confederations Cup 5
2
1
2008-09 USA FIFA World Cup 9
3
1
2009-10 USA FIFA World Cup 9
4
2009-10 USA International Friendly 3
2010-11 USA CONCACAF Gold Cup 4
2
1
1
2010-11 USA International Friendly 3
1
2011-12 USA FIFA World Cup 2
2011-12 USA International Friendly 5
3
1
2012-13 USA CONCACAF Gold Cup 6
5
2012-13 USA International Friendly 2
2
2013-14 USA FIFA World Cup 3
1
1
2013-14 USA International Friendly 1
1
2014-15 USA International Friendly 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
16 Jan 2000 USA v Armenia W 3-1 International Friendly
28 Apr 2000 USA v Guatemala W 4-0 Olympics North and Central America final round semi-final
30 Apr 2000 USA v Honduras L 1-2 Olympics North and Central America final round group D
19 Sep 2000 USA v Kuwait W 3-1 Olympics Finals Group C
23 Sep 2000 USA v Japan W 2-2 (5-4) Olympics Quarter-final
26 Sep 2000 Spain v USA L 3-1 Olympics Semi-final
29 Sep 2000 USA v Chile L 0-2 Olympics 3rd place
25 Oct 2000 USA v Mexico W 2-0 International Friendly
27 Jan 2001 USA v China PR W 2-1 International Friendly
03 Feb 2001 USA v Colombia L 0-1 International Friendly
03 Mar 2001 USA v Brazil L 1-2 International Friendly
18 Mar 2001 USA v Guatemala W 5-0 World Youth Cup Final group 1
20 Mar 2001 Trinidad and Tobago v USA W 1-5 World Youth Cup Final group 1
17 Jun 2001 USA v China PR L 0-1 World Youth Cup Group C
20 Jun 2001 Chile v USA W 1-4 World Youth Cup Group C
23 Jun 2001 USA v Ukraine D 1-1 World Youth Cup Group C
27 Jun 2001 USA v Egypt L 0-2 World Youth Cup Under-20 2nd round
01 Sep 2001 USA v Honduras L 2-3 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF finals
04 Sep 2001 Costa Rica v USA L 2-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF finals
07 Oct 2001 USA v Jamaica W 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF finals
10 Nov 2001 Trinidad and Tobago v USA D 0-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF finals
09 Dec 2001 Korea Republic v USA L 1-0 International Friendly
19 Jan 2002 USA v Korea Republic W 2-1 CONCACAF Gold Cup Finals Group B
21 Jan 2002 USA v Cuba W 1-0 CONCACAF Gold Cup Finals Group B
27 Jan 2002 USA v El Salvador W 4-0 CONCACAF Gold Cup Quarter-final
30 Jan 2002 USA v Canada W 0-0 (4-2) CONCACAF Gold Cup Semi-final
02 Feb 2002 USA v Costa Rica W 2-0 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final
13 Feb 2002 Italy v USA L 1-0 International Friendly
03 Mar 2002 USA v Honduras W 4-0 International Friendly
10 Mar 2002 USA v Ecuador W 1-0 International Friendly
27 Mar 2002 Germany v USA L 4-2 International Friendly
03 Apr 2002 USA v Mexico W 1-0 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 Republic of Ireland v USA L 2-1 International Friendly
12 May 2002 USA v Uruguay W 2-1 International Friendly
16 May 2002 USA v Jamaica W 5-0 International Friendly
19 May 2002 USA v Netherlands L 0-2 International Friendly
05 Jun 2002 USA v Portugal W 3-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
10 Jun 2002 Korea Republic v USA D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
14 Jun 2002 Poland v USA L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
17 Jun 2002 Mexico v USA W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
21 Jun 2002 Germany v USA L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
17 Nov 2002 USA v El Salvador W 2-0 International Friendly
18 Jan 2003 USA v Canada W 4-0 International Friendly
08 Feb 2003 USA v Argentina L 0-1 International Friendly
12 Feb 2003 Jamaica v USA W 1-2 International Friendly
29 Mar 2003 USA v Venezuela W 2-0 International Friendly
08 May 2003 USA v Mexico D 0-0 International Friendly
26 May 2003 USA v Wales W 2-0 International Friendly
19 Jun 2003 USA v Turkey L 1-2 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
21 Jun 2003 Brazil v USA L 1-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
23 Jun 2003 USA v Cameroon D 0-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
06 Jul 2003 USA v Paraguay W 2-0 International Friendly
12 Jul 2003 USA v El Salvador W 2-0 CONCACAF Gold Cup Finals Group C
14 Jul 2003 USA v Martinique W 2-0 CONCACAF Gold Cup Finals Group C
19 Jul 2003 USA v Cuba W 5-0 CONCACAF Gold Cup Quarter-final
23 Jul 2003 USA v Brazil L 1-2 CONCACAF Gold Cup Semi-final
26 Jul 2003 USA v Costa Rica W 3-2 CONCACAF Gold Cup Finals 3rd place
18 Jan 2004 USA v Denmark D 1-1 International Friendly
03 Feb 2004 Panama v USA W 3-4 Olympics CONCACAF group B
05 Feb 2004 Canada v USA W 0-2 Olympics CONCACAF group B
10 Feb 2004 USA v Mexico L 0-4 Olympics CONCACAF semi-final
18 Feb 2004 Netherlands v USA L 1-0 International Friendly
13 Mar 2004 USA v Haiti D 1-1 International Friendly
29 Apr 2004 USA v Mexico W 1-0 International Friendly
02 Jun 2004 USA v Honduras W 4-0 International Friendly
13 Jun 2004 USA v Grenada W 3-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF group 1
20 Jun 2004 Grenada v USA W 2-3 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF group 1
11 Jul 2004 USA v Poland D 1-1 International Friendly
18 Aug 2004 Jamaica v USA D 1-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 3rd stage, group 1
04 Sep 2004 USA v El Salvador W 2-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 3rd stage, group 1
08 Sep 2004 Panama v USA D 1-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 3rd stage, group 1
09 Oct 2004 El Salvador v USA W 0-2 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 3rd stage, group 1
13 Oct 2004 USA v Panama W 6-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 3rd stage, group 1
17 Nov 2004 USA v Jamaica D 1-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 3rd stage, group 1
09 Feb 2005 Trinidad and Tobago v USA W 1-2 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
27 Mar 2005 Mexico v USA L 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
30 Mar 2005 USA v Guatemala W 2-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
28 May 2005 USA v England L 1-2 International Friendly
04 Jun 2005 USA v Costa Rica W 3-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
08 Jun 2005 Panama v USA W 0-3 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
07 Jul 2005 Cuba v USA W 1-4 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group B
09 Jul 2005 USA v Canada W 2-0 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group B
12 Jul 2005 USA v Costa Rica D 0-0 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group B
16 Jul 2005 USA v Jamaica W 3-1 CONCACAF Gold Cup Quarter-final
21 Jul 2005 Honduras v USA W 1-2 CONCACAF Gold Cup Semi-final
24 Jul 2005 USA v Panama D 0-0 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final
17 Aug 2005 USA v Trinidad and Tobago W 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
03 Sep 2005 USA v Mexico W 2-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
07 Sep 2005 Guatemala v USA D 0-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
22 Jan 2006 USA v Canada D 0-0 International Friendly
29 Jan 2006 USA v Norway W 5-0 International Friendly
10 Feb 2006 USA v Japan W 3-2 International Friendly
01 Mar 2006 USA v Poland W 1-0 International Friendly
11 Apr 2006 USA v Jamaica D 1-1 International Friendly
23 May 2006 USA v Morocco L 0-1 International Friendly
26 May 2006 USA v Venezuela W 2-0 International Friendly
28 May 2006 USA v Latvia W 1-0 International Friendly
12 Jun 2006 USA v Czech Republic L 0-3 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
17 Jun 2006 Italy v USA D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
22 Jun 2006 Ghana v USA L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
20 Jan 2007 USA v Denmark League XI W 3-1 International Friendly
07 Feb 2007 USA v Mexico W 2-0 International Friendly
25 Mar 2007 USA v Ecuador W 3-1 International Friendly
29 Mar 2007 USA v Guatemala D 0-0 International Friendly
07 Jun 2007 USA v Guatemala W 1-0 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group B
09 Jun 2007 USA v Trinidad and Tobago W 2-0 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group B
12 Jun 2007 USA v El Salvador W 4-0 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group B
16 Jun 2007 USA v Panama W 2-1 CONCACAF Gold Cup Quarter-final
21 Jun 2007 USA v Canada W 2-1 CONCACAF Gold Cup Semi-final
24 Jun 2007 USA v Mexico W 2-1 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final
22 Aug 2007 Sweden v USA L 1-0 International Friendly
09 Sep 2007 USA v Brazil L 2-4 International Friendly
18 Jan 2008 USA v Sweden W 2-0 International Friendly
06 Feb 2008 USA v Mexico D 2-2 International Friendly
26 Mar 2008 Poland v USA W 0-3 International Friendly
08 Jun 2008 USA v Argentina D 0-0 International Friendly
15 Jun 2008 USA v Barbados W 8-0 FIFA World Cup North and Central America 2nd round 1st leg
20 Aug 2008 Guatemala v USA W 0-1 FIFA World Cup North and Central America semi-final round group A
06 Sep 2008 Cuba v USA W 0-1 FIFA World Cup North and Central America semi-final round group A
10 Sep 2008 USA v Trinidad and Tobago W 3-0 FIFA World Cup North and Central America semi-final round group A
11 Oct 2008 USA v Cuba W 6-1 FIFA World Cup North and Central America semi-final round group A
11 Feb 2009 USA v Mexico W 2-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
28 Mar 2009 El Salvador v USA D 2-2 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
01 Apr 2009 USA v Trinidad and Tobago W 3-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
03 Jun 2009 Costa Rica v USA L 3-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
06 Jun 2009 USA v Honduras W 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
15 Jun 2009 USA v Italy L 1-3 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
18 Jun 2009 USA v Brazil L 0-3 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
21 Jun 2009 USA v Egypt W 3-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
24 Jun 2009 USA v Spain W 2-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Semi-final
28 Jun 2009 USA v Brazil L 2-3 FIFA Confederations Cup Final
12 Aug 2009 Mexico v USA L 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
05 Sep 2009 USA v El Salvador W 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
09 Sep 2009 Trinidad and Tobago v USA W 0-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
10 Oct 2009 Honduras v USA W 2-3 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
14 Oct 2009 USA v Costa Rica D 2-2 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
03 Mar 2010 Netherlands v USA L 2-1 International Friendly
29 May 2010 USA v Turkey W 2-1 International Friendly
05 Jun 2010 USA v Australia W 3-1 International Friendly
12 Jun 2010 England v USA D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
18 Jun 2010 Slovenia v USA D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
23 Jun 2010 USA v Algeria W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
26 Jun 2010 USA v Ghana L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
10 Aug 2010 USA v Brazil L 0-2 International Friendly
26 Mar 2011 USA v Argentina D 1-1 International Friendly
29 Mar 2011 USA v Paraguay L 0-1 International Friendly
07 Jun 2011 USA v Canada W 2-0 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group C
11 Jun 2011 USA v Panama L 1-2 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group C
14 Jun 2011 Guadeloupe v USA W 0-1 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group C
19 Jun 2011 Jamaica v USA W 0-2 CONCACAF Gold Cup Quarter-final
22 Jun 2011 USA v Panama W 1-0 CONCACAF Gold Cup Semi-final
25 Jun 2011 USA v Mexico L 2-4 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final
10 Aug 2011 USA v Mexico D 1-1 International Friendly
02 Sep 2011 USA v Costa Rica L 0-1 International Friendly
26 May 2012 USA v Scotland W 5-1 International Friendly
30 May 2012 USA v Brazil L 1-4 International Friendly
03 Jun 2012 Canada v USA D 0-0 International Friendly
08 Jun 2012 USA v Antigua and Barbuda W 3-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 3rd Round Group A
12 Jun 2012 Guatemala v USA D 1-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 3rd Round Group A
15 Aug 2012 Mexico v USA W 0-1 International Friendly
05 Jul 2013 USA v Guatemala W 6-0 International Friendly
09 Jul 2013 Belize v USA W 1-6 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group C
13 Jul 2013 USA v Cuba W 4-1 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group C
16 Jul 2013 USA v Costa Rica W 1-0 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group C
21 Jul 2013 USA v El Salvador W 5-1 CONCACAF Gold Cup Quarter-final
24 Jul 2013 USA v Honduras W 3-1 CONCACAF Gold Cup Semi-final
28 Jul 2013 USA v Panama W 1-0 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final
06 Sep 2013 Costa Rica v USA L 3-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
10 Sep 2013 USA v Mexico W 2-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
11 Oct 2013 USA v Jamaica W 2-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
01 Feb 2014 USA v Korea Republic W 2-0 International Friendly
02 Apr 2014 USA v Mexico D 2-2 International Friendly
10 Oct 2014 USA v Ecuador D 1-1 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.