For Jeremy Lynch, playing football has always been something he loved right from when he was only a little boy. As he grew, he decided to take his passion beyond just a childhood fantasy or dream to a career and today, his passion and love for the sports have not only paid off in meeting his financial needs but it has also given him a household name in the world of soccer both locally and internationally.
The youngster followed in the footsteps of his brother, Lloyd Barker, who also played for the Jamaica national football team as a striker. He also played internationally with Canadian professional team Montreal Impact. Jeremy Lynch has other relatives that are into football, they include Robert Scarlett and Christopher Harvey – football must run in the blood you would say. Below is all you need to know about Jeremy Lynch.
Who Is Jeremy Lynch? Here Are All The Facts You Need To Know
Born 24 March 1991 in Victoria, Jamaica as Jeremy Dwayne Lynch, Jeremy is a striker with the Jamaican national football team and also plays internationally. Lynch began his career playing on Harbour View’s Under-17 and Under-20 teams before he proceeded to the senior team where he scored four goals in five games, in the 2012 season of the Red Stripe Premier League season. Before then, he played the Manning Cup in 2007 and 2008, as a centre-half, as the team did not have anyone to fit into that position at the time. He describes himself as a utility player. In 2011, he had a stint with Toronto FC Academy.
After leading the Reggae Boyz to a 1-0 victory over Guyana in the 2012 friendly international played at the Montego Bay Sports Complex, the then 21-year-old starlet said he had accomplished one phase of his childhood dreams which was to play in the national team and that the next phase was to play overseas and also get drafted in the world squad. Although that didn’t happen, he did have several opportunities to play overseas.
In 2013, Lynch went on another trial stint, this time, it was with El Salvadorian club Luis Ángel Firpo, a few days later, he signed a loan deal with the club. In March 2015, he signed a deal with United Soccer League(USL) expansion side Saint Louis FC and the following month, in a match played at ONEOK Field against Tulsa Roughnecks, he scored the club’s first ever regular-season goal.
In 2016, he was loaned off again, this time to the Wilmington Hammerheads of the USL for the rest of the season. In his first match with the team, he scored the only goal in their 4-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Riverhounds. He was finally released by Saint Louis FC in November 2016 and currently plays for Portmore United – a Jamaican football team that plays in the National Premier League.
The Jamaican international is often mistaken online with Youtube star Football freestyler, Jeremy Lynch because they both share the same name. However, though, they have the same name and are both lovers of the game of football, they are different in some many ways. Here is a little info about the other Jeremy Lynch available online.
The football freestyler actually runs a Youtube channel – Ultimate Soccer Skills Channel alongside Billy Wingrove. Born in London, Jeremy, like his namesake, had dreams of becoming a footballer at an early stage, when his dreams didn’t come to pass at the time, he decided to turn his passion into something else. In 2000, he began doing tricks with a soccer ball after watching a Nike commercial that featured Denilson and Edgar Davids.
He has made videos with some of the world’s greatest football players including Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani and Robinho and has over six million YouTube subscribers.
His dreams came to pass in September 2017 when Billericay Town FC signed him on. He made his debut the same month in The Blues 5-0 home victory against Didcot Town in the F.A. Cup.
The YouTube sensation also won the penalty that led to the fifth goal of the match. His first goal for the club actually came in the F.A. Cup when he scored the club’s fifth goal in the 6-1 home win against Hungerford Town.
Quick Facts About Jeremy Lynch
Full Name: Jeremy Dwayne Lynch
Date of Birth: 24 March 1991
Place of Birth: Victoria, Jamaica
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 77 kg.