For Jeremy Lynch, playing football has always been something he loved since he was a little boy. As he grew, he decided to take his passion beyond a childhood fantasy or dream and turn it into a career, and today his passion and love of sport have not only paid off in satisfying his financial needs but have also made him a name in the world of football, both locally and internationally.
The youngster followed in the footsteps of his brother Lloyd Barker, who also played as a striker for the Jamaican national football team. He also played internationally with the Canadian professional team Montreal Impact. Jeremy Lynch has other relatives who are interested in football, including Robert Scarlett and Christopher Harvey – football must be in the blood, you might say. Below you will find everything you need to know about Jeremy Lynch.
Who Is Jeremy Lynch? Here Are All The Facts You Need To Know
Jeremy Dwayne Lynch was born on 24 March 1991 in Victoria, Jamaica, as Jeremy Dwayne Lynch. He is a striker for the Jamaican national football team and also plays internationally. Lynch began his career in the U-17 and U-20 teams at Harbour View before moving on to the senior side, where he scored four goals in five games in the 2012 Red Stripe Premier League season. Before that, he played as a central defender in the Manning Cup in 2007 and 2008, as the team had no one to fit in that position at that time. He describes himself as a useful player. In 2011 he worked for FC Toronto Academy.
After leading Reggae Boyz to a 1-0 win over Guyana in 2012 friendly at the Montego Bay Sports Complex, the then 21-year-old starlet said that he had fulfilled a phase of his childhood dream of playing in the national team and that the next phase would be to play abroad and also be called up to the world squad. Although this did not happen, he had several opportunities to play abroad.
In 2013 Lynch undertook another trial period, this time with the Salvadoran club Luis Ángel Firpo. A few days later he signed a loan agreement with the club. In March 2015, he signed a contract with the United Soccer League (USL) expansion team, Saint Louis FC, and the following month he scored the first goal in the club’s regular season in a match on ONEOK Field against Tulsa Roughnecks.
In 2016 he was loaned out again, this time to the Wilmington Hammerheads of the USL for the rest of the season. In his first game with the team, he scored the only goal in the 4-1 defeat against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds. In November 2016 he was finally dismissed from FC Saint Louis and currently plays for Portmore United – a Jamaican football team that plays in the National Premier League.
The Jamaican international is often confused online with the YouTube star football freestyler Jeremy Lynch because they both have the same name. Although they share the same name and are both lovers of the game of football, they differ in many ways. Here is a little info about the other Jeremy Lynch available online.
In addition to Billy Wingrove, the football freestyler even runs a YouTube channel – Ultimate Soccer Skills Channel. Like his namesake, London-born Jeremy dreamed of becoming a footballer at an early age. When his dreams were not yet fulfilled, he decided to turn his passion into something else. In 2000 he started doing tricks with a football after seeing a Nike commercial with Denilson and Edgar Davids.
He has made videos with some of the greatest football players in the world, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani, and Robinho, and has over six million YouTube subscribers.
His dreams came true in September 2017 when FC Billericay Town signed him. In the same month, he made his debut in the Blues’ 5-0 home win over Didcot Town in the F.A. Cup.
The YouTube sensation also won the penalty kick that led to the fifth goal of the game. He scored his first goal for the club in the F.A. Cup when he scored the club’s fifth goal in a 6-1 home win over 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.