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Ashani Fairclough
Personal information
Date of birth (1992-08-07) August 7, 1992 (age 31)
Place of birth Portmore, Jamaica
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012 VSI Tampa Flames 5 (0)
2013 Seattle Sounders FC 0 (0)
2014–2015 Wilmington Hammerheads 32 (3)
2015 Seattle Sounders FC 2 12 (1)
2016 Wilmington Hammerheads 24 (5)
2017 Charlotte Independence 1 (0)
National team
Jamaica U17
Jamaica U20
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 18, 2017.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of July 7, 2010

Ashani Fairclough (born August 7, 1992) is a Jamaican footballer.


Early career

Fairclough captained his countries team Under-17 level in 2007 at the age of fifteen. A year later he was recruited by various college scouts and chose to attend The University of South Florida. He is one of the youngest Jamaican athletes ever to go to college at just sixteen years old.

College and amateur

Fairclough played four years of college soccer at the University of South Florida between 2009 and 2012. While at college, Fairclough also appeared for USL PDL club VSI Tampa Flames during their 2012 season.


Fairclough wasn't drafted in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft, but signed with Major League Soccer's Seattle Sounders FC on March 22, 2013 after a strong pre-season on trial. However, he was waived by Seattle on June 27, 2013 without having made a first-team appearance.

Fairclough signed with USL Pro club Wilmington Hammerheads on April 2, 2014. Fairclough was named to the USL Pro team of week on May 6, 2014. At the end of 2014 USL PRO season, Fairclough was named to the USL PRO first team of the year.


Fairclough was a member of the 2009 Jamaica national U20 team.



  • USL Pro All-League First Team: 2014
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