David Schipper

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David Schipper
Schipper Seattle Impact FC 2014.jpg
Personal information
Full name David Schipper
Date of birth September 27, 1991 (Age 26)
Place of birth San Diego, California United States
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder / Full-back
Club information
Current team
Southern United FC
Number 8
Youth career
2006–2010 Nomads Academy
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2014 University of Arizona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014 Seattle Impact 6 (3)
2014 FC Force 11 (4)
2015–2017 York Region Shooters 56 (17)
2017–2018 Albatroz SC 27 (9)
2017FK Jūrnieks (loan) 4 (0)
2018– Southern United FC 23 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

David Schipper (born September 27, 1991) is an American professional soccer player currently playing for Southern United FC of the New Zealand Football Championship.[1]


Early career[edit]

Schipper born in San Diego, California is Jewish [2] and played for Team USA at the 2017 Maccabiah Games in Israel [3]. In his one year of playing in High School, Schipper helped Bonita Vista High School Men's Soccer to be Ranked #2 in the County and led them to win the Mesa League Conference as well as being named to the Mesa League All Conference First Team. Prior to college, Schipper started his soccer career playing for the La Jolla Nomads, the same club that produced United States men's national soccer team players such as Frankie Hejduk, Steve Cherundolo, Joe Corona and many others. While playing for Nomads, Schipper got invited to the National Team Camp & was selected to the national team pool in November 2009. From 2010-2014, He went on to play four seasons of college soccer at the University of Arizona[4]. During his time at college Schipper also played for USL PDL club FC Tucson during their 2011 season, and for Chula Vista FC in 2012 and 2013.


Schipper began his professional career in 2013, when he was invited to Mexico for trails with both Dorados de Sinaloa and Atlante FC who both play in the Ascenso MX but was released during pre-season without a contract.

Seattle Impact FC[edit]

Schipper signed his first professional contract with the Seattle Impact of the Major Arena Soccer League on November 28 for its inaugural season in 2014. In 6 games played during the 2014 season Schipper scored 3 goals on 9 shots. His goals came on 12/7/14 vs. Sacramento Surge on a 6-5 victory and scoring the game-winning goal. Schipper’s other 2 goals came on 12/14/14 vs. Ontario Fury in a 13-10 defeat[5] [6] [7] [8] [9]

FC Force[edit]

He also went on to play a season with FC Force in the National Premier Soccer League in 2014 who won the Southwest Conference in the West Region that season.[10][11]

York Region Shooters[edit]

In April 2015, Schipper went on a trial with York Region Shooters of the Canadian Soccer League and signed a three-year deal for the club. In 2015 the Shooters secured a postseason berth by finishing third in the standings with the second best offensive record.[12] The Shooters faced Burlington SC in the quarterfinals and advanced to the next round after a 4–2 victory.[13] Their playoff journey came to a conclusion after losing 3–2 to Toronto Croatia in the semi-finals who ended up winning the Canadian Soccer League championship final.[14] At the end of the 2015 CSL season, Schipper was loaned out during the summer transfer window in July 2015 to Brazilian club Goiatuba Esporte Clube who he signed with for 6 months who play in the third division of the Campeonato Goiano and then was invited into pre-season with Futebol Clube Cascavel in Brazil who play in the top flight of the Campeonato Paranaense and made a brief stint until suffering an injury.

Schipper returned to the Shooters in 2016 for the second year of his contract. The season marked another achievement for the York Region club as they captured their fifth regular season championship, thus establishing a CSL record for most regular season titles.[15] They also achieved a team milestone by recording their best defensive record allowing only 10 goals all season, a record not matched since the Ottawa Wizards in the 2003 CPSL season. In their playoff run the Maple-based club defeated Milton SC 5–0 in the quarterfinals.[16] In the semifinal the Shooters suffered a crushing 2–1 defeat in a penalty shootout to Hamilton City SC.[17]

Albatroz SC[edit]

Schipper opted out of his third and final year of contract with the Shooters to pursue a career playing overseas in Europe. Schipper received offers from both Örebro Syrianska IF of the Swedish Football Division 2 in the Södra Svealand region, Ibiza Sant Rafel FC of the Tercera División de España who play in Group XI in the Balearic Islands and Albatroz SC of the Latvian Second League. On August 24, 2017 he agreed to terms with the Latvian Club who play in the Riga Region & debuted with the club on August 25 in a 0-0- draw with Ogre Regional Sports Center.[18] On September 5, 2017 Schipper scored his first two goals in a 2-0 victory against Ogre Regional Sports Center [19][20] Albatroz SC finished the season as champions of their region and was awarded the Rigas Futbola Cempionats. At the end of the season, Schipper joined FK Jūrnieks of the Second League for friendly games vs Latvian Higher League opponents FK Liepāja, FK Ventspils and FK Spartaks Jūrmala.

Southern United FC[edit]

On February 23rd, 2018 Schipper signed a contract with Southern United FC for the remainder of the New Zealand Football Championship. He then agreed to terms with Invercargill side Southland United for winter league who compete in the FootballSouth Premier League.[21]. His first goal for the club came on March 24th, 2018 in a 3-1 victory over Caversham AFC on their final pre season match before the start of Football South Premier League. Schipper and Southland United secured themselves a top 3 finish in the FootballSouth Premier League with a 5-1-2 record after 9 rounds of play which confirmed their qualification spot in the South Island League which will feature eight teams, the top 3 teams from FootballSouth Premier League and the top 5 teams from Mainland Premier League which includes teams from Christchurch and Nelson to compete in one full round of games. [22] [23] [24] [25]


FC Force[edit]

York Region Shooters[edit]

Albatroz SC[edit]

External links[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://canadiansoccerleague.ca/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ https://diariojudio.com/comunidad-judia-mexico/el-primer-judio-de-origen-mexicano-es-contratado-para-la-liga-mayor-de-soccer-en-estados-unidos/91234/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ https://www.maccabiusa.com/maccabi-usa-announces-the-open-mens-futsal-team-for-the-20th-world-maccabiah-games//.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Men's soccer hosts ASU on Friday night". arizona.edu. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "Major Arena Soccer League - Pointstreak Stats". pointstreak.com. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "2014 Seattle Impact/Tacoma Stars Roster and Results on JustSportsStats.com". justsportsstats.com. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  7. ^ "David Schipper Statistics on JustSportsStats.com". justsportsstats.com. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  8. ^ "Surge Lose on the Road to Impact, 6-5 - OurSports Central". oursportscentral.com. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  9. ^ "Major Arena Soccer League - Pointstreak Stats". pointstreak.com. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  10. ^ "National Premier Soccer League". npsl.info. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  11. ^ "National Premier Soccer League". npsl.info. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  12. ^ Hayakawa, Michael. "York Region Shooters kick off season Sunday against Toronto Croatia". www.yorkregion.com. YorkRegion.com. Retrieved 2016-12-04. 
  13. ^ Hayakawa, Michael. "League-leading scorer leads York Region Shooters to victory". www.yorkregion.com. YorkRegion.com. Retrieved 2016-12-04. 
  14. ^ Adamson, Stan. "IT'S A TORONTO CROATIA vs WATERLOO CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL….Waterloo hosts Milton for Div 2 title | Canadian Soccer League". canadiansoccerleague.ca. Retrieved 2016-12-04. 
  15. ^ Hayakawa, Michael. "York Region Shooters end CSL regular season in 1st place with 4-1 win". www.yorkregion.com. YorkRegion.com. Retrieved 2016-12-04. 
  16. ^ Hayakawa, Michael. "York Region Shooters rout Milton SC, advance to CSL Championship semis". www.yorkregion.com. Retrieved 2016-12-04. 
  17. ^ Hayakawa, Michael. "York Region Shooters downed in CSL Championship semis by Hamilton City". www.yorkregion.com. YorkRegion.com. Retrieved 2016-12-04. 
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  22. ^ https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/football/98683022/south-island-football-league-gets-goahead.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
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  24. ^ http://www.footballsouth.co.nz/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
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