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Bobby Convey's Biography

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Who is Bobby Convey?

Bobby Convey was born on 27 May 1983 in Philadelphia, USA.

The left winger was brought up in a footballing family and Convey joined Major League Soccer in 2000 aged 16 - the league’s second-youngest player ever.

He was named the USA young male athlete of the year in 2002.

The midfielder played for D.C United before being transferred to Reading in 2004.

The left-winger had been scheduled to go to Spurs in 2003 for around £2m, but the deal did not progress because of problems attaining a work permit.

Reading proved a good home for Convey and the fact that USA colleague, Marcus Hahnemann was also there made his transition to English soccer easier. It was in the 2005/6 season that Bobby Convey really flowered.

The 22-year-old was a regular in the Reading side that easily won the Championship and so secured promotion to the Premiership.

On 25 October 2000 at just 17 years and 151 days old, Bobby Convey became the third youngest player to earn a full cap for the USA when he played one minute against Mexico!

The BBC has interviews with Bobby Convey on his family, his career, the UK, and the World Cup.

In the World Cup, Convey suffered a knee injury and he had an operation in December 2006, however he needed further surgery in March 2007 and was out for the rest of the 2006/7 season for Reading.

In February 2009, Bobby Convey signed for the San Jose Earthquakes.

He was subsequently signed to Sporting Kansas City, Toronto FC, and New York Red Bulls.

In 2017, Bobby Covey revealed that he had undergone surgery after a life-threatening asthma attack.

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