PLAYER PROFILE: Daniel Steedman #15

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Daniel Steedman
Personal information
Full name Daniel Steedman
Date of birth (2000-01-31) 31 January 2000 (age 23)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
2013–2017 Charlotte Soccer Academy
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018–2019 Virginia Cavaliers 37 (5)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018 Charlotte Independence 2 (0)
2020 Atlanta United 2 13 (0)
2021 North Carolina FC 8 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 31 October 2021

Daniel Steedman (born 31 January 2000) is a Scottish born American footballer.


Youth and college

On 3 September 2018, Steedman made his college soccer debut for Virginia playing 82 minutes in 0–0 draw against Maryland in a rivalry match at Audi Field. On 12 October, he scored his first collegiate goal in a 4–1 win over Clemson. A week later, he scored his second goal of the season against Wake Forest. He finished his freshman year and the 2018 Atlantic Coast Conference men's soccer season being named to the All-ACC Freshman Team.[1]


On 13 February 2018, Steedman signed an amateur contract with the Charlotte Independence which would allow him to retain his NCAA eligibility, while playing in a professional environment.[2]

On 12 May Steedman made his USL debut, coming on in a 4–1 win against FC Cincinnati.[3]

Steedman played two years of college soccer at the University of Virginia in 2018 and 2019,[4] before signing a professional contract with USL Championship side Atlanta United 2 on 8 January 2020.[5]

On 21 January 2021, Steedman was selected 28th overall in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft by Austin FC.[6] However, he wasn't signed by the club.

In July 2021, Steedman trialed with Scottish Championship side Partick Thistle.[7]

On 27 August, Steedman signed with USL League One side North Carolina FC for the remainder of the season.[8]


  1. ^ "Wake Forest Leads 2018 All-ACC Men's Soccer. Honorees". The Atlantic Coast Conference. November 7, 2018. Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  2. ^ "Independence Sign Rising Stars". February 13, 2018. Retrieved May 16, 2018.
  3. ^ "Charlotte Independence vs FC Cincinnati Match Recap". United Soccer League. May 12, 2018. Retrieved May 16, 2018.
  4. ^ "Daniel Steedman - Men's Soccer". University of Virginia Athletics. 28 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Three Cavaliers Head to Professional Ranks". University of Virginia Athletics. 8 January 2020.
  6. ^ "Austin FC Drafts Five Players in 2021 MLS SuperDraft presented by Adidas | Austin FC". Archived from the original on 2021-01-22.
  7. ^ Mair, Steven; Bryan, Matt (July 4, 2021). "Transfer news RECAP - updates from Scotland and beyond". Daily Record.
  8. ^ "Daniel Steedman Signs Contract with North Carolina FC for Remainder of 2021 Season". 27 August 2021.

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