As a child Charlie Davies was introduced to the game by his father Kofi. After moving to New Hampshire he joined his first travel team, Londonderry Soccer Club. Charlie enjoyed very successful youth career with both local clubs and the Olympic Development program, where he gained recognition at both Regional and National Level.
For High School, Charlie attended Brooks School, scoring 101 goals during his time in in North Andover. His playing abilities led to a scholarship opportunity with Boston College, where, in his first season, Charlie was named BIG EAST Rookie of the Year. The summer following his freshman year, he represented the US Youth National Team and won MVP and Golden Boot awards at the prestigious Milk Cup.
After a significant knee injury his Sophomore year at Boston College, Charlie returned as a Junior to win ACC Player of the Year. In total, Charlie notched twenty-four goals and ten assists during his 37 game college career. Charlie’s professional career began with Swedish outfit Hammarby IF. Charlie’s success with both Youth National teams and Hammarby led to a call up to the US Mens National Team. During his international career, Charlie represented the USA at the Olympics, Gold Cup, World Cup Qualifying and Confederations Cup. His international club career included stints in Sweden, France and Denmark. As well as D.C United, the New England Revolution and Philadelphia Union in the MLS.
Charlie was no stranger to adversity throughout his career, he overcame a significant knee injury in his sophomore year, as well as a career threatening car accident and diagnosis of a rare form of cancer during his professional career. Despite these setbacks, Charlie always returned to play at the highest level, he accumulated 11 professional seasons in Sweden, France, Denmark and Major League Soccer, while also recording 17 caps and four goals for the U.S. Men’s National Team.
Charlie currently resides in Hingham Massachusetts with his wife Nina and twin sons Rhys and Dakota, he continues to remain involved in soccer as a broadcaster and analyst for both local and national media, and holds an incredible passion for the game of soccer and inspiring youth. Massachusetts Youth Soccer is truly honored to induct Charlie Davies into the Hall of Fame.