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Vancouver FC Brings David Norman Jr. Back To BC

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Vancouver FC love a local signing.

On Wednesday morning, the Langley side confirmed the signing of David Norman Jr on a two-year deal.

Born in New Westminister and raised in Coquitlam, 25 year-old Norman Jr returns to Canada to play for his local side, marking the Eagles’ fourth local signing this off-season, and their ninth local player overall.

“It is so fulfilling to be coming home and playing for my hometown team, VFC,” said Norman in the press release. “Football has taken me across the globe and provided me with incredible opportunities and experiences that I’ll cherish forever, but there is something very special about getting to do what I love in front of my friends and family that I couldn’t get anywhere else but here.”

Norman comes to Vancouver off a very successful 2023 campaign, where he helped English side Northampton promote from League 2 to League 1, before joining St. Patrick Athletic FC of League of Ireland’s Premier Division and lifting the FAI Cup.

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Prior to joining Northampton last winter, he spent two seasons with fellow CPL side Cavalry FC, registering one goal and one assist in 48 appearances for the Calgary side, while also being named co-captain in his second year.

“It has taken some time, but we have finally succeeded in returning David Norman to his home,” said Vancouver FC Head Coach Afshin Ghotbi upon Norman Jr. signing.

“David is tactical, comfortable on the ball, possesses a winning mentality, and will bring stability and consistency to our backline. His maturity both on and off the field will help our transition from an expansion club to a contention team.”

Norman Jr., a Whitecaps academy product that has played in Scotland, Ireland, England, and Canada, will now bring his wealth of experience to Willoughby as the Eagles gear up for what is looking like a promising sophomore year in the CPL. He is the team’s fourth signing of the off-season after securing Ben Fisk, Grady McDonnell and Paris Gee.

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