Shaquell Moore Profile
|Born||Nov 02, 1996|
|Birthplace||Powder Springs, Georgia, USA|
The 24-year-old American defender has had a career full of transfers. However, 'Shaq' Moore has settled in at CD Tenerife, and is beginning to develop into a fantastic full-back.
Born in Powder Springs, Georgia, Moore had a career of up and downs. The young defender had a promising start to his soccer journey.
As a youth player in 2014, the American was a part of the IMG Academy, as well as training with MLS side FC Dallas.
Moore also made a move to Spain as a youth prospect, training with Valencia, Levante, and Huracan Valencia CF.
After a long awaited international transfer certificate, Moore signed with Spanish division B side Huracan in 2015. Although it was a positive start to his career, he was not used regularly and later moved to Real Oviedo in 2016.
Career in Spain
After a disappointing term at Real Oviedo B, Moore moved to Levante B in 2016, who sat in the third division of Spanish soccer.
The right-back was promoted to the first team squad in 2017, starting in a 2-0 win against Girona FC in the Copa del Rey.
Days later he would make his La Liga debut for Levante against SD Eibar, coming on as a substitute in a 2-2 draw.
Due to his brilliant performances, Moore made his first La Liga start against UD Las Palmas, becoming the fourth American to play in the La Liga. In the 2017/18 season, Moore made eight senior appearances for Levante.
After a disappointing time on loan at La Liga 2 side CF Reus Deportiu, the American defender made a permanent move away from Levante to CD Tenerife in 2019, signing a three-year contract.
Since his move to Tenerife, Moore has been able to develop as a player, playing a crucial role in Tenerife's battle in the second division of Spanish soccer.
His pace and strength allows the full-back to play as a winger also, contributing to attack as well as defence.
In his first season at Tenerife, Moore scored once and assisted twice in 26 games, as well as keeping 10 clean sheets.
Moore has played for the US National team at every major level, including the U-17s, U-18s and the U-20s.
The defender received his first senior call-up in March 2018, where he appeared on the bench against Paraguay in an international friendly.
The American made his full debut for America in the same year, coming on as a substitute against Ireland in a friendly.
Moore's family is very sporting, with most members playing sport professionally. His father, Wendell Moore, played soccer for Trinidad and Tobago.
His brother CJ also plays soccer, and is part of the US National youth soccer system.
Moore's net worth is believed to be between €1.5million.