Player Details

Name

Jalil Anibaba

Height

6' 0"

Weight

185 lbs

Date of Birth

10.19.1988 (33)

Birthplace

Davis, CA USA

Position

Defender

Position Detail

Central Defender

Preferred Side

Centre

Footedness

Right
2020 MLS Regular Season
2020 MLS Regular Season

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Career Summary

HOW ACQUIRED: Selected in 2019 Expansion Draft

Coming into the league as a promising center back, Anibaba has shown versatility since spending time at both fullback or center back as necessary. He was drafted ninth overall in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft and has since bounced around to a couple clubs. He provides veteran leadership and defensive depth to Nashville SC.

INTERNATIONAL: Anibaba boasts experience with the US U-18 national team and took part in the Pan-American Games in Rio de Janeiro.

COLLEGE: Played three seasons at Santa Clara then transferred to the University of North Carolina for his senior season helping the Tar Heels to their third straight NCAA College Cup appearance. Capped his college career by earning NSCAA Second Team All-American honors. 

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