LA Galaxy Sign Forward Billy Sharp

LOS ANGELES (Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2023) – The LA Galaxy today announced that the club has signed English forward Billy Sharp through the end of the 2023 MLS season with a club option for 2024. Sharp, who will occupy an international roster slot, will be added to the Galaxy roster pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and P-1 Visa. 

Sharp, 37, joins LA having recorded 266 goals and 75 assists in just over 690 appearances across 19 seasons played in the English football league system. In 377 appearances (254 starts) across all competitions with Sheffield United FC, Sharp recorded 129 goals and added 44 assists in 12 seasons (2004-05, 2007-09, 2015-23), playing a key role in the club winning English Football League One during the 2016-17 campaign and helping the Blades earn Premier League promotion in 2018-19. Notably, Sharp holds the record for the most goals scored in the English Football League Championship with 130 goals scored in 399 appearances in the Championship.

“Billy is an accomplished striker who brings experience, leadership and proven goal-scoring pedigree,” said LA Galaxy Head Coach and Sporting Director Greg Vanney. “We are pleased to add a player of Billy’s caliber to the team for the stretch run of the season.”

With Sheffield United, Sharp was the named the club’s Player of the Year twice (2015-16, 2016-17) and was named the League One Player of the Year (2006-07). Sharp won the league’s Golden Boot with 30 goals scored and added eight assists in 46 appearances (44 starts) across 3,897 minutes played during the 2016-17 EFL League One campaign, helping the Blades gain promotion to the EFL Championship.

Transaction: LA Galaxy sign free-agent forward Billy Sharp through the end of the 2023 MLS season with a club option for 2024 on Aug. 15, 2023. 

Billy Sharp
Position: Forward
Height: 5-9
Weight: 155
Date Of Birth: Feb. 5, 1986
Age: 37
Birthplace: Sheffield, England
Last Club: Sheffield United FC (England)
Citizenship: England
Acquired: Signed through the end of the 2023 MLS season with a club option for 2024 on Aug. 15, 2023.