Jonathan David, 22, was named one the the top young talents in European football by UEFA.com. and is one of the most lethal forwards in Ligue 1 and Canada’s second all-time top goalscorer at only 22 years of age. UEFA.com named him one of the top 50 young talents in European football. In his debut season in France (2020/21), David and Lille won a historic Ligue 1 championship. Jonathan contributed a pivotal part to Lille's league winning form, scoring 13 goals, including five match-winners. The following year, David’s goalscoring form in the UEFA Champions League highlighted Lille’s campaign. In Europe’s top competition, he earned UEFA’s Man of the Match in his Champions League debut and scored Matchday 4 through 6, which saw Lille win their Group for the first time in club history. At the international level, Jonathan is Canada’s second all-time top goalscorer at only 22 years of age. In 2019, he was named Canada Soccer’s Player of the Year after winning the Golden Boot at the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup. In total, he has scored 21 goals and provided 13 assists in 32 senior appearances for Canada. After his professional debut in 2018, Jonathan was KAA Gent’s leading scorer with 37 goals and 15 assists across all competitions, including 7 goals and 2 assists in the UEFA Europa League (including qualifying). He finished the 2019-20 season as the Belgian league's top scorer. Jonathan finished fifth in the voting for the Belgian league’s 2019 Golden Shoe award. In August 2020, David earned a move to LOSC Lille in Ligue 1.
The transfer fee set a new club-record and was also the highest fee paid for a Canadian and for a player from Belgium’s top flight. Jonathan was Simultaneously named a finalist for the 2020 Golden Boy Award.