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Mother of All Canadians Abroad - February 2010

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The following is a list of footballers eligible to represent Canada who play for the first team or reserves of professional clubs abroad. Youth players have been excluded. Please feel free to continue posting any info about trialists, youth team players, or semi-professionals. If you believe an excluded player belongs on the list, please post a link to a club web page, or other reputable source that provides a current player profile.

Belgian Juliper

Mike Klukowski - Club Brugge K.V.

Belgian Second Division

Tomasz Radzinski - SK Lierse

Danish Superligaen

Atiba Hutchinson - F.C. København

Patrice Bernier - FC Nordsjælland

Adrian Cann - Esbjerg fB

Danish Viasat Divisionen

Issey Nakajima-Farran - AC Horsens

Paris Nakajima-Farran - AC Horsens

Dutch Eredivisie

Marcel de Jong - Roda JC

Andrew Ornoch - Heracles Almelo

English Premier League

David Hoillet - Blackburn Rovers

English Championship

David Edgar - Swansea City (on loan from Burnley FC)

Marcus Haber - West Bromwich Albion

Iain Hume - Barnsley FC

Jaime Peters - Ipswich Town

Shaun Saiko - Middlesbrough FC

English League One

Simeon Jackson - Gillingham FC

English League Two

Terry Dunfield - Shrewsbury Town

Gavin McCallum - Hereford United

English Blue Square Premier

Simon Rayner - Crawley Town

Elliott Godfrey - AFC Wimbledon

Finnish Veikkausliiga

David Monsalve - FC Inter Turku

Toisant Ricketts - MyPa 47

Finnish Ykkönen

Frank Jonke - AC Oulu

France Ligue 2

Haidar Al-Shaibani - Nimes

German Bundesliga

Kevin McKenna - 1. FC Köln

Rob Friend - Borussia Monchengladbach

Paul Stalteri - Borussia Monchengladbach

German Bundesliga 2

Adam Straith - Energie Cottbus

Nik Ledgerwood - FSV Frankfurt

Jonathan Beaulieu-Bourgault - St Pauli

German Liga 3

Fabrice Lassonde - FC Ingolstadt

Greek Super League

Tam Nsaliwa - AEK Athens

Hungarian NB I

Igor Pisanjuk - Ferencvaros Torna Club

Italian Lega Pro Seconda

Julian Ucello - A.C. Bellaria Igea Marina (on loan from FC Crotone)

Gino Mauro - A.S. Pro Belvedere Vercelli

David Masciantonio - Olbia Calcio

Lithuanian A Lyga

Stephen Ademolu - FK Ekranas

Mexican Primera Division

Isidro Sanchez - Puebla FC

Norwegian Tippeligaen

Lars Hirschfeld - Vålerenga Fotball

Olivier Occean - Lillestrøm SK

Kenny Stamatopoulos - Tromsø IL

Chris Pozniak - FK Haugesund

Polish First League

Robert Sing - GKP Gorzow

Scottish Premier League

Richard Hastings - Hamilton Academical

Josh Wagenaar - Falkirk

Swiss Super League

Daniel Imhof- St. Gallen

Turkish Super Lig

Josh Simpson - Manisaspor

US Major League Soccer

Pat Onstad - Houston Dynamo

Andrew Hainault - Houston Dynamo

Adrian Serioux - Houston Dynamo

Ante Jazic - Chivas USA

Will Johnson - Real Salt Lake

Dejan Jakovic - DC United

Teal Bunbury - Kansas City Wizards

Greg Sutton - Red Bull New York

Edson Edwards - FC Dallas

Edited by youllneverwalkalone

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Mods, can we sticky this and let the other float away. Thanks.

Outstanding issues:

Dave Anthony Simpson - where are you man?

Octavio - has he signed in Holland?

Rob Sing - is he still in Switzerland?

Paris Nakajima Farran - is he actually eligible for Canada?

Junior - is he in Germany or England?

David Masciantonio - what's the verdict?

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quote:Rob Sing - is he still in Switzerland?

No and I'm too lazy to find the link but I think there is one out there that says he is no longer in Switzerland or I wouldn't have taken him off my list. I think he was last with Sapperton Rovers (VMSL) but I could be wrong :)

quote:Junior - is he in Germany or England?
Ed has been following him and he seems to be getting non competitive games above the youth level team.

David (Junior) Hoillet - SC Paderborn 07 II (German Verbandsliga Westfalen 1) (5) on loan from Blackburn (English Premier League) (1) Youth

Ali Gerba is confirmed

Ali Gerba - FC Ingolstadt 04 (German Regionalliga Sud) (3)


Besides Markus Karl, FC 04 Ingolstadt have another Neuverpflichtung to announce. The Canadian National Striker Ali Gerba (born 04.09.1981) is also after the winter break part of the Regionalligakaders. Gerba changes from the Swedish soccer champions IFK Gothenburg to Ingolstadt.

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Guest Ed

Alex Elliott, striker with our U20's, is on trial at Riley O'Neill's club in Germany, SV Wilhelmshaven:

(from svwilhelmhshaven.de:

Neben dem Argentinier Hernan Lillo trainiert der kanadische U-20-Nationalspieler Alex Elliott (Stürmer) beim Oberligisten mit. Beide sollen auch mit ins Trainingslager fliegen.


Along with Argentinian Hernan Lillo, the Cdn U20 national team striker Alex Elliott is also training with the Oberliga team. Both should be flying to the training camp (in Mallorca - ed).

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quote:Originally posted by youllneverwalkalone

David Masciantonio - what's the verdict?

He actually re-signed with his existing club, Benevento until 2009.


He even played this weekend for them, which has been a rarity. It was a good move to re-sign if he gets playing time, as Benevento seems destined for promotion.

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I received an email this morning about another young Canadian playing in Italy.

Details are as follows:

Name: Jonathan Parolini

Date of Birth: October 6, 1990

Position: left or right attacking midfield

Height: 5' 9"

Weight: 155 lbs

Last Canadian club: Woodbridge Strikers U21

Jonathan is playing for A.S. ATLETICO TRIVENTO.

This club competes in the Eccellenza Molisana division, which is 1 division below Serie D. The winner of this league earns promotion to Serie D.

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Guest Ed

Massih Wassey, 19 years old, plays for Preussen Muenster in Germany's Oberliga Westphalia. Cdn father. Eligible for U23's. See post in 'Canucks in Germany - Jan 2008' on him. Has played 15 games with the team this season, 2 goals. Here his info at the official SC Preussen Muenster site.


and a pic of him handing out some youth tourney medals this past weekend.


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Here's a story I found on OffthePitch.ca. It looks like a young man from Oakville is signing with Benfica. Not sure if its a pro contract but impressive regardless.

CSA, if you're listening, let's not lose another player to Portugal. Keep tabs on this young man.

Eurostar Goalkeeper moves to Europe.


It was a surprise phone call to Eurostar Director John Moreira by its new Technical Director Nuno Santos on Thursday January 3rd that would change a Eurostar student’s life for the better.

As the call came in Nuno asked how quickly 16 year old Oakville native Marcel Debellis could be in Portugal, Marcel had no clue what was in store for him. Marcel and his dad reported on Sunday morning. By Monday Marcel was training with Vitoria Setubals Academy Program south of Lisbon, former Club of Jose Mourinho. His debut was so impressive they wanted to sign the 16 yr old. Things would not be that easy as the intention of the invitation to Portugal would be a shot at 1 division giant SL Benfica Development program. A trial with benfica 15/16 squad would prove to have such an impact that the Youth squad 17/18 would have Marcel come to train with both programs in the morning and evening.

Marcel would stay the remainder of the week at the Benfica state of the art 45 million euro training complex to bond with players to settle him in. What an impact this young man made that he has been invited to return on January 29th 2008 for the remainder of the season to train and live at Benfica’s training grounds and receive his education.

Marcel has been training with Eurostar Goalkeeper Academy under the direction of John Moreira for the past 3 years till present and, recently with Nuno Santos former Benfica Goalkeeper. In his quest for success Marcel has been part of Erin Mills Soccer Club since 2004 playing for Coach Moreira in 2005 winning the Ontario Cup Gold and National Gold in Moncton New Brunswick. Marcel has played as a call up for the older teams at his youth Club and is part of their ADP Program.

“We want to congratulate Marcel on his success, we believe this is just the beginning for this young man who we always knew he would make it in some capacity” said John Moreira of Eurostar. “The young man has all the qualities at 6”3 he has a presence in the box and has great hands and is extremely athletic for his size and also a great kid”.” He has made all of us proud here at ESGA and our entire family wishes Marcel well”. This is one of the reasons we brought in Nuno Santos and it is because of him we made this happen”.” I guess dreams really do come true”. Saturday January 12th two U14 boy’s head off to Portugal to train with Academy programs for two weeks.

It has been a pleasure working with Marcel and we will keep in touch. Thanks to everyone who played a part in Marcel’s development.

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BTW, that's now 4 GK's born in 1991 that are with the youth academies of 1st Division sides in Europe.

Adam Street - West Ham

Roberto Stillo - Genoa

Julien Latendresse-Levesque - Metz

Marcel Debellis - Benfica

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Kenny Stamatopoulos and Stephen Ademolu are still part of the Tromsø squad:


This article (http://fotball.itromso.no/eliteserien/article97238.ece) which speculated that Ademolu may be on his way to Trelleborg, mentions right at the end that Kenny would be back with Tromsø when they started their pre-season last week. No news on him since.

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You should also update the level the clubs are at in Norway: Sparta Sarpsborg are still in Adeccoligaen (2nd tier) but Mandalskameratene were relegated and are now in the 2nd division (3rd tier). No news on whether Felix Brillian and Kevin De Serpa are still with their respective clubs.

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Julien Latendresse-Levesque is on the pre-season roster of the Montreal Impact.

quote:Originally posted by jpg75

BTW, that's now 4 GK's born in 1991 that are with the youth academies of 1st Division sides in Europe.

Adam Street - West Ham

Roberto Stillo - Genoa

Julien Latendresse-Levesque - Metz

Marcel Debellis - Benfica

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A Danish poster on BS is reporting that Andrew Ornoch has signed a 4 yrs deal with Esbjerg FB of the Danish Superliga.

If true, it's a pretty interesting step for him since he's only 22 or 23 yrs old.

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Salt Lake apparently waived Jack Stewart way back in September and he is currently unattached.

Here is an article from October mentioning his situation, which hasn't changed since then according to any of the info I could find.


Come to think of it, I'm kinda suprised he hasn't resurfaced at the Canadian C camp or in TFC rumours- oh no, that's right they don't have to worry about fielding "Canadians" at TFC anymore, do they?


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quote:Originally posted by Ivan

Adrian Cann's name is also in the Esbjerg press release.

That's the translation I got for the paragraph mentionning Cann:

Canadieren has amid the hesitation to Esbjerg , where he has had corporation from forsvarsspilleren Adrian Cann , as early as indicated themselves that a obviously , out-turned and abject human , there's grateful for that be permitted to try that make use of EfB that springbræt to a bigger european club.

Tough to say why his name is there, maybe they'll bring him on trial.

BTW, Esbjerg are 8th in the Danish Superliga and out of relegation trouble.

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