Adam Straith

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Adam Straith
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Personal information
Full name John Adam Straith
Date of birth (1990-09-11) September 11, 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
2000–2002 Lower Island Metro
2002–2005 Bays United
2005 Victoria United
2006–2007 Whitecaps Residency
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Whitecaps Residency 12 (0)
2008–2009 Energie Cottbus II (loan) 14 (1)
2009–2011 Energie Cottbus II 7 (0)
2009–2013 Energie Cottbus[1] 38 (1)
2012–2013 1. FC Saarbrücken (loan) 36 (1)
2013–2014 SV Wehen Wiesbaden 6 (0)
National team
2006–2007 Canada U17 15 (2)
2008–2010 Canada U20 7 (1)
2010– Canada[2] 18 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 3, 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of September 9, 2014

John Adam Straith (born September 11, 1990) is a Canadian professional soccer player.

Early life[edit]

Born in Victoria, British Columbia, Straith attended Burnaby Central Secondary School as part of the Vancouver Whitecaps Residency program in the 2007–08 school year. He attended Oak Bay High School in Victoria but left after grade 11 to finish school in Burnaby. He has an older brother, George Lucas Straith, and a younger brother, Donald Manning Straith.


Straith has played for numerous other clubs in Victoria such as Bays United, Victoria United and captained his Metro Team in the Lower Island Soccer Association.[3] From July 12 to August 3, 2007, he had a trial with the U-19 Junior Bundesliga side of 1860 Munich alongside with Antonio Rago.[4] He left Canada in summer 2008 and moved to the German club Energie Cottbus on a season-long loan deal,[5] after impressing the German club during a one-month trial.[6] In the summer of 2009, he left Germany and returned to the Whitecaps but on August 25, 2009 Energie Cottbus used its buy option to acquire him for an undisclosed fee.[7] He made his senior debut for FC Energie Cottbus in the 2. Fussball-Bundesliga against FC St. Pauli on October 25, 2009 and scored his first ever goal in Germany in his first game for his club. On December 16, 2009 Straith signed his first professional contract with FC Energie Cottbus, which runs until June 30, 2013.[8] He joined 1. FC Saarbrücken on loan in January 2012.

International career[edit]

Straith has also been capped for the Canadian U-17 National team where they failed to Qualify for the U-17 World Cup, Korea 2007.

He scored his first goal for Canada in Jamaica for the Caribbean Cup. Straith fended off the defenders to beat everyone in the air and placed the ball in the left corner of the net.

On May 24, 2010, Straith made his senior team debut as an 81st minute substitute in a 5–0 loss against Argentina at the Estadio Monumental.[9] He played his second game on June 3, 2010 and played 90 minutes vs Venezuela, alongside his teammate Eddy Sidra.[10] He was officially capped by Canada during its World Cup Qualifying match vs St. Lucia on October 7, 2011.

On June 27, 2013 Straith was listed as a part of the confirmed 23-man squad for Colin Miller's Canada squad for 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[11]


  1. ^ "Adam Straith – Fussballdaten – Die Fußball-Datenbank". 
  2. ^ Adam Straith at
  3. ^ "Lisa – Players in the News". May 24, 2011. 
  4. ^ Residency Players train in Germany at
  5. ^ "Vancouver's Straith joins Energie Cottbus, Porter stays on loan". August 26, 2009. 
  6. ^ Kicker Profile at
  7. ^ "Adam Straith transferred to Energie Cottbus". 
  8. ^ "Adam Straith unterschreibt bis 2013" (in German). 
  9. ^ "Canada feels Argentine heat". Victoria Times Colonist. May 25, 2010. Retrieved May 28, 2010. [dead link]
  10. ^ "Adam Straith: 90 Minuten für Kanada" (in German). 
  11. ^ "Canada Finalize roster for Gold Cup, announces friendly". Canada Soccer. Retrieved June 29, 2013. 

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