Adrian Serioux

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Adrian Serioux
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Personal information
Full name Adrian Serioux
Date of birth (1979-05-12) May 12, 1979 (age 34)
Place of birth Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1998–1999 New Haven Chargers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2004 Toronto Lynx 116 (2)
2004–2005 Millwall 24 (0)
2006 Houston Dynamo 20 (1)
2007–2008 FC Dallas 34 (0)
2009 Toronto FC 26 (2)
2010 Houston Dynamo 13 (2)
Total 233 (7)
National team
2004–2009 Canada 19 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 17, 2010.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of March 5, 2010

Adrian Serioux (born May 12, 1979 in Scarborough, Ontario) is a Canadian soccer player who is currently a free agent.

Club career[edit]

After playing college soccer for the University of New Haven, Serioux started his pro career with the Toronto Lynx in the A-League. He then moved to England to join Millwall. Serioux is known to have one of the longest throws in the sport, once setting up a goal against Leicester City, from a throw-in at the half way line.[1] Opponents tend to stay close to him at throw-ins, he once got himself sent off by throwing the ball at Lee Cook's face from close range during a game against Queens Park Rangers.[2]

Major League Soccer[edit]

Serioux joined the MLS in March 2006, signing with the MetroStars,[3] leaving England in order to take care of his ill mother.[4] However, he never played for the club, and was traded to Houston Dynamo in exchange for Danny O'Rourke before the regular season started.[5] After one season with Houston, where Serioux played well and helped the team to the MLS Cup,[6] he was drafted by Toronto FC in 2006 MLS Expansion Draft. He stayed with Toronto for only a few hours before being dealt to FC Dallas for Ronnie O'Brien.[7] In his first season with FC Dallas he was held to only 10 games because of a serious injury.

In May 2008, Serioux was fined $1,000 for a dangerous tackle on David Beckham, after telling The Sun newspaper that he and a few other players would be "going after" the England international midfielder.[8]

Serioux was traded to Toronto FC on February 24, 2009, for a first round pick and allocation money.[9]

Serioux's contract was not renewed by Toronto FC for the 2010 MLS Season. Houston Dynamo traded a third round 2011 MLS SuperDraft pick for his rights.[10]

After the 2010 MLS season Houston declined Serioux's contract option and he elected to participate in the 2010 MLS Re-Entry Draft. Serioux became a free agent in Major League Soccer when he was not selected in the Re-Entry draft.

International career[edit]

He made his debut for Canada in an August 2004 World Cup qualification match against Guatemala. By December 2009, he earned a total of 19 caps, scoring one goal. He has so far represented Canada in eight FIFA World Cup qualification matches.[11]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Canada's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 6 September 2008 Saputo Stadium, Montreal  Honduras 1-0 1–2 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

Houston Dynamo[edit]

Toronto FC[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tallentire, Mark (2004-08-16). "Serioux throws himself into fray". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2008-08-01. 
  2. ^ Cook: Serioux got hump and lost cool - Thisislondon
  3. ^ Bell, Jack (2006-03-01). "MetroStars' Magee Has a Role to Play". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-08-01. 
  4. ^ Bell, Jack (2006-01-10). "Johnston Changing MetroStars' Roster". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-08-01. 
  5. ^ "Red Bull New York Acquires Danny O'Rourke In Trade With Dynamo". Click2Houston. 2006-03-24. Retrieved 2008-08-01. 
  6. ^ "Dalglish leads Dynamo to win, MLS Cup". USA Today. 2006-05-11. Retrieved 2008-08-01. 
  7. ^ "Toronto FC selects players in expansion draft". CBC Sports. 2006-11-17. Retrieved 2008-08-01. 
  8. ^ "Serioux fined $1,000 for tackle on David Beckham". USA Today. 2008-05-30. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  9. ^ "Toronto FC gets Serioux in Dallas deal". CBC Sports. 2009-02-24. Archived from the original on 4 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  10. ^ http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Columnists/Wheeler/2010/03/10/13177206-qmi.html
  11. ^ Record at FIFA Tournaments - FIFA

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