Brantford Galaxy

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Brantford Galaxy
Brantford Galaxy Soccer Club.png
Full name Brantford Galaxy Soccer Club
Nickname(s) Galaxy
Founded February 2010
Stadium Lions Park
Brantford, Ontario
Ground Capacity 2,000+
President Boško Borjan
Head coach Tomo Dančetović
League Canadian Soccer League
2011 Regular season: 9th
Playoffs: DNQ
Website Club home page

Brantford Galaxy Soccer Club is a Canadian soccer club based in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, The club competes in the Canadian Soccer League, a league not sanctioned by a FIFA-recognized body..

History[edit]

Brantford Galaxy SC was announced as an expansion side in the Canadian Soccer League's 2010 season on February 24, 2010.[1] The club will be playing its home games at Lions Park.[2]

On October 31, 2010 Brantford Galaxy SC won their first championship in their inaugural season with a 3-0 win over Hamilton Croatia in the 2010 CSL Championship Final at the Centennial Park Stadium in Etobicoke.[3] The team had finished 7th of the 13 teams in the regular season.

The Brantford Inter-City Soccer club announced that it will change its name to the Brantford Galaxy Youth Soccer Club in an effort further align it with the CSL club.[4]

Current Senior Squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 Canada MF Kyle Grooteboer
3 Canada DF Robert Turnbull
4 Canada DF Logan Alexander
5 Canada MF Nikolas Jeličić
6 Canada FW Preston Corporal
7 Canada MF Marco Machado
8 Montenegro MF Ferid Idrizović
12 Canada DF Bobby Turnbull
13 Canada GK Jeff Martins
14 Canada MF Austin White
16 Canada FW Mark Reilly
No. Position Player
17 Canada MF Stefan Dančetović[5]
18 Canada FW Jake Simmons
20 Canada DF Trevor Schein
22 Netherlands MF Kyle Grootenboer
23 Chile MF Christian Gomez-Chandia
24 Netherlands MF Christian Vos
- Serbia GK Zoran Pušica
- Canada DF Zoran Maletić
- Bermuda DF Logan Alexander[6]
- Serbia FW Ranko Golijanin

Notable former players[edit]

Coaches[edit]

  • Serbia Lazo Džepina (2010–July 11)[7]
  • Canada Tomo Dančetović (July 2011–Oct 11)[8]
  • Canada Ron Davidson (April 2012–July 12)
  • Canada Tomo Dančetović (July 2012–)

Current Reserve Squad[edit]

As of October 16, 2011

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Canada GK Jesse Castillo
Canada DF Nam Topp-Nguyen
Canada DF Marc Bijman
Canada DF Trevor Schein
Canada DF Mitch Ball
Canada DF David Locke
Canada MF Dylan Piette
No. Position Player
Canada MF Michael Bijman
Canada MF Jeff Copoc
Canada MF Mark Vantol
Canada MF Stefan Dančetović [9]
Canada FW Mark Reilly
Canada FW Jake Simmons

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://canadiansoccerleague.ca/news_archive.php?news_id=249509
  2. ^ "BICS U-21 side to bolster Galaxy". Brant News. Retrieved 16 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "BRANTFORD GALAXY CSL CHAMPS......Fazlagic hits two in decisive win at well-attended game in Toronto". 2010-10-31. Retrieved 1 November 2010. 
  4. ^ Kennedy, Tom (13 January 2011). "BICS votes in new name". Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  5. ^ O'Leary, Ed (25 April 2011). "HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER: Preview Green Eagles building with eye on 2012". Brantford Expositer. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  6. ^ Wright, Stephen (10 May 2012). "Manders moves to new Canadian club". Royal Gazette. Retrieved 11 May 2012. 
  7. ^ Allen, Sean (23 April 2012). "Brantford Galaxy unveil new coach, new philosophy". Brant News. Retrieved 27 April 2012. 
  8. ^ Smiley, Brian (22 July 2011). "Galaxy earn draw on road". Brantford Expositor. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  9. ^ O'Leary, Ed (25 April 2011). "HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER: Preview Green Eagles building with eye on 2012". Brantford Expositer. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 

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