Edson Edward

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Edson Edward
Personal information
Full name Giovanni Edson Edward
Date of birth (1988-09-20) September 20, 1988 (age 25)
Place of birth Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
FC Edmonton
Youth career
2006–2009 Graceland Yellowjackets
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 Ottawa Fury 0 (0)
2008 Des Moines Menace 2 (0)
2009 Kansas City Brass 8 (2)
2009 Ottawa Fury 0 (0)
2010–2011 FC Dallas 1 (0)
2012 Puerto Rico Islanders 20 (0)
2013– FC Edmonton 28 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 8, 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Giovanni Edson Edward (born September 20, 1988) is a Canadian soccer player who currently plays for FC Edmonton in the NASL.


Youth and college[edit]

Edward enjoyed an accolade-filled amateur and collegiate soccer career that has taken him to various spots in North America. After graduating the Ottawa Fury's Youth program, Edward began his collegiate duties at the NAIA's Graceland University. In his four years at Graceland he never endured a losing season - helping the Jackets to an overall 58-16-8 record while scoring 15 goals and adding 13 assists. In 2006 Edward was part of Graceland's NAIA National Championship-winning squad, while in 2007 he helped the team become Region V and Conference Champions. Edward has also twice been named to the NAIA's Heart of America Athletic All-Conference team, in 2007 and 2008.

The Ottawa native is no stranger to the PDL, having traversed the amateur soccer ranks over the past three years with Ottawa Fury (2007,[1] 2009) as well as with the Des Moines Menace in 2008[2] and Kansas City Brass in 2009.[3] Edward has also featured for the Kansas City Wizards U19 squad where he led the team in goals helping them reach their first National finals appearance. Edward's ascention to the MLS professional ranks represents only the second-ever Fury player to achieve the feat after Tyler Hemming played for Toronto FC in 2007-2008.[4]


Edward signed for Major League Soccer club FC Dallas on March 25, 2010 after training with them during the pre-season. He made his professional debut in a US Open Cup qualifying match, but he had to wait until September 25 for his first MLS appearance, which came against Kansas City Wizards.[5]

Edward was waived by FC Dallas on November 23, 2011.[6]

Edward signed with NASL club Puerto Rico Islanders on April 5, 2012.[7] After one season with the Islanders, Edward signed with Canadian NASL side FC Edmonton on December 4, 2012.[8]


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