Miguel Cañizalez

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Miguel Cañizalez
Personal information
Full name Maycoll Cañizalez-Smith
Date of birth (1982-12-28) December 28, 1982 (age 31)
Place of birth Quezaltepeque, El Salvador
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
SV Roßbach/Verscheid
Number 18
Youth career
2001 Toronto Lynx
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2004 Werder Bremen II 47 (2)
2004–2006 Hannover 96 II 20 (1)
2006–2007 FC Oberneuland 15 (1)
2007 Toronto FC 12 (1)
2008–2010 Bonner SC 58 (2)
2011-2012 Fortuna Köln 35 (1)
2012- SV Roßbach/Verscheid 31 (3)
National team
1998 Canada U17 3 (0)
1999–2001 Canada U20 14 (2)
2002–2003 Canada U23 4 (1)
2003 Canada 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 June 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 December 2009

Miguel (Maycoll) Cañizalez-Smith (born December 28, 1982 in Quezaltepeque, El Salvador) is a Salvadoran-Canadian professional soccer player currently playing for Fortuna Köln in Germany.

Maycoll is the Spanish phonetic pronunciation of Michael, hence his preference for being called Miguel.

Club career[edit]

Cañizalez was born in Quezaltepeque, El Salvador and raised in Toronto, Ontario.[1]

He had played in Germany for Werder Bremen and Hannover 96 reserve sides before signing with Toronto FC in April 2007.[2] Cañizalez became the first Canadian to score a league goal at BMO Field, getting off the mark against Columbus Crew on 22 September 2007. Toronto waived him at the end of the 2007 season.

Following his time in Toronto, Miguel moved to Germany where he often played as Miguel Campos,[3] having successful seasons earning playing time at Bonner SC, Fortuna Köln and SV Roßbach/Verscheid.

International career[edit]

Cañizalez played at the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship in Argentina,[4] alongside Atiba Hutchinson and Mike Klukowski among others.

He made his senior debut for Canada in a January 2003 friendly match against the United States. He earned a total of 5 caps, scoring 1 goal. His final international was a July 2003 Gold Cup match against Cuba.

Career stats[edit]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Canada's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 12 February 2003 June 11 Stadium, Tripoli, Libya  Libya 4–2 4–2 Friendly match

Club[edit]

As of 4 June 2013

Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Club League Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Germany League DFB-Pokal Total
Werder Bremen II Regionalliga Nord 2001–02 26 0 2 0 28 0
2002–03 15 2 15 2
2003–04 6 0 6 0
Hannover 96 II Oberliga Nord 2004–05 14 1 14 1
2005–06 14 0 14 0
FC Oberneuland 2006–07 14 1 14 1
Canada MLS MLS Playoffs Total
Toronto FC MLS 2007 12 1 12 1
Germany League DFB-Pokal Total
Bonner SC Oberliga Nordrhein 2007–08 15 2 15 2
NRW-Liga 2008–09 35 0 35 0
Regionalliga West 2009–10 27 0 27 0
Fortuna Köln NRW-Liga 2010–11 33 1 33 1
Regionalliga West 2011–12 2 0 2 0
SV Roßbach/Verscheid Oberliga Rheinland-Pfalz/Saar 2012– 31 3 1 0 32 3
Career totals Germany 222 10 3 0 225 10
Canada 12 1 0 0 12 1
Career statistics 234 11 3 0 0 0 237 11

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