Peter Byers

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Peter Byers
Peter-Byers-09-05-27.jpg
Byers in May 2009
Personal information
Date of birth (1984-10-20) 20 October 1984 (age 29)
Place of birth Freeman Village, Antigua and Barbuda
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Central FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2007 SAP 79 (73)
2007–2008 San Juan Jabloteh 38 (21)
2008–2010 Montreal Impact 39 (9)
2010–2011 Parham
2011 Antigua Barracuda FC 7 (4)
2011 Los Angeles Blues 9 (3)
2012 Antigua Barracuda FC 15 (3)
2013– Central FC 7 (8)
National team
2004– Antigua and Barbuda 51 (35)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:47, 21 July 2012 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 07:30, 11 December 2012 (UTC)

Peter Byers (born 20 October 1984) is an Antiguan international footballer who plays professionally for the Central FC in the TT Pro League as a striker.

Club career[edit]

Born in Bolans Village, Byers spent his early career in his native Antigua and Barbuda with SAP, and in Trinidad and Tobago with San Juan Jabloteh.

Byers joined Montreal Impact of the USL First Division on 27 August 2008, a week before the roster freeze date. He was invited to trial with the San Jose Earthquakes during the 2009 MLS pre-season, but signed a new two-year deal with the Impact on 18 February 2009, after failing to agree a contract with the Earthquakes.[1] During the 2009 USL season playoffs, Byers scored the opening goal for the Impact in a 2–1 victory over the Puerto Rico Islanders, which allowed the Impact to advance to the finals.[2] Their opponents in the finals were the Vancouver Whitecaps, and on 10 October 2009, in the first match of the finals, Byers scored the second goal in 3–2 victory.[3] On 3 August 2010, Byers was suspended for breaching a team rule.[4] A week after his suspension was issued, the Montreal Impact announced the release of Byers from his contract for breaching club policy.[5]

Byers returned home to Antigua to join Parham in the Antigua and Barbuda Premier Division, before having a brief stint with the Antigua Barracuda FC in the USL Professional Division, during which he scored four goals in seven games. Byers transferred to the Los Angeles Blues on 3 June 2011.[6] Byers had a trial with V-league defending champions Song Lam Nghe An F.C. but was ultimately not offered a contract and returned to the Barracudas.[7][8]

Following the 2012 USL Pro season, Byers signed for Central FC of the TT Pro League.[9]

International career[edit]

Byers made his debut for Antigua and Barbuda in 2004,[10] and has played for them in 17 FIFA World Cup qualification matches, scoring 10 goals.[11]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Antigua and Barbuda's goal tally first.[12][13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FORWARD PETER BYERS BACK WITH THE IMPACT". Montreal Impact. 18 February 2009. 
  2. ^ Montreal wins series 4–2 on aggregate
  3. ^ USL FIRST DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP – LEG ONE
  4. ^ "Peter Byers Suspended by Impact". our sports central. 3 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "Striker Peter Byers Released By Montreal Impact". the Franchise montreal. 11 August 2010. 
  6. ^ Byers Signs With Los Angeles
  7. ^ Byers to play in Vietnam
  8. ^ http://www.sapfc.net/byers-confident.php
  9. ^ "Byers among Fenwick loyalists". TT Pro League. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  10. ^ Peter Byers at National-Football-Teams.com
  11. ^ Peter ByersFIFA competition record
  12. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/intldetails/nm-overview.html RSSSF archive of international results 1987–2004
  13. ^ "Goals scored by: Peter Byers". Goalzz. Retrieved 4 June 2012.