Tosaint Ricketts

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Tosaint Ricketts
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Personal information
Full name Tosaint Antony Ricketts
Date of birth (1987-08-06) 6 August 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Height 181 cm (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Hapoel Haifa
Number 9
Youth career
2005–2008 UW–Green Bay Phoenix
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 MYPA 38 (9)
2010–2012 Politehnica Timişoara 24 (6)
2012 Vålerenga 3 (1)
2013 Sandnes Ulf 12 (0)
2013–2014 Bucaspor 25 (7)
2014– Hapoel Haifa 13 (0)
National team
2007 Canada U20 8 (5)
2008 Canada U23 5 (2)
2011– Canada 33 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 December 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 September 2014

Tosaint Antony Ricketts (born 6 August 1987) is a Canadian professional soccer player who currently plays for Hapoel Haifa in the Israeli Premier League and the Canadian national team.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Ricketts was one of the top short distance runners in Alberta, and he began his youth career at University of Wisconsin Green Bay.

MYPA[edit]

Ricketts joined Veikkausliiga club MyPa in 2009. He made his debut on 4 March 2009 and scored his first goal against Kuopion Palloseura on 13 June. He scored two goals in Europa League against Politehnica Timişoara who became interested in signing him.

Politehnica Timișoara[edit]

On 19 November 2010 Ricketts signed with the Romanian club Politehnica Timişoara for three years.[2] At his presentation at the press conference, he said : "I'm glad I signed with Poli, to me is a step forward in my career. I can't wait to play at my new team and I can't wait to reunite "Poli" fans, which impressed me when I played here in Europa League with MyPa-47". He chose the number 87. On 26 February 2011 Ricketts made his debut for Politehnica Timișoara on Dan Păltinişanu in 3–1 won against Gaz Metan Mediaş.[3] He played twenty minutes replaced injury Marián Čišovský. Ricketts scored his first goal for Politehnica Timișoara on 5 March 2011 against CFR Cluj. He scored the winning goal in 78th minute.[4] Politehnica Timișoara was bankrupted in the summer of 2012, and Ricketts was released from his contract.[5]

Vålerenga[edit]

On 31 August 2012 it was announced that Ricketts had signed for Vålerenga in the Norwegian Tippeligaen on a free transfer, he would be joining fellow Canadian international Lars Hirschfeld at the club.[5] Ricketts made his debut in Norway as a second half sub for Torgeir Børven in a 1–0 defeat to Sogndal 5 November 2012.[6]

Sandnes Ulf[edit]

In early January 2013 it was announced that Ricketts had signed with Sandnes Ulf allowing him to remain in the Tippeligaen.[7] He made his debut for the club on 17 March in a 2–0 defeat to Strømsgodset.[8] Ricketts played a total of 12 matches in Tippeligaen until he left Sandnes Ulf in September 2013, he also scored two goals for the club in the Norwegian Cup.[9]

Bucaspor[edit]

On 6 September 2013 Ricketts signed for Turkish First League club Bucaspor, a 1 year contract with a 1 year option.[10] He scored his first two goals for the team in a 5-4 loss to Adana Demirspor on 22 September 2013.[11]

Hapoel Haifa[edit]

On 16 July 2014 Ricketts announced on Twitter he had signed for Israeli Premier League club Hapoel Haifa. He debuted with the side on 16 August 2014 in a Toto Cup match against Bnei Sakhnin, and scored a goal in an eventual 2-2 draw.[12]

International career[edit]

In 2007 Tosaint was called up to the Canadian U-20 team for the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup held on home soil. He also made appearances for Canada in the 2008 CONCACAF Men's Pre-Olympic Tournament in which he scored twice against Guatemala.

In late January 2011, Ricketts was called up by Canada for the first time ahead of its international friendly against Greece on 9 February.[13] Ricketts made his senior team debut for Canada as a late second half sub in this game which ended as a 1–0 loss. Tosaint was one of three Canadian players to make their international senior debut against Greece, Milan Borjan and David Edgar were the other two.[14]

On 1 June 2011 Ricketts scored his first international goal, a stoppage time equalizer, in a 2–2 friendly match against Ecuador at BMO Field.[15] Ricketts made his CONCACAF Gold Cup debut on 14 June in a 1–1 draw against Panama as a second half sub for Josh Simpson.

Ricketts continued his goal scoring form in World Cup Qualifying during his first ever start for the national team on 15 November 2011 during a 4–0 home victory over Saint Kitts and Nevis.[16]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Canada's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 1 June 2011 BMO Field, Toronto, Canada  Ecuador 2–2 2–2 Friendly
2 6 Sep 2011 Estadio Juan Ramón Loubriel, Bayamon, Puerto Rico  Puerto Rico 3–0 3–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
3 15 Nov 2011 BMO Field, Toronto, Canada  Saint Kitts and Nevis 4–0 4–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
4 15 Aug 2012 Central Broward Regional Park, Lauderhill, United States  Trinidad and Tobago 1–0 2–0 Friendly
5 12 Oct 2012 BMO Field, Toronto, Canada  Cuba 1–0 3–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
6 27 May 2014 Stadion SVU Mauer, Mauer, Austria  Moldova 1–1 1-1 Friendly
7 9 September 2014 BMO Field, Toronto, Canada  Jamaica 3–1 3–1 Friendly

Career statistics[edit]

As of 4 September 2014
Season Club Division League Cup League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2012 Vålerenga Tippeligaen 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 1
2013 Sandnes Ulf 12 0 2 2 0 0 14 2
2013–14 Bucaspor TFF First League 25 7 0 0 3 2 28 9
2014–15 Hapoel Haifa Israeli Premier League 0 0 0 0 4 2 4 2
Career Total 40 8 2 2 7 4 49 19

International stats[edit]

As of 9 September 2014
Canada national team
Year Apps Goals
2011 9 3
2012 9 2
2013 12 0
2014 3 2
Total 33 7

Honours[edit]

Politehnica Timișoara

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tosaint Ricketts". canadasoccer.com. Canadian Soccer Association. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Ricketts signed with Poli!" (in Romanian). Politehnica Timişoara. 19 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "Poli – Gaz Metan 3–1". Politehnica Timişoara. Retrieved 26 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "Ricketts gives Poli the victory". Politehnica Timişoara. Retrieved 5 March 2011. 
  5. ^ a b Snare, Kaja Marie (31 August 2012). "VIF signerte kanadisk landslagsspiller" (in Norwegian). Nettavisen. Retrieved 27 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "Sogndal vs. Valerenga 5 November". Soccer Way. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  7. ^ the11.ca
  8. ^ sandnesulf.no
  9. ^ Waage, Thor Erik (6 September 2013). "Ricketts forlater Ulf" (in Norwegian). Rogalands Avis. Retrieved 29 September 2013. 
  10. ^ http://www.bucaspor.org.tr/yeni/Haberler.aspx?HaberId=1385
  11. ^ http://ca.soccerway.com/matches/2013/09/22/turkey/1-lig/adana-demirspor/bucaspor/1549329/
  12. ^ Anderson, Eric (August 18, 2014). "State pro notes: Ricketts scores in debut with Israeli club Hapoel Haifa". 
  13. ^ Canada announces roster for Greece friendly; Canandasoccer.com, 3 February 2011
  14. ^ Canada vs. Greece stats; Canandasoccer.com, 9 February 2011
  15. ^ "Canada draw Ecuador". Sportsnet.ca (Rogers Sportsnet). 1 June 2011. Retrieved 1 June 2011. 
  16. ^ "Canada Finishes With Authority". Toronto FC. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 

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