Wesley Charles

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Wesley Charles
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Personal information
Full name Wesley Charles
Date of birth (1975-12-12) 12 December 1975 (age 39)
Place of birth Brighton, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1991–1994 Brighton All Stars
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2001 Sligo Rovers 61 (2)
2001–2005 Bray Wanderers 128 (4)
2005–2006 FC Rostov 0 (0)
2006 Bray Wanderers 11 (1)
2006–2008 Galway United 52 (4)
2008–2009 Vancouver Whitecaps 33 (0)
2009 Whitecaps Residency (loan) 1 (0)
2010 Montreal Impact 8 (0)
2011 Salthill Devon 1 (0)
National team
1996– Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 100 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Wesley Charles (born 12 December 1975 in Brighton) is a Vincentian footballer.

Career[edit]

Europe[edit]

Charles spent the beginning of the 2000s travelling Europe. His travels started in Ireland, where he first joined Bray Wanderers in November 2000 after spending two seasons with Sligo Rovers, where he was voted Player of the Year in 2003.

Charles also went to Russia to play for FC Rostov. He then returned to Republic of Ireland and Bray Wanderers. Charles then signed for Galway United in July 2006. He was appointed club captain for the 2007 season. He was released by Galway United in July 2008.

In March 2011, Charles returned to Europe and signed for League of Ireland First Division side Salthill Devon.

Canada[edit]

On 9 July 2008, he was released by Galway United. Two days later he signed by the Vancouver Whitecaps of the United Soccer Leagues First Division.[1] On 12 October 2008 he helped the Whitecaps capture their second USL First Division Championship beating the Puerto Rico Islanders 2–1 in Vancouver[2]

On 30 September 2008, Charles was called up for the USL First Division All-League Team.[3] On 18 December the Whitecaps announced the contract extensions of Charles for the 2009 season.

On 22 July 2009, Charles was released by the Whitecaps after a second incident with a teammate in just over a month.[4] The first incident with a teammate occurred during a home game on 12 June. Charles was involved in an altercation with teammate Charles Gbeke, which both players were fined and handed suspensions as a result. The second incident took place when Charles scuffled with teammate Jeff Parke during a training session on 21 July 2009.[5]

On 19 July 2010 Charles signed with the Montreal Impact for the remainder of the 2010 season.

International[edit]

Charles has been capped numerous times at International level for St Vincent and the Grenadines. He played in 10 of 12 World Cup qualifiers in 2000, scoring twice. Charles also captained his country's national team in the 2010 Caribbean Cup.

Honors[edit]

Galway United

Vancouver Whitecaps

Career stats[edit]

Team Season League Domestic
League
Domestic
Playoffs
Domestic
Cup1
Concacaf
Competition2
Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Vancouver Whitecaps 2008 USL-1 21 0 0 5 0 0 - - - - - - 26 0 0
2009 USL-1 12 0 0 - - - 3 0 0 - - - 15 0 0
Montreal Impact 2010 USSF D2 8 0 0 1 0 0 - - - - - - 9 0 0
Total USSF D2 41 0 0 6 0 0 3 0 0 50 0 0

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