Yaikel Pérez

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Yaikel Pérez
Personal information
Full name Yaikel Pérez Rousseaux
Date of birth (1985-02-17) February 17, 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Havana, Cuba
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Number 29
Youth career
Ciudad Habana
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 Miami FC 6 (1)
2007 Laredo Heat 3 (0)
2007 Atlético de San Juan 9 (4)
2008–2009 Sevilla Puerto Rico 48 (16)
2010 Crystal Palace Baltimore 17 (1)
2011 River Plate Puerto Rico 3 (1)
2011 Puerto Rico Islanders 2 (0)
2012 Alianza 15 (4)
2012 Aguila 1 (1)
2013- Fort Lauderdale Strikers 12 (3)
National team
2005- Cuba 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 4, 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Pérez and the second or maternal family name is Rousseaux.

Yaikel Pérez Rousseaux (born February 17, 1985) is a Cuban soccer player currently playing for Fort Lauderdale Strikers in the North American Soccer League.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

Perez played youth soccer for his local club, Ciudad Habana, and was part of the Cuban national team which qualified for the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[1] Along with several of his teammates he defected to the United States during the final qualifying phase,[2] and eventually signed for USL First Division expansion team Miami FC in 2006.

After being released by Miami Perez briefly played for Laredo Heat in the USL Premier Development League[3] before moving to Puerto Rico, where he played for Atlético de San Juan and Sevilla FC Puerto Rico in the new Puerto Rico Soccer League from 2007 to 2009, making 48 appearances and scoring 16 goals for Sevilla, and helping them to the league title in 2008.

On March 9, 2010, Crystal Palace Baltimore announced the signing of Perez to a contract for the 2010 season.[4] Perez played 17 games and scored 1 goal for Baltimore before the team ceased operations at the end of the season.

He transferred to River Plate Puerto Rico in the USL Professional Division in 2011, but played just three games before the team was removed from USL Pro due to financial difficulties. He moved to Puerto Rico Islanders in the North American Soccer League in June, and made his debut for his new team on June 1 in a 1-1 tie with the NSC Minnesota Stars.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

(correct as of 15 August 2010)
Club Season League Cup Play-Offs Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Miami 2006 6 1 ? ? ? ? - - - 6 1 ?
Total 2009 6 1 ? ? ? ? - - - 6 1 ?
Crystal Palace Baltimore 2010 17 1 1 1 0 0 - - - 18 1 1
Total 2010–present 17 1 1 1 0 0 - - - 18 1 1
Career Total 2006–present 23 2 1 1 0 0 - - - 24 2 1

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