|Full name||Adrian Cann|
|Date of birth||September 19, 1980|
|Place of birth||Thornhill, Ontario, Canada|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|2002||York Region Shooters|
|2014–2015||San Antonio Scorpions||38||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 1, 2015.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 29, 2012
Cann had a college soccer career at the University of Louisville from 2000 to 2003. Cann immediately earned a place in the Cardinals' starting lineup as a freshman, starting 20 games for the team, and was named to first-team All-Conference USA. Cann would maintain this level of performance, being named first-team All-C USA as a sophomore, junior, and senior, and being named the conference's Co-Defensive Player of the Year as a junior and senior. In his final year he played 15 games for them.In 2002, he played with the York Region Shooters in the Canadian Professional Soccer League, and made his debut on May 23, 2002 against the Mississauga Olympians.
Upon graduating, Cann was selected 16th overall in the 2004 MLS SuperDraft by Colorado Rapids. Cann played little for the team, however, and was released midseason because of roster restrictions limiting a team's international players. Cann then signed late in the season with Montreal Impact, but saw little playing time for the team, playing only 256 minutes over 7 games. He stayed with the Impact for the 2005 season and made 15 more appearances for them.
In 2006, Cann signed with Vancouver Whitecaps, helping the team win their first USL First Division Championship beating the Rochester Raging Rhinos 3-0 and was named the Whitecaps' Most Outstanding Defender in 2007.
On June 29, 2008 he signed a four-year deal with Danish football side Esbjerg fB. He was released from his contract in early 2010.
Cann signed with Toronto FC on April 12, 2010 after ongoing trials with the team. He made his debut for the club against Philadelphia Union April 15, 2010. Since joining fellow international Nana Attakora in the centre of defence the Canadian partnership has become one of the strongest in the league. On September 21, 2010 Cann had a stand out performance which saw him win Man of the Match against highly rated Mexican side Cruz Azul in the 2010 CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage, the game finished as a 0-0 away draw. This game was also the first time in which Adrian had the honour of wearing the Captain's Armband for Toronto since Dwayne De Rosario was on the bench. On November 18, Adrian was awarded the team's most valuable player of the 2010 season, taking the honour from captain Dwayne De Rosario who won the award in the 2009 season.
Following pre-season camp in Turkey and Orlando it was announced by the club on March 2, 2011 that Cann had not traveled with the team to Charleston, South Carolina for the Carolina Challenge Cup. This following Cann's rejection of a new contract offer in which he wanted to continue to negotiate, all deals were removed from the table leading Cann to retire or wait for Toronto to cancel the remaining years on his current contract. However eight days later the club announced that Cann had rejoined the team in Charleston with just over a week before the first regular season game. After a strong early 2011 season from Cann, on May 31 he tore his ACL during a practice on a turf field with the team. Coach Aron Winter confirmed that he would miss the remainder of the 2011 league season.
On January 22, 2014, it was announced that Cann had signed with North American Soccer League club San Antonio Scorpions.In 2016, he returned to Canada to sign with Scarborough SC of the Canadian Soccer League, where he made his debut on August 8, 2016 against FC Ukraine United. He recorded his first goal on October 9, 2016 in 2-1 defeat to the Serbian White Eagles FC. In total he appeared in 8 matches and recorded 1 goal.
He made his debut for Canada in a January 2008 friendly match against Martinique. By December 2009, he earned a total of 7 caps, scoring no goals. He has so far represented Canada in 2 FIFA World Cup qualification matches. Cann was also chosen in the 23-man roster for the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup, Canada won Group A with 7 points before being knocked out by Honduras in the Quarter Finals.
As of 22 June 2014[update]
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|United States||League||U.S. Open Cup||MLS Playoffs||North America||Total|
|Canada||League||—||League playoffs||North America||Total|
|USL First Division||2005|
|Canada||League||Canadian Championship||MLS Playoffs||North America||Total|
|United States||League||U.S. Open Cup||League Playoffs||North America||Total|
|San Antonio Scorpions||NASL||2014||9||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Career totals||United States||11||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0|
- A-League Championship (1): 2004
- A-League Eastern Conference Championship (1): 2004
- USL First Division Commissioner's Cup (1): 2005
- Toronto FC Player of the Year: 2010
- 2002 Conference USA Co-Defensive Player of the Year
- 2002 First Team All-Conference USA
- 2002 Team Most Valuable Player
- 2002 Team Most Valuable Defensive Player
- 2002 NSCAA second team All-Great Lakes
- 2001 Conference USA Co-Defensive Player of the Year
- 2001 First Team All-Conference USA
- 2001 Team Most Valuable Player
- 2001 Team Most Valuable Defensive Player
- 2001 NSCAA second team All-Great Lakes
- 2000 First Team All-Conference USA
- 2000 Conference USA All-Freshman Team
- 2000 NSCAA second team All-Great Lakes
- Cumulative Season Statistics - UOfL Sports
- "CPSL - Canadian Professional Soccer League". 2005-02-07. Archived from the original on 2005-02-07. Retrieved 2016-12-27.
- Glover, Robin. "May 24, 2002 CPSL York Region Shooters vs Mississauga Olympians (by Rocket Robin)". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2016-12-27.
- Preki: Trialist And Injury Update: Saric and Cann Still With Reds But Gerba Not In Plans[permanent dead link]
- Toronto signs Cann and Usanov
- Cann Named Team MVP
- Cann leaves Camp
- Cann To Rejoin Reds On Friday
- Adrian Cann Out For The Season
- Toronto Topped By Chivas
- Adamson, Stan. "ADRIAN CANN IN THE TWILIGHT OF A GREAT CAREER…Will assist Scarborough in bid for title | Canadian Soccer League". canadiansoccerleague.ca. Retrieved 2017-02-09.
- Adamson, Stan. "YORK REGION SHOOTERS ON TOP AT END OF REGULAR SEASON…..First year Ukraine United second | Canadian Soccer League". canadiansoccerleague.ca. Retrieved 2017-02-09.
- "2016 First Division Stats | Canadian Soccer League". canadiansoccerleague.ca. Retrieved 2017-02-09.
- Record at FIFA Tournaments - FIFA