Alex Semenets

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Alex Semenets
Personal information
Full name Alexander Semenets
Date of birth (1990-03-10) March 10, 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Kiev, Ukraine SSR, Soviet Union
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Midfielder/Striker
Club information
Current team
Toronto Lynx
Youth career
2000–2007 Oakville Blue Stars
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Whitecaps Residency 17 (4)
2009–2010 Vancouver Whitecaps 3 (0)
2010 Whitecaps Residency (loan) 11 (3)
2011–2012 FC Edmonton 15 (1)
2013– Toronto Lynx 2 (0)
National team
2006–2007 Canada U17 15 (1)
2009–2010 Canada U20 4 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 5, 2012.

Alexander Semenets (born March 10, 1990 in Kiev) is a Ukrainian-born Canadian soccer player who currently plays for Toronto Lynx in the USL Premier Development League.



Semenets moved from his native Ukraine to Canada in 1998, settling in Mississauga, Ontario. He attended Iona Catholic High School and played club soccer for the Oakville Blue Stars before joining the Vancouver Whitecaps residency program in 2007.

Semenets played with the Vancouver Whitecaps Residency squad in the USL Premier Development League season in 2008 and 2009, helping his team to the PDL playoffs in his debut season, before being called up to the senior Vancouver Whitecaps side following the conclusion of the 2009 PDL season. He made his first-team debut on July 25, 2010 in a match against the NSC Minnesota Stars, coming on as a substitute in the 80th minute.[1]

On March 5, 2011 Semenets signed with FC Edmonton, an expansion club in the second division North American Soccer League.[2] The club re-signed Semenets for the 2012 season on October 12, 2011.[3]


Semenets is a member of the Canada U-20 men's national soccer team, having made his debut in Beirut, Lebanon at the tournament "Les Jeux de la Francophonie" in a match against the Rwanda national football team.[4] He recorded his first two goals in that same game.[5] By the end of the tournament he was the joint top scorer with 3 goals.


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