Christiano François

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Christiano François
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François with Pittsburgh Riverhounds in 2018
Personal information
Full name Christiano François
Date of birth (1993-07-17) July 17, 1993 (age 25)
Place of birth Cabaret, Haiti
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Ottawa Fury
Number 17
Youth career
2010–2011 Players Development Academy
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Maryland Terrapins 24 (5)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011 Central Jersey Spartans 2 (0)
2013 Baltimore Bohemians 2 (0)
2014 D.C. United 0 (0)
2014Richmond Kickers (loan) 10 (1)
2014 Ironbound Soul SC 10 (4)
2015 SC Vila Real 14 (1)
2015–2016 Felgueiras 1932 26 (3)
2017 Rochester Rhinos 12 (1)
2018 Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC 32 (4)
2019– Ottawa Fury 9 (2)
National team
2015 Haiti U23 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:04, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

Christiano François (born July 17, 1993) is a Haitian footballer who plays for Ottawa Fury in the USL Championship.

Career[edit]

François came to the United States following the 2010 Haiti earthquake, playing prep soccer for two years at Saint Benedict's Preparatory School in Newark, New Jersey.[1] He enrolled in the University of Maryland's Maryland English Institute and formed a close bond with fellow Haitian Widner Saint-Cyr. Following a freshman season where he scored 5 goals in 24 games for the Terrapins, François was forced to redshirt his sophomore year due to academic reasons.[2]

After two years at Maryland, François decided to leave college early and sign a contract with Major League Soccer. He was claimed by D.C. United via the Waiver Draft on January 24, 2014.[3] On March 25, François was loaned to USL Pro affiliate club Richmond Kickers[4] He made his professional debut on April 5 in a 3-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Riverhounds.[5]

On August 8, 2014; he was recalled from Richmond and released by D.C. United.[6]

On January 21, 2015 he signed with SC Vila Real as a forward and right-wing midfielder.[7]

In August 2015 he signed with Felgueiras 1932.

On March 21, 2017, he signed with USL side Rochester Rhinos.[8]

Following a season with Pittsburgh Riverhounds, François signed with Ottawa Fury FC of the USL Championship on December 3, 2018.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Christiano Francois has gone from earthquake-ravaged Haiti to top-ranked Maryland soccer". The Washington Post. October 18, 2012. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  2. ^ "Maryland Terrapins lose two key players". The Washington Post. August 16, 2013. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  3. ^ "Christiano Francois claimed in a Waiver Draft". DCunited.com. D.C. United. 24 January 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  4. ^ "UNITED SENDS FOUR TO RICHMOND". Richmond Kickers. 25 March 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Kickers Claim Win Against Riverhounds". USLsoccer.com. United Soccer Leagues. 5 April 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  6. ^ Goff, Steven. "D.C. United acquires David Estrada from Seattle, loses Michael Seaton for month". WashingtonPost.com. The Washington Post. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-02-22. Retrieved 2015-02-22.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ Staff, USLSoccer.com (21 March 2017). "Rhinos Add Felix, Francois to Squad".
  9. ^ Staff, uslchampionship.com (3 December 2018). "Fury FC Acquires François from Hounds".

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