François with Pittsburgh Riverhounds in 2018
|Full name||Christiano François|
|Date of birth||July 17, 1993|
|Place of birth||Cabaret, Haiti|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|2010–2011||Players Development Academy|
|2011||Central Jersey Spartans||2||(0)|
|2014||→ Richmond Kickers (loan)||10||(1)|
|2014||Ironbound Soul SC||10||(4)|
|2015||SC Vila Real||14||(1)|
|2018||Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC||32||(4)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:04, 15 October 2018 (UTC)|
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. 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.
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. On March 25, François was loaned to USL Pro affiliate club Richmond Kickers He made his professional debut on April 5 in a 3-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Riverhounds.
On January 21, 2015 he signed with SC Vila Real as a forward and right-wing midfielder.
In August 2015 he signed with Felgueiras 1932.
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