David Monsalve

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David Monsalve
Personal information
Full name David Andrés Monsalve
Date of birth (1988-12-21) December 21, 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth North York, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Husqvarna FF
Youth career
CS Azzurri Toronto
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Toronto FC 1 (0)
2008–2009 North York Astros 6 (0)
2009–2011 FC Inter Turku 14 (0)
2009–2010 Sinimustat (dual registration) 12 (0)
2011–2012 FC Edmonton 2 (0)
2013–2014 AC Oulu 47 (0)
2015 América de Cali 4 (0)
2016 CD Suchitepéquez 25 (0)
2016–2017 FC Inter Turku 1 (0)
2017– Husqvarna FF 0 (0)
National team
2004 Canada U17 2 (0)
2005–2007 Canada U18 7 (0)
2005–2007 Canada U20 10 (0)
2008 Canada U23 1 (0)
2010 Canada 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:56, 5 June 2016 (UTC).

David Andrés Monsalve (born December 21, 1988) is a Canadian soccer player who plays for Husqvarna FF.



He was brought in during the 2007 season by Toronto FC as an injury relief player. Monsalve made his MLS and professional debut on July 29 against the Chicago Fire. He is the youngest goalkeeper to play a game in the MLS. He was also the goalkeeper in a friendly against Aston Villa a couple of days earlier. Although both games were lost by TFC he impressed both his manager and the fans with his abilities. His MLS rights are held by Toronto FC. On July 27 he was called up for the game against New York Red Bulls.


He was on trial in Norway for Lillestrøm SK[1] and later signed with FC Inter Turku for the next three seasons.[2]

Monsalve made his Veikkausliiga and FC Inter Turku debut on July 1 against Tampere United. He replaced the first choice goalkeeper Patrick Bantamoi who had been sent off previous game against HJK on 85 minutes and had been banned. Monsalve was also sent off. He was replaced by FC Inter Turku's third goalkeeper young Eemeli Reponen.[3] Third game in row with different goalkeeper at start XI.

On October 31, 2009, Monsalve got to lift the Finnish Cup trophy for the first time in his club's (FC Inter Turku) history. Monsalve played the whole match in goal when his team beat Tampere United 1–2.[4]

On January 28, 2011 it was verified that Monsalve was on trial with his former team Toronto FC, and was making the pre-season trip to Turkey. He was one of three Canadian Internationals that were on trial for the MLS side, Eddy Sidra and midfielder Gianluca Zavarise.[5]

Return to Canada[edit]

On August 3, 2011 Monslave signed with FC Edmonton in the North American Soccer League.[6] The club re-signed Monsalve for the 2012 season on October 12, 2011.[7]

Return to Finland[edit]

Monsalve joined AC Oulu in early 2013 and spent two season with the club in the Ykkönen.


Monsalve returned to North America after the 2014 Ykkönen season to try and sign a contract closer to home. He trialed with the Jacksonville Armada ahead of their inaugural season in the NASL. Monsalve would reveal after his trial ended that he was asked by Jacksonville if he could quit playing soccer for a year and wait to receive a U.S. green card so he could sign with the team and not take up an international spot.[8] Monsalve refused and he went to Colombia and signed for América de Cali in the Categoría Primera B in early January 2015. He made his debut in a promotion play-off tournament match against Deportivo Pereira on January 21, which ended in a 1-1 draw.[9] Monsalve made his league debut against Universitario Popayán, coming in as a substitute after an injury to starting goalkeeper John Meneses.[10]


Monsalve signed with CD Suchitepéquez in January 2016,[11] and made his club debut later in the same month, becoming the first Canadian goalkeeper to play professionally in Guatemala[12]

International career[edit]


During July 2007 David was a member of the Canada's Under-20 national team that competed in the 2007 U-20 World Cup in Canada.[13]

During March 2008 he was on the roster of the Canadian U-23 men's national soccer team which had placed 3rd in the 2008 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualification Tournament.[14]


Monsalve received his first international cap in a friendly match versus Jamaica on January 31, 2010.[15]

More than five years after his debut and only cap, Monsalve was set to be called up for friendlies against Guatemala and Puerto Rico in March 2015, but declined the call due to an goalkeeper injury crisis at his club, América de Cali.[16]

Personal life[edit]

David's parents were both born in Colombia and David can speak both English and Spanish.[17]



FC Inter Turku[edit]


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