Emile Saimovici

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Emile Saimovici
Personal information
Date of birth (1993-04-10) 10 April 1993 (age 29)
Place of birth Singapore
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
Richmond FC
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011 Clark Penguins
2013 Centennial Colts 9 (2)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014 Durham United
National team
2021– Barbados 5 (2)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 31 December 2021

Emile Saimovici (born 10 April 1993) is an footballer. Born in Singapore, he plays for the Barbados national team. Besides Barbados, he has played in Canada and the United States.

Early life[edit]

A native of Vancouver, Canada, Saimovici is the son of a Romanian-Canadian father and a Barbadian mother.[1] He earned a scholarship to play for the Oregon State University Beavers, but due to some logistical issues, he instead went to their feeder school Clark College.[1] He later attended Centennial College in Toronto, where he was named an OCAA league all-star in 2013–14.[1][2]

Club career[edit]

In 2014, he played with Durham United FC in League1 Ontario.[3][4]

He later played at the amateur level with Vancouver Metro Soccer League club Vancouver Croatia SC,[5][6] where he captained them to their first VMSL title in 30 years.[1]

International career[edit]

In March 2021, he was named to the Barbados national team for the first time for 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches.[7][8] He debuted internationally on 25 March 2021, in a match against Panama in a 1–0 loss.[9] On 30 March 2021, Saimovici scored his first goal for Barbados against Anguilla in a 1–0 victory in his second international game.[10][11]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Barbados's goal tally first.[12]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 30 March 2021 Félix Sánchez Olympic Stadium, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic  Anguilla 1–0 1–0 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 8 June 2021  Dominica 1–0 1–1



Croatia SC


  1. ^ a b c d e Gilkes, Renaldo (14 March 2021). "Barbados Tridents Emile Saimovici excited to honour grandfather". Loopnews Barbados. Retrieved 31 March 2021.
  2. ^ "2013-14 OCAA Men's Soccer Awards". Ontario Colleges Athletic Association. Retrieved 31 March 2021.
  3. ^ Meertins, Tyrell (9 June 2014). "Durham United FC 2 - Internacional de Toronto 0". League1 Ontario.
  4. ^ "L1 2014 Post-Season Player Watch". League1 Ontario. 3 December 2014.
  5. ^ McColl, Michael (29 January 2020). "VMSL Premier title race down to a two team shootout as Rino's and Croatia battle looks like going down to the wire (with video highlights)". Away from the Numbers.
  6. ^ McColl, Michael (11 December 2019). "Hat-tricks and braces highlight big weekend for top three title contenders in VMSL Premier". Away from the Numbers.
  7. ^ "Final Trident Squad Named Ahead of Qualifiers". Barbados FA. 9 March 2021.
  8. ^ "Tridents ready for 2022 qualifiers". Barbados Advocate. 25 March 2021.
  9. ^ "Tridents keep Panama at bay for 81 mins". Barbados FA. 25 March 2021.
  10. ^ "Barbados fight to 1-0 win over Anguilla". Barbados Today. 31 March 2021.
  11. ^ "Bajan Tridents Victorious over Anguilla". Caribbean Football Union. 30 March 2021.
  12. ^ "Emile Saimovici". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved 8 June 2021.

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