Félix Brillant

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Félix Brillant
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Personal information
Full name Félix Brillant Jr.
Date of birth (1980-09-09) September 9, 1980 (age 38)
Place of birth Brossard, Quebec, Canada
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
2000–2002 AS Cannes
2002–2003 Franklin Pierce Ravens
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Cape Cod Crusaders 20 (1)
2004 New England Revolution 19 (1)
2005–2006 Virginia Beach Mariners 33 (2)
2007 Sparta Sarpsborg 21 (11)
2008–2009 Montreal Impact 21 (2)
2009 Trois-Rivières Attak 4 (0)
2010 Lasalle-Lakeshore United
National team
1997–1999 Canada U-17 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 November 2009

Félix Brillant (born September 9, 1980 in Brossard, Quebec) is a Canadian former soccer player.


Youth and Amateur[edit]

Brillant began his career in the youth system of French team AS Cannes, but never appeared for the senior side. He returned to North America in 2002, and played college soccer for at Franklin Pierce College in the NCAA Division II, where he was named All-New England Region four times.

In 2002 and 2003 he also played for Cape Cod Crusaders in the USL Premier Development League, with whom he won back-to-back PDL championships.


Brillant was drafted 56th overall by the New England Revolution in the 2004 MLS Superdraft and scored a goal in the 2004 season for the Revs, but was released in June 2005 without making an appearance that season.[1]

Brillant played for the Virginia Beach Mariners in the USL First Division in 2005 and 2006, and then played midfield for Sparta Sarpsborg of the Adeccoligaen in 2007.

On July 30, 2008, Brillant signed a contract with the Montreal Impact of the United Soccer League. During the 2008 season Brillant helped the team move up in the USL First Division standings. In 11 games, including four starts, Brillant tallied five points, all on August 24, in a 3-1 win against Atlanta Silverbacks. He also took part in six of the eight games that the Impact played in the CONCACAF Champions League.

On December 2, 2008 the Montreal Impact announced the re-signing of Brillant to a two-year contract.[2] During the 2009 USL season Brillant contributed by helping the Impact clinch a playoff spot under new head coach Marc Dos Santos. He helped the Impact reach the finals where Montreal would face the Vancouver Whitecaps, this marking the first time in USL history where the final match would consist of two Canadian clubs. In the final Brillant helped the Impact win the series 6-3 on aggregate. The victory gave the Impact their third USL Championship and also the victory marked Brillant's first USL Championship. On November 30, 2009, Brillant was released by the Impact, and joined the reserve team Trois-Rivières Attak in the Canadian Soccer League.[3][4][5]


Brillant played for the Canadian national U-17 team in the late 1990s. He was on the bench for Canada’s FIFA World Cup Qualifier against Guatemala on 13 October 2004, but did not play in the game.[6]


Cape Cod Crusaders[edit]


  1. ^ "Felix Brillant | SoccerStats.us". soccerstats.us. Retrieved 2017-05-25.
  2. ^ Impact announce player moves Archived February 15, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Attak Trois-Rivières - Equipe - Attak FC". 2013-04-13. Archived from the original on 2013-04-13. Retrieved 2017-05-25.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  4. ^ "Attak Trois-Rivières - Player Info - Félix Brillant". 2013-04-13. Archived from the original on 2013-04-13. Retrieved 2017-05-25.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  5. ^ "David Testo Back For Two Seasons - OurSports Central". www.oursportscentral.com. 2009-11-30. Retrieved 2017-05-25.
  6. ^ "Canada Soccer". www.canadasoccer.com. Retrieved 2017-05-25.

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