Jacob Shaffelburg

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Jacob Shaffelburg
Personal information
Date of birth (1999-11-26) November 26, 1999 (age 20)
Place of birth Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada[1]
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Toronto FC
Number 24
Youth career
Valley United SC
2016 Manhattan SC
2016–2019 Toronto FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017 Toronto FC III 1 (0)
2018 Black Rock FC 7 (8)
2019– Toronto FC II 15 (2)
2019– Toronto FC 13 (0)
National team
2020– Canada 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 July 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 January 2020

Jacob Shaffelburg (born November 26, 1999) is a Canadian professional soccer player who plays as a forward for Toronto FC in Major League Soccer.

Club career[edit]

Youth[edit]

Shaffelburg played youth soccer for Valley United SC and Team Nova Scotia,[2] as well as with Manhattan SC where he won U.S. Club Soccer U-16 National Championship in 2016.[3] He played a game with Toronto FC III in League1 Ontario in 2017 League1 Ontario season.[3] Shaffelburg played for the Boys soccer team at Berkshire School in high school.[4] He played an instrumental part in the team, scoring 4 goals in 2 games in the NEPSAC playoffs his senior year (2018), helping Berkshire win their fifth title in 7 years[5] and he was named 2017-18 Gatorade Massachusetts Boys Soccer Player of the Year.[6] He appeared in a friendly for the HFX Wanderers FC Atlantic Selects team in 2018 against Fortuna Düsseldorf's U-21 team, where he scored a goal.[7] He had originally committed to the University of Virginia on a soccer scholarship, but ultimately decided to sign a professional contract instead.[8]

Black Rock FC[edit]

In 2018, he played with Black Rock FC in the Premier Development League. He finished as the team's leading scorer with 8 goals, tied with Ifunanyachi Achara.[9]

Toronto FC[edit]

On November 28, 2018, he signed his first professional contract with Toronto FC II[3] and began the 2019 season with them in USL League One.[10]

Shaffelburg made his first appearance for Toronto FC in the 2019 CONCACAF Champions League on February 19, 2019[11][6] and then signed with Toronto FC as a Homegrown Player on June 21, 2019.[6] He made his first MLS appearance the following day, playing 31 minutes against FC Dallas in Frisco, Texas.[12] Four days later on June 26 he had his first start for Toronto FC at BMO Field scoring an assist in a 3-2 win against Atlanta United FC,[13] setting up the fastest goal in TFC history only 29 seconds into the game.[14] Shaffelburg would quickly find himself in the starting lineup shortly after signing, earning rave reviews for his pace from the coaching staff.[15]

International career[edit]

Youth[edit]

Shaffelburg was named to the Canadian U-23 provisional roster for the 2020 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship on February 26, 2020.[16]

Senior[edit]

Shaffelburg received his first senior international call-up to Canada on January 3, 2020 for matches against Barbados and Iceland.[17]. On January 10, 2020, he made his debut as a substitute against Barbados.[18]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of July 26, 2020[19]
Club League Season League Playoffs Domestic Cup Continental Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Toronto FC III[20] League1 Ontario 2017 1 0 0 0 1 0
Black Rock FC[21] PDL 2018 7 8 0 0 7 8
Toronto FC II USL League One 2019 15 2 15 2
Toronto FC MLS 2019 10 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 13 0
2020 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 4 0
Total 13 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 16 0
Career Total 36 10 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 40 10
  1. ^ Knockout Round of the MLS is Back Tournament.

International[edit]

As of January 16, 2020
Canada national team
2020 1 0
Total 1 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jacob Shaffelburg at the Canadian Soccer Association (also available in French)
  2. ^ Thompson, Ashley (August 11, 2018). "Living the Dream: 'He has his eyes set on mastery'". Salt Wire Network. Retrieved August 10, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "Toronto FC II sign Jacob Shaffelburg". Toronto FC. November 28, 2018. Retrieved May 22, 2020.
  4. ^ Sigal, Jonathan (June 21, 2019). "Toronto FC sign forward Jacob Shaffelburg to Homegrown Player deal". Major League Soccer. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  5. ^ Hayes, Michael (November 19, 2018). "Bears Capture Fifth Soccer Title With 3-1 Win Over Worcester Academy". Berkshire School. Retrieved April 6, 2020.
  6. ^ a b c "Port Williams' Shaffelburg signs first-team deal with Toronto FC". The Chronicle Herald. Halifax, Nova Scotia. June 21, 2019. Retrieved June 29, 2019.
  7. ^ Palov, Willy (July 28, 2018). "Wanderers win shootout thriller over Fortuna Dusseldorf". The Chronicle Herald. Archived from the original on July 29, 2018. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  8. ^ Grossi, James (November 28, 2018). "TFC II add Shaffelburg ahead of 2019 USL League One season". Waking The Red. Retrieved May 22, 2020.
  9. ^ Smith, Geoff (July 10, 2018). "Black Rock FC wins PDL Northeast Division title in first season". Berkshire Eagle. Bennington Banner. Retrieved May 22, 2020.
  10. ^ Palov, Willy (August 1, 2019). "Shaffelburg on soccer fast track with Toronto FC". The Chronice Herald. Retrieved August 2, 2019.
  11. ^ "Game Detail". Concacaf Champions League. CONCACAF. Retrieved June 29, 2019. 57' - Jacob Shaffelburg enters the pitch for Toronto FC
  12. ^ Buffery, Steve (June 23, 2019). "Jacob Shaffelburg climbs the ladder and gets his first taste of MLS action". Toronto Sun. Retrieved June 29, 2019.
  13. ^ Wharnsby, Tim (June 28, 2019). "Nova Scotia teen Jacob Shaffelburg impresses in starting debut for TFC". Toronto Star. pp. S6. Retrieved June 29, 2019.
  14. ^ Wharnsby, Tim (June 26, 2019). "Toronto FC over Atlanta in a wild ride of late penalty kicks and record fast goals". The Globe and Mail. Toronto. The Canadian Press. Retrieved June 29, 2019.
  15. ^ Davidson, Neil (August 2, 2019). "Teenage winger Jacob Shaffelburg rapidly making his name at Toronto FC". Toronto Star. Retrieved August 2, 2019.
  16. ^ "Canada Soccer announces Provisional List for Concacaf Men's Olympic Qualifying". Canada Soccer. February 26, 2020. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  17. ^ "Canada Soccer's Men's National Team holds January camp". Canada Soccer. January 3, 2020. Retrieved January 3, 2020.
  18. ^ "Canadian men's soccer comfortably dispatches Barbados in friendly rematch". CBC. January 10, 2020. Retrieved January 10, 2020.
  19. ^ Soccerway. "Jacob Shaffelburg profile".
  20. ^ "TFCIII Statistics". League1 Ontario. Retrieved May 22, 2020.
  21. ^ "Black Rock FC - Jacob Shaffelburg Stats". USL League 2. Retrieved May 22, 2020.

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