John Fitzgerald (soccer)

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John Fitzgerald
Personal information
Full name John Kennedy Fitzgerald
Date of birth (1968-12-04) 4 December 1968 (age 52)
Place of birth Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Position(s) midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1988 Wexford SC
1988–1993 Toronto Blizzard
National team
1988–1990 Canada 14 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 June 2009
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 June 2009

John Kennedy Fitzgerald, (born 4 December 1968 in Toronto) is a Canadian former international soccer player. After retiring he became a businessman and corporate lawyer.

Club career[edit]

He played for Ontario team Wexford SC from 1987 until 1988, then Toronto Blizzard until 1993. Whilst pursuing his undergraduate degree in Economics at the University of Toronto, he played for the Toronto Varsity Blues where he won a CIAU championship.

International career[edit]

Fitzgerald a right-winger, played for Canada at the 1987 Pan American Games and 1987 FIFA World Youth Championship. He made his senior debut for Canada in a February 1988 friendly match against Bermuda, which was in preparation for Canada's 1990 World Cup qualification campaign. He earned a total of 14 senior caps. Fitzgerald also represented Canadian futsal team at the inaugural 1989 FIFA Futsal World Championship where he scored Canada's goal against Argentina.[1][2]

His final international game was a May 1990 friendly match against Mexico.

Personal life[edit]

In addition to studying Economics at the University of Toronto, Fitzgerald also earned a Bachelors of Law degree from the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law in 1999. Since graduation, Fitzgerald has practiced corporate and securities law, served as general counsel, business consultant, and executive of various online gaming and cryptocurrency businesses,[3] and has been a private equity investor.[4] Fitzgerald is one of the co-founders of Virgin Gaming.

Since 2019, Fitzgerald has served as president and chief executive officer of Cryptologic Corp, a Canadian-based cryptocurrency mining and software development company.[5]

Fitzgerald is also a season ticket holder with the Toronto Raptors of the NBA.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Record at FIFA Tournaments – FIFA
  2. ^ "Profile". Canada Soccer Association. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Vogogo Inc. Announces Appointment of Its New Chief Executive Officer". Globe News Wire. Retrieved 2 June 2020.
  4. ^ "In the hot seats: Who's sitting courtside (or close to it) to watch the Toronto Raptors in the NBA Finals". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2 June 2020.
  5. ^ "John Kennedy Fitzgerald, Cryptologic Corp: Profile and Biography". Bloomberg. Retrieved 3 June 2020.
  6. ^ "In the hot seats: Who's sitting courtside (or close to it) to watch the Toronto Raptors in the NBA Finals". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2 June 2020.
  7. ^ https://www.reddit.com/r/torontoraptors/comments/aj97mx/who_is_this_dude_hes_gotta_be_a_super_fan_like/

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