Michael Petrasso

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Michael Petrasso
Personal information
Full name Michael Alexander Petrasso[1]
Date of birth (1995-07-09) 9 July 1995 (age 22)
Place of birth Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)[2]
Playing position Winger, Full back
Club information
Current team
Montreal Impact
Number 24
Youth career
2010–2012 Toronto FC
2012–2013 Queens Park Rangers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2018 Queens Park Rangers 11 (0)
2013–2014 Oldham Athletic (loan) 11 (1)
2014 Coventry City (loan) 7 (1)
2014 Leyton Orient (loan) 3 (0)
2014–2015 Notts County (loan) 10 (3)
2018– Montreal Impact 9 (0)
National team
2011 Canada U17 8 (3)
2013–2015 Canada U20 6 (1)
2015– Canada U23 7 (4)
2016– Canada 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 May 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 March 2018

Michael Alexander "Mike" Petrasso (born 9 July 1995) is a Canadian professional footballer who plays as a winger for Montreal Impact. [3]

Born in Toronto, Petrasso started his career at the academy of Major League Soccer side Toronto FC. In 2012, Petrasso moved to English club Queens Park Rangers. He joined Oldham Athletic on loan from QPR in November 2013. He joined Coventry City on a loan from QPR on 14 February 2014.

Early life[edit]

Petrasso was born in Toronto, and grew up in Woodbridge, just north of Toronto. He started playing youth football at the age of three for local junior club Kleinburg SC.[4] He joined TFC Academy, the youth setup of Major League Soccer side Toronto FC at the age of fifteen.[4]

Club career[edit]

TFC Academy[edit]

Petrasso began his career at Canadian club Toronto FC, where he played at youth level as a part of the TFC Academy. In 2012, he departed from the club, along with teammates Keven Alemán and Dylan Carreiro, after falling out of favour with the academy, while under manager Aron Winter.[5] Petrasso and Carreiro trained with Canadian Soccer League club SC Toronto after their exit from Toronto FC,[6] shortly before both moving to English Premier League side Queens Park Rangers.

QPR[edit]

In his first season at QPR, Petrasso was an integral member of the squad that won the Professional Development League 2 at under-18 level,[7] while also making several appearances for the under-21 side in the same season.

After continuing his good form into the 2013–14 season with the under-21 squad, Petrasso was rewarded with a loan move to League One side Oldham Athletic on 22 November 2013.[8] He made his senior début the following day in a league match against Gillingham, in which he started the match and scored the sole goal of the game.[9] Petrasso's two – month loan with Oldham Athletic ended on 18 January 2014, returning to Loftus Road after some excellent performances, appearing 15 times and scoring one goal which was on his debut for the club.[10]

On 14 February 2014, Petrasso joined League One side Coventry City on an initial 28-day loan.[11] He scored his first goal for the club in a 3–1 defeat to Tranmere Rovers.[12] On 13 March 2014, Petrasso extended his loan stay with the Sky Blues until 16 March 2014 to cover the match scheduled against Port Vale, with a view to extending the loan further until the end of the 2013–14 season.[13] At the end of his loan spell, Petrasso had made 7 appearances scoring 1 goal.

On 7 April 2014, Petrasso signed a new three-year contract with QPR.[14] He made his Queens Park Rangers first team debut on the 3rd of May 2014, in a 3–2 final game of the season win against Barnsley replacing Yossi Benayoun as a substitute in the 76th minute.[15]

After failing to make QPR's 25-man squad in the Premier League for the 2014–15 season, Petrasso was loaned out to gain further experience at Leyton Orient on 11 September 2014 on a one-month loan, until 7 October 2014.[16] Petrasso made his debut on 13 September 2014 in a 2–0 defeat at home to Colchester United in which he started, but was however later substituted in the 69th minute by Jobi McAnuff.[17]

Petrasso moved to Notts County on a 93-day emergency day loan on October 14, 2014.[18] He made his debut on October 18, replacing Zeli Ismail in the 74th minute in a 5-3 victory over Crawley Town.[19] He scored his first goals for Notts County in a 3-2 victory over Barnsley on 21 October.[20]

Since then, Petrasso has continued to show excellent form, scoring his third goal in just five appearances since joining Notts County, as his side fell 2-1 to Yeovil Town in League One on Saturday, 22 November 2014.[21]

Petrasso stayed at Loftus Road going into the 2015-2016 season. He made his full debut with the side on 28 November 2015, starting against Leeds United.

Petrasso picked up a long term injury in the pre-season of the 2016-2017 season and after 9 months out injured Petrasso made his return to the Rangers first team by replacing Darnell Furlong in a 1-0 defeat away to Aston Villa. [22]

On the 12th January 2018, Petrasso left QPR alongside teammate Reece Grego-Cox. [23]

Montreal Impact[edit]

On the 18th January 2018, Petrasso joined Montreal Impact in MLS.[24] Petrasso would make his Impact debut against the Vancouver Whitecaps during the 2018 season opener. [25]

International career[edit]

Petrasso began his involvement with the Canada national team in 2010, as a member of training camps for both the under-15s and the under-17s.[2] He was named as a member of the under-17 squad to play in the 2011 CONCACAF U-17 Championship,[26] and scored a hat-trick in an 8–0 win against Barbados in the group stage.[27] He has also represented Canada at the U-20 level and was a part of the team that went to the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.

In October 2013, Petrasso had his first experience with Canada's senior team, when he was announced as a member of the senior squad's training camp, ahead of the friendly against Australia.[28] However, he did not see time in the match.[29] In November 2014 Petrasso returned to the U-20s for a series of friendlies. He scored a goal during the first friendly against England in a 2-2 draw. In December 2014, Petrasso was named the Canadian U-20 Male Player of the Year.[30]

Petrasso was named to the 35-man provisional squad for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup by Canada coach Benito Floro on June 10, 2015.[31] On August 27, 2015, Petrasso received a call-up to the Canada senior squad for their two-legged World Cup qualifier against Belize.[32] He made his debut for the senior side in a friendly against Azerbaijan on June 3, 2016. He started the match and played the first 61 minutes of the eventual 1–1 draw.[33]

After appearing for new Canada coach Octavio Zambrano in the Qatar-hosted Aspire tournament with the U23 side in March 2017,[34] Petrasso was named to the 40-man provsional team for the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup on June 6, 2017.[35] On June 27, he was named to the final 23-man squad.[36]

International career statistics[edit]

As of match played March 24, 2018.
Canada
Year Apps Goals
2016 2 0
2017 6 0
2018 1 0
Total 9 0

Career statistics[edit]

As of 21 May 2018[37]
Club League Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Queens Park Rangers Championship 2013–14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Premier League 2014–15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Championship 2015-16 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
2016-17 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2017-18 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 11 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 13 0
Oldham Athletic (loan) League One 2013-14 11 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 15 1
Coventry City (loan) 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
Leyton Orient (loan) 2014–15 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Notts County (loan) 8 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 12 3
Montreal Impact MLS 2018 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Career totals 49 5 6 0 4 0 1 0 60 5

References[edit]

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  5. ^ "Aleman, Petrasso, and Carreiro sign Professional contracts". Waking the Red. 30 May 2013. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
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  10. ^ "Petrasso goes back to Loftus Road". Oldham Athletic A.F.C. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  11. ^ "Coventry City sign Petrasso from QPR". Coventry City FC. 14 February 2014. 
  12. ^ "Tranmere 3–1 Coventry". BBC Sport. 22 February 2014. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
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