Mozzi Gyorio

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Mozzi Gyorio
Mozzi Gyorio at Montreal 1.JPG
Personal information
Full name Mozesh Gyorio
Date of birth (1989-08-01) August 1, 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Bačka Topola, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
2007 Avondale Islanders
2007 NEC Nijmegen
2007–2008 San Jacinto Gators
2009 Houston Dynamo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 FC Tampa Bay 43 (4)
2013 Fleetwood Town 1 (0)
2014–2015 Minnesota United FC 0 (0)
2015–2016 Austin Aztex 18 (0)
2016 Ottawa Fury 2 (0)
National team
2008–2009 Canada U20 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 December 2016.

Mozesh "Mozzi" Gyorio (Hungarian: Mózes Gyorío; born August 1, 1989) is a Canadian soccer player who last played for Ottawa Fury.

Early life[edit]

His parents were born in Gunaroš, Vojvodina. His family moved from Yugoslavia to Hungary when he was two years old. Two years later, the family moved to Canada. He speaks English, Hungarian, French, Serbian and Croatian.


Youth and College[edit]

Gyorio moved to Canada with his parents when he was a small child, settling in Stratford, Prince Edward Island. He attended Charlottetown Rural High School, played for the Stratford Soccer Club,[1] and spent time with the youth academy of famed Dutch club NEC Nijmegen in 2007,[2] before returning to North America to continue his education.

He subsequently played two years college soccer at San Jacinto College, where he was a NJCAA All-American honorable mention, was selected to the NJCAA all-region team and NSCAA all-region 2nd team, and was the college's offensive MVP in his senior year.[3] He also spent time with Major League Soccer side Houston Dynamo's academy, and played for the team in the Dallas Cup in 2009.

During his college years Gyorio also played with the Canadian amateur side Avondale Islanders in the Nova Scotia Soccer League.


Gyorio signed his first professional contract in 2010 when he was signed by FC Tampa Bay Rowdies in the USSF Division 2 Professional League.[4] He made his professional debut on May 1, 2010, as a substitute for Takuya Yamada in a game against Miami FC,[5] and scored his first professional goals on October 1, 2010 in a 6–3 victory over Crystal Palace Baltimore.[6] On November 30, 2010, Tampa Bay announced that it would exercise its contract option on Gyorio for the 2011 season.[7]

Tampa Bay announced on December 27, 2011 that it would decline the 2012 contract option on Gyorio.[8] In February 2012, He has joined an MLS side Sporting Kansas City as a trialist in their pre-season training camp for 2012 Major League Soccer season.[9]

On January 1, 2013 Gyorio signed a 6-month deal with English League Two side Fleetwood Town.[10] He made his European debut on February 12 against Oxford United at Kassam Stadium coming on as a substitute for David Ball.[11] It was announced on the 7th of May 2013, that Fleetwood would not be offering the midfielder a new contract, and would therefore be released.[12]

On February 2, 2016 Gyorio made his return to Canada, signing with Ottawa Fury FC.[13] In December 2016, the Fury announced that Gyorio would not return to the team as the club moved to USL in 2017.[14]


Gyorio represented Canada at the 2009 Francophone Games in Lebanon[15] and was a member of the Canadian national U-20 pool.[16]