Nikolas Ledgerwood

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Nik Ledgerwood
Nikolas Ledgerwood, 2013-04-14b.JPG
Ledgerwood playing for Hammarby in 2013
Personal information
Full name Nikolas William Ledgerwood
Date of birth (1985-01-16) 16 January 1985 (age 34)[1]
Place of birth Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder, Right-back
Club information
Current team
Cavalry FC
Number 6
Youth career
1992–2001 Calgary Storm
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002 Calgary Storm 26 (0)
2003–2007 1860 Munich II 44 (1)
2006–2009 1860 Munich 32 (1)
2006–2007Wacker Burghausen (loan) 15 (1)
2009–2010 FSV Frankfurt 22 (1)
2010–2012 Wehen Wiesbaden 50 (1)
2010 Wehen Wiesbaden II 2 (0)
2012–2013 Hammarby IF 36 (4)
2014 MSV Duisburg 17 (0)
2014–2015 Energie Cottbus 31 (1)
2016–2017 FC Edmonton 50 (2)
2018 Calgary Foothills 7 (0)
2019– Cavalry FC 0 (0)
National team
2001 Canada U17 3 (0)
2003–2005 Canada U20 7 (0)
2008 Canada U23 5 (0)
2007– Canada 50 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 June 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 March 2017

Nikolas William "Nik" Ledgerwood (born 16 January 1985) is a Canadian soccer player who plays for Cavalry FC in the Canadian Premier League.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Ledgerwood played for Calgary Storm in 2002, before signing with 1860 Munich in 2003. He signed a two-year (plus two-year club option) contract with 1860 Munich of the German Second Bundesliga in July 2003. He had a few seasons with them in their 'B' team, who played in Germany's third level. In 2006, he joined their senior team but he only became a regular after a loan period at second level Wacker Burghausen, who got themselves relegated at the end of the 2006–07 season.

FSV Frankfurt[edit]

After five years with Munich, on 9 June 2009 he announced his move to FSV Frankfurt on a one-year contract.[2]

Wehen Wiesbaden[edit]

On 12 July 2010, Ledgerwood signed a two-year contract with SV Wehen Wiesbaden.[2]

Hammarby IF[edit]

In the summer of 2012, it was announced that Ledgerwood had signed for Hammarby in the Superettan. He made his debut on 4 August 2012 in a 1–0 victory over Umeå. Three weeks later on 26 August, Ledgerwood scored his first goal for the club against Falkenbergs FF, the game ended in an away 3–1 win.[3]

FC Edmonton[edit]

On 12 January 2016 it was announced that Ledgerwood had signed a deal with FC Edmonton in the North American Soccer League. Ledgerwood played in the 3–0 loss on 11 May 2016[4] and the 2–0 win on 18 May 2016[5] against the Ottawa Fury in the Canadian Championship. Ledgerwood would spend two seasons with FC Edmonton, before the club ceased operations after the 2017 season.[6]

Calgary Foothills[edit]

In January 2018, Ledgerwood would sign with Premier Development League club Calgary Foothills FC, serving as both the captain of the club for the 2018 season, and as an academy coach. When interviewed about the decision, Ledgerwood indicated the signing was with an eye on the launch of the Canadian Premier League in 2019, as well as his post playing career.[7][8] Calgary would go on to win the PDL Championship that season.[9]

Cavalry FC[edit]

He would be unveiled along with Sergio Camargo by Cavalry FC as their first signings in November 2018 ahead of the inaugural Canadian Premier League season.[10]

International career[edit]

Youth[edit]

Ledgerwood was a member of the Canada U-17 team at the 2001 CONCACAF U-17 Tournament.[11]

Was injured during the Youth Team camp before the 2003 CONCACAF U-20 Tournament. He played one game for Canada at the 2003 FIFA U-20 World Cup.[11] He played in two Youth Team friendlies against the United States in December 2004. He played against Jamaica in two friendlies in July 2004. He played in all three games (Mexico, Honduras, Jamaica) at the 2005 CONCACAF U-20 Tournament in January 2005.[11] He played 90 minutes against Panama on 4 January 2005, and 90 minutes against Ecuador on 6 January 2005. He played 90 minutes in all three games (Syria, Colombia, Italy) at the 2005 FIFA U-20 World Cup in the Netherlands.[11]

Senior[edit]

He made his senior debut for the Canada men's national soccer team on 22 August 2007 against Iceland.[11] He has represented Canada in qualification for the 2010, 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cups. Ledgerwood scored his first goal for Canada against the El Salvador national football team on 6 September 2016.[12]

Coaching career[edit]

In 2017 Ledgerwood earned his Canada Soccer Coaching B License.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 18 June 2018
Club Season League Cup Other1 Total Ref.
League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Calgary Storm 2002 A-League 26 0 0 0 26 0 [13]
1860 Munich II 2003–04 Regionalliga Süd 6 0 6 0 [13]
2004–05 27 1 27 1 [14]
2005–06 16 0 16 0 [14]
2006–07 2 0 2 0 [14]
2007–08 5 0 5 0 [14]
2008–09 2 0 2 0 [14]
Totals 58 1 58 1
1860 Munich 2005–06 2. Bundesliga 3 0 1 0 4 0 [14]
2007–08 6 0 1 0 7 0 [14]
2008–09 23 1 2 0 25 1 [14]
Totals 32 1 4 0 36 1
Wacker Burghausen (loan) 2006–07 2. Bundesliga 15 1 0 0 15 1 [14]
FSV Frankfurt 2009–10 22 1 0 0 22 1 [14]
Wehen Wiesbaden II 2010–11 Regionalliga Süd 2 0 2 0 [14]
Wehen Wiesbaden 2010–11 3. Liga 25 0 0 0 25 0 [14]
2011–12 25 1 1 0 26 1 [14]
Totals 50 1 1 0 51 1
Hammarby 2012 Superettan 12 2 12 2 [14]
2013 24 2 24 2 [14]
Totals 36 4 36 4
Duisburg 2013–14 3. Liga 17 0 0 0 17 0 [14]
Energie Cottbus 2014–15 25 1 1 0 26 1 [14]
2015–16 6 0 6 0 [14]
Totals 31 1 1 0 32 1
Edmonton 2016 NASL 29 2 2 0 1 0 32 2 [4][5][14]
2017 21 0 2 0 0 0 23 0 [14]
Totals 50 2 4 0 1 0 55 2
Calgary Foothills FC 2018 PDL 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Career totals 346 12 10 0 1 0 357 12
  • 1.^ Includes the NASL playoffs.

International[edit]

As of 3 September 2017
Canada national team
Year Apps Goals
2007 1 0
2008 1 0
2009 1 0
2010 3 0
2011 8 0
2012 8 0
2013 11 0
2014 4 0
2015 8 0
2016 4 1
2017 1 0
Total 50 1

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Canada's goal tally first.[13]
No Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 6 September 2016 BC Place, Vancouver, Canada 49  El Salvador 2–0 3–1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

MSV Duisburg

Energie Cottbus

Calgary Foothills

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://static.fifa.com/fifa-tournaments/players-coaches/people=197849/index.html
  2. ^ a b "Nikolas Ledgerwood unterschreibt für zwei Jahre beim SVWW" (in German). svww.tv. 12 July 2010. Retrieved 1 September 2012.
  3. ^ "Superettan omgång: 21 den Aug 26 kl. 16.30 på Falkenbergs IP" (in Swedish). hammarbyfotboll.se. Retrieved 1 September 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Edmonton vs. Ottawa Fury 0 - 3". Soccerway. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Ottawa Fury vs. Edmonton 0 - 2". Soccerway. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Club Statement - FC Edmonton withdraws from North American Soccer League". FC Edmonton. November 24, 2017.
  7. ^ "Press Release: Canadian International Joins Calgary Foothills FC" (PDF). Calgary Foothills. January 16, 2018.
  8. ^ Steven Sandor (January 17, 2018). "Ledgerwood makes the move south to Calgary Foothills". The11.ca.
  9. ^ Gradon, Stuart (August 4, 2018). "Calgary Foothills FC win 2018 PDL championship".
  10. ^ Larson, Kurt (November 29, 2018). "First class: Canadian Premier League signings ready to compete in historic inaugural season".
  11. ^ a b c d e f "Nik Ledgerwood". Canada Soccer. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  12. ^ Tucker, Cam (7 September 2016). "Canada beats El Salvador, but fails to advance in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying".
  13. ^ a b c "Ledgerwood, Nikolas". National Football Teams. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "Nicolas Ledgerwood » Club matches". World Football. Retrieved 18 January 2017.

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