Osei Telesford

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Osei Telesford
Personal information
Date of birth (1983-11-30) November 30, 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth San Juan, Trinidad and Tobago
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Criollos de Caguas FC
Number 21
Youth career
Joe Public
2002–2006 Liberty Flames
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Carolina Dynamo 23 (1)
2007 Chicago Fire 2 (0)
2008–2012 Puerto Rico Islanders 70 (1)
2013– Criollos de Caguas FC 40 (8)
National team
2007– Trinidad and Tobago 21 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 16, 2012.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:49, 5 April 2012 (UTC)

Osei Telesford (born November 30, 1983) is a Trinidadian footballer who plays for the Criollos de Caguas FC in the Liga Nacional de Fútbol of Puerto Rico (First Division).[1]


Youth and College[edit]

Born in San Juan, Telesford was a member of the youth setup at famed Trinidadian club Joe Public, before coming to the United States in 2003. He played college soccer at Liberty University, starting 65 of 66 matches from 2003 to 2006, scoring 8 goals and assisting on 8 more. He was named to the All Big South Conference Team in each of his four years with the team.

During his college years he also played for Carolina Dynamo of the USL Premier Development League. He was PDL Defender of the Year in 2006, and was a PDL First Team selection for helping Dynamo to a league-best 14-0-2 regular season record


Telesford was drafted in the 2nd round (21st overall) by Chicago Fire in the 2007 MLS Supplemental Draft, but played 2 Major League Soccer games for the team before being released at the end of the year.[2]

He signed with the Puerto Rico Islanders in the USL First Division in early 2008, and helped the Islanders win the 2008 USL First Division regular season title and progressed to the semi finals of the CONCACAF Champions League 2008–09.


Telesford earned his first cap for the Trinidad and Tobago national football team in January 2007 during the Caribbean Digicel Cup. He was previously a regular fixture on the U-23 and U-20 levels.


Puerto Rico Islanders


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