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Ottawa Fury FC
Ottawa Fury.svg
Full name Ottawa Fury Football Club
Founded 2011
Stadium TD Place Stadium
Ottawa, Ontario
Stadium
capacity
24,000
Owner Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG)
President John Pugh
Head Coach Paul Dalglish
League North American Soccer League
2015 Spring: 9th
Fall: 1st
Combined: 2nd
Playoffs: Runners-up
Website Club home page
Current season

Ottawa Fury Football Club is a Canadian professional soccer club based in Ottawa, Ontario. Founded in 2011, and named on February 26, 2013,[1] the team made its debut in the North American Soccer League in 2014.[2] It also competes for the Canadian Championship.

During the spring of its first season, the franchise played at Keith Harris Stadium at Carleton University, before moving to TD Place Stadium in Lansdowne Park.[3] Their first game there was on July 20, 2014 against the New York Cosmos.[4]

History[edit]

On June 20, 2011 NASL announced that an Ottawa expansion team would join the league once the stadium is ready in 2014.[5] The Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG) was named as the ownership group of the club.[6] The team replaced Ottawa Fury SC, of the USL PDL, in 2014. The women's W League team folded after the 2014 season but the other level programs continue. On December 15, 2014 Ottawa announced that they would be adding their academy teams to the third-tier Première Ligue de soccer du Québec for the upcoming season.[7]

In the 2015 season, the team won the Fall championship, and reached the Soccer Bowl, where they lost to the New York Cosmos.

Colours[edit]

In the late 2013, over 1,500 fans took part in a campaign to help pick the designs for the kits. Working closely with the kit manufacturer, the Club presented fans with three kit design options to vote on and submit their feedback, and the final kit designs reflect the preferences expressed by the Fury FC fan base. On March 29, 2014 the Ottawa Fury FC unveiled their home and away game kits that the club was to wear during its inaugural North American Soccer League (NASL) season. The home and away kits both feature the traditional colours of Ottawa sport: red and black. The home kit is predominantly black and the away kit is predominantly white.[8]

In February 2016, the club announced a multi-year kit sponsorship deal with Adidas.[9]

Kit evolution[edit]

Home and away kits.

  • Home
2014–2015
2016–present
  • Away
2014–2015
2016–present

Sponsors[edit]

Period Kit sponsor Shirt sponsor
2014–2015 Admiral The Heart & Crown Irish Pubs
2016–present Adidas Chartwells

Stadium[edit]

The club play their home games at TD Place Stadium in Lansdowne Park. Due to the then on-going construction at TD Place, the club reached an agreement with Carleton University to stage its 2014 North American Soccer League (NASL) spring season games at Keith Harris Stadium on the Carleton University campus until the construction finished. The agreement with Carleton University allowed the Fury to play all five home games of the ten-game 2014 NASL spring season at Carleton.[10]

Home stadium[edit]

Other stadiums[edit]

Broadcasting[edit]

For the inaugural season Ottawa Fury FC home matches are televised on Rogers TV Ottawa. Dan Mooney and Gordon Smith provide commentary.

All home and away matches are broadcast on the radio in English on TSN 1200.[11] Play-by-play is done by AJ Jakubec, with colour commentary by Richard Starnes for home matches, and Graeme Ivory for away matches.

Select home matches are broadcast on the radio in French on 94,5 Unique FM.[12] Sinisa Sindik and Guy Girard provide commentary.

As with all teams in the NASL, Ottawa Fury FC webcasts all of their home games. They are available to view on NASL Live, a subscription service that broadcast every NASL game.[13]

Players and staff[edit]

Current roster[edit]

As of July 20, 2016.[14]

Where a player has not declared an international allegiance, nation is determined by place of birth.

No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Peiser, RomualdRomuald Peiser      France
2 Defender Balchan, RichRich Balchan      United States
3 Defender Edward, EddieEddie Edward      Canada
4 Midfielder Conte, DarioDario Conte      Canada
5 Defender Venter, KyleKyle Venter      United States
6 Midfielder de Guzman, JulianJulian de Guzman (Captain)     Canada
7 Midfielder Williams, RyanRyan Williams      England
8 Midfielder Bailey, JamesJames Bailey      England
9 Midfielder Olivera, BryanBryan Olivera (on loan from Fluminense)     Uruguay
10 Forward Bruna, GerardoGerardo Bruna      Argentina
11 Midfielder Gyorio, MozziMozzi Gyorio      Canada
12 Goalkeeper MacRae, AndrewAndrew MacRae      Canada
13 Defender Malekos, AdamAdam Malekos      Canada
14 Defender Obasi, OnuaOnua Obasi      England
15 Forward Chin, DennisDennis Chin      Jamaica
16 Forward Stewart, ThomasThomas Stewart      Northern Ireland
17 Forward Haworth, CarlCarl Haworth      Canada
18 Defender Roberts, MallanMallan Roberts (on loan from Edmonton)     Canada
19 Defender Porter, KyleKyle Porter      Canada
20 Midfielder Eustáquio, MauroMauro Eustáquio      Canada
22 Midfielder Dixon, JamarJamar Dixon      Canada
24 Goalkeeper DeBellis, MarcelMarcel DeBellis      Canada
25 Midfielder Rozeboom, LanceLance Rozeboom      United States
33 Defender Alves, RafaelRafael Alves      Brazil
51 Midfielder Tissot, MaximMaxim Tissot      Canada
77 Defender Timbó, FernandoFernando Timbó      Brazil
92 Forward Gentile, GiuseppeGiuseppe Gentile      United States

Staff[edit]

As of April 3, 2016 [15]
Position Nation Staff
Head Coach  Scotland Paul Dalglish
Assistant Coach  Canada Martin Nash
Assistant Coach  Serbia Nikola Leposavić
Goalkeeper Coach  Zimbabwe Bruce Grobbelaar
Academy Director Vacant
Manager, Soccer Operations  Canada Carrie McKay
Head Physician  Canada Dr. Lindsay Bradley
Head Athletic Therapist  Canada Seadon Pereira
Fitness Coach & Equipment Manager  Canada Julian Cholette-Cousineau

Head coaching history and records[edit]

As of July 27, 2016
Coach Nation From To Record1
G W D L Win %
Marc Dos Santos  Canada May 23, 2013[16] November 20, 2015 63 23 18 22 36.51
Paul Dalglish  Scotland November 20, 2015[17] Present 19 6 3 10 31.58

Supporters' groups[edit]

Ottawa Fury FC has three supporters' groups: the Bytown Boys Supporters Club, Fury Ultras and Stony Monday Riot.[18]

Rivalries[edit]

The Ottawa Fury's main rivalry is with FC Edmonton, the North American Soccer League's other Canadian club. Named the "All-Canadian derby" or the "Battle of Canada", the derby is played several times each year in the NASL and in the Canadian Championship.[19]

The following table shows all competitive meetings between the Ottawa Fury and Edmonton, updated to the most recent derby of July 17, 2016 (Edmonton – Ottawa 1–0).

Matches Ottawa wins Draws Edmonton wins Ottawa goals Edmonton goals
NASL (2014–) 8 3 2 3 4 5
Canadian Championship (2014–) 6 1 1 4 6 11
Total 14 4 3 7 10 16

Record[edit]

Year-by-year[edit]

Year North American Soccer League Playoffs Canadian Championship Champions League League
Attendance
Top Scorer
GP W D L Spr. Fall Com. Name Gls
2014 27 7 6 14 6th 9th 8th Did not qualify Preliminary Round Did not qualify 4,492 Brazil Oliver 7
2015 30 15 11 4 9th 1st 2nd Runners-up Preliminary Round 5,164 United States Tom Heinemann 8
2016 15 4 3 8 9th 7th 9th Semi-finals 5,804 Canada Carl Haworth 5

Note: Only NASL regular season goals counted
Last Updated: July 27, 2016.

Top goalscorers[edit]

# Pos. Name Nation Career NASL SB CC CCL Total
1 Forward Heinemann, TomTom Heinemann  United States 2014–15 14 4 18
2 Forward Haworth, CarlCarl Haworth  Canada 2014– 9 1 10
Forward , OliverOliver  Brazil 2014–15 9 1 10
4 Midfielder Ubiparipović, SinišaSiniša Ubiparipović  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2014–15 9 9
5 Forward Jr., PauloPaulo Jr.  Brazil 2015–16 5 1 6
6 Forward Wiedeman, AndrewAndrew Wiedeman  United States 2015 4 1 5
7 Defender Alves, RafaelRafael Alves  Brazil 2015– 4 4
Midfielder Donatelli, TonyTony Donatelli  United States 2014 4 4
Midfielder Paterson, NickiNicki Paterson  Scotland 2014–15 4 4
Midfielder Ryan, RichieRichie Ryan  Ireland 2014–15 4 4

Last Updated: July 27, 2016.
Bolded players are currently on the Ottawa Fury FC roster.

Most appearances[edit]

# Pos. Name Nation Career NASL SB CC CCL Total
1 Forward Haworth, CarlCarl Haworth  Canada 2014– 61 1 8 70
2 Goalkeeper Peiser, RomualdRomuald Peiser  France 2014– 58 2 4 64
3 Defender Trafford, MasonMason Trafford  Canada 2014–15 52 2 3 57
4 Midfielder Ubiparipović, SinišaSiniša Ubiparipović  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2014–15 48 2 3 53
5 Defender Alves, RafaelRafael Alves  Brazil 2015– 44 2 5 51
6 Forward Heinemann, TomTom Heinemann  United States 2014–15 45 2 2 49
Defender Richter, RyanRyan Richter  United States 2014–15 45 2 2 49
Forward , OliverOliver  Brazil 2014–15 44 2 3 49
9 Midfielder Ryan, RichieRichie Ryan  Ireland 2014–15 41 2 2 45
Forward , Paulo Jr.Paulo Jr.  Brazil 2015–16 37 2 6 45

Last Updated: July 27, 2016.
Bolded players are currently on the Ottawa Fury FC roster.

Club captains[edit]

Dates Name Nation
2014–15 Richie Ryan  Ireland
2016– Julian de Guzman  Canada

International results[edit]

Year Competition Club Nation Result
2014 Friendly Rangers  Scotland L 0–1

Honours[edit]

League[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NASL Ottawa Franchise Selects Ottawa Fury Football Club as its Name". Nasl.com. February 26, 2013. Retrieved February 27, 2013. 
  2. ^ "About Ottawa Fury FC". OttawaFuryFC.com. 
  3. ^ "Ottawa Awarded NASL Franchise – OurSports Central – Independent and Minor League Sports News". OurSports Central. June 20, 2011. Retrieved April 7, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Ottawa Fury soccer club plays 1st game at Lansdowne July 20". http://www.cbc.ca/news. January 16, 2014. Retrieved April 26, 2014.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ "Ottawa to Join NASL | North American Soccer League". Nasl.com. June 20, 2011. Retrieved April 7, 2012. 
  6. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20110625012343/http://www.vancouversun.com:80/sports/Ottawa+getting+North+American+Soccer+League+team/4963420/story.html. Archived from the original on June 25, 2011. Retrieved June 20, 2011.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ "Fury FC to Feature in PLSQ". December 25, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Fury FC Unveil Inaugural Game Kits". March 29, 2014. Retrieved September 14, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Fury FC Announce Multi-Year Partnership with adidas". ottawafuryfc.com. Retrieved 15 February 2016. 
  10. ^ "Ottawa Fury FC to Play NASL Spring Season Games at Carleton University". October 11, 2013. Retrieved October 13, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Ottawa Fury FC NASL: TSN Radio Becomes Exclusive Radio Home of Fury FC and REDBLACKS". Ottawafuryfc.com. Retrieved April 20, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Ottawa Fury FC NASL: Fury FC To Be Carried on French Language Radio". Ottawafuryfc.com. Retrieved April 20, 2014. 
  13. ^ "The NASL announce a subscription service for 2014, will no longer stream games for free". SBNation.com. Retrieved April 20, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Roster". Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Staff". Retrieved April 3, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Marc Dos Santos Named First Head Coach of Fury FC". ottawafuryfc.com. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 
  17. ^ "Ottawa Fury FC Appoint Paul Dalglish as Head Coach". ottawafuryfc.com. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 
  18. ^ "Ottawa Fury FC Supporters Groups". OttawaFuryFC.com. 
  19. ^ "Ottawa Fury FC - All Canadian Derby". OttawaFuryFC.com. 

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