Peter Byers

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Peter Byers
Peter-Byers-09-05-27.jpg
Byers in May 2009
Personal information
Full name Peter Junior Byers[1]
Date of birth (1984-10-20) 20 October 1984 (age 37)
Place of birth Freeman Village, Antigua and Barbuda
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
SAP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2007 SAP 79 (73)
2007–2008 San Juan Jabloteh 38 (21)
2008–2010 Montreal Impact 39 (9)
2009Trois-Rivières Attak (loan) 2 (1)
2010–2011 Parham
2011 Antigua Barracuda FC 7 (4)
2011–2012 Los Angeles Blues 9 (3)
2012–2013 Antigua Barracuda FC 15 (3)
2013–2014 Central FC 7 (8)
2014–2015 SAP
2015 Club Barcelona Atlético
2016– SAP
National team
2004– Antigua and Barbuda 81 (41)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 18:53, 28 June 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 07:51, 9 April 2022 (UTC)

Peter Byers (born 20 October 1984) is an Antiguan footballer who plays professionally for SAP FC and the Antigua and Barbuda national team as a striker.[2]

Club career[edit]

Born in Bolans Village, Byers spent his early career in his native Antigua and Barbuda with SAP, and in Trinidad and Tobago with San Juan Jabloteh.

Byers joined Montreal Impact of the USL First Division on 27 August 2008, a week before the roster freeze date.[3] He was invited to trial with the San Jose Earthquakes during the 2009 MLS pre-season, but signed a new two-year deal with the Impact on 18 February 2009, after failing to agree a contract with the Earthquakes.[4] In the 2009 season he was briefly loaned to Trois-Rivières Attak in the Canadian Soccer League, where he appeared in 2 matches and scored 1 goal.[5] During the 2009 USL season playoffs, Byers scored the opening goal for the Impact in a 2–1 victory over the Puerto Rico Islanders, which allowed the Impact to advance to the finals.[6] Their opponents in the finals were the Vancouver Whitecaps, and on 10 October 2009, in the first match of the finals, Byers scored the second goal in 3–2 victory.[7]

On 3 August 2010, Byers was suspended for breaching a team rule.[8] A week after his suspension was issued, the Montreal Impact announced the release of Byers from his contract for breaching club policy.[9]

Byers returned home to Antigua to join Parham in the Antigua and Barbuda Premier Division, before having a brief stint with the Antigua Barracuda FC in the USL Professional Division, during which he scored four goals in seven games.[10] Byers transferred to the Los Angeles Blues on 3 June 2011.[11] Byers had a trial with V-league defending champions Sông Lam Nghệ An F.C. but was ultimately not offered a contract and returned to the Barracudas.[12][13]

Following the 2012 USL Pro season, Byers signed for Central FC of the TT Pro League.[14]

International career[edit]

Byers made his debut for Antigua and Barbuda in 2004,[15] and has played for them in 90 matches, scoring 44 goals.[16]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Antigua and Barbuda's goal tally first.[17][18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Antigua and Barbuda - P. Byers - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway".
  2. ^ Atlético Barcelona recibe refuerzos para LDF. Hoy.com.do. Retrieved on 4 July 2018.
  3. ^ Vallée, Patrick (19 August 2008). "The Impact signs forwards Peter Byers and Gason Gregory". Impact Media.
  4. ^ "FORWARD PETER BYERS BACK WITH THE IMPACT". Montreal Impact. 18 February 2009.
  5. ^ "Attak Trois-Rivières – Equipe – Attak FC". 13 April 2013. Archived from the original on 13 April 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  6. ^ Montreal wins series 4–2 on aggregate Archived 6 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ USL FIRST DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP – LEG ONE Archived 6 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "Peter Byers Suspended by Impact". our sports central. 3 August 2010.
  9. ^ "Striker Peter Byers Released By Montreal Impact". the Franchise montreal. 11 August 2010. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011.
  10. ^ "Peter Byers | SoccerStats.us". soccerstats.us. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  11. ^ Byers Signs With Los Angeles Archived 12 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ Byers to play in Vietnam Archived 14 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 April 2012. Retrieved 12 November 2011.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  14. ^ "Byers among Fenwick loyalists". TT Pro League. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
  15. ^ Peter Byers at National-Football-Teams.com
  16. ^ Peter ByersFIFA competition record (archived)
  17. ^ Peter Byers – Goals in International Matches. Rsssf.com (19 April 2018). Retrieved on 4 July 2018.
  18. ^ "Goals scored by: Peter Byers". Goalzz. Retrieved 4 June 2012.