Russell Teibert

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Russell Teibert
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Teibert with Vancouver in 2011
Personal information
Full name Russell Teibert
Date of birth (1992-12-22) December 22, 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Number 31
Youth career
2008 TFC Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Whitecaps Residency 26 (3)
2010 Vancouver Whitecaps 1 (0)
2011– Vancouver Whitecaps FC 137 (3)
2011Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-23 (loan) 1 (0)
2012Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-23 (loan) 1 (0)
National team
2009 Canada U17 8 (3)
2010 Canada U20 4 (0)
2012 Canada U23 4 (0)
2012– Canada 22 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 5, 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of November 18, 2018

Russell Teibert (born December 22, 1992) is a Canadian professional soccer player currently playing as a midfielder for Vancouver Whitecaps FC in Major League Soccer and the Canadian national team. He is of German and Italian descent.[2]

Career[edit]

Youth and amateur[edit]

Teibert attended St. Paul High School (Ontario) in Niagara Falls, Ontario, and had a brief spell with Toronto FC's academy, before joining the Vancouver Whitecaps Residency program in 2008. He appeared in friendly games with the Residency team during tours of Japan, Germany and Spain, and played in the prestigious Dallas Cup against youth academies from Argentina's Club Atlético River Plate and Germany's Eintracht Frankfurt and Brazil's São Paulo FC.

Teibert also played with the Vancouver Whitecaps Residency team in the USL Premier Development League in 2009[3] and 2010.[4]

Professional[edit]

Vancouver Whitecaps FC[edit]

Following the conclusion of the 2010 PDL season Teibert was called up to the Vancouver Whitecaps senior team. He made his professional debut on July 31, 2010 in a 2–2 tie with the Carolina RailHawks.[5] In doing so, Teibert became the 10th youngest player to appear in a competitive match for the Whitecaps men's team at 17 years and 221 days.

The club moved to Major League Soccer for the 2011 season. Teibert had a successful preseason and signed with the MLS Vancouver Whitecaps FC on March 17, 2011.[6] The league signed Teibert to a Generation Adidas contract which makes his salary exempt from the league's salary cap for a period normally lasting 1–3 years. Teibert was also signed as a homegrown player from Vancouver's residency program, meaning he did not have to go through the MLS SuperDraft process.

He made his MLS debut on March 19, in Vancouver's 2011 MLS opener against Toronto FC.[7] On May 11, 2013 Teibert scored his first two professional goals, both in the second half, against the LA Galaxy in a 3–1 Whitecaps victory.[8] Teibert would play in a number of positions with the Whitecaps in his first few years; as a winger in 2011, as a fullback in 2012, again as a winger in 2013, and finally as a defensive midfielder when coach Carl Robinson took over in 2014. Teibert would serve as captain during the 2014 Canadian Championship, and would also play in the 2014 MLS Homegrown Game that same season.[9] During the 2015 Canadian Championship, Teibert would win the George Gross Memorial Award as tournament MVP as the Whitecaps won the Voyageurs Cup for the first time in their history.[10]

After appearing in 23 matches in 2015, Teibert would struggle for playing time during the 2016 season, appearing in only 11 matches with 8 starts, despite earning praise from head coach Carl Robinson.[11][12] In the 2017 MLS season, Teibert would struggle again for playing time, and would not have his option exercised by the Whitecaps.[13] However a few days later he would re-sign with the club on a new three-year contract through the 2020 season.[14] He scored his first goal in five years for Vancouver, netting the opener in a 2–1 victory over Toronto FC on October 6, 2018.[15]

International[edit]

Teibert has represented Canada at U-17, and U-20 levels. He was selected in Canada's squad for the 2009 CONCACAF U-17 Championship, and scored a goal from the penalty spot in their 1-1 draw with Honduras on April 21, 2009. Teibert was award the Canadian U-17 Player of the Year award in both 2008 and 2009, he became the first player in history to win the honour twice.[16]

Teibert earned his first cap for Canada's senior team August 15, 2012 in a friendly against Trinidad and Tobago. Teibert came on as a second-half substitute for Patrice Bernier, the game ended in a 2-0 victory.[17] On June 27, 2013 Teibert was listed as a part of the confirmed 23-man squad for Colin Miller's Canada squad for 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[18]

After almost a year in between call-ups, in which rumours circulated of a row between player and coach, Teibert was recalled by Benito Floro on November 6, 2014 for a friendly against Panama.[19] Teibert scored his first international goal off a penalty kick in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Dominica on June 11, 2015.[20] On June 22, Teibert was named to Canada's squad for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[21]

Teibert continued to feature under new Canada coach Octavio Zambrano, appearing in Zambrano's first match in charge against Curaçao on June 13, 2017[22] and being named to Canada's squad at the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup on June 27.[23]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of October 28, 2018[24]
Club League Season League Playoffs Canadian Championship CONCACAF Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Vancouver Whitecaps (NASL) USSF Division 2 2010 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Vancouver Whitecaps FC MLS 2011 11 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 15 0
2012 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2013 24 2 0 0 4 0 0 0 28 2
2014 29 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 31 0
2015 23 0 1 0 3 0 3 0 30 0
2016 11 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 17 0
2017 12 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 16 0
2018 23 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 27 1
Total 137 3 1 0 23 0 7 0 168 3
Career Total 138 3 1 0 23 0 7 0 169 3

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Canada's goal tally first.[25]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 June 11, 2015 Windsor Park, Roseau, Dominica  Dominica
2–0
2–0
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MLS player profile". Retrieved May 24, 2017.
  2. ^ "Home | By Russell Teibert". www.whitecapsfc.com. December 6, 2017.
  3. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Uslsoccer.com. Retrieved May 13, 2013.
  4. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Uslsoccer.com. Retrieved May 13, 2013.
  5. ^ "USSF Division-2 Pro League". Ussf.demosphere.com. July 31, 2010. Retrieved May 13, 2013.
  6. ^ "Whitecaps FC sign four more players to MLS side | Vancouver Whitecaps FC". Whitecapsfc.com. March 17, 2011. Retrieved May 13, 2013.
  7. ^ Hassli, Whitecaps pummel TFC in dynamite debut Archived March 22, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Darcy Green. "Whitecaps FC defeat LA Galaxy 3-1 at BC Place". Whitecapsfc.com. Retrieved May 13, 2013.
  9. ^ The Canadian Press (July 11, 2014). "Russell Teibert signs multi-year deal to stay with Whitecaps". CBC.
  10. ^ Farhan Devji (August 26, 2015). "Canadian Champions: Whitecaps FC defeat Montreal 2-0 to win first Voyageurs Cup". Vancouver Whitecaps.
  11. ^ Patrick Johnson (Feb 27, 2017). "Robinson expects Teibert to take next great leap forward with Whitecaps". Vancouver Province.
  12. ^ Iain MacIntyre (April 28, 2016). "'Captain Canada' Teibert still waits to soar as Whitecaps fiddle with middle". VancouverSun.
  13. ^ Patrick Johnson (November 28, 2017). "Whitecaps begin off-season roster turnover". Vancouver Province.
  14. ^ "Vancouver Whitecaps ink midfielder Russell Teibert to new 3-year deal". MLS. December 6, 2017.
  15. ^ Butler, Dylan (October 6, 2018). "Toronto FC 1, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 - 2018 MLS Match Recap".
  16. ^ Alderson, Lawerance named Canadian U-17 Players of the Year; Canadasoccer.com, December 12, 2011
  17. ^ Canadian Press (August 15, 2012). "Ricketts leads Canada to 2-0 Win over T&T". Rogers Sportsnet. Toronto. Retrieved August 15, 2012.
  18. ^ "Canada Finalize roster for Gold Cup, announces friendly". Canada Soccer. Retrieved June 29, 2013.
  19. ^ "Whitecaps' Teibert back with Canada, but no Akindele". November 6, 2014.
  20. ^ "Dominica 0, Canada 2 - World Cup Qualifying Match Recap". June 11, 2015.
  21. ^ "CONCACAF Gold Cup 2015 Final 23-Player Rosters Announced". June 22, 2015.
  22. ^ "Canada 2 - 1 Curacao". June 13, 2017.
  23. ^ Zeitlin, Dave (June 27, 2017). "Canada names nine MLS players to 23-man CONCACAF Gold Cup roster".
  24. ^ "Canada - R. Teibert - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". ca.soccerway.com. Retrieved May 24, 2017.
  25. ^ "Russell Teibert". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.

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