Ryan Telfer

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Ryan Telfer
Ryan Telfer.jpg
Telfer with York9 in 2019
Personal information
Date of birth (1994-03-04) 4 March 1994 (age 28)
Place of birth Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Winger
Club information
Current team
Columbus Crew 2
Youth career
Skhy FC
Brantford City SC
Erin Mills Eagles
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2016 York Lions 24 (8)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012 Mississauga Eagles
2016 Vaughan Azzurri 5 (1)
2017–2018 Toronto FC II 38 (1)
2018–2019 Toronto FC 16 (1)
2019York9 (loan) 26 (8)
2020 Nea Salamis 3 (0)
2020 York9 7 (0)
2021 Atlético Ottawa 16 (3)
2022– Columbus Crew 2 4 (2)
National team
2019– Trinidad and Tobago 18 (7)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of June 19, 2022
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 25 March 2022

Ryan Telfer (born 4 March 1994) is a Trinidadian professional footballer who plays as a winger for Columbus Crew 2 and the Trinidad and Tobago national team.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Canada, Telfer was raised in Trinidad, where his parents were from, and began playing with Skhy FC.[1] He later returned to Canada and played youth soccer with Erin Mills Eagles, and was eventually signed in 2012 to their senior team the Mississauga Eagles FC in the Canadian Soccer League.[2] In 2014, he played in the Ontario Soccer League with Erin Mills Eagles, where he finished as the top goalscorer in the Provincial U21 West division.[3] In 2015, he played at the college level with the York Lions where he won the OUA and CIS championship.[4] Further achievements included receiving OUA West second-team all-star honours and the OUA silver medal. Telfer played with League1 Ontario club Vaughan Azzurri during the 2016 season.[5]

Toronto FC II[edit]

On March 24, 2017 he signed with Toronto FC II of the United Soccer League.[6] He made his debut on March 25, 2017 against Phoenix Rising FC, where he scored the lone goal in a 1–0 victory.[7]

Toronto FC[edit]

On April 13, 2018, Telfer signed with Major League Soccer side Toronto FC.[8] On April 14, 2018, Telfer made his debut for the first team, in a Major League Soccer game against the Colorado Rapids. On May 18, 2018 Telfer scored his first MLS goal against Orlando City which was the game winner for TFC. Telfer would have his option for the 2020 season declined by Toronto, ending his time with the club after nine seasons.[9] The decision to have the club not pick up his option was a mutual decision between Telfer and the club to provide him with better playing opportunities.[10]

Loan to York[edit]

On March 6, 2019, Telfer was sent on a season-long loan to Canadian Premier League side York9 FC.[11] Telfer scored the first goal in Canadian Premier League history against Forge FC in the league's inaugural match on April 27, 2019, which eventually ended in a 1–1 away draw.[12]

Nea Salamis[edit]

On January 29, 2020, Telfer signed with Cypriot First Division side Nea Salamis.[13]

Return to York[edit]

After leaving Nea Salamis in May 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic,[14] Telfer returned to Canada and re-joined York9 on June 3.[15] The contract had various "triggers and incentives" that could extend its length.[16]

Atlético Ottawa[edit]

On April 20, 2021, Telfer signed with Atlético Ottawa.[17] He made his debut for Ottawa in their season opening 2–0 victory over FC Edmonton. Telfer scored his first goal for his new club on August 2, netting the lone Ottawa tally in a 2–1 loss to the HFX Wanderers.[18] Later in the month on August 29 in a rematch against the Wanderers, Telfer was sent off after a confrontation with the referee and HFX player João Morelli following foul which yielded a yellow card.[19] He was subsequently suspended and sanctioned by Canada Soccer, missing five games.[20] In January 2022 Atlético Ottawa confirmed they had declined Telfer's contract option, ending his time with the club.[21]

Columbus Crew 2[edit]

On April 1, 2022, Columbus Crew 2 announced that they had signed Telfer.[22]

International career[edit]

Born in Canada, and raised in Trinidad and Tobago, Telfer was eligible for both countries. In August 2019, Canada coach John Herdman mentioned Telfer was a player he was monitoring.[23] However, on September 3, 2019 he was called up to Trinidad and Tobago for two CONCACAF Nations League matches against Martinique.[24] Telfer made his debut for Trinidad and Tobago in the first match against Martinique three days later on September 6.[25] In the second match on September 9, he scored his first international goal.[26]

In June 2021 Telfer was named to Trinidad and Tobago's squad for the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup qualification tournament[27]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 31 December 2021[28]
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Vaughan Azzurri 2016 League1 Ontario 5 1 0 0 0 0 5 1
Toronto FC II 2017 USL Championship 29 1 0 0 29 1
2018 9 0 0 0 9 0
Total 38 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 38 1
Toronto FC 2018 Major League Soccer 15 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 19 1
2019 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Total 16 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 20 1
York9 (Loan) 2019 Canadian Premier League 26 8 6 2 0 0 32 10
Nea Salamis 2020 Cypriot First Division 3 0 0 0 3 0
York9 2020 Canadian Premier League 7 0 0 0 7 0
Atlético Ottawa 2021 Canadian Premier League 16 3 1 0 0 0 17 3
Career total 111 14 11 2 0 0 0 0 117 17

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Trinidad and Tobago's goal tally first. Score column indicates score after each Telfer goal.[29]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. September 9, 2019 Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago  Martinique 2–0 2–2 2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League A
2. November 10, 2019 Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, Trinidad and Tobago  Anguilla 1–0 15–0 Friendly
3. 5–0
4. March 25, 2021 Estadio Panamericano, San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic  Guyana 3–0 3–0 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
5. July 2, 2021 DRV PNK Stadium, Fort Lauderdale, United States  Montserrat 3–0 6–1 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup qualification
6. March 25, 2022 Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago  Barbados 2–0 9–0 Friendly
7. 5–0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grossi, James (16 September 2019). "Y9's Telfer learned to love the game in Trinidad and Tobago". Canadian Premier League.
  2. ^ "Canadian Soccer League". 16 January 2013. Archived from the original on 26 January 2013. Retrieved 17 September 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  3. ^ "Ontario Soccer League: About". osl.e2esoccer.com. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Ryan Telfer – 2015". Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Ryan Telfer profile". League1 Ontario. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Toronto FC II sign Ryan Telfer". Toronto FC. 24 March 2017.
  7. ^ Platt, Olivier (26 March 2017). "VIDEO: Telfer scores first TFC II goal to win opener". Waking The Red. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Toronto FC Sign Two Homegrown Players and Another Local Product". Toronto FC. 13 April 2018. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Toronto FC announces roster decisions to conclude 2019 season". Toronto FC. 21 November 2019.
  10. ^ Molinaro, John (3 June 2020). "COVID-19 pandemic helped Ryan Telfer find his way back to York9 and CPL".
  11. ^ "York9 FC acquires Ryan Telfer on loan from Toronto FC". York 9 FC. 6 March 2019. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  12. ^ "Canadian Premier League kicks off, marking new era for soccer in Canada". sportsnet.ca. 27 April 2019.
  13. ^ "Καλοσωρίζουμε τον Ryan Telfer!" [Welcome to Ryan Telfer!] (in Greek). Nea Salamis Famagusta FC. 29 January 2020. Retrieved 29 January 2020.
  14. ^ Molinaro, John (3 June 2020). "COVID-19 pandemic helped Ryan Telfer find his way back to York9 and CPL". Canadian Premier League. Retrieved 21 April 2021.
  15. ^ O'Connor-Clarke, Charlie (3 June 2020). "Ryan Telfer returns to York9 FC for 2020 Canadian Premier League season". Canadian Premier League.
  16. ^ Thompson, Marty (3 June 2020). "York9's Angus McNab: Emilio Estevez sale final piece of Ryan Telfer puzzle". Canadian Premier League.
  17. ^ "Atlético Ottawa Signs Canadian Winger Ryan Telfer". Atlético Ottawa. Retrieved 20 April 2021.
  18. ^ "Match Analysis: HFX Wanderers FC 2–1 Atlético Ottawa". 2 August 2021.
  19. ^ Jacques, John (31 August 2021). "Telfer Apologizes For On-Pitch Outburst". Northern Tribune.
  20. ^ Jacques, John (4 September 2021). "Telfer Receives Additional Two Match Ban From Canada Soccer". Northern Tribune.
  21. ^ "Atlético Ottawa reveals first roster moves for 2022 CPL season: Beckie & Mannella among returnees". Canadian Premier League. 13 January 2022.
  22. ^ "Crew 2 signs Ryan Telfer | Columbus Crew". ColumbusCrew.com. 1 April 2022. Retrieved 2 April 2022.
  23. ^ Molinaro, John (28 August 2019). "Cavalry's Carducci becomes 1st CPL player to earn Canada call-up". Canadian Premier League.
  24. ^ "Lawrence Announces Three New Additions to Squad for Nations League Qualifier". Trinidad & Tobago Football Association. 3 September 2019.
  25. ^ "Y9's Ryan Telfer makes international debut for Trinidad & Tobago". 6 September 2019.
  26. ^ Jacques, John (10 September 2019). "Ryan Telfer Scores For Trinidad And Tobago".
  27. ^ Jacques, John (29 June 2021). "Atletico Ottawa's Telfer Called Up For Gold Cup Campaign".
  28. ^ Ryan Telfer at Soccerway
  29. ^ "Ryan Telfer". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved 11 September 2019.

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