Scarborough SC

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Scarborough SC team logo.jpg
Full nameScarborough Soccer Club
Founded2014
StadiumBirchmount Stadium
Scarborough, Ontario
Owner(s)Angel Belchev
GMKiril Dimitrov
CoachZoran Rajović
LeagueCanadian Soccer League
2019Regular season: 2nd
Playoffs:Champions
WebsiteClub website

Scarborough SC is a Canadian soccer team founded in 2014. The team is currently a member of the Canadian Soccer League, a league that is not sanctioned by a FIFA recognized body. The team plays home games out of Birchmount Stadium in the district of Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario. The team's colours are green, and black.

History[edit]

Scarborough SC was formed in 2014 as an expansion franchise in the Canadian Soccer League.[1] Marking the return of professional soccer to Scarborough, Toronto since 2007 when the Canadian Lions held the territorial rights. Team owner Angel Belchev hired the services of CSL veteran Kiril Dimitrov to recruit players, and assumed the duties of general manager, and as head coach/player.[2] He brought in several players with European experience including CSL veterans. Overseas recruitment consisted of Dobrin Orlovski, Tihomir Kosturkov, Mladen Kukrika, and Aleksandar Malbasic.[3][4][5] Several players were acquired from North York Astros like Joey Melo, Gabe Gala, Boris Miličić, Mark Jankovic, Jason Lopes, Jose Goncalves De Sousa, and Ricardo Munguía Pérez.[6]

The club's first home venue was located at Downsview Park. In their debut season the club finished tenth in the overall standings missing the final postseason spot by a goal difference. De Sousa finished as the club's top goalscorer with 15 goals. In preparations for the 2016 season the club moved their home venue to Birchmount Stadium, and appointed Ricardo Munguia Perez as the new head coach.[7][8] Perez's notable acquisitions were Canadian international Adrian Cann, Aleksandar Stojiljković, Adis Hasecic, Nemanja Simeunovic, Alon Badat, and Metodi Iliev.[9][10][11] The 2016 season marked the first time Scarborough qualified for the postseason by finishing third, and posting the third best defensive record.[12] Their playoff run was cut short after a 3-0 defeat to Hamilton City SC.[13]

Roster[edit]

As of August 19, 2019[14]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Sierra Leone GK John Trye
3 Serbia DF Momčilo Rudan
4 Serbia DF Stefan Rudan
5 Serbia MF Zoran Knežević
6 MF Mirza Čolić
7 Serbia MF Stefan Stojiljković [15]
8 MF Milorad Stefanović
10 Serbia FW Aleksandar Stojiljković
12 Bosnia and Herzegovina DF Marko Filipović
15 Serbia DF Stefan Arsenijević [16]
16 Bosnia and Herzegovina GK Miloš Đurković [17]
17 Jamaica FW Kavin Bryan
18 DF Angel Angelov
19 Bosnia and Herzegovina MF Zoran Rajović
20 MF Odain Omaro Simpson
21 DF Alen Kučalović
22 MF Mehdi Barati Mahvar
No. Position Player
23 Serbia DF Ivan Ćendić [18]
30 Bulgaria FW Kiril Dimitrov
MF Abdul Abdulmumini
MF Dimitri Bannikov
MF Raphael Barboza Da Silva
Chile FW Gonzalo Matias Cabrera Celis [19]
MF Vladimir Dragicevic
Mexico MF Ricardo Fonseca [20]
Mexico DF Jesus Eduardo Compean Gonzalez [21]
GK Adrian Ibáñez
DF Maieemollah Mobin
Jamaica MF Marvin Morgan Jr.
Mexico DF Ricardo Pérez Padilla [22]
MF Ivan Prieto
DF Milos Tomcic
Serbia MF Neven Radaković

Head coaches[edit]

Years Name Nation
2015 Kiril Dimitrov  Bulgaria
2016 Ricardo Munguía  Mexico
2017 Krum Bibishkov  Bulgaria
2018– Zoran Rajović  Bosnia and Herzegovina

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs
2015[23] First division CSL Tenth Did not qualify
2016[24] First division CSL Third Quarter-finals
2017[25] First division CSL Fourth Finals
2018[26] First division CSL Fourth Finals
2019[27] First division CSL Second Champions

References[edit]

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  9. ^ Adamson, Stan. "ADRIAN CANN IN THE TWILIGHT OF A GREAT CAREER…Will assist Scarborough in bid for title | Canadian Soccer League". canadiansoccerleague.ca. Retrieved January 19, 2017.
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  11. ^ Damyanov, Stefan (May 5, 2017). "Най-българският отбор в Канада - Gong.bg". Archived from the original on May 5, 2017. Retrieved May 5, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
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  13. ^ Adamson, Stan. "YORK REGION AND HAMILTON ADVANCE TO SEMIFINALS……Shooters and Atomic will meet in Second Division final | Canadian Soccer League". canadiansoccerleague.ca. Retrieved January 19, 2017.
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  15. ^ "FK Radan Lebane". srbijafudbal.com. Retrieved August 4, 2019.
  16. ^ "Stefan Arsenijevic - Radnicki Kragujevac". footballdatabase.eu. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  17. ^ "Milos Djurkovic - Free". footballdatabase.eu. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  18. ^ "Prva liga Srbija". www.prvaligasrbije.com. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  19. ^ "Брежанецът К. Димитров влиза и бележи в Канада, привлечен от него чилиец се отпуши с хеттрик". Вестник СТРУМА (in Bulgarian). Retrieved October 9, 2019.
  20. ^ "LIGA MX - Página Oficial de la Liga Mexicana del Fútbol Profesional". ligamx.net. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
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  22. ^ "LIGA MX - Página Oficial de la Liga Mexicana del Fútbol Profesional". ligabbva.mx. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  23. ^ "First Division Standings 2015 | Canadian Soccer League". canadiansoccerleague.ca. Retrieved August 1, 2016.
  24. ^ "2016 First Division Standing | Canadian Soccer League". canadiansoccerleague.ca. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  25. ^ "2017 First Division Standings | Canadian Soccer League". canadiansoccerleague.ca. Retrieved October 8, 2017.
  26. ^ "2018 CSL First Division Standings – Canadian Soccer League". canadiansoccerleague.ca. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  27. ^ "2019 CSL First Division Standings – Canadian Soccer League". Retrieved October 14, 2019.

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