Sébastien Thurière

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Sébastien Thurière
Personal information
Date of birth (1990-01-06) January 6, 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sheikh Russel KC
Number 7
Youth career
2008–2012 South Florida Bulls
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011 Bradenton Academics 14 (2)
2012 VSI Tampa Flames 15 (2)
2013 VSI Tampa Bay FC 21 (4)
2014 Dayton Dutch Lions 25 (4)
2015 Charleston Battery 19 (1)
2016 San Antonio FC 22 (1)
2016– Sheikh Russel KC
National team
2014– Haiti 20 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 5, 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of August 20, 2015

Sébastien Thurière (born January 6, 1990) is a Haitian footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for Sheikh Russel KC.

Early life[edit]

Thurière was born in St. Petersburg, Florida.[1] Prior to his professional career he played soccer at the University of South Florida. He recorded 13 goals and 7 assists in his college career. He captained the South Florida Bulls for 3 years before graduating with a BA in Environmental Science and starting his professional career.


In 2004, Thurière spent playing at Cap Girondins de Bordeaux youth academy in Bordeaux France, finishing first in his class.

He was tagged by Real Salt Lake's MLS program between 2007–2008. In 2008 , he trained with Blackburn Rovers FC Reserves in England for 3 weeks.

He was rated Seminole High School's best midfielder for three consecutive years between 06–08. He was named MVP in ‘07 and ‘08, along with Pinellas All-County Player of the Year (2008), County All-Star team honors (2008) and led Seminole HS in scoring (2008). Three time State Champions and one regional title with RSL Club in Tampa, Fl. He was named to RISE Magazine’s All Soccer Area Team in ‘07 and ‘08.

Professional career[edit]

VSI Tampa Bay[edit]

Thurière made his debut for VSI Tampa Bay FC of USL Pro on 30 March 2013 in a 1-0 loss to Phoenix FC in which he started.[2]

Dayton Dutch Lions[edit]

After VSI Tampa Bay was shut down in late 2013, Thurière remained in the USL with Dayton Dutch Lions for the 2014 season. Thuriere was released by Dayton after the club chose to leave USL and return to amateur status following the season.

Charleston Battery[edit]

Thurière joined his third USL club Charleston Battery for the 2015 season and made 19 appearances. Played a strong roll as a central midfielder, but missed a good portion of the season due to International play with Haiti. Thuriere was called up for World Cup Qualifiers, International friendlies, and the 2015 Gold Cup.

San Antonio FC[edit]

After a pre season camp with SK Brann, Thurière signed with USL expansion club San Antonio FC in early 2016.


Though born and raised in the United States, Thurière is eligible for the Haiti national team and was first called into the squad for the 2014 Caribbean Cup. Thurière has become a regular member of the national side, recording one assist in a qualification game (Haiti 1-0 Trinidad) helped Haiti qualify for the first time in the Nation's history for the Copa America Centario. He has been selected for 30 matches, and has earned himself 20 caps with the Senior team in which many he has started. He has participated in World Cup Qualifiers for 2018 Russia, Caribbean Cup 2014 (3rd place), CONCACAF 2015 Gold Cup, Copa America Centario 2016 qualification, Copa America Camp, and Caribbean Cup 2016.

Career statistics[edit]


Statistics accurate as of 16 January 2014

Club Season League US Open Cup Other CONCACAF Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
VSI Tampa Bay FC 2013 21 1 0 0 0 0 21 1
Career total 21 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 1


  1. ^ "Ranking Haitian Players by Leagues". HaitiSports. July 6, 2014. Retrieved September 10, 2014. 
  2. ^ "VSI Tampa Bay FC at Phoenix FC Wolves 0:1". USL Soccer. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 

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