Dunfield in 2011
|Full name||Terence Dunfield|
|Date of birth||February 20, 1982|
|Place of birth||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|2011||Vancouver Whitecaps FC||16||(1)|
|2017–||Toronto FC U14|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Terence Dunfield (born February 20, 1982) is a Canadian retired soccer player who played as a midfielder. He is now the head coach of the Toronto FC Academy U14 team, as well as a soccer analyst for TSN.
As a schoolboy, Dunfield played in a tournament at Keele, where he was scouted by Manchester City. At the age of 15, he made the move to England to join up with City's youth set-up. He progressed through a good youth team which included the likes of Shaun Wright-Phillips and Joey Barton. Dunfield made his first Premier League appearance against Chelsea for Manchester City in 2001, coming on in the 36th minute for Jeff Whitley. However, following the departure of Joe Royle and the arrival of Kevin Keegan, Dunfield found first-team opportunities hard to come by. In 2002, he was loaned to Bury, where he revelled in the opportunity to play first-team football. At the end of his loan spell, and although Keegan planned to offer him a new contract, Dunfield asked to leave City.
Dunfield subsequently signed a three-year deal with Bury, where he made 74 league appearances during his time with the club. In January 2005, he suffered a broken kneecap in a game against Leyton Orient, and at the end of the season he was released. However, after seeing a specialist in North America, Dunfield underwent an operation and was told afterward that he would be able to play again in nine months. He spent the last four months of rehabilitation at Manchester City, and in July 2007 he completed his comeback by signing for Macclesfield Town after a trial period during pre-season. He went on to become the club's 2007–08 player of the season.
Dunfield signed for Shrewsbury Town in January 2009 for £65,000. His first season was considered stop-start, and he struggled to fit into his new team's style of play. However, his form improved the following season, and as a result he was handed his first full international cap by Canada.
After earning his cap, Dunfield was advised by Canadian manager Stephen Hart that he needed to be playing at a higher level than League Two if he had any aspirations of furthering his international career. As a result, a month after gaining his cap he was allowed to leave by new Shrewsbury manager Graham Turner. Turner said that he was "far from happy with the player basically implying that this club and English League Two football was not good enough for him."
While on trial with Motherwell of the Scottish Premier League, Dunfield was offered a contract by the Vancouver Whitecaps, which he accepted with the knowledge he could move to the MLS club in 2011.
On December 10, 2010, it was announced that Dunfield would be a member of Vancouver Whitecaps FC in Major League Soccer. After making 12 league appearances for the MLS club, Dunfield was traded to Toronto FC on July 14, 2011. Dunfield made his debut for Toronto on July 30 as a second half sub for Julian De Guzman against Portland Timbers, the game ended as a 2–2 away draw. Dunfield scored his first goal for Toronto in injury time against his former club, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, on July 11, 2012, clinching the 3–2 home victory. Team officials named Dunfield the Toronto FC player of the year in 2012. Dunfield was waived in June 2013.
For the 2016 season, he signed with Toronto Atomic FC in the Canadian Soccer League, where he recorded his first goal on June 25, 2016 against Scarborough SC. In his debut season he finished as the club's top goalscorcer with eight goals.
Dunfield made his debut for Canada's senior team in a 1–1 draw against Venezuela on May 29, 2010. On June 1, 2011 Dunfield scored his first international goal in a 2–2 friendly match against Ecuador at BMO Field. On January 26, 2013 Dunfield was given the captaincy for the senior team in a friendly against Denmark; the match ended 4–0 in favour of Denmark.
- Scores and results list Canada's goal tally first.
|1||June 1, 2011||BMO Field, Toronto, Canada||Ecuador||1–0||2–2||Friendly match|
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- Terry Dunfield at Major League Soccer
- Terry Dunfield – FIFA competition record
- Terry Dunfield at National-Football-Teams.com
- Terry Dunfield at Soccerbase
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