Thomas Meilleur-Giguère

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Thomas Meilleur-Giguère
Personal information
Date of birth (1997-11-13) November 13, 1997 (age 20)
Place of birth Repentigny, Quebec, Canada
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Ottawa Fury
(on loan from Montreal Impact)
Number 26
Youth career
L'Assomption
2013–2016 Montreal Impact
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016 FC Montreal 21 (2)
2017 Ottawa Fury 4 (0)
2018– Montreal Impact 0 (0)
2018–Ottawa Fury (loan) 23 (1)
National team
2016–2017 Canada U20 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 15, 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of July 24, 2017

Thomas Meilleur-Giguère (born November 13, 1997) is a Canadian soccer player who plays as a defender for the Ottawa Fury, on loan from the Montreal Impact.[1]

Club career[edit]

FC Montreal[edit]

Meilleur-Giguère was part of the Montreal Impact Academy U18 side which finished the 2014/15 U.S. Soccer Development Academy in first place in the overall standings. In February 2016, he was one of four teammates who had a training stint with Bologna F.C. 1909 of Serie A.[2] FC Montreal signed Meilleur-Giguère for their 2016 season in the USL[3] and made his professional debut for the club on March 28 in a 2–0 defeat to Toronto FC II.[4] He score two goals in 21 matches for FC Montreal.[5]

Ottawa Fury[edit]

In February 2017 Meilleur-Giguère signed with the Ottawa Fury, the Montreal Impact's new affiliate club.[6] He played four matches for the club during the 2017 season.[5] Meilleur-Giguère signed a first-team contract with Montreal Impact on November 13, 2017.[1] However, on February 28, 2018 he was loaned back to the Ottawa Fury.[7]

International career[edit]

Meilleur-Giguère was called to numerous Canadian U-18 in 2014 and 2015.[8] On March 17, 2016, he was called up to the Canada U20 squad in their two games against England.[9] In August 2016, he was called up to the U-20 team for a pair of friendlies against Costa Rica[10] Meilleur-Giguère was nominated for Canada's U-20 player of the year in 2016.[11] In February 2017, Meilleur-Giguère was named to Canada's roster for the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship[12]

Career statistics[edit]

As of games played on September 15, 2018.
Club Season League Cup[a] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
FC Montreal 2016 USL 21 2 21 2
Ottawa Fury 2017 4 0 0 0 4 0
2018 23 1 4 0 27 1
Totals 27 1 4 0 31 1
Career totals 48 3 4 0 52 3
Reference:[5]
  1. ^ Appearances in the Canadian Championship.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "James Pantemis et Thomas Meilleur-Giguère signent un contrat MLS avec l'Impact". Montreal Impact. Retrieved November 13, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Four players from FC Montreal in Bologna for a training camp". Montreal Impact. Retrieved April 19, 2016. 
  3. ^ "FC Montreal roster unveiled". USL Soccer. Retrieved May 9, 2016. 
  4. ^ "FC Montreal loses 2-0 against Toronto FC II". Montreal Impact. March 28, 2015. Retrieved April 24, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c "T. Meilleur-Giguère". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved December 5, 2017. 
  6. ^ Ottawa Fury (February 17, 2017). "Fury FC sign Meilleur-Giguere and Mkungilwa from the Montreal Impact". 
  7. ^ "Fury FC adds trio from Impact led by Salazar". Ottawa Fury FC. Retrieved March 1, 2018. 
  8. ^ "Canada Soccer profile: Thomas Meilleur-Giguère". Retrieved May 9, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Canada Soccer selects players for England youth friendly". Canada Soccer. March 20, 2016. Retrieved May 10, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Canada m20 announces squad and matches against Costa Rica". Canada Soccer Association. August 24, 2016. 
  11. ^ Canada Soccer (November 28, 2016). "Award nominees announced for annual Canada Soccer Player Awards". Canada Soccer. 
  12. ^ Neil Davidson (February 9, 2017). "Canada names young squad for CONCACAF U-20 Championship". Sportsnet.