Tosaint Ricketts

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Tosaint Ricketts
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Personal information
Full name Tosaint Antony Ricketts
Date of birth (1987-08-06) 6 August 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Forward, Winger, Full Back
Club information
Current team
Toronto FC
Number 87
Youth career
2005–2008 Green Bay Phoenix
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 MYPA 40 (9)
2010–2012 Politehnica Timișoara 24 (6)
2012 Vålerenga 3 (1)
2013 Sandnes Ulf 12 (0)
2013–2014 Bucaspor 25 (7)
2014–2015 Hapoel Haifa 30 (1)
2015–2016 Boluspor 15 (1)
2016– Toronto FC 13 (3)
National team
2007 Canada U20 8 (5)
2008 Canada U23 5 (2)
2011– Canada 55 (15)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of March 18, 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of January 22, 2017

Tosaint Antony Ricketts (born 6 August 1987) is a Canadian professional soccer player who currently plays for Toronto FC in Major League Soccer and the Canadian national team as a forward.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Ricketts was one of the top short distance runners in Alberta, and he began his youth career at University of Wisconsin Green Bay.

MYPA[edit]

Ricketts joined Veikkausliiga club MyPa in 2009. He made his debut on 4 March 2009 and scored his first goal against Kuopion Palloseura on 13 June. He scored two goals in Europa League against Politehnica Timișoara who became interested in signing him.

Politehnica Timișoara[edit]

On 19 November 2010 Ricketts signed with the Romanian club Politehnica Timișoara for three years.[1] At his presentation at the press conference, he said : "I'm glad I signed with Poli, to me is a step forward in my career. I can't wait to play at my new team and I can't wait to reunite "Poli" fans, which impressed me when I played here in Europa League with MyPa-47". He chose the number 87. On 26 February 2011 Ricketts made his debut for Politehnica Timișoara on Dan Păltinişanu in a 3–1 win against Gaz Metan Mediaş.[2] He played twenty minutes in the match after replacing injured Marián Čišovský. Ricketts scored his first goal for Politehnica Timișoara on 5 March 2011 against CFR Cluj. He scored the winning goal in the 78th minute.[3] Politehnica Timișoara was bankrupted in the summer of 2012, and Ricketts was released from his contract.[4]

Vålerenga[edit]

On 31 August 2012 it was announced that Ricketts had signed for Vålerenga in the Norwegian Tippeligaen on a free transfer, he would be joining fellow Canadian international Lars Hirschfeld at the club.[4] Ricketts made his debut in Norway as a second half sub for Torgeir Børven in a 1–0 defeat to Sogndal 5 November 2012.[5]

Sandnes Ulf[edit]

In early January 2013 it was announced that Ricketts had signed with Sandnes Ulf allowing him to remain in the Tippeligaen.[6] He made his debut for the club on 17 March in a 2–0 defeat to Strømsgodset.[7] Ricketts played a total of 12 matches in Tippeligaen until he left Sandnes Ulf in September 2013, he also scored two goals for the club in the Norwegian Cup.[8]

Bucaspor[edit]

On 6 September 2013 Ricketts signed for Turkish First League club Bucaspor, a 1-year contract with a 1-year option.[9] He scored his first two goals for the team in a 5-4 loss to Adana Demirspor on 22 September 2013.[10]

Hapoel Haifa[edit]

On 16 July 2014 Ricketts announced on Twitter he had signed for Israeli Premier League club Hapoel Haifa. He debuted with the side on 16 August 2014 in a Toto Cup match against Bnei Sakhnin, and scored a goal in an eventual 2-2 draw.[11] He scored his first league goal against Beitar Jerusalem in a loss on 9 February 2015.[12] In total, Ricketts made 30 appearances for the club, scoring a single goal. His lack of offensive production at the club can be attributed to being used as a defender for the entire season because of personnel issues on the roster.[13]

Boluspor[edit]

After one season in Israel, Ricketts returned to Turkey and signed with Boluspor on August 3, 2015.[14] Ricketts left Boluspor in early 2016 after a dispute over unpaid wages.[15]

Toronto FC[edit]

On July 20, 2016, Ricketts returned to Canada to sign with Toronto FC in Major League Soccer.[16] Ricketts would later score his first goal with the club in a 1-0 win over Real Salt Lake. Upon conclusion of the 2016 season, Toronto FC signed Ricketts to a 2 year extension.[17]

International career[edit]

In 2007 Tosaint was called up to the Canadian U-20 team for the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup held on home soil. He also made appearances for Canada in the 2008 CONCACAF Men's Pre-Olympic Tournament in which he scored twice against Guatemala.

In late January 2011, Ricketts was called up by Canada for the first time ahead of its international friendly against Greece on 9 February.[18] Ricketts made his senior team debut for Canada as a late second half sub in this game which ended as a 1–0 loss. Tosaint was one of three Canadian players to make their international senior debut against Greece; Milan Borjan and David Edgar were the other two.[19]

On 1 June 2011 Ricketts scored his first international goal, a stoppage time equalizer, in a 2–2 friendly match against Ecuador at BMO Field.[20] Ricketts made his CONCACAF Gold Cup debut on 14 June in a 1–1 draw against Panama as a second half sub for Josh Simpson.

Ricketts continued his goal scoring form in World Cup Qualifying during his first ever start for the national team on 15 November 2011 during a 4–0 home victory over Saint Kitts and Nevis.[21]

Ricketts reached 10 goals for Canada on June 16, 2015 after scoring a brace against Dominica in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying. This tied him with Paul Peschisolido and Tomasz Radzinski for 9th all time on Canada's scoring charts.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played March 18, 2017
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club League Season National Cup[a] League Cup[b] Continental[c] Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
MYPA Veikkausliiga 2009[22] 16 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 5
2010[22] 24 4 1 0 6 1 5 5 0 0 36 10
Total 40 9 1 0 6 1 5 5 0 0 52 15
Timișoara Liga I 2010–11[22] 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1
2011–12[22] 15 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 2
Total 24 6 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 7
Vålerenga Tippeligaen 2012[22] 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Total 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Sandnes Ulf Tippeligaen 2013[22] 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Total 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Bucaspor TFF First League 2013–14[22] 25 7 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 9
Total 25 7 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 9
Hapoel Haifa Israeli Premier League 2014–15[22] 30 1 1 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 36 3
Total 30 1 1 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 36 3
Boluspor TFF First League 2015–16[22] 15 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 1
Total 15 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 1
Toronto FC MLS 2016[22] 11 3 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 5
2017 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 13 3 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 5
Career Total 162 28 17 5 11 3 5 5 0 0 195 41
  1. ^ Includes Finnish Cup, Cupa României, Turkish Cup & Israel State Cup matches.
  2. ^ Includes Finnish League Cup & Toto Cup matches.
  3. ^ Includes UEFA Europa League matches.

International[edit]

As of match played 22 January 2017[23]
Canada national team
Year Apps Goals
2011 9 3
2012 9 2
2013 12 0
2014 5 2
2015 12 5
2016 8 3
2017 1 1
Total 55 15

International goals[edit]

As of match played January 22, 2017.[23]
Scores and results list Canada's goal tally first.
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 1 June 2011 BMO Field, Toronto, Canada  Ecuador 2–2 2–2 Friendly
2 6 Sep 2011 Estadio Juan Ramón Loubriel, Bayamon, Puerto Rico  Puerto Rico 3–0 3–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
3 15 Nov 2011 BMO Field, Toronto, Canada  Saint Kitts and Nevis 4–0 4–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
4 15 Aug 2012 Central Broward Regional Park, Lauderhill, United States  Trinidad and Tobago 1–0 2–0 Friendly
5 12 Oct 2012 BMO Field, Toronto, Canada  Cuba 1–0 3–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
6 27 May 2014 Stadion SVU Mauer, Mauer, Austria  Moldova 1–1 1–1 Friendly
7 9 September 2014 BMO Field, Toronto, Canada  Jamaica 3–1 3–1 Friendly
8 30 March 2015 Estadio Juan Ramón Loubriel, Bayamon, Puerto Rico  Puerto Rico 1–0 3–0 Friendly
9 16 June 2015 BMO Field, Toronto, Canada  Dominica 3–0 4–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
10 4–0
11 4 September 2015 BMO Field, Toronto, Canada  Belize 1–0 3–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
12 2–0
13 6 October 2016 Stade de Marrakech, Marrakesh, Morocco  Mauritania 1–0
4–0
Friendly
14 4–0
15 22 January 2017 Bermuda National Stadium, Hamilton, Bermuda  Bermuda 2–1 4–2 Friendly

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ricketts signed with Poli!" (in Romanian). Politehnica Timișoara. 19 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Poli – Gaz Metan 3–1". Politehnica Timișoara. Retrieved 26 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Ricketts gives Poli the victory". Politehnica Timișoara. Retrieved 5 March 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Snare, Kaja Marie (31 August 2012). "VIF signerte kanadisk landslagsspiller" (in Norwegian). Nettavisen. Retrieved 27 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Sogndal vs. Valerenga 5 November". Soccer Way. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  6. ^ the11.ca
  7. ^ sandnesulf.no
  8. ^ Waage, Thor Erik (6 September 2013). "Ricketts forlater Ulf" (in Norwegian). Rogalands Avis. Retrieved 29 September 2013. 
  9. ^ http://www.bucaspor.org.tr/yeni/Haberler.aspx?HaberId=1385
  10. ^ http://ca.soccerway.com/matches/2013/09/22/turkey/1-lig/adana-demirspor/bucaspor/1549329/
  11. ^ Anderson, Eric (18 August 2014). "State pro notes: Ricketts scores in debut with Israeli club Hapoel Haifa". 
  12. ^ Squizzato, Daniel (10 February 2015). "Canadian Exports: Tosaint Ricketts opens account in Israel, Marcus Haber notches two assists in England". 
  13. ^ Squizzato, Daniel. "Canadian Exports: Tosaint Ricketts signs with Turkish club Boluspor ahead of tough World Cup qualifying stretch". Major League Soccer. Retrieved 4 August 2015. 
  14. ^ "Yeni transferlerimiz ile sözleşme imzalandı". August 3, 2015. 
  15. ^ Veenstra, Michael (April 1, 2016). "Canada Winger Tosaint Ricketts in TFC Talks". 
  16. ^ "Toronto FC Sign Tosaint Ricketts". Toronto FC. 20 July 2016. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 
  17. ^ Toronto FC (Feb 2, 2017). "Toronto FC sign Tosaint Ricketts to new deal". 
  18. ^ Canada announces roster for Greece friendly; Canadasoccer.com, 3 February 2011
  19. ^ Canada vs. Greece stats; Canadasoccer.com, 9 February 2011
  20. ^ "Canada draw Ecuador". Sportsnet.ca. Rogers Sportsnet. 1 June 2011. Retrieved 1 June 2011. 
  21. ^ "Canada Finishes With Authority". Toronto FC. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  22. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Tosaint Ricketts profile". Soccerway. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  23. ^ a b "Tosaint Ricketts' CanadaSoccer profile". CanadaSoccer. Retrieved 26 August 2016. 

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