Chris Mannella

Christopher "Chris" Mannella (born June 7, 1994) is a Canadian professional soccer player who plays as a midfielder for York9.

Chris Mannella
Mannella with Toronto FC in 2012
Personal information
Full name Christopher Mannella
Date of birth (1994-06-07) June 7, 1994
Place of birth Toronto, Canada
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder, Centre-back
Club information
Current team
York9
Number
Youth career
2003–2008 Spartacus
2009–2014 Toronto FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014 Toronto FC III 11 (2)
2015–2016 Toronto FC II 38 (1)
2014–2016 Toronto FC 0 (0)
2017 Vaughan Azzurri 15 (2)
2018–2019 Ottawa Fury 59 (0)
2020– York9 0 (0)
National team
2015–2016 Canada U23 9 (0)
2015– Canada 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of December 17, 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:42, May 20, 2016 (UTC)

Club career

Toronto FC

Mannella joined the youth academy of Toronto FC in 2009 to play in the Canadian Soccer League.[1][2] In 2014, he was a part of the inaugural season of League1 Ontario with Toronto's senior Academy team.[3] He was named the team's captain and made 11 appearances for the side as they captured the regular season championship.[4]

On September 14, 2014, Mannella signed a homegrown player contract with Toronto FC, making him the 10th homegrown signing in club history.[5]

Mannella was loaned to Toronto FC II on March 20, 2015 ahead of their inaugural season in the USL.[6] He was named captain of the team upon his arrival. Mannella made his debut against the Charleston Battery on March 21.[7] After two years with Toronto FC II, the club announced they would not pick up Mannella's contract option for the 2017 season.[8]

Ottawa Fury

On March 16, 2018, Mannella signed with the Ottawa Fury after trialing in pre-season.[9] In November 2018, The Fury announced Mannella would return for a second season in 2019.[10] After two seasons with the Fury, the club would cease operations for the 2020 season, making Mannella a free agent.[11]

York9

On December 17, 2019, Mannella signed with Canadian Premier League side York9.[12]

International career

On January 9, 2015, Mannella received his first call-up to the Canadian men's national team for friendlies against Iceland on January 16 and 19.[13] He made his international debut a week later.[14]

In May 2016, Mannella was called to Canada's U23 national team for a pair of friendlies against Guyana and Grenada.[15] He saw action in both matches.[16]

Honours

References

  1. "TFC signs Chris Mannella". September 15, 2014.
  2. "Senior Squad | Toronto FC". August 27, 2012. Archived from the original on August 27, 2012. Retrieved February 24, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. Rowaan, Dave (April 4, 2014). "League1 Ontario announces teams for inaugural season".
  4. "TFC Academy Triumphs". October 4, 2014.
  5. "Toronto FC announce signing of Christopher Mannella as club's 10th Homegrown player". MLSsoccer.com. Major League Soccer. September 14, 2014. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  6. "Toronto FC loan seven players to Toronto FC II". March 20, 2015.
  7. Hylton, Kamal (March 21, 2015). "Match Recap: TFC II vs. Charleston".
  8. Toronto FC staff (December 12, 2016). "Toronto FC Exercise Contract Options on 13 Players". Toronto FC.
  9. "Fury FC adds trialists Mannella, Mohsen to roster ahead of season opener". Ottawa Fury FC. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  10. "Haworth, Gagnon-Laparé, Mannella return to Fury for 2019". Ottawa Fury. November 15, 2018.
  11. "Fury owners blame 'politics' for decision to suspend operations". CBC Ottawa. November 8, 2019.
  12. "York9 FC Signs Midfielder Chris Mannella". York9 FC. December 17, 2019. Retrieved December 17, 2019.
  13. Squizzato, Daniel (January 9, 2015). "Benito Floro eyes future with prospect-filled roster for Canada's upcoming friendlies vs. Iceland". MLSsoccer.com. Major League Soccer. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  14. "Canada Vs. Iceland". Retrieved March 12, 2015.
  15. Canada Soccer Association. "Canada announces roster for Caribbean tour". Retrieved May 19, 2016.
  16. Canada Soccer Association. "Canada m23 wins again on Caribbean tour". Retrieved May 19, 2016.
  17. "League1 Ontario Announces 2017 Men's First, Second and Third Team All-Stars". League1 Ontario. November 10, 2017.


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