Jayden Nelson

Jayden Nelson (born September 26, 2002) is a Canadian soccer player who plays as a forward for Toronto FC II in USL League One.

Jayden Nelson
Personal information
Date of birth (2002-09-26) 26 September 2002
Place of birth Brampton, Ontario
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Toronto FC II
Number 53
Youth career
0000–2016 Brampton YSC
2016–2018 Toronto FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018 Toronto FC III 7 (1)
2019– Toronto FC II 14 (0)
National team
2017 Canada U15 4 (0)
2019– Canada U17 9 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 5, 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of November 3, 2019

Club career


Nelson began playing for Toronto FC Academy in the USSDA in 2016, playing for the U14 team.[1] He has since played for the U16/17 and U18/19 teams as well.[1]

Toronto FC III

Nelson made his debut for Toronto FC III in League1 Ontario on May 20, 2018 in a game against Toronto Skillz FC.[2] He scored his first goal for Toronto FC III on June 17, 2018 against Windsor TFC.[2]

Toronto FC II

Nelson made his professional debut for Toronto FC II in USL League One on April 6, 2019, coming on as an 82nd minute substitute for Jacob Shaffelburg against Orlando City B.[3]

International career



Nelson made his debut for the Canada national under-15 team in the 2017 CONCACAF Boys' Under-15 Championship on August 13, 2017 against the United States.[4] Nelson played in all four games of the tournament as Canada reached the semi-finals.[4]


Nelson made his debut for the Canada national under-17 team in the 2019 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship on May 2, 2019 against the United States.[4] Against Guatemala in the second game of the group stage, Nelson scored a hat-trick in a 4–2 win.[5] Nelson scored twice more in the tournament – against Curaçao and Costa Rica respectively – as Canada qualified for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup for the first time since 2013.[6]


  1. "Jayden Nelson". tfc.ussoccerda.com. Retrieved May 30, 2019.
  2. "TFC III - 2018 Regular Season - Jayden Nelson". www.league1ontario.com. Retrieved May 30, 2019.
  3. "Orlando City B vs. Toronto FC II - April 5, 2019". www.uslleagueone.com. Retrieved May 30, 2019.
  4. "Jayden Nelson". www.canadasoccer.com. Retrieved May 30, 2019.
  5. Baer, Benjamin (May 4, 2019). "Toronto FC's Jayden Nelson leads Canada U-17s over Guatemala". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved May 30, 2019.
  6. "Canada books spot at FIFA U-17 World Cup with dramatic shootout win over Costa Rica". The Globe and Mail. May 12, 2019. Retrieved May 30, 2019.

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