Jelani Peters

Jelani Peters (born December 17, 1993) is a Trinidadian footballer who plays for Toronto FC II in the United Soccer League.[1]

Jelani Peters
Personal information
Date of birth (1993-12-17) 17 December 1993
Place of birth Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Toronto FC II
Number 72
Youth career
Metro Stars
St. Ann's Rangers
San Juan Jabloteh
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2016 St. Ann's Rangers (5)
2016–2017 W Connection 18 (1)
2017Toronto FC II (loan) 2 (0)
2017– Toronto FC II 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:55, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Playing career

Club career

Peters played 22 matches with W Connection during the 2016–17 season (18 in league, 4 in Champions League) before being loaned out to American second-tier side Toronto FC II in April 2017, after a preseason trial.[2]

He made his league debut with the team on April 7, appearing as a part of the starting XI in a 0–0 draw with the Rochester Rhinos.[3] After another appearance against Ottawa Fury, Toronto FC II signed Peters to a permanent contract on May 19.[3] Later that day, he played against Tampa Bay Rowdies, again in head coach Jason Bent's starting XI.[4]

International career

Peters was called up to the Trinidad and Tobago national team in November 2016, and appeared on the bench in 2018 World Cup qualifying games against Costa Rica and Honduras.[5]


  1. Soccerway profile
  2. Platt, Oliver (April 3, 2017). "Toronto FC II sign W Connection duo Aikim Andrews & Jelani Peters". Waking the Red. SB Nation. Retrieved June 11, 2017.
  3. "Toronto FC II sign Jelani Peters" (Press release). Toronto FC. May 19, 2017. Retrieved June 11, 2017.
  4. Grossi, James (May 20, 2017). "Goal drought ends, but TFC II can't hold off the Rowdies". Waking the Red. SB Nation. Retrieved June 11, 2017.
  5. Fuentes, Shaun (November 11, 2016). "New boy Jelani doing it for mom". Trinidad and Tobago Guardian. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
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