Jens Kraemer

Jens Kraemer (born July 14, 1963) is a Canadian former soccer player and manager who played in the Canadian Soccer League, American Professional Soccer League, and the Canadian National Soccer League.

Jens Kraemer
Personal information
Full name Jens Kraemer
Date of birth (1963-07-14) 14 July 1963
Place of birth Hamburg, West Germany
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1993 North York Rockets
1994 Toronto Rockets 5 (0)
1995 Toronto Italia
1996 Oakville Western Canadians
Teams managed
1999 Oshawa Flames
2004 Canada U15 (women)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing career

Kraemer began his career in 1987 with the North York Rockets of the Canadian Soccer League. After a six-year tenure with North York, he signed with the Toronto Rockets of the American Professional Soccer League. He made his debut on July 8, 1994 in a match against the Seattle Sounders.[1] In total he would appear in five matches for the club.[2] In 1995, he signed with Toronto Italia of the Canadian National Soccer League.[3] The following season, he signed with Oakville Western Canadians, and made his debut for the club on June 2, 1996 in a match against North York Talons.[4] He helped Oakville secure a fourth-place finish in the standings, and clinched a postseason berth. In the playoffs semifinals the club faced Toronto Italia, but were eliminated from playoff contention by a score of 6-4 on goals on aggregate.[5]

Managerial career

In 1999, he was appointed the head coach for Oshawa Flames of the Canadian Professional Soccer League. He helped the club achieve a fifth position and reached the semifinals of the League Cup before going out 2-0 on aggregate to Toronto Croatia, the second match proving decisive at the Etobicoke Centennial Stadium.[6] In 2004, he served as the head coach to Canada's women U-15 national team.[7] In 2011, he was named a regional scout for TFC Academy in the Durham region.[8]

References

  1. Glover, Robin. "July 8, 1994". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2016-01-03.
  2. Lodes, Kirk J. (2008-01-01). The American Soccer Guide. Kirk Lodes. ISBN 9781930852099.
  3. Glover, Robin. "CNSL July 17th". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2016-01-03.
  4. Glover, Robin. "Sunday June 2nd, 1996". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2016-01-03.
  5. Glover, Robin. "October 20, 1996". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2016-01-03.
  6. Glover, Robin. "Oshawa Flames vs Toronto Croatia". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2016-01-03.
  7. "Canada Soccer". canadasoccer.com. Retrieved 2018-08-04.
  8. "Academy Starts Five-Month Pilot Project". torontofc.com.
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