Jordan Hamilton (soccer)

Jordan Patrick Dear Hamilton (born March 17, 1996) is a Canadian soccer player who most recently played as a forward for Columbus Crew SC.

Jordan Hamilton
Hamilton with Columbus Crew SC in 2019
Personal information
Full name Jordan Patrick Dear Hamilton
Date of birth (1996-03-17) March 17, 1996
Place of birth Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
2011–2014 Toronto FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2019 Toronto FC 53 (11)
2015–2019 Toronto FC II 44 (17)
2014Wilmington Hammerheads (loan) 11 (5)
2014Trofense (loan) 5 (0)
2019 Columbus Crew SC 4 (0)
National team
2011–2013 Canada U17 11 (5)
2014–2015 Canada U20 5 (3)
2017 Canada U23 2 (1)
2014– Canada 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 21, 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of March 29, 2017

Playing career

Youth

Jordan made his U14 Ontario Provincial debut at the U14 All-Star Championships in Sherbrooke, Quebec. He scored 8 seconds into their first match against the U14 PEI team, when they had the kickoff. He went on to score 6 more goals in the match.

Toronto FC

After three years playing with the TFC Academy in the Canadian Soccer League, Hamilton signed with Toronto FC on January 6, 2014.[1][2] Hamilton made his professional debut as a late substitute in 0–1 defeat to Colorado Rapids on April 12, 2014.[3] He was loaned to USL Pro club Wilmington Hammerheads FC on May 1, 2014.

After 5 goals in 11 games with Wilmington and a goal for Toronto in a friendly against Tottenham Hotspur, Hamilton was loaned to C.D. Trofense of the Portuguese Segunda Liga.[4] On August 9, 2014, Hamilton made his first appearance for side C.D. Trofense as a 66th-minute substitute. He was recalled from his loan by Toronto on December 12.[5]

On March 20, 2015 Hamilton was loaned to Toronto FC II ahead of their inaugural season in the USL.[6] He made his debut against the Charleston Battery on March 21, and scored Toronto FC II's first ever goal in the same match in the 8th minute.[7]

Hamilton scored his first two goals for Toronto FC in the 2016 Canadian Championship, when he got a brace in the first leg against the Montreal Impact.[8] He scored his first MLS goal on June 26 against Orlando City. He finished the 2016 season with three goals in 14 league matches[9] and two goals in four Canadian Championship matches.[10] He had also made four appearances for Toronto FC II.[10]

Columbus Crew SC

On July 11, 2019 Hamilton was traded to Columbus Crew SC along with an international roster slot and $50,000 of Targeted Allocation money, in exchange for forward Patrick Mullins and an undisclosed amount of Conditional Allocation money.[11] Hamilton would have his option for the 2020 season declined by the Crew, ending his time with the club after half a season.[12]

International career

Youth

Hamilton represented Canada at the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup.[13]

In November 2014, Hamilton was called up to the U-20 team for a series of games. He scored a goal against England's U-20 side during a friendly on November 12 in a 2-2 draw.[14] Hamilton followed it up three days later with another goal in a 2-1 victory over Russia's U-21 team.[15] Hamilton would later participate in the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship with Canada.[16] He scored three goals at the tournament, a brace against Haiti in the first game, and a goal against Honduras in Canada's last game.

In May 2016, Hamilton was called to Canada's U23 national team for a pair of friendlies against Guyana and Grenada.[17] He scored in both matches.[18][19]

Senior

Hamilton's first experience with the senior side was when he was called up for a training camp in January 2014 with the Canadian senior team.[20] Hamilton made his debut for Canada against Colombia as a substitute on October 14, 2014.[21]

Personal life

Hamilton attended Blessed Pope John Paul II Catholic Secondary School in Scarborough.[22]

Career statistics

Club

As of October 6, 2019[9][10]
Club Season League Playoffs Domestic Cup[lower-alpha 1] League Cup[lower-alpha 2] Continental[lower-alpha 3] Total
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Toronto FC 2014 MLS 100010
2015 20000020
2016 1430042185
2017 820030112
2018 1422130193
2019 144000011155
Total 5311009300416615
Wilmington Hammerheads (loan) 2014 USL Pro 1150010125
Trofense (loan) 2014–15 Segunda Liga 50002070
Toronto FC II (loan) 2015 USL 203203
2016 4040
2017 9595
2018 108108
2019 USL League One 1111
Total 4417000000004417
Columbus Crew SC 2019 MLS 400040
Career totals 1173300103204113337
  1. Includes the Canadian Championship and U.S. Open Cup
  2. All appearances in the Taça da Liga
  3. All appearances in the CONCACAF Champions League

International

As of October 6, 2016[23]
Canada
YearAppsGoals
201410
201500
201610
Total20

References

  1. "Toronto FC sign academy forward, Canadian youth international Jordan Hamilton to Homegrown deal | MLSsoccer.com". mlssoccer.com. Retrieved April 13, 2014.
  2. "Canadian Soccer League". January 26, 2013. Archived from the original on January 26, 2013. Retrieved September 3, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. "MatchCenter - Toronto FC vs. Colorado Rapids". matchcenter.mlssoccer.com. Retrieved April 13, 2014.
  4. "Toronto FC loan Homegrown striker Jordan Hamilton to Portugal's Clube Desportivo Trofense". July 30, 2014.
  5. "Toronto FC exercise options on 15 players". December 3, 2014.
  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. CBC. "Toronto FC beats Montreal Impact in 1st leg of Canadian Championship". Retrieved June 1, 2016.
  9. "Jordan Hamilton » Club matches". World Football. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
  10. "J. Hamilton". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
  11. "Toronto FC acquires Patrick Mullins from Columbus Crew SC". July 11, 2019.
  12. Jacob Myers (November 21, 2019). "Columbus Crew declines options on Connor Maloney and Jordan Hamilton". Columbus Dispatch.
  13. "Canada selects 21 for the FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013". October 3, 2013.
  14. "Canada's Under-20 team draws England 2-2 as Toronto FC's Jordan Hamilton scores late equalizer". November 12, 2014.
  15. "Goals by MLSers Jordan Hamilton, Marco Bustos lead Canada Under-20s to win vs. Russia". November 15, 2014.
  16. Rowaan, Dave (January 5, 2014). "Canada names squad for CONCACAF U20 Championships".
  17. Canada Soccer Association. "Canada announces roster for Caribbean tour". Retrieved May 19, 2016.
  18. Canada Soccer Association. "Canada m23 defeat Guyana as part of Jubilee celebration". Retrieved May 19, 2016.
  19. Canada Soccer Association. "Canada m23 wins again on Caribbean tour". Retrieved May 19, 2016.
  20. "Young MNT to set up camp in Florida". January 10, 2014.
  21. Squizzato, Daniel (October 14, 2014). "Canada 0, Colombia 1: International Friendly Match Recap".
  22. "Jordan Hamilton joins first-team". Toronto Catholic District School Board. Archived from the original on May 14, 2014. Retrieved June 16, 2014.
  23. Jordan Hamilton at National-Football-Teams.com
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