Manny Aparicio

Manuel "Manny" Aparicio (born September 17, 1995) is a Canadian soccer midfielder who plays for York9 FC.

Manny Aparicio
Aparicio with Toronto FC Academy in 2012
Personal information
Full name Manuel Aparicio
Date of birth (1995-09-17) September 17, 1995
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
York9
Number 10
Youth career
2004–2008 East York
2009 Unionville Milliken
2010–2013 Toronto FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2015 Toronto FC 0 (0)
2014Wilmington Hammerheads (loan) 19 (3)
2015 Toronto FC II 21 (2)
2016–2017 Órdenes 30 (4)
2017–2018 Izarra 20 (0)
2018 San Roque Lepe 11 (1)
2019– York9 25 (2)
National team
2013 Canada U18 10 (2)
2014–2015 Canada U20 18 (1)
2015–2017 Canada U23 10 (2)
2014– Canada 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 16, 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:54, March 29, 2017 (UTC)

Club career

Toronto FC

Aparicio signed his first professional contract in 2013 at the age of 17 years old , becoming the eighth TFC Academy graduate to the professional team.[1]

Loan to Wilmington

He was loaned out in early 2014 to USL PRO side Wilmington Hammerheads after the two clubs formed a partnership. He was loaned alongside Quillan Roberts and Daniel Lovitz.[2] Aparicio made his debut for Wilmington in the season opener on April 5, 2014, against the Harrisburg City Islanders.[3]

Loan to Toronto FC II

Aparicio was loaned to Toronto FC II on March 20, 2015.[4] He made his debut against the Charleston Battery on March 21.[5]

Toronto FC announced on December 1, 2015 that Aparicio would not be returning to the team for the 2016 MLS Season.[6]

Órdenes

On August 15, 2016 Aparicio signed with SD Órdenes on a one-year deal, making 30 league appearances and scoring four goals.[7]

Izarra

In summer 2017, Aparicio signed with Spanish Segunda División B club CD Izarra and made 20 league appearances that season.[7]

San Roque

In summer 2018, Aparicio signed with Spanish Tercera División club CD San Roque de Lepe and made 11 appearances, scoring one goal.[7]

York9

On January 14, 2019 Aparicio signed with Canadian Premier League club York 9 FC.[8] The 2019 season is the first in both Canadian Premier League and York 9 FC history, and before it started Aparicio was named the first-ever captain for York 9.[9] Aparicio took part in the Canadian Premier League’s first game in history, a 1-1 draw in Hamilton, Ontario against Forge FC.

International career

Youth

Aparicio has represented Canada at youth level. He received his first senior team experience when Canada coach Benito Floro included him in a camp the team had in Sunrise, Florida in January 2014.[10] He was later a part of the U-20 squad that participated in the 2014 Milk Cup.[11] He represented Canada during the Pan American games in 2015. In May 2016, Aparicio was called to Canada's U23 national team for a pair of friendlies against Guyana and Grenada.[12] He saw action in both matches.[13]

Senior

Aparicio was recalled to the senior team for a friendly against Colombia in October 2014,[14] where he made his debut for the national team.

References

  1. Toronto FC signs academy product Aparicio http://www.sportsnet.ca/soccer/toronto-fc-signs-academy-product-aparicio/
  2. "Three PLayers Assigned to Wilmington". torontofc.ca. Retrieved April 5, 2014.
  3. "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". uslsoccer.com. Archived from the original on April 6, 2014. Retrieved April 6, 2014.
  4. "Toronto FC loan seven players to Toronto FC II". March 20, 2015.
  5. Hylton, Kamal (March 21, 2015). "Match Recap: TFC II vs. Charleston".
  6. "Toronto FC Exercise Contract Options On 13 Players". December 1, 2015.
  7. "Manuel Aparicio" (in Spanish). La Preferente. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  8. Nate Hershenfeld (January 14, 2019). "York9 FC signs midfielder Manuel Aparicio". York 9 FC. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  9. https://canpl.ca/article/york9-appoints-aparicio-captain-names-five-vice-captains York 9 appoints Aparicio captain, names five vice-captains. April 26, 2019.
  10. "Young MNT to set up camp in Florida". January 10, 2014.
  11. "Canada M20 heads to 2014 Dale Farm Milk Cup". July 23, 2014.
  12. Canada Soccer Association. "Canada announces roster for Caribbean tour". Retrieved May 19, 2016.
  13. Canada Soccer Association. "Canada m23 wins again on Caribbean tour". Retrieved May 19, 2016.
  14. "CanMNT: UConn standout Cyle Larin, 7 MLS players highlight 22 player squad set to face Colombia". October 3, 2014.
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