Ryan Telfer

Ryan Telfer (born March 4, 1994) is a professional footballer who most recently played as a winger for Canadian club York9 FC on loan from Toronto FC, and the Trinidad and Tobago national team.

Ryan Telfer
Telfer with York9 in 2019
Personal information
Full name Ryan Telfer
Date of birth (1994-03-04) March 4, 1994
Place of birth Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Winger
Youth career
Skhy FC
Branford City SC
Erin Mills Eagles
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2016 York Lions 24 (8)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012 Mississauga Eagles
2016 Vaughan Azzurri 5 (1)
2017–2018 Toronto FC II 38 (1)
2018–2019 Toronto FC 16 (1)
2019York9 (loan) 26 (8)
National team
2019– Trinidad and Tobago 6 (3)
* 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 November 22, 2019

Club career

Early career

Telfer began his career at the youth level with Erin Mills Eagles, and was eventually signed in 2012 to their senior team the Mississauga Eagles FC in the Canadian Soccer League.[1][2] In 2015, he played at the college level with the York Lions where he won the OUA and CIS championship.[3] Further achievements included receiving OUA West second-team all-star honours and the OUA silver medal. Telfer played with League1 Ontario club Vaughan Azzuri during the 2016 season.[4]

Toronto FC II

On March 24, 2017 he signed with Toronto FC II of the United Soccer League.[5] He made his debut on March 25, 2017 against Phoenix Rising FC, where he scored the lone goal in a 1–0 victory.[6]

Toronto FC

On April 13, 2018, Telfer signed with Major League Soccer side Toronto FC.[7] On April 14, 2018, Telfer made his debut for the first team, in a Major League Soccer game against the Colorado Rapids. On May 18, 2018 Telfer scored his first MLS goal against Orlando which was the game winner for TFC. Telfer would have his option for the 2020 season declined by Toronto, ending his time with the club after nine seasons.[8]

Loan to York9

On March 6, 2019 Telfer was sent on a season-long loan to Canadian Premier League side York 9 FC.[9] Telfer scored the first goal in Canadian Premier League history against Forge FC in the league's inaugural match on April 27, 2019 which eventually ended in a 1–1 away draw.[10]

International career

Born in Canada, and raised in Trinidad and Tobago, Telfer was eligible for both countries. In August 2019, Canada coach John Herdman mentioned Telfer was a player he was monitoring.[11] However on September 3, 2019 he was called-up to Trinidad and Tobago for two CONCACAF Nations League matches against Martinique.[12] Telfer made his debut for Trinidad and Tobago in the first match against Martinique three days later on September 6.[13] In the second match on September 9, he scored his first international goal.[14]

International goals

Scores and results list Trinidad and Tobago's goal tally first. Score column indicates score after each Telfer goal.[15]
1.9 September 2019Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago Martinique2–02–22019–20 CONCACAF Nations League A
2.10 November 2019Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, Trinidad and Tobago Anguilla1–015–0Friendly


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  2. "Canadian Soccer League". 2013-01-26. Archived from the original on 2013-01-26. Retrieved 2017-09-17.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. "Ryan Telfer – 2015". Retrieved 2017-03-26.
  4. "Ryan Telfer profile". League1 Ontario. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  5. "Toronto FC II sign Ryan Telfer".
  6. Platt, Olivier (2017-03-26). "VIDEO: Telfer scores first TFC II goal to win opener". Waking The Red. Retrieved 2017-03-26.
  7. "Toronto FC Sign Two Homegrown Players and Another Local Prodcut". torontofc.ca. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  8. "Toronto FC announces roster decisions to conclude 2019 season". Toronto FC. November 21, 2019.
  9. "York9 FC acquires Ryan Telfer on loan from Toronto FC". York 9 FC. 6 March 2019. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  10. "Canadian Premier League kicks off, marking new era for soccer in Canada". sportsnet.ca. April 27, 2019.
  11. Molinaro, John (August 28, 2019). "Cavalry's Carducci becomes 1st CPL player to earn Canada call-up". Canadian Premier League.
  12. "LAWRENCE ANNOUNCES THREE NEW ADDITIONS TO SQUAD FOR NATIONS LEAGUE QUALIFIER". Trinidad & Tobago Football Association. September 3, 2019.
  13. "Y9's Ryan Telfer makes international debut for Trinidad & Tobago". September 6, 2019.
  14. Jacques, John (September 10, 2019). "Ryan Telfer Scores For Trinidad And Tobago".
  15. "Ryan Telfer". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 11 September 2019.

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