Telfer with York9 in 2019
|Full name||Ryan Telfer|
|Date of birth||March 4, 1994|
|Place of birth||Mississauga, Ontario, Canada|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Branford City SC|
|Erin Mills Eagles|
|2017–2018||Toronto FC II||38||(1)|
|2019||→ York9 (loan)||26||(8)|
|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
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. In 2015, he played at the college level with the York Lions where he won the OUA and CIS championship. 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.
Toronto FC II
On April 13, 2018, Telfer signed with Major League Soccer side Toronto FC. 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.
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. However on September 3, 2019 he was called-up to Trinidad and Tobago for two CONCACAF Nations League matches against Martinique. Telfer made his debut for Trinidad and Tobago in the first match against Martinique three days later on September 6. In the second match on September 9, he scored his first international goal.
- Scores and results list Trinidad and Tobago's goal tally first. Score column indicates score after each Telfer goal.
|1.||9 September 2019||Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago||2–0||2–2||2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League A|
|2.||10 November 2019||Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, Trinidad and Tobago||1–0||15–0||Friendly|
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