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Gabe Gala
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Personal information
Full name Gabriel Gala
Date of birth June 29, 1989 (1989-06-29) (age 20)
Place of birth Yola, Nigeria
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club Toronto FC
Number 27
Youth career
North Mississauga Classics
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007– Toronto FC 7 (0)
National team
2006– Canada U-20 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 October, 2009.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 April, 2009

Gabriel "Gabe" Gala (born June 29, 1989 in Yola) is a Nigerian-born Canadian soccer player who currently plays for Toronto FC in Major League Soccer.




Gala moved from his native Nigeria to Brampton, Ontario as a young child. He played club soccer for the Brampton East club, and his high school St. Marguerite d'Youville, and is currently enrolled at the University of Toronto.


Gala joined Toronto FC as a development player in 2007, and played extensively in the MLS Reserve Division prior to him making his professional debut on June 2, 2007, when he came on as a substitute against the Colorado Rapids. He scored his first goal for the Toronto FC first-team in an international friendly against Real Madrid on August 7, 2009; thus becoming the first ever Canadian to score on the Spanish giants on home soil.


Gala made his debut for the Canada's U-20 team on May 19, 2006 against Brazil, and made his first start against the United States on July 9, 2006. He was also a member of Canada's U20 side for the 2007 U20 World Cup.


Toronto FC

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