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Julien de Guzman
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Personal information
Full name Julien Bobby de Guzman
Date of birth March 25, 1981 (1981-03-25) (age 28)
Place of birth Toronto, Canada
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Toronto FC
Number 6
Youth career
1994–1997 North Scarborough SC
1997–2000 Marseille
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2002 Saarbrücken 49 (5)
2002–2005 Hannover 78 (2)
2005–2009 Deportivo La Coruña 97 (1)
2009– Toronto FC 5 (0)
National team
1999–2001 Canada U-20 13 (4)
2002– Canada 43 (4)
* 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 15 December 2009

Julian de Guzman (born March 25, 1981 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian soccer player of Jamaican and Filipino heritage[1][2] who currently plays for Toronto FC in Major League Soccer.

Previously, he played for Deportivo de La Coruña, and was the first Canadian to play in the Spanish La Liga.

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Club career

De Guzman was discovered by representatives of Olympique Marseille while playing for the North Scarborough youth soccer club in Toronto. After playing with Marseille's reserve side, de Guzman became a first-team regular with 1. FC Saarbrücken in the German Second Bundesliga in the 2001-02 season. In 21 appearances he never scored.

In 2002, he joined newly promoted Hannover 96, becoming only the third Canadian to play in the German First Bundesliga. He played three seasons for Hannover before joining Deportivo La Coruña. In 78 appearances he scored 2 times, 0.02 goals per game.

After playing a starring role in the club's remarkable turnaround in the 2007-2008 season to avoid relegation and gain a spot in the UEFA Cup, de Guzman was named the team's player of the season. In 95 appearances he scored 1 goal, 0.01 goals per game. His only goal with Deportivo came in 2005 against the Spanish giants Real Madrid. His contract with Deportivo expired in the summer of 2009.

In September 2009 an agreement was reached with Toronto FC for de Guzman to sign as a designated player. The Canadian midfielder signed a three-year deal to play in MLS.[3] De Guzman made his debut for the club in an away game against the Los Angeles Galaxy on September 19, 2009.

International career

De Guzman played at the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship in Argentina, alongside Atiba Hutchinson and Mike Klukowski among others.

He made his senior debut for Canada in a January 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup match against Martinique. By December 2009, he earned a total of 42 caps, scoring 4 goals.[4] He has represented Canada in 11 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[5].

In Canada's opening match of the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup, Julian scored twice to help defeat Costa Rica 2-1. After the conclusion of the competition, de Guzman was named tournament MVP.[6]

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International goals

Updated to games played May 19, 2009.

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. June 6, 2007 Miami, USA  Costa Rica 1–1 Win CONCACAF Gold Cup 2007
2. June 6, 2007 Miami, USA  Costa Rica 2–1 Win CONCACAF Gold Cup 2007
3. May 31, 2008 Seattle, USA  Brazil 2–3 Loss Friendly
4. August 20, 2008 Toronto, CAN  Jamaica 1–1 Draw 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification

Personal life

His younger brother Jonathan de Guzman also plays professional football, for Dutch club Feyenoord, and has chosen to represent the Netherlands national football team.

Honours

Club

1. FC Saarbrücken

Deportivo de La Coruña

Individual

Deportivo de La Coruña

CONCACAF Gold Cup

  • Most Valuable Player

CONCACAF Gold Cup

  • All-Tournament Team:

The Voyageurs

Country

Canada

Career Stats

Team Season League Domestic
League
Domestic
Playoffs
Domestic
Cup1
Concacaf/UEFA
Competition2
Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
FC Saarbrücken 2000 Bundesliga 2 30 5 2 - - - - - - - - - 30 5 2
2001 Bundesliga 2 0 0 - - - - - - - - - 2 0 0
2002 Bundesliga 19 0 1 - - - - - - - - - 19 0 1
Total 51 5 3 - - - - - - - - - 51 5 3
Hannover 96 2003 Bundesliga 29 2 3 - - - - - - - - - 29 2 3
2004 Bundesliga 30 0 0 - - - - - - - - - 30 0 5
Total 59 2 0 - - - - - - - - - 59 2 8
Deportivo La Coruña 2005 La Liga 22 1 0 - - - - - - - - - 22 1 2
2006 La Liga 20 0 2 - - - 1 0 0 - - - 21 0 2
2007 La Liga 35 0 7 - - - - - - - - - 35 0 7
2008 La Liga 20 0 3 - - - 2 0 0 3 0 1 25 0 4
Total 97 1 17 - - - 3 0 0 3 0 1 103 1 18
Toronto FC 2009 MLS 5 0 0 - - - - - - - - - 5 0 0
Total 5 0 0 - - - - - - - - - 5 0 0
Career Total - 212 8 28 - - - 3 0 0 3 0 1 218 8 29

Last Update October 24, 2009

1)Copa del Rey / Canadian Soccer Championship

2)UEFA Cup / CONCACAF Champions League

See also

References

External links


Julian de Guzman
File:Julien DeGuzman TFC
Personal information
Full nameJulien Bobby de Guzman
Date of birthMarch 25, 1981 (1981-03-25) (age 29)
Place of birthToronto, Canada
Height5 ft 6.5 in (1.69 m)
Playing positionMidfielder
Club information
Current clubToronto FC
Number6
Youth career
1994–1997North Scarborough SC
1997–2000Marseille
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2000–2002Saarbrücken49(5)
2002–2005Hannover78(2)
2005–2009Deportivo La Coruña97(1)
2009–Toronto FC28(0)
National team
1999–2001Canada U-2013(4)
2002–Canada44(4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 9, 2010.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of September 4, 2010

Julian de Guzman (born March 25, 1981 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian soccer player of Jamaican and Filipino heritage[1][2] who currently plays for Toronto FC.

Previously, he played for Deportivo de La Coruña, and was the first Canadian to play in the Spanish La Liga. His younger brother Jonathan de Guzmán currently plays in La Liga as well.

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Club career

De Guzman was discovered by representatives of Olympique Marseille while playing for the North Scarborough youth soccer club in Toronto. After playing with Marseille's reserve side, de Guzman became a first-team regular with 1. FC Saarbrücken in the German Second Bundesliga in the 2001-02 season. In 21 appearances he never scored.

In 2002, he joined newly promoted Hannover 96, becoming only the third Canadian to play in the German First Bundesliga. He played three seasons for Hannover before joining Deportivo La Coruña. In 78 appearances he scored 2 times.

After playing a starring role in the club's remarkable turnaround in the 2007-2008 season to avoid relegation and gain a spot in the UEFA Cup, de Guzman was named the team's player of the season. In 95 appearances he scored 1 goal. His only goal with Deportivo came in 2005 against the Spanish giants Real Madrid. His contract with Deportivo expired in the summer of 2009.

In September 2009 an agreement was reached with Toronto FC for de Guzman to sign as a designated player. The Canadian midfielder signed a three-year deal to play in MLS.[3] De Guzman made his debut for the club in an away game against the Los Angeles Galaxy on September 19, 2009.

International career

De Guzman played at the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship in Argentina, alongside Atiba Hutchinson and Mike Klukowski among others.

He made his senior debut for Canada in a January 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup match against Martinique. By December 2009, he earned a total of 42 caps, scoring 4 goals.[4] He has represented Canada in 11 FIFA World Cup qualification matches.[5]

In Canada's opening match of the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup, Julian scored twice to help defeat Costa Rica 2-1. After the conclusion of the competition, de Guzman was named tournament MVP.[6]

Julian was also chosen in the 23-man roster for the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup, Canada won Group A with 7 points before being knocked out by Honduras in the Quarter Finals. He was later chosen in the All-Tournament team along with fellow Canadian Michael Klukowski, this was the second time in a row he has been selected for this competition.

International goals

Updated to games played September 7, 2010.

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. June 6, 2007 Miami, USA  Costa Rica 1–1 Win CONCACAF Gold Cup 2007
2. June 6, 2007 Miami, USA  Costa Rica 2–1 Win CONCACAF Gold Cup 2007
3. May 31, 2008 Seattle, USA  Brazil 2–3 Loss Friendly
4. August 20, 2008 Toronto, CAN Template:Country data JAM 1–1 Draw 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification

Personal life

His younger brother Jonathan de Guzman also plays professional football, for Spanish club RCD Mallorca. Changes to FIFA regulations regarding switching nations now mean that Jonathan de Guzman is again eligible for selection by both the Netherlands and the Canadian national team, having yet to receive a senior call up from the Netherlands.[7]

Honours

Club

1. FC Saarbrücken

Deportivo de La Coruña

Toronto FC

Individual

Country

Canada

Career stats

Team Season League Domestic
League
Domestic
Playoffs
Domestic
Cup1
Concacaf/UEFA
Competition2
Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
FC Saarbrücken 2000 Bundesliga 2 30 5 2 - - - - - - - - - 30 5 2
2001-02 Bundesliga 2 0 0 - - - - - - - - - 2 0 0
2002-03 Bundesliga 19 0 1 - - - - - - - - - 19 0 1
Total 51 5 3 - - - - - - - - - 51 5 3
Hannover 96 2003-04 Bundesliga 29 2 3 - - - - - - - - - 29 2 3
2004-05 Bundesliga 30 0 0 - - - - - - - - - 30 0 5
Total 59 2 0 - - - - - - - - - 59 2 8
Deportivo La Coruña 2005-06 La Liga 22 1 0 - - - - - - - - - 22 1 2
2006-07 La Liga 20 0 2 - - - 1 0 0 - - - 21 0 2
2007-08 La Liga 35 0 7 - - - - - - - - - 35 0 7
2008-09 La Liga 20 0 3 - - - 2 0 0 3 0 1 25 0 4
Total 97 1 17 - - - 3 0 0 3 0 1 103 1 18
Toronto FC 2009 MLS 5 0 0 - - - - - - - - - 5 0 0
2010 MLS 23 0 2 - - - 3 0 0 7 0 0 33 0 2
Total 28 0 2 - - - 3 0 0 7 0 0 38 0 2
Career Total - 235 8 30 - - - 6 0 0 10 0 1 251 8 31

Last Update October 9, 2010.

1)Copa del Rey / Canadian Soccer Championship

2)UEFA Cup / CONCACAF Champions League

See also

References

External links


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