A Canadian international bows out

Canadian international Tosaint Ricketts has decided to hang up his boots after 14 professional seasons, the Vancouver Whitecaps announced on Tuesday.

The one who played as a striker will remain in the entourage of the British Columbian club, as a member facilitating communication and player engagement.

Ricketts, a native of Edmonton, also played for Toronto FC in Major League Soccer, with whom he won the MLS Cup in 2017. He registered 22 goals and five assists in 119 matches in the Garber circuit.

The 35-year-old also often represented the maple leaf, amassing 17 goals in 61 appearances with the Canadian soccer team.

« Standing back from my career, I feel joy and a sense of accomplishment, » Ricketts told the MLS website. I am committed to doing everything I can to promote soccer in this country and help future generations achieve their dreams.”

The Whitecaps were also excited about the idea of ​​continuing their collaboration with the newly retired, who lifted the Voyageurs Cup with the Vancouver team in 2022.

« His presence was crucial in the locker room because of his leadership qualities, and he always wanted to give his best when he wore our uniform, » praised sporting director Axel Schuster.

Before returning home in 2016, Ricketts spent the first seven years of his career in the suitcases. He began his adventure in Finland, then went through Romania, Norway, Turkey, Israel and Lithuania.

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