Canada Soccer

Dwayne De Rosario

Name: Dwayne De Rosario (CAN) @dwaynederosario
Height: 180 cm
Birthdate: 1978-05-15
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
International "A" totals
Appearances: 80
Starts: 65
Goals: 22

Notes

Dwayne Anthony De Rosario... speaks English and Guyanese Creole... sports family (soccer niece Maliah De Rosario, athletics cousin Priscilla Lopes-Schliep, soccer cousin Cameron DaSilva)... parents emigrated to Canada from Guyana in the 1970s... he was three years old when he started playing soccer for Scarborough Blizzard... grew up playing soccer with the Malvern Majors in Scarborough... favourites have included Pelé, Zico, George Weah... earned his Canada Soccer Coaching B Licence in 2017... 
 
as a youth player in 1997, was noted by the FIFA World Youth Championship Technical Study Group (”quick, a good dribbler and a good shot”)... from the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup, was noted by the Technical Study Group  for being “quick aggressive midfielder/forward with positive attitude”... from the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup, was noted by the Technical Study Group for being “fast, skillful, defines play and knows how to get free from marking; plays for the team”... 
 
was once a sponsor to IMAN United (which was coached by his dad)... started DeRoEnt with Mark De Rosario and Nigel John in 2008... in 2012 as part of the Canadian Soccer Association’s Centennial Celebration, was honoured on the All-Time Canada XI men’s team... carried the Toronto 2015 torch in the lead up to the Pan American Games... 
 
said De Rosario in 2006, “I definitely practice my shooting, but a lot of it is just instinct”... of his father Tony, “he taught us to enjoy the game; no matter what you do, you must enjoy the game”... said De Rosario in 2006, “when you play for your country, you have the entire weight of all the soccer fans; it is a huge honour”... 
 
CAREER OVERVIEW:
CONCACAF champion with Canada at the 2000 Gold Cup... four-time Canadian Player of the Year... in all, five editions of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, including two semi-final finishes... five cycles of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers... two-time Canada leader in minutes played (2004, 2005)... career 81 international "A" appearances from 1996 to 2015 (22 goals and 13 assists)... retired as Canada’s all-time goals leader... Canada Soccer Centennial Top 100 Male Footballers and voted to the All-Time Canada XI... club career in Canada, Germany and USA, including appearances in CONCACAF Champions League... four-time MLS Cup winner with San Jose Earthquakes and Houston Dynamo, earning MVP honours twice (2001, 2007)... two-time winner of MLS Goal of the Year (2004, 2005)... two-time Canadian Championship winner with Toronto FC, earning MVP honours both times (2009, 2010)... MLS Most Valuable Player in 2011... fourth-place at the Pan American Games Winnipeg 1999... FIFA U-20 World Cup participant at Malaysia 1997... CONCACAF youth champion in 1996.

For Country

won a gold medal with Canada at the 1996 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship in Mexico (Canada also qualified for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Malaysia 1997)... represented Canada at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Malaysia 1997... represented Canada in 1997 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for France 1998 (he did not feature)... he was 20 years old when he made his debut for Canada on 18 May 1998... finished fourth with Canada at the XIII Pan American Games Winnipeg 1999... won a gold medal with Canada at the 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup (Canada qualified for the FIFA Confederations Cup Korea/Japan 2001)... represented Canada at the 2000 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying tournament... represented Canada in 2000 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for Korea/Japan 2002... represented Canada at the FIFA Confederations Cup Korea/Japan 2001... finished third with Canada at the 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup... represented Canada in 2004 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for Germany 2006... represented Canada at the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup... reached the semi-final stage with Canada at the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup... he was the 18th footballer to make his 50th appearance for Canada (20 June 2008)... represented Canada in 2008 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for South Africa 2010... represented Canada at the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup... represented Canada in 2011-12 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for Brazil 2014... he was the fourth footballer to make his 75th appearance for Canada (15 October 2013)... 

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