Atiba Hutchinson

Feb 08, 1983
Beşiktaş J.K.
North York, CAN
185 cm
Where they grew up
Brampton, CAN
International "A" Level - CAN MNT
97 Appearances
94 Starts
9 Goals
7 Assists


Atiba Hutchinson

Atiba Hutchinson... both of his parents were born in Port of Spain, TRI... he was four years old when he started playing soccer for Brampton YSC... growing up, favourites included Dwight Yorke... attended Notre Dame Secondary School in Brampton...

a six-time Canada Soccer Player of the Year (2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)...

Concacaf champion (first place in 2021-22 Concacaf Final Round of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers)... Concacaf semifinalist (2007)...

as a youth player in 2003, was noted by the FIFA World Youth Championship Technical Study Group (”combative central defender with good vision”)... from the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup, was noted by the Technical Study Group for being a “solid defender with good skills who can also play midfield”... from the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup, was noted by the Technical Study Group for being a “simple passer; hard worker with support and options in attack; advanced deep into attacking positions; very good midfield defender”... in 2012 as part of the Canadian Soccer Association’s Centennial Celebration, was honoured on the All-Time Canada XI men’s team...

club career in Canada, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands and Turkey, including appearances in UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, and UEFA Cup... in Turkey with Beşiktaş JK, a three-time Süper Lig winner (2015-16, 2016-17, 2020-21) and one-time Turkish Cup winner (Türkiye Kupası 2021)... in Netherlands with PSV Eindhoven, a KNVB Beker winner (Dutch Cup 2012)... in Denmark with FC København, a four-time Superliga winner (2005-06, 2006-07, 2008-09, 2009-10) and one-time DBU Pokalen winner (Danish Cup 2009)... featured in UEFA club competitions across 16-straight seasons in Europe (2006-07 to 2021-22)...

part of the Canada Soccer team that met Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on 15 November 2021 ahead of their FIFA World Cup Qualifiers match one day later in Edmonton (a surprise visit by the Prime Minister at a training session)...

wrote youth coach Ray Clark in 2001, the 18-year Hutchinson was “is quick, deceptively strong and has decent technique”... said Hutchinson in 2017, “where I started out was not the highest league, but I took the right steps and every step that I took was a little bit bigger than the last”... said Julian de Guzman in 2017, “Atiba's the type of player who is very elegant on the ball, almost like he's wearing a tuxedo; very classy, calm, and efficient. Whenever you're in trouble he's the guy to look for, the go-to guy because he can get you out of danger and can solve problems for teammates under pressure”...

For Country

he was 17 years old when he made his debut in the Canadian youth program in 2000 with coach Ray Clark... won Group A with Canada at the 2001 CONCACAF Under-20 Qualification tournament (Canada qualified for Argentina 2001)... represented Canada at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Argentina 2001... represented Canada at the IV Jeux de la Francophonie Ottawa/Hull 2001... won Group B with Canada at the 2002 CONCACAF Under-20 Qualification tournament (Canada qualified for UAE 2003)... reached the quarter-final phase with Canada at the FIFA U-20 World Cup UAE 2003... represented Canada at the 2004 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying tournament in Mexico...

he was 19 years old when he made his debut for Canada (18 January 2003)... represented Canada at the 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup... represented Canada in 2004 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for Germany 2006... he scored his first international “A” goal for Canada on 9 October 2004 in San Pedro Sula, HON (FIFA World Cup Qualifiers)…

represented Canada at the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup... reached the semi-final stage with Canada at the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup... represented Canada in 2008 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for South Africa 2010... represented Canada at the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup...

he was the 20th footballer to make his 50th appearance for Canada (08 October 2010)... represented Canada at the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup... represented Canada in 2011-12 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for Brazil 2014...

represented Canada in 2015-16 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 Qualifiers...

represented Canada in 2018-19 Concacaf Nations League Qualifying... represented Canada at the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup... helped Canada finish first in 2021-22 Concacaf / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers (Canada qualified for Qatar 2022)...



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