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Ervin Ryta (born August 9, 1978) is an Albanian former footballer who played in the Western Ontario Soccer League, USL A-League, and the Canadian Professional Soccer League.

Ervin Ryta
Personal information
Full name Ervin Ryta
Date of birth (1978-07-09) July 9, 1978 (age 41)
Place of birth People's Socialist Republic of Albania
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995 London Croatia
1997 Minnesota Thunder 10 (1)
1998 London Croatia
1999 Toronto Lynx 4 (0)
2000 Toronto Croatia 7 (0)
2001 Toronto Lynx 8 (0)
2003 London City SC
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Ryta arrived to Canada in 1995 after participating in an Albanian youth tournament hosted in Canada. He remained in Canada to play with London Croatia in the Western Ontario Soccer League.[1] In 1997, he went south of the border to sign with Minnesota Thunder in the USL A-League.[2][3] The following season, he returned to London Croatia for another season. Within a year he was back in the A-League with the Toronto Lynx, and made his debut on May 15, 1999 against the Rochester Raging Rhinos.[4][5]

In 2000, he signed with Toronto Croatia of the Canadian Professional Soccer League. He made his debut on July 9, 2000 against the North York Astros.[6] He featured in the CPSL Championship final against Toronto Olympians, where Croatia won the title by a score of 2-1.[7] He returned to Toronto Lynx for the 2001 season, where he appeared in 8 matches.[8] In 2003, he returned to the CPSL for another stint with London City.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Welcome To the Official Toronto Lynx Web Site". 2003-12-03. Archived from the original on 2003-12-03. Retrieved 2017-03-05.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  2. ^ Lodes, Kirk J. (2008-01-01). The American Soccer Guide. Kirk Lodes. ISBN 9781930852099.
  3. ^ "All-time American soccer statistics - SoccerStats.us". 2013-03-17. Archived from the original on 2013-03-17. Retrieved 2017-03-05.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  4. ^ Bailey, David. "Canada Kicks -- Toronto Lynx: Futile Effort in Rochester". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2017-03-05.
  5. ^ Adamson, Stan. "Press Release". www.lynxsoccer.com. Archived from the original on 1999-11-09. Retrieved 2017-03-05.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  6. ^ Glover, Robin. "Sunday July 9, 2000 North York Astros vs Toronto Croatia". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2017-03-05.
  7. ^ Glover, Robin. "October 1, 2000 Toronto Olympians vs Toronto Croatia". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2017-03-05.
  8. ^ "2001 Toronto Lynx players". www.lynxsoccer.com. Archived from the original on 2002-04-14. Retrieved 2017-03-05.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  9. ^ Rumleski, Kathy. "June 4, 2003 CPSL London City's Albanian player". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. London Free Press. Retrieved 2017-03-05.