Scarborough SC

Scarborough SC is a Canadian soccer team founded in 2014. The team is currently a member of the Canadian Soccer League, a league that is not sanctioned by a FIFA recognized body. The team plays home games out of Birchmount Stadium in the district of Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario. The team's colours are green, and black.

Scarborough SC team logo.jpg
Full nameScarborough Soccer Club
Founded2014
StadiumBirchmount Stadium
Scarborough, Ontario
Owner(s)Angel Belchev
GMKiril Dimitrov
CoachMirko Medić
LeagueCanadian Soccer League
2020Regular season: 1st
Playoffs:Runner-up
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

Scarborough SC was formed in 2014 as an expansion franchise in the Canadian Soccer League.[1] Marking the return of professional soccer to Scarborough, Toronto since 2007 when the Canadian Lions held the territorial rights. Team owner Angel Belchev hired the services of CSL veteran Kiril Dimitrov to recruit players, and assumed the duties of general manager, and as head coach/player.[2] He brought in several players with European experience including CSL veterans. Overseas recruitment consisted of Dobrin Orlovski, Tihomir Kosturkov, Mladen Kukrika, and Aleksandar Malbasic.[3][4][5] Several players were acquired from North York Astros like Joey Melo, Gabe Gala, Boris Miličić, Mark Jankovic, Jason Lopes, Jose Goncalves De Sousa, and Ricardo Munguía Pérez.[6]

The club's first home venue was located at Downsview Park. In their debut season, the club finished tenth in the overall standings missing the final postseason spot by a goal difference. De Sousa finished as the club's top goalscorer with 15 goals. In preparations for the 2016 season, the club moved their home venue to Birchmount Stadium, and appointed Ricardo Munguia Perez as the new head coach.[7][8] Perez's notable acquisitions were Canadian international Adrian Cann, Aleksandar Stojiljković, Adis Hasecic, Nemanja Simeunovic, Alon Badat, and Metodi Iliev.[9][10][11] The 2016 season marked the first time Scarborough qualified for the postseason by finishing third, and posting the third best defensive record.[12] Their playoff run was cut short after a 3-0 defeat to Hamilton City SC.[13]

In 2019, the team secured the CSL Championship after defeating FC Ukraine United.[14][15]

RosterEdit

As of September 30, 2020[16]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   SLE John Trye
3 DF   SRB Momčilo Rudan
4 DF   SRB Stefan Rudan
5 MF   SRB Zoran Knežević
7 MF   SRB Stefan Stojiljković [17]
8 MF    Milorad Stefanović
10 FW   SRB Aleksandar Stojiljković
12 DF   BIH Marko Filipović
15 DF   SRB Stefan Arsenijević [18]
17 FW   JAM Kavin Bryan
18 DF    Angel Angelov
19 MF   BIH Zoran Rajović
20 MF   JAM Odain Omaro Simpson
21 DF   SRB Alen Kučalović
22 MF   IRN Mehdi Barati Mahvar[19]
23 DF   SRB Ivan Ćendić [20]
30 FW   BUL Kiril Dimitrov
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF    Abdul Abdulmumini
MF    Dimitri Bannikov
MF    Raphael Barboza Da Silva
FW   CHI Gonzalo Matias Cabrera Celis [21]
MF    Vladimir Dragicevic
MF   MEX Ricardo Fonseca [22]
DF   MEX Jesus Eduardo Compean Gonzalez
GK    Adrian Ibáñez
DF    Maieemollah Mobin
MF   JAM Marvin Morgan Jr.
DF   MEX Ricardo Pérez Padilla [23]
MF    Ivan Prieto
DF    Milos Tomcic
MF   SRB Neven Radaković
FW   CTA Moussa Limane
FW   CUB Yordan Santa Cruz
MF   SRB Vladimir Zelenbaba

Head coachesEdit

Years Name Nation
2015 Kiril Dimitrov   Bulgaria
2016 Ricardo Munguía   Mexico
2017 Krum Bibishkov   Bulgaria
2018– Zoran Rajović   Bosnia and Herzegovina

HonoursEdit

Year-by-yearEdit

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs
2015[24] First division CSL Tenth Did not qualify
2016[25] First division CSL Third Quarter-finals
2017[26] First division CSL Fourth Finals
2018[27] First division CSL Fourth Finals
2019[28] First division CSL Second Champions

ReferencesEdit

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