Derek Cornelius

25 November 1997
Malmö FF
Ajax, Ontario, Canada
185 cm
Where they grew up
Ajax, Ontario, Canada
International "A" - CAN MNT
18 Appearances
16 Starts
0 Goals
0 Assists


Derek Cornelius

Derek Austin Cornelius... speaks English... his father Derek was born in Bridgetown, BRB while his mother Karen was born in Manchester, JAM... he was four years old when he started playing soccer at Ajax SC (house league)... growing up, favourites included Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United, Real Madrid...

represented Canada at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022... Concacaf champion (first place in 2021-22 Concacaf Final Round of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers)...

in Sweden with Malmö FF, an Allsvenskan winner (Lennart Johanssons Pokal 2023)...

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 on Instagram and Instagram after he was named to Canada’s squad for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, “a feeling words cannot describe. Never give up on your dreams”...

For Country

he was 15 years old when he made his debut in the Canadian youth program in 2013 with coach Sean Fleming... was selected to represented Canada at the 2020 Concacaf Men’s Olympic Qualifying Championship, but the tournament was postponed until 2021... represented Canada at 2021 Concacaf Men’s Olympic Qualifying in Mexico...

he was 20 years old when he made his debut for Canada on 9 September 2018... represented Canada in 2018-19 Concacaf Nations League Qualifying... represented Canada at the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup... represented Canada in 2019 Concacaf Nations League A... helped Canada finish first in 2021-22 Concacaf / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers (Canada qualified for Qatar 2022)... represented Canada at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022...

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