Steven Vitória

11 January 1987
GD Chaves
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
195 cm
Where they grew up
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
International "A" - CAN MNT
46 Appearances
40 Starts
5 Goals
0 Assists


Steven Vitória

Steven de Sousa Vitória... speaks English and Portuguese... both of his father Pedro and mother Alice were born in Azores, POR... he was two years old when he moved from Toronto to Sudbury; he was seven years old when his family moved from Sudbury to Mississauga... he was six years old when he started playing soccer in Sudbury (house league Lions)... growing up, favourites included SL Benfica...

represented Canada at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022... Concacaf champion (first place in 2021-22 Concacaf Final Round of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers)... won a Concacaf Silver Medal with Canada (2022-23 Nations League)... Concacaf semifinalist (2021)...

a UEFA Europa League finalist with SL Benfica (2013-14)... club career in Canada, Portugal, USA and Poland... in Portugal with SL Benfica, a Primeira Liga winner (2013-14), a Taça de Portugal winner (2014), and a Taça da Liga Portuguesa winner (2014) with SL Benfica... in Poland with Lechia Gdańsk, a Puchar Polski winner with (Polish Cup 2019) Portugal, a two-time Segunda Liga winner, helping both SC Olhanense (2008-09) and GD Estoril Praia (2011-12) win promotion to the Primeira Liga...

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)...

said Steven in 2016 of his father, “I remember on the weekends, he would have his portable speaker, whether he was in the backyard or garage, he was so excited and passionate listening to the professional games back in Portugal; when his team would score, there was always excitement and buzz... since an early age, that passion (was picked up) by me and my brother”... said Steven in 2016 of a dream bracelet he wore as a teenager (a gift from a teammate in Mississauga), “believe it or not, the day that the string bracelet came off my wrist was right before the first game I played for Porto Juniors in Portugal (which) was a sign that my dream came true”...

For Country

represented Portugal at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007... represented Portugal at the youth level before he switched national associations to play for Canada...

he was 29 years old when he made his debut in the Canadian program in 2016 with coach Benito Floro... he was 29 years old when he made his debut for Canada on 6 February 2016... he scored his first international “A” goal for Canada on 6 October 2016 in Marrakech, MAR… represented Canada at the 2017 Concacaf Gold Cup...

represented Canada in 2019 Concacaf Nations League A... represented Canada at the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup... 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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