- Chris Williams (Canadian soccer)
Chris Williams Personal information Full name Christopher Williams Date of birth June 1, 1981 Place of birth Toronto, Ontario, Canada Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Playing position Defender/Defensive Midfielder Youth career 1999–2002 Mobile Rams Senior career* Years Team Apps† (Gls)† 2003–2004 Montreal Impact 38 (0) 2005–2006 Toronto Lynx 39 (0) 2007 SK Kladno 2 (0) 2008–2009 Charleston Battery 48 (1) 2010 Vancouver Whitecaps 15 (0) National team‡ 2000–2001 Canada U-20 13 (0) 2003– Canada 3 (0) * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 20, 2010.
† Appearances (Goals).‡ National team caps and goals correct as of April 14, 2009
After playing college soccer for the University of Mobile in Alabama, Williams was drafted by the Toronto Lynx, but later was traded to the Montreal Impact. During his time in Montreal, Williams became a regular on the team, helping Montreal to win their second USL First Division Championship and also the Voyageurs Cup in 2003 and 2004.
After the 2004 season, Williams joined the Toronto Lynx as a free agent and became an important player in the Lynx midfield. On April 6, 2006, Williams re-signed with the Lynx to help anchor the midfield.
In January 2007, Williams joined roster of SK Kladno in the Gambrinus Liga in the Czech Republic. He was competing along with Canadian teammate Dave Simpson. He only played two league games for them.
Williams trained with the Montreal Impact in Florida in March 2008 before signing with the Charleston Battery of the USL First Division. He made 48 appearances and scored 1 goal in his two seasons with the Battery before signing with the Vancouver Whitecaps on November 12, 2009.
On October 19, 2010, the Vancouver Whitecaps released Williams, along with five fellow players, citing their need to purge certain players in preparation for their upcoming promotion to Major League Soccer.
He then earned his first senior national team cap on January 18, 2003 versus United States, where the match resulted in 4-0 victory for the States. He would later record his second cap five years later against Martinique, where the Canadians would claim the game by a score of 1-0. On November 19, 2008 Williams was called up again for a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Jamaica.
- USL First Division Championship - 2004 (Montreal Impact)
- Voyageurs Cup - 2003, 2004 (Montreal Impact)
Born in Toronto but raised in nearby Scarborough, Williams is married to his Czech wife Darina and the couple have a son.
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- ^ Record at FIFA Tournaments - FIFA
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- ^ 30.1.2008: Canada vs Martinique
- ^ 19.11.2008: Canada vs Jamaica
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