Complete List of Goalscorers in Voyageurs Cup History

By Benjamin Massey

April 28th, 2015 · No comments

In 2015 Steven Sandor posted a Sporcle quiz asking you to guess each of the scorers in the history of the Canadian Championship. Go have a crack; I got a disappointing 30 out of 66.

I mention this because it covers only the 2008-and-later Canadian Championship. The Voyageurs Cup, which dates back to 2002, had still been awaiting the census of all its goalscorers. It was the question nobody was asking. So I created it in 2015, and have been updating it ever since.

Trivia nerds, here is the complete list of goalscorers in the history of the Voyageurs Cup.

This information is accurate as of the end of the second round of the 2018 Voyageurs Cup on June 27, 2018.

Note: “clubs” refer only to teams on which the player played a Voyageurs Cup game, and may not be exhaustive. All “qualifying round” matches are counted equally in all statistics.

Abbreviation Club Name Years Active Leading Scorer
ASB AS Blainville 2018 three players (1)
Aviators Edmonton Aviators/Edmonton FC 2004 Sean Fraser (3)
CGY Calgary Storm/Mustangs 2002–2004 Conrad Smith (3)
FCE FC Edmonton 2011–2017 Tomi Ameobi (5)
Lynx Toronto Lynx 2002–2006 Ali Gerba (8)
MTL Montreal Impact 2002–present Zé Roberto (10)
OAK Oakville Blue Devils 2018 Anthony Novak (1)
OTT Ottawa Fury 2014–present four players (2)
TFC Toronto FC 2008–present Sebastian Giovinco (5)
VAN Vancouver Whitecaps 2002–present Camilo, Ollie Heald (4)

As of this writing 149 people have scored in the Voyageurs Cup. The names of those 149 come after the jump.

Name Clubs Goals
Sebrango, Eduardo MTL, VAN 11
Zé Roberto MTL, VAN 10
Gerba, Ali Lynx, MTL 9
Gbeke, Charles Lynx, VAN 6
Ameobi, Tomi FCE 5
Giovinco, Sebastian TFC 5
Matondo, Sita-Taty MTL, VAN 5
Biello, Mauro MTL 4
Budalic, Nikola Lynx 4
Camilo VAN 4
De Rosario, Dwayne TFC 4
Fordyce, Daryl FCE 4
Heald, Ollie VAN 4
McInerney, Jack MTL 4
Vignjevic, Nikola Lynx, CGY, Aviators 4
Vincello, Mauricio Lynx, MTL 4
Bailey, J.J. MTL 3
Barrett, Chad TFC 3
Commodore, Frederick MTL 3
Fraser, Sean Aviators, Lynx 3
Gjertsen, Joey VAN, MTL 3
Hassli, Eric VAN 3
Henry, Doneil TFC 3
Jordan, Jason VAN 3
Leduc, Pat MTL 3
Lucas, Ryan Lynx 3
Maicon Santos TFC 3
Mezquida, Nicolas VAN 3
Morales, Pedro VAN 3
Smith, Conrad CGY, FCE 3
Thompson, Niall VAN 3
Toure, Ansu VAN 3
Xausa, Davide VAN 3
Akok, Fred Aviators 2
Altidore, Jozy TFC 2
Baxter, Darren Lynx 2
Bernier, Patrice MTL 2
Brown, Roberto MTL 2
Cheyrou, Benoit TFC 2
Clarke, Jeff VAN 2
Corazzin, Carlo VAN 2
Davies, Alphonso VAN 2
Di Vaio, Marco MTL 2
Dodds, Jamie Lynx 2
dos Santos, Steevan OTT 2
Faria, Shawn Lynx 2
Felipe MTL 2
Gordon, Alan TFC 2
Guevara, Amado TFC 2
Haber, Marcus VAN 2
Hamilton, Jordan TFC 2
Haworth, Carl OTT 2
Johnson, Ryan TFC 2
Jonke, Frank FCE 2
Kindel, Steve VAN 2
Lambe, Reggie TFC 2
Le Toux, Sebastien VAN 2
Mapp, Justin MTL 2
Mert, Mesut CGY, MTL 2
Nash, Martin MTL, VAN 2
Nyassi, Sainey FCE 2
Osorio, Jonathan TFC 2
Otta, Walter CGY 2
Piatti, Ignacio MTL 2
Ribeiro, Antonio MTL 2
Ricketts, Rohan TFC 2
Salles, Mauricio MTL 2
Seoane, Sito OTT 2
Sulentic, Johnny VAN 2
Wiedeman, Andrew TFC, OTT 2
Williams, Ryan OTT 2
Abzi, Diyaeddine ASB 1
Akloul, Mouloud VAN 1
Arango, Andres Lynx 1
Araujo, Paulo Jr. OTT 1
Aristodemo, Robbie Lynx 1
Auvigne, Jaime VAN 1
Barclay, Sebastian Lynx 1
Billy, Philippe MTL 1
Boakai, Hanson FCE 1
Bradley, Michael TFC 1
Brito, Vinicius Lynx 1
Brovsky, Jeb VAN, MTL 1
Brusselers, Geert CGY 1
Byers, Peter MTL 1
Camara, Hassoun MTL 1
Chin, Gordon Aviators, VAN 1
Choinière, David MTL 1
Corea, Dustin FCE 1
Cooper, Kenny MTL 1
Cox, Michael FCE 1
Craveiro, Nico VAN 1
Dantas, Vini OTT 1
Dasovic, Nick VAN 1
Defoe, Jermain TFC 1
Delgado, Marco TFC 1
DeSantis, Nick MTL 1
Devlin, Chris Aviators 1
DiTullio, Jason MTL 1
Donatelli, Tony VAN, MTL, OTT 1
Drogba, Didier MTL 1
Dunfield, Terry VAN, TOR 1
Dutra, Waldemar CGY 1
Dzemaili, Blerim MTL 1
Eckersley, Adam FCE 1
Edu, Maurice TFC 1
Endoh, Tsubasa TFC 1
Francois, Abraham MTL 1
Gage, Ethan VAN 1
Gervais, Gabriel MTL 1
Greig, Kyle VAN 1
Harden, Ty TFC 1
Harmse, Kevin VAN, TFC 1
Harris, Atiba VAN 1
Heidler, Peter CGY 1
Heinemann, Tom VAN, OTT 1
Hertzog, Corey VAN 1
Holdt, Stefan CGY 1
Hurtado, Erik VAN 1
Jackson-Hamel, Anthony MTL 1
Jefferson, Severino MTL 1
Johnson, Will TFC 1
Keegan, Jake FCE 1
Kobayashi, Daigo VAN 1
Koffie, Gershon VAN 1
Kojic, Milan Lynx 1
Laba, Matias TFC, VAN 1
Laing, Lance FCE 1
Lopresti, Jamie Aviators 1
Lyall, Geordie VAN 1
Mancosu, Matteo MTL 1
Manneh, Kekuta VAN 1
Mattacchione, Joe Lynx 1
Mattocks, Darren VAN 1
Mayard, Pierre-Rudolph MTL, OTT, ASB 1
Minatel, Oliver OTT 1
Nonni, Michael FCE 1
Novak, Anthony OAK 1
Nurse, Chris FCE 1
Oduro, Dominic MTL 1
Palleschi, Matthew MTL 1
Paponi, Daniele MTL 1
Parker, Tim VAN 1
Pavicic, Mike CGY 1
Penalillio, Julio Lynx 1
Pinto, Yashir FCE 1
Plata, Joao TFC 1
Pottinger, Damien Lynx 1
Rivero, Octavio VAN 1
Romero, Andres MTL 1
Salazar, Michael MTL 1
Serioux, Adrian Lynx, TFC 1
Sibiya, Sipho Aviators 1
Steele, Jonny VAN, OTT 1
Syla, Mitchell ASB 1
Tabla, Ballou MTL 1
Taylor, Tony OTT 1
Testo, David VAN, MTL 1
Timbó, Fernando OTT 1
Thomas, Elvis Lynx 1
Valente, Alfredo VAN 1
Velez, Marco TFC 1
Vered, Idan OTT 1
Wenger, Andrew MTL 1
Wilson, Kevin MTL 1
Wimble, Shaun CGY 1
Yourassowsky, Mikael TOR 1
Zuniga, Nicola CGY 1

Random trivia:

Zé Roberto is the only player to score in each of the first five editions of the Voyageurs Cup. He tallied a total of 10 goals with the Montreal Impact between 2002 and 2006, good for second-best all-time (and accounting for more than half of his career Impact total).

You might have guessed Eduardo Sebrango would have the longest goal-scoring streak but no: he scored at least one goal in every Cup between 2002 and 2005 but was blanked in 2006 and 2007. In 2008, with the Vancouver Whitecaps, Sebrango got back on the board with his memorable brace against Toronto FC, making him the leading scorer in Voyageurs Cup history. While I haven’t got the statistics to prove it Sebrango is possibly the all-time Voyageurs Cup games played leader: he played, and scored, in the Impact’s first ever Voyageurs Cup game on June 16, 2002 against the Calgary Storm, and his last appearance came May 2, 2012 for Montreal against Toronto FC.

Not that Sebrango’s longevity is all that impressive. Take Patrice Bernier. Bernier had two Voyageurs Cup goals: the first came on August 25, 2002 against the Vancouver Whitecaps, and the second came May 14, 2014 against FC Edmonton. Of course Bernier had a long and productive career in Europe between those two markers, but almost twelve years between Voyageurs Cup tallies is a record that will last a while.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, Pierre-Rudolph Mayard holds the record for the longest period of time between his Voyageurs Cup debut and his first goal. He made his debut on June 18, 2009 for the Montreal Impact against Toronto FC, played five more matches over the next five years with Montreal and Ottawa, and finally broke his duck on June 6, 2018 for AS Blainville against the Oakville Blue Devils.

In 2016 Didier Drogba (38 years, 2 months, and 21 days) surpassed Marco Di Vaio (36 years, 9 months, and 16 days) is the oldest scorer in Voyageurs Cup history. Then, in 2017, Alphonso Davies (16 years, 6 months, and 21 days) passed Hanson Boakai (17 years, 6 months, and 2 days) as the youngest.

It’s no coincidence that early players dominate the scoring chart: the round-robin format gave players, especially those on crappy teams, more chances to shine. It took until their fifth Voyageurs Cup for FC Edmonton’s Daryl Fordyce to pass the Edmonton record held by ex-Aviator Sean Fraser, and the Aviators only played one disastrous season.

Several sets of siblings (Nico and Chris Craveiro, Sainey and Sanna Nyassi, Frank and John Jonke, Richard and Adam Eckersley, and all three of Josué, Elkana, and Pierre-Rudolph Mayard) have played in the Voyageurs Cup, but in each of these cases only one of the brothers has ever scored.

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