Henry Named Top U-20 Player

Toronto defender wins national recognition after an eventful 2012.

Doneil Henry has been named Canadian U-20 Player of the Year for the 2012 soccer season. He was honoured in a vote shared by national-team coaches (50%) and other Canadian coaches (50%).

Henry is a member of Canada's men's U-20 team, having taken part in two national U-20 camps in 2012. He also took part in one men's national camp (he made his international "A" debut on 15 August 2012) and helped Canada's U-23 team come within a win of qualifying for the London 2012 Olympics. On 24 March at the CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament, he scored the opening goal of a 2:0 win over USA.

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From Brampton, ON, Henry played his professional football for Toronto FC in 2012. He helped Toronto FC reach the semi-final stage of 2011-12 CONCACAF Champions League and then helped Toronto FC win its fourth-consecutive Amway Canadian Championship.

"Doneil should be proud of being recognised a Canadian U-20 Player of the Year," said Nick Dasovic, Canada's men's U-20 coach. "I have seen him mature as a player and as a person on and off the field. His hard work, dedication and passion have been a driving force in helping him achieve this award. I wish him all the very best in achieving his ultimate dreams."

Henry is the third Toronto player to win this award, following Ashtone Morgan (2011) and Nana Attakora (2008 & 2009).