Toronto FC announced today that midfielder Jonathan Osorio has been named TFC’s captain, becoming the eighth captain in club history.

“I am incredibly honoured and excited to have been named the captain of the club that means so much to me,” said Osorio. “Wearing this armband comes with a great responsibility, and I am determined to represent the fans of this club and the people of this city in the best way. I am excited to begin this journey and work with everybody involved to bring success to Toronto FC.”

Osorio, 31, enters his 12th season with Toronto FC as the club’s all-time leader in appearances with 341 across all competitions. With the Reds, Osorio has lifted nine trophies including one MLS Cup (2017), three Eastern Conference Championships (2016, 2017, 2019), one Supporters’ Shield (2017) and four Canadian Championships (2016, 2017, 2018, 2020). Osorio was a key member during the club’s historic season that won the MLS Cup, the Supporters’ Shield, and the Canadian Championship in 2017, becoming the first team in MLS history to win the domestic treble.

“Appointing Jonathan as Toronto FC captain marks a new era in the club,” said Toronto FC Head Coach John Herdman. “He has the ability to connect with his teammates and everyone in the club. He is passionate, emotional and has the character to lead the squad, and he is committed to bring success to this club and make the fans proud. I am looking forward to continue working with Jonathan and rebuild this club together.”

Since joining the Reds in 2013, Osorio has registered 62 goals and 35 assists in all competitions. Osorio also ranks third in the club’s all-time top scorers list with 62 goals, behind only Sebastian Giovinco (83) and Jozy Altidore (79). In 2022, the midfielder became the first player in club history to reach 300 matches when he started against New York City FC on April 24. In 2018, Osorio enjoyed the most productive year of his career, scoring a career-high 10 goals in 30 MLS regular season matches and 17 goals in 43 matches across all competitions.

A native of Toronto, Osorio has collected multiple personal accolades throughout his career as a Red. During Toronto FC’s run to the 2018 Concacaf Champions League Final, he earned the Golden Boot award and was named to the tournament’s Best XI after scoring four goals in eight matches. The same year, Osorio was named tournament MVP earning the George Gross Memorial Trophy as Toronto FC won the 2018 Canadian Championship. He originally signed a Homegrown deal on March 9, 2013 and has only featured for Toronto FC during his professional career.

Osorio represented Canada Men’s National Team (CMNT) at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, making three appearances in the group stage. Since making his debut against Costa Rica on May 28, 2013, Osorio has made 71 appearances for the CMNT, including 51 starts, and registered nine goals and eight assists.