Vazquez Heart

Toronto FC announced Wednesday that the club has re-signed midfielder Victor Vázquez to a multi-year contract extension.


Vázquez, 31, was named to the Major League Soccer Best XI for the 2017 season, after finishing second in the league in assists (16), and leading MLS with six game-winning assists. Vázquez made 39 combined appearances, registering 10 goals and 20 assists across all competitions (MLS league, MLS Cup Playoffs and Canadian Championship). He was named MLS Player of the Week four times (Weeks 13, 25, 27 & 28).


“Following the conclusion of the 2016 season, teams within MLS started to figure out they could sit back on us. It was critical for our group to find a top-level talent that could help unlock teams and put us over the top,” said Toronto FC Sr. Vice-President, Soccer Operations & General Manager Tim Bezbatchenko. “Victor ultimately would become that piece helping us in our success last season in winning the treble. We are pleased to get this deal done so that Victor can help us defend our titles this season and beyond.”


Vázquez has made five appearances across MLS league play and the Concacaf Champions League this season for Toronto FC.




TRANSACTION: Toronto FC re-signs midfielder Victor Vázquez


VICTOR VÁZQUEZ #7

Position: Midfielder


Height: 5’9


Weight: 167 lbs


Birthdate: January 20, 1987 (Age – 31)


Birth Place: Barcelona, Spain


Nationality: Spanish


Last Club: Toronto FC


Pronunciation: “VAS-KEZ”