Toronto FC announced today that the club has signed Honduran international midfielder Deybi Flores from Fehérvár Football Club of the OTP Bank Liga (First Division, Hungary) to a two-year contract with an option for 2026. He will be added to the club’s roster pending his Canadian work permit, medicals, and receipt of the International Transfer Certificate (ITC).
“We are happy to have Deybi join us for 2024 and beyond. He is a warrior in the middle of the field and will be an important piece in our evolution as a group,” said Toronto FC General Manager Jason Hernandez. “Deybi possesses both the skill set and mentality we require at the central midfield position. We look forward to his arrival and getting to work.”
Flores, 27, joins Toronto FC after spending the past two seasons (2022-2023, 2023-2024) with Fehérvár FC, where he made 32 appearances including 27 starts. Before his time at Fehérvár, the midfielder featured for Greek side Panetolikos Football Club, where he scored four goals through 54 appearances in two seasons (2021-2022, 2022-2023) with the club. He made his debut against Atromitos FC on September 19, 2021, and registered his first goal against GS Apollon Smyrnis on November 21. In his first season with Panetolikos FC, Flores made 32 appearances, with 30 starts, and was voted the club’s Player of the Year.
"We are excited to welcome Deybi to Toronto and Toronto FC," said Toronto FC Head Coach John Herdman. "Deybi's fighting spirit and competitiveness have always stood out for me, and we are eager to integrate him into the team, forging connections that will fortify our midfield."
The San Pedro Sula, Honduras native began his career at CD Motagua in his home country, coming through the ranks and making his professional debut as an 18-year-old against Deportes Savio on January 12, 2014. In his first two seasons with Motagua, Flores started in 16 of his 22 appearances with the club and claimed the Honduran Liga Nacional championship during the 2014-2015 Apertura season.
“I feel excited and blessed with this new opportunity in my personal life and professional career. I am thankful to the organization and the Head Coach for the chance to be part of a fantastic club like Toronto FC,” said Deybi Flores. “I am fully committed, and with God's help, we will achieve all the objectives and dreams we have as a team. I can't wait to arrive in Toronto to meet my teammates and all the staff, and I am ready to work hard and pour my heart into every moment I wear this jersey.”
Flores joined Major League Soccer club Vancouver Whitecaps FC on loan on February 24, 2015, and made his debut against Portland Timbers on March 28. In his first season in MLS, he started 11 of his 15 appearances across all competitions, including the Canadian Championship and Concacaf Champions League. Flores was part of the squad that won the 2015 Canadian Championship after defeating CF Montreal. The midfielder returned to CD Motagua in 2016 for a second stint, where he played a key role in the club's 14th Liga Nacional championship during the 2016-2017 Apertura season.
Along other stops in his career, Flores also played for Club Olimpia Deportivo (C.D. Olimpia), where he registered four goals and three assists through 108 appearances across all competitions. The defensive midfielder made his debut against Real de Minas on July 29, 2018, and registered his first goal against Lobos UPNFM on May 19, 2019. In three seasons (2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021), Flores won three Liga Nacional championships: 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 Apertura seasons and the 2020-2021 Clausura season.
Internationally, Flores has earned 35 caps with the Honduras National Team since his debut in a friendly against Cuba on December 16, 2015. The midfielder also represented Los Catrachosat the youth level when he participated in the 2015 Concacaf U-20 Championship and helped the team qualify for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
TRANSACTION: Toronto FC sign Honduran midfielder Deybi Flores through 2025 with an option for 2026.
Weight: 176 lbs.
Birthdate: June 16, 1996 (Age – 27)
Birthplace: San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Last Club: Fehérvár Football Club