Toronto FC announced Friday that Brazilian international goalkeeper Júlio César has returned to English Premier League club, Queens Park Rangers F.C, thus ending his loan with Toronto FC and Major League Soccer.
“At Toronto FC we aspire to be internationally recognized as a leader in every aspect that involves our football club, and to be a consistent contender for championships in North America. With this ambitious vision comes the need for acquiring players of great character that leave an impact both on and off the pitch. Júlio César is certainly one of those players,” said Toronto FC General Manager Tim Bezbatchenko. “On behalf of everyone at Toronto FC, I’d like to send our sincere thanks to QPR for the opportunity to bring Júlio to Toronto. We’d also like to thank Júlio for everything he brought to our club. He made an immediate impact and all of us are better for it.”
Júlio César, 34, joined Toronto FC on loan from Queens Park Rangers F.C. in February and made seven league appearances. He earned MLS Save of the Week honours for Week 7 and finished with a record of 3-4-0 with two clean sheets.
Júlio César started in all seven of Brazil’s matches in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, where the host nation finished fourth earlier this month.