Toronto FC announced Wednesday that the club has signed Canadian international forward Tosaint Ricketts.
“We are pleased to add another Canadian international with valuable experience for both club and country,” said Toronto FC General Manager Tim Bezbatchenko. “Tosaint has trained with the team and has fit in well within the group. We are pleased to get this deal finalized and have him available for selection this weekend.”
Ricketts, 28, was previously with Boluspor Kulübü of Turkey’s TFF First League. During the 2014-15 season, he made a combined 18 appearances and scored one goal. Ricketts began his professional career with Myllykosken Pallo −47 in 2009. He appeared in 51 matches scoring 14 goals in all competitions during his time with the Finnish club. Ricketts joined Romanian club Politehnica Timișoara in November of 2010 where he appeared in 26 matches scoring seven goals in all competitions. Ricketts signed with Vålerenga Fotball of the Norwegian Tippeligaen in August 2012 where he remained before joining Sandnes Ulf in early 2013. He departed Sandnes Ulf in September 2013 and signed with Turkish First League club Bucaspor Kulübü. He appeared in 28 matches scoring nine goals in all competitions. Ricketts signed with Israeli Premier League club Hapoel Haifa on July 2014 and remained with the club for one season. Ricketts returned to Turkey and signed with Boluspor on August 2015.
Ricketts has earned 50 caps for the Canadian national team and has scored 12 goals. He made his debut for Canada on February 9, 2011 in a friendly match against Greece. He scored his first goal for Canada during a 2–2 friendly match against Ecuador on June 1, 2011 at BMO Field. In addition, Ricketts has represented Canada at the 2011, 2013 and 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup tournaments.
TRANSACTION: Toronto FC signs forward Tosaint Ricketts on Wednesday, July 20, 2016