Toronto FC announced Thursday that the club has signed Swiss League veteran and Liechtenstein international right wing back Nicolas Hasler. He will be added to the roster upon receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and his Canadian work permit.
“Nicolas is an experienced and valued member of his national team playing in Euro and World Cup qualifiers. In addition to his club and international experience, Nicolas is a versatile player with valuable experience at right back,” said Toronto FC General Manager Tim Bezbatchenko. “We are pleased to bring Nicolas to Toronto FC. He will be a welcomed addition to our group and provide greater depth for our club.”
Hasler, 26, spent majority of his career (2011–2017) with Fussball Club Vaduz (FC Vaduz) where he made 157 appearances, scoring 14 goals and adding six assists in all competitions. Hasler’s time with FC Vaduz was highlighted by being named the Liechtensteiner Footballer of the Year in 2015. He also helped the club capture the Liechtensteiner Cup five consecutive times (2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016-17) and the Swiss Challenge League during the 2013–14 season. Hasler began his youth career with FC Triesen in 2001 before moving to FC Balzers youth team in 2003. He later signed with FC Balzers first team in 2009 and made three appearances for the club. During the 2010–11 season he moved to USV Eschen/Mauren where he made 22 appearances registering three goals.
To date, Hasler has earned 45 caps, registering two goals with the Liechtenstein National Team. He made his debut on August 11, 2010 in a friendly match against Iceland. Hasler scored his first international goal against Bosnia-Herzegovina in a 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier.
TRANSACTION: Toronto FC sign Swiss League veteran and Liechtenstein international right wing back Nicolas Hasler
NICOLAS HASLER – 26 Position: Right Wing Back
Height: 5’9 Weight: 174 lbs
Birthdate: May, 4 1991 (Age – 26)
Birth Place: Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Last Club: FC Vaduz