If you play Football is Canada you would be called a Soccer Player. Football is called Soccer in Canada, despite the fact that a great number of the clubs identify themselves as Football Clubs.

However, for the benefit of lovers of the beautiful game, and also for the benefit of players who need the information so as to define their career paths. Therefore, the following are the list of football clubs in Canada.

Please keep in mind that this information may not be comprehensive. Some of the clubs, even though are located in Canada, may not play not play in the Canadian league system, but rather may compete in the American League System.

The Canadian league is not considered a top league, but If you do not mind starting your career in a place where development is prioritized over fame and money, then you can start by playing in Canada.

 

The following are the football clubs in Canada

Club de Foot Montréal

Club de Monteal or simply CF Montréal, is a football club based in Montreal, Canada. The club was Founded in 2010 as the Montreal Impact, but changed its name in 2021. The club competes in Major League Soccer (MLS) which is the American top flight soccer competition. The club is in the Eastern Conference.

Club de Montreal is an ambitious club; they proved this in 2015 when they became the second MLS club, and first Canadian club, to reach the final of the CONCACAF Champions League. If you get to play for this Canadian club you can be sure of competing for honours.

The club plays its home games at the Saputo Stadium.

Toronto Football Club

Toronto football club is another Canadian professional soccer club that plays in the American Major League Soccer (MLS), also in the Eastern Conference. The team is operated by Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, which also operates other successful teams across various sports, like Toronto FC II, Toronto Maple Leafs of the NHL, and Toronto Raptors of the NBA.

The team won the MLS Cup, Supporters’ Shield and Canadian Championship, all in 2017. They were also runners up at the CONCACAF Champions League in 2018.

The team plays its home games at BMO Field.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Vancouver Whitecaps FC professional soccer team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This team also plays in the American Major League Soccer (MLS), but this time in the Western Conference. This team boasts steady management, and is one team with which a young player can hope to build his experience, and CV.

Atlético Ottawa

Atletico Ottawa is a professional soccer club based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. As you would easily tell by looking at the clubs crest and colours, Atletico Ottawa’s identity is built upon that of Atletico Madrid, which is its parent club. Atletico Ottawa competes for honours in the Canadian Premier League and plays its home games at TD Place Stadium.

With time we expect closer association with its parent club; more than a few exhibition games per year during pre season. This club is building a legacy it could take time.

Cavalry Football Club

Cavalry Football Club is a professional soccer club based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The club competes in the Canadian Premier League, and plays their home matches at ATCO Field. The team is owned by Spruce Meadows Sports & Entertainment, the owners of its home grounds.

FC Edmonton

FC Edmonton is a professional soccer club based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The club has played in the Canadian Premier League since the league’s opening season in 2019. The club plays its home games at the Clarke Stadium.

The Clarke Stadium is a nice 5000 capacity stadium that can host a variety of sports.

Forge FC

Forge FC is a professional soccer club based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The team competes for honours in the Canadian Premier League, which is the Canadian Top Flight. The team plays its home games at the Tim Hortons Field, Hamilton Ontario, which is a 10,016 Capacity stadium.

HFX Wanderers Football Club

HFX Wanderers Football Club which is also called HFX Wanderers, or Halifax Wanderers, is a professional soccer club in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The club was founded on May 5, 2018, and plays in the Canadian Premier League, which is the top of the Canadian soccer league system.

The club plays its home games at Wanderers Grounds, which is a 6,500 capacity stadium. The club has gained quite a following, and that popularity should continue to rise in the nearest future.

Pacific Football Club

Pacific Football Club is a professional football club based in Greater Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The club competes in the Canadian Premier League, which is the top flight in Canada. Pacific Football Club plays its home matches at Starlight Stadium located in Langford in Langford, British Columbia, which is a 6,200 capacity stadium.

Valour Football Club

Valour Football Club is a professional football club based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The club competes for honours in the Canadian Premier League and plays its home matches at IG Field, which is a 33,234 capacity stadium located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Conclusion:

Because football in Canada is still in a developmental stage, there are not many honors to cite when highlighting the clubs. However, with the recent exploits at the continental stage you can clearly see that football in Canada is no pushover as regards quality of play.

Therefore, a young player may decide to use Canada as a transit point on his way to Europe; exposure would come through competing in the continental competitions, and winning it would be a great boost to the players, profile.

Playing in a Canadian football club has many advantages: the clubs are well funded, the facilities are good, and one would have a chance to be a professional player; earning good money.

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