Fish Out of Water

-Sengkang Punggol FC Fans' Perspective-

Ryan Fante – Footballer or Poker Player?

New signing Ryan Fante would have gotten many fans curious on this person and more importantly, his playing experience.

Google became my guide to the world as I tried some digging of my own, with additional help from the fine folks at The Voyageurs.

Playing Career
2009 – G.S. United (Ontario Soccer League)
2008 – Vaughan Italia Shooters (Canadian Soccer League)
2007 – Toronto FC Reserves (Guest player)
2006 – Hearts Azzurri (Ontario Soccer League)

Individual Honors
2007 – OSL Provincial East Rookie of the Year
2007 – Toronto FC (Major League Soccer, MLS) Preseason Training Camp
2006 – OSL Central Region East Leading Goal Scorer
2004 – North York Hearts Azzurri S.C U18 League, Ontario Cup and National Champions
2003/04 – Pine Ridge S.S Sr. Boys Soccer MVP
2001 – Sporting Lisbon Training, Portugal
1999 – Sporting Toronto, League Leading Goal Scorer
1998 – Stadium Newspaper Portuguese Cup MVP

Highlight reel below, which most of you would have seen by now.

In conclusion, a player whose career was spent entirely in North America thus making him an unknown quality. With ex-Italia Shooters colleagues Murphy and Jordan around, acclimatisation to the local scene shouldn’t be an issue. Now all that’s needed is more playing time under his belt.

More to come from the striker, we hope.

Should you have any other info regarding him, feel free to do so in the comment sections and I’ll expand on the post.


March 20, 2010 - Posted by | S League 2010, Sengkang Punggol


  1. i was watching him play yesterday for the prime league game at choa chu kang stadium yesterday vs saffc..he showed good touches and break away speed when got the ball from mhis teamates and created a few goalscoring chances with teammates.give him a bit more time to adjust to playing here,the style is diffrent,he tends to wait for his teammates to give him a thru pass or breakaway ball for him to run to space ,he must know and i think he is getting to know also,the defenders play close to him or just in line with him to shackle him,so he has to link up more with his teammates when they are attacking and create the space,it is ok even he does the decoy run coz space is created,he has the build to hold and shield the ball,should use it to his advantage also..

    Comment by pgj | March 21, 2010 | Reply

    • Care to share the scores for the Prime League game?

      Comment by wreckidigidy | March 21, 2010 | Reply

  2. 1-1 final score

    Comment by pgj | March 21, 2010 | Reply

    • Thanks. A good point for the Calves indeed..Now back to discussion on Ryan

      Comment by wreckidigidy | March 21, 2010 | Reply

  3. Meanwhile in last week game against balestier our young calves drew 1-1 too

    Sk Scorer-Nurhidayat Kamarudin (41′)
    Balestier Scorer-Shiam Jerome (3′)

    Comment by dolphin fan | March 21, 2010 | Reply

  4. Post updated to include individual accolades.

    Comment by wretchedguy | March 24, 2010 | Reply

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