Biography:

Manuel-AparicioManuel Aparicio was 19 years old when he made his debut for the Canadian men’s national team in October 2014 for a friendly. He had been part of the Canadian youth program since he was 17. He represented Canada again at the 2015 CONCACAF U20 Championships where he started in two of the three games he appeared in. Aparicio became just the eighth player from the Toronto FC Academy, which he joined in 2010, to sign with the Toronto FC first team as a Homegrown Player. He is playing this season with TFC II in the United Soccer League.

PERSONAL

Family: Parents Gabriel Aparicio and Maria Eugenia Arbert… Older sister Camila… Younger brother Pedro… Moved to Canada with his family when he was 11… Getting into the Sport: Started playing soccer at age 2 because it was part of the culture growing up in Argentina… Outside Interests: Enjoys spending time with family, visiting Argentina… Odds and Ends: Favourite player is Lionel Messi, who he calls “a god”… Nickname: Manu…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

CONCACAF U20: 2015 – group stage