HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from FK Javor Ivanjica on Jan. 18, 2019. Signed through 2020, with options for 2021 and 2022.
The Ajax, Ontario native returns to his homeland to play in MLS for the Whitecaps. A young, left-footed center back, Cornelius will likely be in contention for serious minutes on a remade squad under head coach Marc Dos Santos.
Cornelius began his career in Germany at VfB Lübeck and VfR Neumünster before moving to Serbian outfit Javor Ivanjica in 2017.
INTERNATIONAL: Has three senior team caps for the Canadian national team as of 2018. Was named 2018 Canadian Youth International Player of the Year.