Player Details

Name

Derek Cornelius

Height

6' 2"

Weight

190 lbs

Date of Birth

11.25.1997 (24)

Birthplace

Ajax, ON Canada

Position

Defender

Position Detail

Central Defender

Preferred Side

Unknown

Footedness

Both
2020 MLS Regular Season
2020 MLS Regular Season

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Career Summary

HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from FK Javor Ivanjica on Jan. 18, 2019. Signed through 2020, with options for 2021 and 2022.

One of the brightest young players in a new generation of Canadian talent, Derek Cornelius joined Whitecaps FC via transfer from Serbian side FK Javor Ivanjica in January 2019 after making his Canadian men’s national team debut in September 2018 and being named the 2018 Canadian Youth International Player of the Year.

OUTSIDE MLS: Prior to arriving in Vancouver, Cornelius spent two years with FK Javor Ivanjica, making 29 starts in 31 total appearances while competing in the Serbian SuperLiga in 2017-18, and the First League in 2018-19.  Cornelius began his professional career in Germany, scoring two goals in 18 total appearances for VfB Lübeck and VfR Neumünster in the Regionalliga. 

INTERNATIONAL: He has 13 senior team caps for the Canadian national team and was named 2018 Canadian Youth International Player of the Year.

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