An experienced Canadian international with over 250 professional appearances in his decade-long career, Tosaint Ricketts signed with Whitecaps FC in August 2019 to bolster the 'Caps attacking corps.
'21: Ricketts made 14 appearances off the bench, the second most on the team, and added a veteran presence in the locker room.
'20: Ricketts made five starts and 16 appearances in his second season in Vancouver, scoring two game-winning goals while providing an important presence in the locker room and in the community.
'19: Ricketts tallied a goal and two assists in six starts and eight appearances, providing instant contributions after joining Whitecaps FC midseason.
'16-'18: Ricketts spent three seasons with Toronto FC scoring 15 goals and recording three assists in 18 starts and 58 appearances in MLS regular season and playoff action. He also started three of his five Canadian Championship appearances, scoring once.
Ricketts began his professional career with Myllykosken Pallo −47 in 2009. He appeared in 51 matches scoring 14 goals in all competitions during his time with the Finnish club. Ricketts joined Romanian club Politehnica Timișoara in November of 2010 where he appeared in 26 matches scoring seven goals in all competitions. Ricketts signed with Vålerenga Fotball of the Norwegian Tippeligaen in August 2012, where he remained before joining Sandnes Ulf in early 2013. He departed Sandnes Ulf in September 2013 and signed with Turkish First League club Bucaspor Kulübü. He appeared in 28 matches scoring nine goals in all competitions. Ricketts signed with Israeli Premier League club Hapoel Haifa on July 2014 and remained with the club for one season. Ricketts returned to Turkey and signed with Boluspor on August 2015, where he made a combined 18 appearances and scored one goal during the 2014-15 season. Ricketts most recently played with Lithuanian side FK Sūduva in the top tier A Lyga before his move to Vancouver in 2019. In 15 league matches with the club, he started 13 times and scored eight goals. In additional competition, Ricketts scored another two goals while making five appearances between domestic cup play and international competition in UEFA Champions League and Europa League qualification matches.
Ricketts has earned over 60 caps for the Canadian national team and has scored 17 goals through 2020. He made his debut for Canada on February 9, 2011 in a friendly match against Greece. He scored his first goal for Canada during a 2–2 friendly match against Ecuador on June 1, 2011 at BMO Field. In addition, Ricketts has represented Canada at the 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup tournaments.
Ricketts was named the 2020 VWFC Humanitarian of the Year following a season like no other. Ricketts was the club’s player ambassador for the It Takes A Village fundraising artwork campaign, honouring frontline heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic and raising over $140K for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. He has also been a passionate advocate for social justice and anti-racism, taking part in the MLS Black Players for Change organization, and continues to support greater diversity and inclusion in our club and community... Ricketts played his youth soccer at Edmonton Juventus SC.