FC Edmonton Signs Tobias Warschewski
EDMONTON, AB - FC Edmonton has signed centre forward Tobias Warschewski (war-SHEV-ski) to a contract for the 2021 season, the club announced today.
Warschewski, (6'2, 185 lbs) is from the world-renowned football city of Dortmund, Germany, and received his football education at the academy of SC Preussen Munster. In 2016 at age 18, he made his professional playing debut with that club, at that time in the third tier of the German professional football league system. He went on to have a standout season making 35 appearances and registering 14 scorer points for both the club's first team and U19 academy team.
"Tobias will bring us another attacking option and we look forward to integrating him into our team," said FC Edmonton Head Coach Alan Koch. "He has had some excellent experiences already in his young career, and we hope to get him back into top shape and scoring goals for the Eddies. He is a versatile forward who is incredibly motivated to make an impact in the CPL."
Before signing with the Eddies and after his contract with Münster expired, the 23-year old transferred to German Regionalliga Nord club FC PhÃ¶nix Lübeck in the summer of 2020. However, he was unable to make a substantial inpact at the club, due to the COVID-19 football league cancellations and subsequent lockdowns.
Warschewski was first introduced to the possibility of continuing his professional playing career in the Canadian Premier League (CPL) due to the fact that he and fellow German international striker Julian Ulbricht (currently with York United) are both represented by German-based agency DC International Sports Management (DCI). FC Edmonton worked with DCI on signing Warschewski.
As a result of his performance in the 2016 season while with Munster, Warschewski received attention from Bundesliga clubs such as RB Leipzig, FC Schalke 04, VfL Bochum and VfB Stuttgart, but ultimately made the decision to remain with Munster. He made his debut for the German U19 National Team that same year, after which he recorded several caps for his country including appearing at the 2017 U19 European Championships in Georgia, scoring against England later that tournament.
Deposits on season Memberships for the 2021 CPL season are currently available for $20.21. Fans are encouraged to visit https://fcedmonton.canpl.ca/ or call 780-700-2600 for more information.
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