Paul Stalteri

Paul Stalteri 2008

Paul Stalteri ( born October 18, 1977 in Toronto ( Etobicoke ), Ontario ) is a former Canadian football player and most capped player his country. He was the national team in 30 matches between 2007 and 2010 team captain and is the only Canadian who was German football champions.


Paul Stalteri was born in 1978 as son of a Guyanese mother and an Italian father. Although ice hockey was more popular than soccer in Canada, is described Stalteri had quite the football, because football equipment was cheaper and is.


Stalteri was in the service of the SV Werder Bremen since the 1997/98 season; to 2000 in the Regional team, then in the league. Previously, he had played in Canada at Toronto Lynx and the Malton Bullets.

One of the greatest successes of the Canadian national player counts the German Championship in 2004 and winning the DFB Cup in the same year with the SV Werder.

After eight years Stalteri left at the end of the season 2004/ 05 Werder and moved to 151 Bundesliga games ( six goals) in the English Premier League for Tottenham Hotspur. There he was a regular in his first year and completed 33 league games. His debut Stalteri this on Matchday 1, 13 August 2005 against FC Portsmouth. In the following two seasons, he only came to irregular operations. During the winter break of the 2007/08 season he was loaned for six months at the League rivals Fulham.

21 December 2008 Stalteri solved with Tottenham the contract early on to free transfer switch to Borussia Mönchengladbach. In the 2009/10 season Stalteri came 19 times used, but was no longer used at the end of the season. Under the new coach Lucien Favre Stalteri was also not taken into account, so he left the Borussia end of the season 2010/11. After nearly two years without a club in which he had to contend with multiple injuries, Stalteri ended his football career in the spring of 2013.


Stalteri is already one of the U-17 squad to the regular selection of Canadian teams. In 1993 he was a regular player at the U- 17 World Cup, as the Canadian team was eliminated with 12:18 - goals in three games. Four years later he moved with the Canadian U -20 team at the Junior World Championship 1997 in Malaysia in the second round, where they lost the offspring of Spain with 0:2.

Shortly after this tournament Stalteri denied on August 17, 1997 compared to Iran his first international match in the Canadian national team. In the following years he became an integral part of the Canadian national team and celebrated by winning the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2000 his greatest success with the national team. In 2001 he participated in the Confederations Cup in Japan and South Korea in part, there succeeded in the tournament a goalless draw against Brazil.

As a result, more participation came at the CONCACAF Gold Cup added in the years 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2009, 2002 and 2007 the team made the semi-finals respectively. Since June 2007 he is leading the national team as captain. On 7 September 2010, he surpassed with his 83rd international game record by Randy Samuel and has since been capped player in Canada. For the Gold Cup in 2011 but was not considered. He made his last international match so far on 8 October 2010 in a 2-2 draw against Ukraine.


  • German Masters: 2004
  • DFB Cup winner: 2004
  • Gold Cup winner: 2000
  • CONCACAF champions of the U-19: 1996