Daniel Stanese

FC Carl Zeiss Jena Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club 1. FC Nürnberg

Daniel Stanese
Personal information
Full name Daniel Victor Stanese
Date of birth (1994-01-21) 21 January 1994 (age 26)
Place of birth Queens, New York, United States
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position(s) Defender
Youth career
2000–2010 Coquitlam Metro-Ford
2010–2012 Whitecaps FC Residency
2013 1. FC Nürnberg
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012 Florida Gulf Coast Eagles 18 (1)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013 1. FC Nürnberg II 0 (0)
2013–2016 FC Augsburg II 58 (1)
2016–2018 VfR Aalen 48 (2)
2018–2019 Energie Cottbus 7 (0)
2020 Carl Zeiss Jena 6 (0)
National team
2011 Canada U17 7 (0)
2013 Canada U20 3 (0)
2015– Canada 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 July 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 January 2015

Daniel Victor Stanese (born 21 January 1994) is a Canadian professional soccer player who most recently played for FC Carl Zeiss Jena in the 3. Liga.

Early life

Daniel was born to Romanian parents in Queens, New York and his family moved to Coquitlam, British Columbia when he was six months old. His family later moved to Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, where he began playing soccer with Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club at the age of 5. He speaks Romanian, French, German and English.[1]


Youth, College & Amateur

Stanese spent the majority of his youth career with Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC before joining the Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency program in 2010.[2] He also spent two seasons with Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-23 in the USL Premier Development League.[3][4]

On 12 May 2012, Stanese signed a letter of intent to play college soccer at Florida Gulf Coast University. In what turned out to be his only season with the Eagles, Stanese made 18 appearances and finished the year with one goal. He went on to be named to the A-Sun All-Freshman team as well as NSCAA All-South Region Second Team.[5][6]


On 25 February 2013, it was announced that Stanese had signed with German Bundesliga side 1. FC Nürnberg.[7] However, his time with the club was cut short and he later joined FC Augsburg where he made 17 appearances for the reserve side in 2013–14.

In October 2016, Stanese signed with VfR Aalen in the German 3. Liga.[8]

After two years with Aalen, Stanese signed a two year contract with newly promoted club Energie Cottbus.[9]

On 21 January 2020, Stanese joined Carl Zeiss Jena on a deal until the end of the 2019–20 season.[10] Following the club's relegation to Regionalliga, Stanese would be released at the end of the season.[11]


On 19 January 2015, Stanese made his debut for the Canadian senior national team. Coming on in the 81st minute for Samuel Piette in a 1–1 draw with Iceland.[12]


  1. ^ "Canada Soccer: Daniel Stanese". CanadaSoccer.com. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Daniel Stanese". Whitecapsfc.com. Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
  3. ^ "2011 Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-23 stats". USLsoccer.com. United Soccer Leagues. Archived from the original on 21 January 2015. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
  4. ^ "2012 Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-23 stats". USLsoccer.com. United Soccer Leagues. Archived from the original on 20 January 2015. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
  5. ^ Pierson, Patrick (6 November 2012). "DeSousa Named A-Sun Freshman of the Year; Six FGCU Players Honored". FGCUathletics.com. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
  6. ^ Pierson, Patrick (11 December 2012). "DeSousa, Stanese Named to NSCAA All-South Region Second Team". FGCUathletics.com. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Stanese Signs Pro Contract with Germany's FC Nuremberg". FGCUathletics. 25 February 2013. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
  8. ^ Julian Koch (26 October 2016). "VfR Aalen nimmt vereinslosen Daniel Stanese unter Vertrag". 3ligaonline.de.
  9. ^ "Daniel Stanese Kommt Vom VFR Aalen". Energie Cottbus. 4 June 2018.
  11. ^ "14 Neue in Chemnitz Auerbach Holt Trio". fussball.de. 15 August 2020.
  12. ^ http://canadasoccer.com/?gid=1221&t=2014_match