More than 250 players from League1 Ontario have moved on to higher levels in soccer.

See below our wall of notable alumni, and full men’s and women’s pathway lists.

Alistair Johnston

Former club: Vaughan Azzurri

Current club: Celtic, Scotland

Played a significant role in helping Celtic win the Scottish domestic treble after making his debut in January 2023.

Alex Lamontagne

Former club: Pickering (then-Durham United)

Current club: Saint-Étienne, France

Won promotion to the French first division with Rodez by scoring nine goals in 18 games in 2021/22.

Cyle Larin

Former club: Sigma

Current club: Real Mallorca, Spain

Propelled Beşiktaş to the league and cup double in 2021 and scored more than 120 goals for club and country combined.

Clarissa Larisey

Former club: West Ottawa

Current club: BK Häcken, Sweden

Scored 21 goals in 36 appearances for Celtic in Scotland before moving to Sweden, earning her CANWNT debut.

Dayne St. Clair

Former club: Vaughan Azzurri

Current club: Minnesota United

Awarded Most Valuable Player in the 2022 Major League Soccer All-Star game.

Olivia Smith

Former club: North Toronto Nitros

Current club: Sporting Lisbon, Portugal

The youngest member of Canada’s FIFA 2023 Women’s World Cup squad.

Kamal Miller

Former club: Vaughan Azzurri

Current club: Portland Timbers, USA

Won the inaugural Leagues Cup with Lionel Messi and Inter Miami.

Samantha Chang

Former club: Unionville Milliken

Current club: HB Køge, Denmark

Scored on her debut for the then-reigning champions of Denmark’s top division.

Richie Laryea

Former club: Sigma

Current club: Toronto FC, Canada

In his third spell with TFC, having amassed nearly 100 previous appearances for the club and won the 2019 Eastern Conference.

Sarah Stratigakis

Former clubs: Aurora and Blue Devils

Current club: Bristol City, England

Netted 22 goals in 20 League1 Ontario games before making her professional debut in Sweden’s top division.

Tajon Buchanan

Former club: Sigma

Current club: Inter Milan, Italy

The first-ever Canadian to play in Italy’s top division, Serie A., winning a trophy in his first season.

Vanessa Gilles

Former club: West Ottawa

Current club: OL Lyon, France

Won gold at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, and the French 2022/23 league and cup double with Lyon.

Tristan Borges

Former clubs: TFC III and Sigma

Current club: Forge FC, Canada

Three-time Canadian Premier League champion, and 2019 Player of the Year and Golden Boot winner.

Victoria Pickett

Former club: Aurora

Current club: North Carolina Courage, USA

Nominated for NWSL Rookie of the Year in 2021 after starring in Kansas City Current’s inaugural season.