Jon Paul Piques
is a Canadian
soccer player (footballer). He is currently signed with the Italia Shooters
Piques played 3 years in Portugal. When he was 16 he signed with Sporting Lisbon
(youth teams) and played there for one season. At 18 years of age he went back to Portugal to play with Desportivo de Beja
, a 3rd division squad, and was their starting goalie for one season. At 19 he signed with Sporting Braga
(1st division Superliga) in Portugal and was their 3rd string goalkeeper and started 15 games on the reserve team.
Piques then had a brief stint with Toronto FC
where he was released from training camp just before their 2nd trip to Florida and was without a team. The Montreal Impact
then signed Jon Paul at 21 years old on July 29, 2007 after starting goalkeeper Matt Jordan
suffered a broken Jaw. He did not start any games for the Impact but played with the reserve team the Trois-Rivières Attak
for the remainder of the season. He Signed with the Italia Shooters
in 2008 and has currently played 9 games.
His father Joao is former professional goalkeeper in Portugal
and played profi soccer in Canada
and worked now as Goalkeeper Coach in Canada