2026 Ones To Watch – Charles-Andreas Brym

Charles-Andreas Brym has a rather unique path to becoming a professional footballer.  At a young age, Canadian players must leave home to play somewhere they can be seen by professional clubs or colleges, but Charles made that same journey twice. Once in his early life moving from France to Canada with his parents, and then to pursue his soccer dreams he moved back to France to join Lille OSC Academy. 

After playing for the Lille youth academy, he signed a professional contract with the club on July 4th, 2018.  He went on to score 12 goals in 30 games for the Lille B side in the same year and has since been loaned on to Belenenses SAD of the Portuguese Primeira Liga, and Mouscron of the Belgian First Division.  His impressive appearances for Lille B and on his loans earned him three caps for Canada’s Men’s team where he scored one goal as a substitute against Barbados in a friendly.  In another case of Brym being opposite of most, after his 3 full caps, he took part in the youth setup in the U23 CONCACAF Olympic qualifying campaign for Canada, making 4 appearances as they came up just short of qualifying in the semi-finals. 

Normally this is where I would put in some video evidence of his massive talent, but Brym seems to be a bit of a mystery as far as YouTube is concerned.  For now check out his stats on Sofa Score and I think you will agree that he could be one to watch for Canada over the next decade and in the 2026 World Cup.

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