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Memphis adds Trinidad and Tobago International Dre Fortune

By Staff, 05/11/21, 1:00PM EDT


Former North Carolina FC standout had career-best eight goals in 2020 Championship campaign

New Memphis 901 FC signing Dre Fortune brings experience both in the Championship and at the international level, where he has made three appearances for Trinidad and Tobago in his career. | Photo courtesy Rob Kinnan / North Carolina FC

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Memphis 901 FC announced on Tuesday the club had signed Trinidad and Tobago international Dre Fortune ahead of the start of the club’s 2021 USL Championship season, pending league and federation approval.

Fortune most recently competed for his hometown club, North Carolina FC, where he came through the Academy as a youngster become becoming the first Academy product to sign with the First Team in 2017. The 24-year-old subsequently made 56 of his 65 career regular-season appearances in the Championship, recording 14 goals, three assists and 70 key passes in 3,722 minutes of action.

Involved at the international level early, Fortune worked with his native United States’ U-15 organization before pledging his services to his parents’ native Trinidad and Tobago where he would represent the Caribbean nation at the U-17 and U-20 levels before appearing with the senior team three times since 2019.

Fortune remained with NCFC until 2020—the same year in which the North Carolinian was named the club’s Offensive Player and Most Valuable Player of the Year after recording a career-best eight goals and two assists, while also posting 19 key passes and an 89.6 passing accuracy rate overall.

“Dre is a player we have had our eye on for a few years now, so we are thrilled to be welcoming him to Memphis,” James Roeling, Assistant Sporting Director said. “He will bring another attacking element to our midfield as a capable goal-scorer who can also provide assists. We like his experience in this league and believe he will be a big part of our success this year.”

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