Cornell Glen
Cornell Glen at Galaxy at Earthquakes 2010-08-21 2.JPG
Glen with Earthquakes in 2010
Personal information
Full name Cornelius Glen
Date of birth (1980-10-21) 21 October 1980 (age 41)[1]
Place of birth Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2000 FUTGOF
2000–2001 Sanjoanense 37 (9)
2002–2004 San Juan Jabloteh
2004 MetroStars 18 (6)
2005 FC Dallas 0 (0)
2005 Columbus Crew 22 (4)
2006 Colorado Rapids 1 (0)
2006 LA Galaxy 4 (2)
2007 San Juan Jabloteh 24 (13)
2008 Ma Pau 26 (14)
2008–2009 San Juan Jabloteh 26 (13)
2009–2010 San Jose Earthquakes 33 (5)
2011 Caledonia AIA 48 (26)
2011–2012 Sông Lam Nghệ An 0 (0)
2012–2013 North East Stars (16)
2013–2016 Shillong Lajong 38 (30)
2014NorthEast United (loan) 0 (0)
2016Mohun Bagan (loan) 16 (11)
2016–2017 Ozone 0 (0)
2017Bengaluru FC (loan) 0 (0)
2017 UTT
National team
2002–2017 Trinidad and Tobago 72 (24)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Cornelius "Cornell" Glen CM (born 21 October 1981) is a Trinidadian former professional footballer who played as a forward.

Club career

Glen began his professional career in 1999 with Trinidadian club FUTGOF. After two years with FUTGOF, Glen moved to Portugal, where he played for Sanjoanense. After playing slightly over a season there, he returned to Trinidad and Tobago, where he joined San Juan Jabloteh. Glen dominated the league with Jabloteh, leading the club to two consecutive league championships in 2002 and 2003, while registering 12 and 26 goals in the respective seasons.

After scoring a hat trick in a CONCACAF Champions Cup game against the Chicago Fire on 17 March 2004, Glen was bought by the MetroStars of Major League Soccer. In his first season Glen made a significant impact, registering six goals and two assists as he competed for playing time on a very crowded MetroStars front line.

Glen was traded to FC Dallas after the year for a first round pick in the 2005 MLS SuperDraft, but as the club had also acquired Carlos Ruiz he could not find any playing time among Dallas's other options at striker. Glen was traded to the Columbus Crew early in the 2005 season for a future draft pick without ever suiting up for Dallas. After scoring four goals for the Crew, he was on the move again after the season, being dealt to the Colorado Rapids for Ritchie Kotschau. Glen played only one game for the Rapids—the opener of the 2006 season—before being traded to the Los Angeles Galaxy.

In his Galaxy debut he scored two late goals in the "SuperClasico" against Chivas USA from Landon Donovan assists, which turned around the 1–0 score and gave the "sash" a 2–1 win. His late-game heroics made Glen an instant fan favorite in Los Angeles.

Following the 2006 FIFA World Cup Glen returned to action with the Galaxy in U.S. Open Cup play against the Colorado Rapids, but aggravated an injury he suffered during the World Cup, and missed the rest of the season. He was waived by the Galaxy during the 2007 pre-season.

After briefly returning to Trinidad to play for San Juan Jabloteh in 2007, Glen trialled Leeds United from the English Coca-Cola Football League One in January 2008,[2] but was not offered a contract.

Glen went on trial with Major League Soccer side San Jose Earthquakes in May 2009 and successfully signed a one-year deal with the club shortly thereafter.[3] He scored his first goal for San Jose on 30 May 2009 against Real Salt Lake and ended the 2009 season with four goals as San Jose struggled in the standings. Much of Glen's time with the Earthquakes was plagued by injuries, and following a statistically disappointing 2010 season his contract was not renewed by the San Jose club.[4]

He joined Caledonia AIA in April 2011.[5] Glen agreed to a six-month deal with Sông Lam Nghệ An of the V-League in December 2011.[6] Upon return to Trinidad and Tobago, he signed with North East Stars for the 2012–13 season.[7] On 17 June 2013, Glen signed for an I-League club Shillong Lajong for 2 years.[8][9]

Glen signed with Mohun Bagan A.C. on 7 October 2015.[10] On 8 January 2016, he made his debut, scoring twice in a 3–1 win over Aizawl F.C.[11]

In the 2015–16 season of I-League, he emerged as the top goal scorer of Mohun Bagan with 11 goals.[12][13]

After a season with Mohun Bagan, Glen signed with Bangalore Super Division outfit Ozone FC from Bangalore on 2 August 2016.[14][15][16]

International career

Glen (whose name is often misspelled "Glenn") has been a regular for Trinidad and Tobago since 2002, and was named in the squad for the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Glen appeared in all three of Trinidad & Tobago's games at the World Cup. His shot nearly upset Sweden in the Caribbean team's historic World Cup debut which ended in a draw. Trinidad & Tobago were eliminated in the first round after losing to England and Paraguay, but Glen's performances during the tournament earned him praise and recognition.

Personal life

As a member of the squad that competed at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, Glen was awarded the Chaconia Medal (Gold Class), the second highest state decoration of Trinidad and Tobago.[17]


Mohun Bagan

Bengaluru FC



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  2. ^ James Pearson (24 January 2008). "Trio on trial at Leeds". Sky UK. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
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  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 July 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2012.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Glen agrees to join Caledonia". Archived from the original on 9 February 2019. Retrieved 23 April 2011.
  6. ^ "Glen signs with Vietnam champs". Shaun Fuentes (Trinidad and Tobago Football Association). 10 December 2011. Retrieved 11 December 2011.
  7. ^ "Cornell Glen seeks revitalization at North East Stars". Randy Bando ( 23 July 2012. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 25 July 2012.
  8. ^ "Trinidad & Tobago's 2006 World Cup star Cornell Glen signs for Shillong Lajong". Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  9. ^ "Shillong Lajong FC sign three players". Times of India. 4 January 2016. Retrieved 11 January 2016.
  10. ^ Official Mohun Bagan Twitter
  11. ^ Parasar, Swapnaneel (9 January 2016). "I-League: Mohun Bagan 3–1 Aizawl FC: Defending champions ride on Glen's brace". Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  12. ^ "From the History Book". All India Football Federation. Archived from the original on 17 July 2014. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Players — I-League". soccerway. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  14. ^ "Cornell Glen joins Bengaluru's Ozone FC". 2 August 2016. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  15. ^ "Cornell Glen signs for Ozone FC Bengaluru". India Today. Retrieved 20 July 2021.
  16. ^ Cornell Glen signs for Ozone FC Bengaluru The Business Standard. Retrieved 8 October 2021.
  17. ^ "Birchall and Bell up for award". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 September 2021.