Cavalry FC sign German forward Tobias Warschewski

Cavalry FC announced on Tuesday that the club has signed German forward Tobias Warschewski to a deal through the end of the 2024 Canadian Premier League season, with an additional two-year option.

Warschewski, 25, returns to an Albertan CPL team after previously playing 51 games for FC Edmonton across 2021 and 2022. He scored 12 goals and contributed 14 assists in that stretch, establishing himself as one of the most dynamic attacking forces in the league.

CPL fans will most likely remember Warschewski’s goal back on opening weekend of the 2022 season, when he secured a last-minute draw for the Eddies with this outrageous bicycle kick:


Warschewski proved to be a tenacious and clever player in his two seasons in the CPL, topping the league in duels won in both 2021 (with 201) and 2022 (197). He also won the most fouls in the league both years with exactly 66 in each, and finished top in dribbles completed in 2021 with 62, coming in second place the following season.

The native of Dortmund also has plenty of club experience back in Germany, having played three seasons for third-division side Preußen Münster. He also played for the German U-19 national team back in 2017, representing his country at the UEFA European U-19 Championship and scoring in the final group stage match against England.

“Tobi is a great addition to our team,” said Cavalry head coach Tommy Wheeldon Jr.

“He’s a versatile forward that can play centrally, wide or drop into the number 10 role. His type of profile is rare and allows us to continue to be flexible with our tactical approach to games. He has a proven track record in his goal contributions in the CPL (both scoring and assisting), along with the ability to score or create in various ways. His addition to our attacking unit gives us another exciting weapon in our artillery.”

Warschewski is the third new player to join Cavalry this off-season, following former Valour midfielder Diego Gutiérrez and Australian forward Lleyton Brooks. The defending regular season champions have brought back most of the core of their 2023 team, as they look to remain one of the top sides in the CPL.

“I’m very excited to be returning to Canada and playing with Cavalry FC,” Warschewski said. “I enjoyed my previous time in the CPL and knew I wanted to return as soon as the opportunity came. Cavalry is very successful, and I can’t wait to join the squad and contribute to this club.”

Cavalry’s first action of the 2024 campaign is approaching quickly, as they begin their Concacaf Champions Cup journey with a two-legged tie against Major League Soccer side Orlando City SC. The first leg will kick off on Wednesday, Feb. 21 and will be played at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C. (8 p.m. MT/10 p.m. ET).