CPL50 – 12. Mohamed Farsi (Cavalry FC)
CPL50 - 12. Mo Farsi
CPL50 – 12. Mo Farsi

Welcome to CPL50, a series where we’ll reveal the top 50 players from the 2021 Canadian Premier League regular season, as voted on by a panel of coaches from all eight teams and media from OneSoccer and

For more information on the voting process and method, click here

The fifth Cavalry player to make CPL50 is dynamic wide man Mo Farsi, one of the club’s brightest lights in 2021.

At just 20 years old (21 as of last Friday), Farsi was a dominant attacking force in the CPL, both this season and last year at the Island Games. He played 26 CPL games for the Cavs, logging 2,257 minutes — more than any other outfield player on the team and seventh-most in the league. In two years in Calgary, he proved himself to be one of the most exciting young players in Canada with his speed, creativity, and technical ability.

The Québecois wingback had more touches (640) and completed passes (274) in the attacking third than any other CPLer this year, and he rated near the top of the league in duels and 1v1s. Farsi is excellent with his feet in tight spaces, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a more confident player in attack than him. He’s just as capable at creating chances as he is at finishing them, and he’s able to beat pretty much any opposing fullback in the league on the dribble.

Farsi thrived for Cavalry this year as a right wingback in a five-man backline, which allowed him to push forward more and get involved in buildup play — although he’s able to take on defensive responsibilities as a traditional fullback when necessary.

Farsi joined the Cavs before the Island Games in 2020, where he truly broke into the collective consciousness of the Canadian soccer community. Prior to that, he’d spent a brief spell in Algeria with AS Aïn M’lila, following several years in his home province in PLSQ with Blainville and Longueuil. He’d also previously represented Canada with the national futsal team, which helped him hone his technical skills.

After his breakout 2020 with Cavalry, Farsi got a call-up to Canada’s U-23 team in early 2021, with whom he participated in the Concacaf Olympic Qualifying tournament.

Cavalry recently announced that Farsi left the club after the 2021 season, as he considers his options with several clubs around the world interested in acquiring his services.

The rest of the CPL50 countdown is available here. Five more players will be revealed per day until December 22.