Devorn Jorsling (left) became the TT Pro League's all-time leading goalscorer on April 12, 2015, in a 4-2 win over Point Fortin Civic FC. (Photo: Allan V. Crane)
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago -- By scoring his fourth hat-trick of the 2014/15 campaign, Trinidad & Tobago international Devorn Jorsling vaulted his name to the top of the all-time goalscorers list in TT Pro League history.
Jorsling’s historic performance propelled Defence Force to a 4-1 victory over Point Fortin Civic FC last Sunday and took his tally to a record 134 goals.
“It is a great feeling,” Jorsling told CONCACAF.com. “When you retire as a footballer these are the things you look back at and people remember you by. To achieve that in Trinidad & Tobago where we have had great strikers in the Pro League, when I found out about it I was happy.”
Jorsling has scored a league-leading 19 goals this season and is aiming to eclipse his personal record of 21 with two games left on the schedule.
For motivation, the 31-year-old is out to prove his detractors wrong because, according to him, many people feel he is past his prime.
“To prove them wrong is the motivating factor this season,” Jorsling said. “Crossing thirty people heckle me and say that I am old, because I am 31 now; old in football that is.”
Next, Jorsling wants to become a permanent fixture in the Trinidad & Tobago national team. He won his first cap in 2007 and has made 40 appearances for the Soca Warriors.
He hopes to play in the CONCACAF Gold Cup this summer.
“I missed out on the last Gold Cup,” Jorsling finished. “I think finishing the season strong gives me a chance to be looked at going into the Gold Cup.”