Quick facts

Birthdate

October 15, 1997

Birthplace

Ajax, Ont.

Residence

Ajax, Ont.

Experience

Santiago 2023

Cuauhtemoc Flores was 18 years old when he made his debut in Canada Soccer’s Para Soccer National Team Program in 2016 with coach Drew Ferguson. He represented Canada at the 2017 IFCPF World Championships in Argentina and at the Copa América IFCPF 2018 Ecuador.

At age 12, he was diagnosed with brain cancer (medulloblastoma), leaving him fighting for his life. After a year-long battle at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), he was deemed cancer-free cancer but left him with a physical disability.

PERSONAL

Speaks English and Spanish… both his father José Enrique and mother Maria Lourdes were born in México… Sales associate at Adidas Canada… Head coach of the All Abilities Program in Pickering Ont., (a program for children and youth with a wide range of special needs/disabilities)… occasional motivational speaker with the Canadian Cancer Society… Advanced diploma in Massage Therapy from Centennial College…

CAREER HIGHLIGHT

2017 World Championships…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2017 World Championships 13th