Mike Banner

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Mike Banner
Personal information
Full name Mike Banner
Date of birth (1984-10-20) October 20, 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Washington, D.C., United States
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Midfielder, Left Back
Youth career
2002 Georgetown Hoyas
2003–2006 SIU Edwardsville Cougars
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2011 Chicago Fire 54 (3)
2012–2013 FF Jaro 48 (4)
2014– FC Edmonton 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of December 13, 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Mike Banner (born October 20, 1984) is an American soccer player.



Born in Washington, D.C., Banner attended Gonzaga College High School and began his collegiate soccer career at Georgetown University in 2002. He played in 18 matches during his freshman season for the Hoyas, starting 13 games, but transferred to Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville the following season. After sitting out a season he went on to play three more seasons for the Cougars, appearing in 56 matches during his career, scoring 18 goals along the way.


Banner was drafted in the third round, 34th overall, by the Chicago Fire in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft. He stayed with Chicago for five seasons. In January 2012, the club announced that Banner would not return for the 2012 season. [1] He later signed with the Illinois Piasa indoor soccer team. [2] In March 2012, Banner signed a two-year contract with Finnish Veikkausliiga side FF Jaro. [3]

Banner signed with FC Edmonton ahead of the 2014 season.[4]


  1. ^ "Fire, Banner part ways". Chicago Fire. Retrieved May 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Mike Banner returns to his roots". hottimeinoldtown.com. Retrieved January 30, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Jarolle ulkomaisia vahvistuksia". YLE. Retrieved March 1, 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.fcedmonton.com/news/FC-Edmonton-Increases-Roster-by-Two

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