Bobby Smyrniotis

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Bobby Smyrniotis
Personal information
Full name Bobby Smyrniotis
Date of birth 1978–1979[1]
Place of birth Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
Club information
Current team
Forge FC (head coach)
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Charleston Cougars
York Lions
Teams managed
Years Team
2003–2004 Olympiacos (academy)
2005–2018 Sigma FC
2018– Forge FC

Bobby Smyrniotis is a Canadian former soccer player, currently the head coach of Forge FC of the Canadian Premier League. Smyrniotis is the co-founder of the Sigma FC soccer academy based in Mississauga.

Playing career[edit]

Smyrniotis played for the College of Charleston and York University.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

Early career[edit]

In 2003 and 2004, Smyrniotis was a coach in the academy system of Olympiacos. He co-founded Sigma FC, and was the team's head coach from 2005 to 2018.[3]

Forge FC[edit]

2019 season[edit]

On October 1, 2018, Smyrniotis was announced as the first head coach and technical director of Canadian Premier League club Forge FC.[4] During the 2019 season, Forge finished in second place during the Spring and Fall Seasons, both times behind Cavalry FC.[5][6] He became the first coach to win the Canadian Premier League when Forge defeated Cavalry FC in the 2019 Canadian Premier League Finals.[7] Also during the 2019 season, Forge were knocked out in the second qualifying round of the Canadian Championship.[8] They also played in the CONCACAF League where they were knocked out in the Round of 16.[9]

2020 season[edit]

Smyrniotis returned to coach Forge FC for the 2020 season. The 2020 Canadian Premier League season was played in three rounds.[10] Forge qualified for the next round after finishing the first round in third place[11] then qualified for the championship match after finishing in first place in the second round.[12] Forge repeated as league champions after a 2–0 win in the Championship final against HFX Wanderers.[13]

Coaching record[edit]

As of game played December 9, 2020.
Team From To Record Ref.
M W D L GF GA GD Win %
Forge FC October 1, 2018 present 51 29 12 10 77 48 +29 056.86 [4][5][6][8][9][10]
Total 51 29 12 10 77 48 +29 056.86

Personal life[edit]

Smyrniotis received a Specialized Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology & Health Science from York University and a Master of Science degree in Sports Management from the University of Louisville.[4]

Honours[edit]

Coach[edit]

Forge FC

References[edit]

  1. ^ Milton, Steve (October 1, 2018). "Opinion | Bobby Smyrniotis named first Forge FC coach". TheSpec.com. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  2. ^ "Forge FC Bobby Smyrniotis named Forge FC technical director and head coach". National Post. The Canadian Press. October 1, 2018. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  3. ^ Urciuoli, Anthony (October 1, 2018). "Forge FC names first-ever head coach". Global News. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c "Forge FC names Bobby Smyrniotis club's first ever technical director and head coach". forgefc.canpl.ca. October 1, 2018. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Canada » Premier League 2019 Spring Season » 3. Round". World Football. Retrieved February 4, 2021.
  6. ^ a b "Canada » Premier League 2019 Fall Season » 4. Round". World Football. Retrieved February 4, 2021.
  7. ^ O’Connor-Clarke, Charlie (November 2, 2019). "Forge FC crowned CPL champions in win over Cavalry". Canadian Premier League. Retrieved November 3, 2019.
  8. ^ a b "Canada » Canadian Championship 2019 » Schedule". World Football. Retrieved February 4, 2021.
  9. ^ a b "Forge FC » Fixtures & Results 2019/2020". World Foorball. Retrieved February 4, 2021.
  10. ^ a b "Forge FC » Fixtures & Results 2020/2021". World Football. Retrieved February 4, 2021.
  11. ^ "Canada » Premier League 2020 First Stage » 2. Round". World Football. Retrieved February 4, 2021.
  12. ^ "Canada » Premier League 2020 Group Stage » 3. Round". World Football. Retrieved February 4, 2021.
  13. ^ "Canada » Premier League 2020 Championship » Final". World Football. Retrieved February 4, 2021.