Boca Raton FC

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Full name Boca Raton Football Club
Nickname(s) Boca Raton FC, BRFC, the Pirates
Founded 2015; 3 years ago (2015)
Stadium Atlantic Community High School
Capacity 5000
Owner Heizer Unlimited
Chairman Douglas Heizer
Coach Jim Rooney
League NPSL
2017 Inaugural Season (NPSL)
Website Club website

Boca Raton Football Club is an American amateur soccer club currently playing in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL). In 2015, which was their inaugural season, they were only defeated in one game and won the APSL championship and the APSL fall tournament.[1]

History[edit]

In 2013, the club was given the rights to a National Premier Soccer League franchise for Palm Beach County, Florida. The initial plans for the team fell through at the last minute and the NPSL franchise was put on hiatus for two years.

APSL awarded Boca Raton a franchise and the Club was officially announced on January 20, 2015. On May 2, 2015, 2,130 fans at Boca Raton High School saw South Florida FC defeated 4-1.

Boca Raton went on a 9-game win streak to take both the 2015 APSL regular season title and championship.

Boca Raton FC began NPSL Sunshine Conference play in May 2017.

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Where a player has not declared an international allegiance, nation is determined by place of birth. Squad correct as of May 17, 2018.[2]

No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Marko Rajik  Serbia
2 Defender João Victor  Brazil
3 Defender Kyle Giscombe  England
5 Defender Breno Ertty  Brazil
6 Defender Joseph Sosa  Venezuela
7 Forward Alex Norton  United States
8 Midfielder Rafinha  Brazil
9 Forward Matheus Figueiredo Ayrolla  United States
10 Midfielder Carlos Daniel Meneses  Venezuela
12 Defender Euzebio Ruiz  Cuba
13 Forward Colby Burdette  United States
18 Midfielder Junior Palacios  Colombia
19 Defender Filip Guhr  United States
20 Forward Gabriel Diniz  Brazil
22 Midfielder Giovanni Amoroso  Brazil
23 Forward Gabriel Bravo  Brazil
44 Goalkeeper Octavio Venegas  Cuba
Goalkeeper Michael Stone  United States
Defender Austin Lukasik  United States
Defender Kevin Byrne  United States
Midfielder Noah Graziano  United States
Defender Logan Klipfel  France
Defender Alec Mckinley  United States
Midfielder Charles Smith  United States
Forward Alec-Michael Petrizzi  United States
Midfielder Chris Rodriguez  United States
Midfielder Jose Castillo  United States
Forward Kervens Lange  Haiti
Goalkeeper Johnny Guedert  United States
Midfielder Leonardo Rabelo  Brazil
Midfielder Rodrigo Rabello  Brazil
Forward Aleph Franzin  United States

College players 2018 season[edit]

Player School State
United States Michael Stone Amherst College Massachusetts MA
BrazilGabriel Diniz Stetson University Florida FL
United States Filip Guhr University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania PA
United States Kevin Byrbe Fairfield University Connecticut CT
United States Austin Lukasik Vassar College New York (state) NY
United States Noah Graziano Palm Beach State College Florida FL
France Logan Klipfel Lynn University Florida FL
United States Alec-Michale Petrizzi University of Louisville Kentucky KY

Notable players[edit]

This list of current and former and present players includes those who received international caps while playing for the team, made significant contributions to the team in terms of appearances or goals while playing for the team, or who made significant contributions to the sport either before they played for the team, or after they left. It is clearly not yet complete and all inclusive, and additions and refinements will continue to be made over time.

Current coaching staff[edit]

Role Name
Head Coach United States Jim Rooney
Associate Coach
Associate Coach
Goalkeeping Coach

Former head coaches[edit]

Name Nation Tenure
Marcelo Castillo  CAN 2015- 2016 US Open Cup
Pedro Yunes  ECU 2016
Athirson Mazzoli e Oliveira  BR 2017

Year-by-year[edit]

Results[edit]

Year Name Division League Reg. Season Playoffs Avg. Attendance
2015 Spring Season 4 American Premier Soccer League 1st Champions 860
2015 Fall Season 4 American Premier Soccer League 1st Champions
2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup United States Soccer Federation First Round
2016 Spring Season 4 American Premier Soccer League 3rd Champions 720
2016 Fall Season 4 American Premier Soccer League 2nd Champions
2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup United States Soccer Federation First Round
2017 Spring Season 4 American Premier Soccer League 5th Semifinals 680
2017 Sunshine Conference 4 National Premier Soccer League 6th 420
2018 Spring Season 4 American Premier Soccer League
2018 Sunshine Conference 4 National Premier Soccer League 5th 360

Honors[edit]

APSL[edit]

  • 2015 Regular Season Champion
  • 2015 Season Champion
  • 2015 Regular Fall Champion
  • 2015 Fall Champion
  • 2016 Season Champion
  • 2016 Fall Season Champion

Team kit[edit]

Boca Raton FC has its primary colors as Baby and Navy Blue. Their away uniform is all white.

  • Home Colors: Baby and Navy Blue
  • Away Colors: White

References[edit]

  1. ^ Curreri, Gary (August 10, 2015). "Boca Raton FC wraps up inaugural American Premier Soccer League play with title". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Boca Raton FC official roster". bocaratonfc.com. Boca Raton FC. Retrieved May 1, 2016.

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