Chris Corcoran (soccer)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Chris Corcoran
Personal information
Full name Christopher Corcoran
Date of birth (1983-03-30) March 30, 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Weymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Number 4
Youth career
2001–2004 St. John's University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002 Cape Cod Crusaders
2003 Brooklyn Knights 2 (1)
2005 MetroStars 0 (0)
2006–2008 Charleston Battery 70 (0)
2009–2010 Ekenäs IF 31 (10)
2011– GBK
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Christopher Corcoran (born March 30, 1983 in Weymouth, Massachusetts[1]) is an American soccer player, who is currently playing for Gamlakarleby Bollklubb.

Early life[edit]

Corcoran grew up in Marshfield, Massachusetts where he attended Marshfield High School.[2]


College career[edit]

He then entered St. John's University, playing on the men’s soccer team from 2001 to 2004. He finished his four seasons with twelve goals in seventy-five games.[3]

Professional career[edit]

In 2002, he played for the Cape Cod Crusaders of the fourth division Premier Development League during the collegiate off season. In 2003, he spent the summer with the Brooklyn Knights.[4] On January 14, 2005, the MetroStars selected Corcoran in the 3rd round (25th overall) in the 2005 MLS SuperDraft. Corcoran had difficulty recovering from two broken feet from his final game at St. John's and never saw first team time. He did play nine games with the reserves before being released on November 15, 2006.[5][6] That winter, he had trials with Limavady United in Northern Ireland and Falkirk FC Scotland but did not qualify for a work permit. He returned to the United States to try out with the Columbus Crew.[7] He was not offered a contract and on April 20, 2006, he signed with the Charleston Battery of the USL First Division.[8]


In April 2009, Corcoran signed with Ekenäs Idrottsförening and played in 31 games and scored 10 goals while there for 2 seasons.[9] On February 4, 2011, he left Ekenäs IF and signed with Gamlakarleby Bollklubb.[10]