Chris Megaloudis

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Chris Megaloudis
Personal information
Full name Christopher Megaloudis
Date of birth (1984-05-14) May 14, 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Astoria, New York, United States
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Nassau Community Lions (Assistant coach)
Youth career
1998–2002 Monsignor McClancy
2002–2003 Saint Peter's College
2004–2005 Stony Brook University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004 Brooklyn Knights 16 (4)
2006 Long Island Rough Riders 12 (2)
2007 Westchester Flames 7 (2)
2008 New York Red Bulls 1
2009 Long Island Rough Riders 3 (0)
2010 Radnički Obrenovac 8 (3)
2011 River Plate Puerto Rico 5 (0)
2011 F.C. New York 4 (0)
2012 Long Island Rough Riders 6 (0)
2013 Greek American AA 12 (0)
National team
2008–2012 Puerto Rico 20 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Christopher Megaloudis (born May 14, 1984 in Queens, New York) is a Puerto Rican international footballer.

Career[edit]

Youth career[edit]

Chris played soccer in high school at Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School. He is the school's all-time leading goal scorer. For all of his goal-scoring accomplishments, Christopher was named as team Most Valuable Player after his freshman, junior, and senior years.[1] Throughout his high school career, the Crusaders won the Brooklyn-Queens Championship four times, losing only one game along the way (a span that saw the team go undefeated in 56 league games). In Christopher's sophomore season, the team advanced to the City Championship game. In his junior season, the Crusaders once again progressed to the City Championship game, this time defeating Salesian 2-0, a season that saw the Crusaders outscore their opponents by a staggering 100-17 goals with a school best 14-2-1 record. In his senior year, the team compiled a record of 16-3, falling in a penalty shootout to Saint Joseph's by the Sea in Staten Island.[2] Christopher received recognition as a City All-Star first team member from the C.H.S.A.A. coaches all four years as well as by the Daily News, Newsday, and various local newspapers.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Following his college career, Megaloudis joined the Long Island Rough Riders of the PDL on a full-time basis. In 2007 Megaloudis joined semi-pro club New York Pancyprian-Freedoms of the Eastern New York League (ENYSASA) and helped lead the club past the first round of the U.S. Open Cup. He later joined the PDL's Westchester Flames.

In January 2008, Megaloudis went on trial with New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer. He was signed by the club in March 2008, and made his full professional debut for the Red Bulls on June 18, 2008 in a game against the New England Revolution.[4] He was waived by New York Red Bulls on September 15, 2008.

In 2009, Sevilla FC Puerto Rico of the Puerto Rico Soccer League signed Megaloudis to the club near the end of the 2009 Puerto Rico Soccer League Playoffs. In January 2010 he joined club Radnički Obrenovac in Serbia third league.[5]

He signed with River Plate Puerto Rico but the team soon folded. After he left and signed with FC New York until the end of the USL Pro 2011 Season.[6] He played just four games for F.C. New York, during the 2011 USL Professional Division season and joined in November the same year to USL Premier Development League club Long Island Rough Riders.[7] Megaloudis played six games for Long Island, before moved to Cosmopolitan Soccer League side Greek American AA.[8]

National team[edit]

Megaloudis scored his first international goal for Puerto Rico against Trinidad and Tobago on January 26, 2008.[9] His second was scored against Honduras in a World Cup Qualifier (ended in a 2-2- draw).

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Puerto Rico's goal tally first.[10]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 26 January 2008 Juan Ramón Loubriel Stadium, Bayamón, Puerto Rico  Trinidad and Tobago 2–0 2–2 Friendly
2. 14 June 2008 Juan Ramón Loubriel Stadium, Bayamón, Puerto Rico  Honduras 1–1 2–2 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. 2 October 2010 Juan Ramón Loubriel Stadium, Bayamón, Puerto Rico  Anguilla 2–0 3–1 2010 Caribbean Cup qualification
4. 3–1
5. 6 October 2010 Juan Ramón Loubriel Stadium, Bayamón, Puerto Rico  Cayman Islands 1–0 2–0 2010 Caribbean Cup qualification
6. 24 October 2010 Grenada National Stadium, St. George's, Grenada  Guadeloupe 1–3 2–3 2010 Caribbean Cup qualification

Personal life[edit]

Megaloudis works since his retirement as FIFA Player agent for Washington, District Of Columbia based agency James Grant Sports.[11] He now coaches at Nassau Community College. This season his team went all the way to the NJCAA National Championship where they placed 7th in the nation.[12]

Family[edit]

Megaloudis is eligible to play for Puerto Rico because his mother Carmen is Puerto Rican. His father Michael is of Greek descent but played for Puerto Rico in the 1990s.[13] His grandfather Demosthenes played in the 40s active soccer and was during this time, member of the Greek American AA, whose brother Steve Megaloudis, was a player too.[14] His uncle Nicky Megaloudis played in the 80s, active in the North American Soccer League (NASL) and MISL.[15] His Cousins and sons of Nick, George and Dino, played professionally in Greece.[16] George played in the Greece Super League for AO Chania, while Dino was a member of the Greece national U-16 and U-20 side.[17] Another uncle Gus, played also for the reserve side of Greek American AA.[18] His cousin Nicole was in the Women Soccer Team of Virginia Commonwealth University Rams, before she died in a car crash Goochland County, Virginia in 2004.[19][20]

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