John Barry Nusum

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John Barry Nusum
Personal information
Full name John Barry Nusum
Date of birth (1981-03-18) March 18, 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth Mineola, New York, United States
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1998–2001 Furman Paladins
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Atlanta Silverbacks 44 (10)
2004 Toronto Lynx 22 (4)
2005–2006 Virginia Beach Mariners 40 (7)
2004–2009 Philadelphia KiXX (indoor)
2008 Bermuda Hogges 13 (2)
2009 Crystal Palace Baltimore 5 (0)
2012 Bermuda Hogges 1 (0)
2012–2014 Wolves
2014–2015 Robin Hood
National team
1996–2000 Bermuda U21 22 (17)
2000–2013 Bermuda 36 (19)
Teams managed
2011–2012 Wolves
2014– Bermuda (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John Barry Nusum (born March 18, 1981 in Mineola, New York) is an American-born Bermudian retired football player.

Career[edit]

College[edit]

Nusum grew up in Devonshire, Bermuda, before returning to the United States to play college soccer at Furman University. At Furman he was named a NSCAA All-American three times. He is also currently the school's all-time leader in goals scored (61) and points (161).

Professional[edit]

After graduating from Furman, Nusum was selected 35th overall in the 2002 MLS SuperDraft by the Columbus Crew. Unsuccessful in making the Crew, he instead spent two seasons with the A-League's Atlanta Silverbacks, scoring ten goals with three assists in 44 games, before joining the Toronto Lynx for the 2004 A-League season, finishing with 4 goals in 25 games. Nusum also has extensive professional indoor soccer experience, having played with the Philadelphia KiXX since 2004. He was the 2005 MISL Rookie of the Year.[1] In 2007, the KiXX MISL championship. In 2005 and 2006, he played for the Virginia Beach Mariners. In 2008, he was with the Bermuda Hogges. On March 2, 2009, he signed with Crystal Palace Baltimore.[2]

He returned to Bermuda to become player/manager at Wolves, only to be replaced by Don Vickers for him to concentrate on playing.[3]

International[edit]

Nusum was a mainstay in, and captain of, the Bermudian national team, leading the team in goals during the 2006 World Cup Qualifying round. He scored two goals to lead Bermuda to a 2-1 win at Trinidad and Tobago in the second round of 2010 World Cup qualifying.[4] He quit the national team in 2013[5] and is Bermuda's record international goalscorer.[6]

Managerial[edit]

He was named assistant coach at the national team set-up in December 2014, while still playing for Robin Hood.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

(correct as of September 29, 2009)
Club Season League Cup[8] Play-Offs Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Atlanta Silverbacks 2002 26 4 ? ? ? ? - - - 26 4 ?
Atlanta Silverbacks 2003 18 6 ? ? ? ? - - - 18 6 ?
Total 2002–2003 44 10 ? ? ? ? - - - 44 10 ?
Toronto Lynx 2004 22 4 ? ? ? ? - - - 22 4 ?
Total 2004 22 4 ? ? ? ? - - - 22 4 ?
Virginia Beach Mariners 2005 19 4 ? ? ? ? - - - 19 4 ?
Virginia Beach Mariners 2006 21 3 ? ? ? ? - - - 21 3 ?
Total 2005–2006 40 7 ? ? ? ? - - - 40 7 ?
Bermuda Hogges 2008 13 2 0 - - - - - - 13 2 0
Total 2008 13 2 0 - - - - - - 13 2 0
Crystal Palace Baltimore 2009 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
Total 2009 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
Career Total 2002–2015 124 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 124 23 ?

Personal life[edit]

John is the nephew of former Bermudian international goalkeeper and New York Cosmos star Sam Nusum and the son of John Nusum.[9]

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