Matt Bobo

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Matt Bobo
Personal information
Full name Matthew Bobo
Date of birth (1977-01-06) January 6, 1977 (age 44)
Place of birth Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
1995–1996 UW–Green Bay Phoenix
1997–1998 Eastern Illinois Panthers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998 Des Moines Menace
1999–2000 Chicago Sockers
2001 Chicago Fire Reserves
2001–2002 Milwaukee Rampage 26 (4)
2003–2005 Richmond Kickers 50 (2)
2006–2008 Atlanta Silverbacks 74 (8)
2009 Charleston Battery 28 (2)
2010 Carolina RailHawks 23 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Matthew "Matt" Bobo (born January 6, 1977 in Des Moines, Iowa) is an American soccer player who last played for Carolina RailHawks in the North American Soccer League.


College and Amateur[edit]

Bobo attended the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay where he played on the men's soccer team in 1995 and 1996. In 1997, he transferred to Eastern Illinois University, where he was a First-Team All-Midwest and EIU's MVP as a senior.

In 1998, Hayes played for the Des Moines Menace in the USISL during the collegiate off season.[1] In 1999 and 2000, he spent the seasons with the Chicago Sockers of the USL Premier Development League, winning the 1999 and 2000 league championships. In 2001, he moved to the Chicago Fire Reserves where he was a first team All Star.


Bobo turned professional in 2001, and signed with the Milwaukee Rampage of the USL A-League. He remained with the Rampage through the 2002 season, winning the 2002 championship. In 2003, he moved to the Richmond Kickers. In February 2006, Jason Smith announced that Bobo was to join the Atlanta Silverbacks. He has said of his move, "I think that the Silverbacks have a great organization and I'm looking forward to being a part of it."[2]

After the insolvence from his club Atlanta Silverbacks joined on 24 March 2009 to Charleston Battery.[3]

Bobo signed with Carolina RailHawks in February 2010.[4] He was not listed on the club's roster for the 2011 season.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Matt is married to former professional soccer player Krista Bobo (née Davey).[6]


  1. ^ "Des Moines Menace Alumni". Archived from the original on October 5, 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Atlanta Silverbacks". Archived from the original on February 2, 2007. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Battery signs Matt Bobo and Tsuyoshi Yoshitake". Archived from the original on 2013-01-23. Retrieved 2009-03-26.
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  6. ^ "Matt Bobo". Baylor University. Retrieved 5 November 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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