Neil Hlavaty

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Neil Hlavaty
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Personal information
Full name Neil Hlavaty
Date of birth (1986-12-27) December 27, 1986 (age 32)
Place of birth Berwyn, Illinois, United States
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Midfielder
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Boston University Terriers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Chicago Fire Premier 23 (4)
2008 Cleveland City Stars 15 (0)
2009 Östers 12 (0)
2009 Jagiellonia Białystok 2 (0)
2010–2012 Minnesota Stars FC[1] 68 (9)
2013–2014 FC Edmonton 51 (4)
2015 Carolina RailHawks 29 (4)
2016 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 0 (0)
2017 Myrtle Beach Mutiny 1 (0)
2018 Richmond Kickers 16 (0)
Teams managed
2019– Forward Madison FC (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Neil Hlavaty (born December 27, 1986) is a former American soccer player who is currently an assistant coach for Forward Madison FC.


College and Amateur[edit]

Hlavaty attended Glenbard East High School in Lombard, Illinois, played club soccer for the Chicago Sockers, was a five-year member of the Illinois Olympic Development Program team, and trained with the AC Sparta Prague youth team in the Czech Republic during the spring of 2005.

Hlavaty played three years of college soccer at Boston University. He was selected to the NSCAA All-Northeast Region Second Team and named America East Midfielder of the Year as a junior,[2] and was also selected to the All-America East First Team after his sophomore and junior seasons.[2] after starting in all of BU's 19 matches.

During his college years Hlavaty also played two seasons with Chicago Fire Premier in the USL Premier Development League.[3]


Hlavaty signed with Cleveland City Stars of the USL Second Division in late 2007, helping the squad win the USL-2 title in his debut season. After the 2008 campaign, during which Hlavaty recorded 3 assists in 15 matches, he transferred to Swedish outfit Östers for six months.[4]

In October 2009, Hlavaty signed with Polish side Jagiellonia Białystok,[5] and subsequently played in 2 games for the team in the Ekstraklasa in 2009.

On February 25, 2010, Hlavaty returned to the United States when he signed with the NSC Minnesota Stars of the USSF Division 2.[6] He re-signed with the club, now playing in the North American Soccer League, on March 22, 2011.[7]

On November 21, 2012 FC Edmonton announced the signing of Hlavaty for the 2013 season.[8]

On January 9, 2015, Hlavaty signed with NASL club Carolina RailHawks.[9] After one season with Carolina, Hlavaty was traded to Fort Lauderdale Strikers on December 30, 2015 in exchange for James Marcelin.[10] In 2017 he signed on with the Myrtle Beach Mutiny.[11]


On January 8, 2019, it was announced that Hlavaty had joined Forward Madison FC as an assistant coach.[12]


Hlavaty is of Czech and Polish descent.[13]


Jagiellonia Białystok
Minnesota Stars FC


  1. ^ Formally known as NSC Minnesota Stars prior to 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Neil Hlavaty Bio - - Official Home of Boston University Athletics". Retrieved September 29, 2014.
  3. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Archived from the original on December 23, 2014. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
  4. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Archived from the original on February 5, 2013. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
  5. ^ ".:: Yanks Abroad ::". Retrieved September 29, 2014.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 24, 2010. Retrieved February 25, 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "NSC Minnesota Stars Announce Four New Signings, Three Re-Signings". March 22, 2011. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
  8. ^ "FC Edmonton". Retrieved September 29, 2014.
  9. ^ "Oops! Sorry, Something Went Wrong | Nasl".
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  12. ^ "Forward Madison FC Hire Neil Hlavaty as Assistant Coach". Forward Madison FC. January 8, 2019. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  13. ^ Hlavaty's roots

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