Pascal Millien

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Pascal Millien
Personal information
Full name Pascal Millien
Date of birth (1986-05-03) 3 May 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Léogâne, Haiti
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder / Winger
Club information
Current team
Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Number 28
Youth career
2006 Lindsey Wilson Blue Raiders
2007–2009 Tampa Spartans
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 Ajax Orlando Prospects 11 (0)
2007 Bradenton Academics 13 (7)
2008 Atlanta Silverbacks U23's 14 (4)
2009 Chicago Fire Premier 10 (2)
2010–2011 FC Tampa Bay 52 (5)
2012-2013 Sligo Rovers 30 (2)
2014 Sheikh Russel KC 13 (7)
2014 Samut Songkhram 10 (5)
2014 Fidelis Andria 0 (0)
2015–2016 Jacksonville Armada 37 (7)
2016– Fort Lauderdale Strikers 2 (0)
National team
2006– Haiti 28 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 September 2016.


Pascal Millien (born 3 May 1986 in Léogâne) is a Haitian professional footballer who currently plays for Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the North American Soccer League.

Career[edit]

Youth and college[edit]

Millien was born in Haiti, but moved to Lakeland, Florida as a teenager. He played his youth club soccer for HC United. He attended Auburndale High School,Playing football and soccer where he totaled 114 goals in three seasons with 40 assists and was named 2005 Florida Gatorade Soccer Player of the Year.[1]

After playing one year of college soccer at Lindsey Wilson College in Kentucky, he transferred to the University of Tampa prior to his second year. At Tampa, Millien totaled 25 goals and 30 assists in three seasons,[2] helping to lead the team to the NCAA Division II Final Four in 2008. He was named to the Daktronics All-South Region first-team, the NSCAA All-South Region first-team, the Daktronics All-American first-team, NSCAA All-American third-team, the SSC All-Tournament Team, NCAA South Regional All-Tournament team, and the NCAA National All-Tournament Team as a junior, and to the NSCAA All-America Team, the All-SSC first-team, the Daktronics All-American second-team, the Daktronics All-South Region first-team, the NSCAA All-South Region first-team, and the SSC All-Tournament team as a senior.

During his college years Millien also played extensively in the USL Premier Development League, appearing for the Ajax Orlando Prospects, Bradenton Academics,[3] Atlanta Silverbacks U23's[4] and Chicago Fire Premier.

Professional[edit]

Millien turned professional in 2010 when he signed a contract with the FC Tampa Bay.[5] He made his professional debut on 16 April 2010, in Tampa's first-ever game, a 1–0 victory over Crystal Palace Baltimore. Millien scored his first professional goal on 22 May 2010 in Tampa's 3–0 victory over A.C. St. Louis.

Millien played the 2011 season for FC Tampa Bay. His contract expired at the end of the season, making him a free agent.[6]

Millien joined Sligo Rovers on trial in early February 2012. After impressing with a goal in his second pre-season game, Sligo Rovers signed him to a contract for the 2012 season.[7] Millien was unable to play with Sligo in the early part of the season due to issues with a work permit, but he made his debut on 20 April, coming on as a second-half substitute in a league match against Cork City. Millien helped Rovers win the league title, appearing 17 times and netting 2 goals. In December 2012, Millien agreed a new contract with the club extending his stay for another season.[8]

Pascal joined Bangladeshi side Sheikh Russel KC in February 2014. His team struggled throughout the domestic season. He appeared in the second phase of the league and scored 3 goals from 7 matches. Sheikh Russel was eventually eliminated from the quarter final of Independence cup where they fell to Feni Soccer Club in the tiebreakers. Pascal scored 2 goals from 3 matches there. Bangladeshi football fans will however remember him for his fantastic performances in the AFC President's Cup 2014- a third tier international club football tournament in Asia. In Sri Lanka there, Pascal paired with local star Mithun upfront producing a lethal striking partnership. Mithun scored 4 goals from 3 matches while Pascal scored 2 and assisted 5 in same number of matches. Their chemistry saw The Bengal Blues progressing into the finals of the tournament and creating a bright chance to qualify for the second tier AFC Cup.

In September 2014 Millien joined the Italian Serie D side Fidelis Andria. He never played an official game with the team because of international transfer complications and on December he had to quit Italy for Visa expiration.

On January 29, 2015, Millien returned to the NASL by signing with Jacksonville Armada FC ahead of their inaugural season.

International[edit]

Millien made his debut for the full Haitian national team in 2006, aged 20.

Honours[edit]

Sligo Rovers

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Palm Beach County High School Sports | Sun-Sentinel Blogs". Weblogs.sun-sentinel.com. 14 May 2009. 
  2. ^ "M. Soccer Archives". TampaSpartans.com. 
  3. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Uslsoccer.com. 
  4. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Uslsoccer.com. 
  5. ^ "Foire d'Opinions Haitiennes". Haitiwebs.com. 
  6. ^ "| Tampa Bay Rowdies". Fctampabay.com. 5 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "News | Sligo Rovers Football Club". Sligorovers.com. 28 February 2013. 
  8. ^ "Pascal Millien agrees to extend Sligo Rovers stay". Goal.com. 30 December 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 

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