Roy Fink

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Roy Fink
רועי פינק
Personal information
Date of birth (1977-05-09) 9 May 1977 (age 41)
Place of birth Israel
Club information
Current team
Colorado Rapids U23's (Assistant Coach)
Youth career
Maccabi Tel Aviv
Hapoel Kfar Saba
Bnei Yehuda
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 Hapoel Ramat Gan
1997–1998 Hakoah Ramat Gan
1998–2001 University of Tampa
2002 Cape Cod Crusaders
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Roy Fink (Hebrew: רועי פינק‎, born 9 May 1977) is a former Israeli football player and currently a coach at the Colorado Rapids U-23s.

Biography[edit]

Fink was born into a sporting family; his grandfather, Perry Neufeld, was a professional footballer with Maccabi Tel Aviv and was capped by the Palestine/Eretz Israel national team during the Mandate era. His mother, Thelma, held Israeli swimming records, and his sister, Tal, reached the ATP's top 100 in the youth ranks.

Playing career[edit]

Fink started his career playing for Maccabi Tel Aviv where he played for the U9-U12 Boys teams. He then transferred to Hapoel Kfar Saba, where he played all the way from U12-U16, and also played for the Israeli under-16 team.

At the age of 16 Fink was purchased by Bnei Yehuda and led the team to a second place in the under-18 league and the youth cup final, and was capped by the under-18 team.

In 1996, he moved to Hapoel Ramat Gan, before signing for city rivals Hakoah Ramat Gan in 1997. Afterwards, he joined the University of Tampa where he was a standout. In his career at the University of Tampa fink led the Spartans to a National Championship as a captain (2001). Fink was awarded as 4 years All-Conference first team as well as four years South Region First team selection. Fink was awarded as 2000 and 2001 All-America and in 2001 National College Soccer Player of the Year. Fink was also awarde as the Jewish All American at the University of Tampa.[1] Fink also played for the Cape Cod Crusaders in the summer of 2000 and the Colorado Rapids under-23 in the summers between the years 2001-2004.

Managerial career[edit]

Fink is currently the Assistant Director of coaching at Strictly Soccer Futbol Club in St. Petersburg, Florida as well as the Assistant Coach for the Colorado Rapids U-23.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sunshine State Conference Athletes of the Week". Archived from the original on 2007-05-20. Retrieved 2007-07-07. 
  2. ^ "Former UT Soccer Star Roy Fink Named to Colorado Rapids U-23 Coaching Staff". University of Tampa. 2007-05-23. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-07.