Shawn Chin

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Shawn Chin
Personal information
Full name Shawn Chin
Date of birth (1989-05-11) May 11, 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Miami, Florida, United States
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder, Forward
Club information
Current team
San Antonio FC
Number 17
Youth career
2007–2008 Boston College Eagles
2009–2010 South Florida Bulls
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011 FC Edmonton 18 (6)
2012 Minnesota Stars FC 15 (6)
2013 VSI Tampa Bay 24 (8)
2014–2015 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 53 (11)
2016– San Antonio FC 17 (3)
National team
2008 United States U20 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of February 13, 2014.

Shawn Chin (born May 11, 1989) is an American professional soccer player who is currently a Forward/Midfielder for San Antonio FC in the United Soccer League.


Chin is of Jamaican and Chinese descent. He was born and raised in Miami, Florida and attended Felix Varela High School, where he was named Miami Player of the Year in 2007 as his school's leading scorer (58 goals), before going on to play two years of college soccer at Boston College. While at Boston College, he was named to the ACC All-Rookie team as a freshman in 2007, before transferring to the University of South Florida prior to his junior year.

Professional career[edit]

FC Edmonton[edit]

Chin turned professional in 2011 when he signed with North American Soccer League side FC Edmonton.[1] He made his professional debut on May 4, 2011 in a 2011 Canadian Championship game against Toronto FC,[2] and scored his first professional goal on May 31 in a 4-0 win over FC Tampa Bay.[3]

Minnesota Stars FC[edit]

After FC Edmonton, Chin signed with Minnesota Stars FC of the North American Soccer League. They went on to become the runner ups of the NASL.

VSI Tampa Bay[edit]

Chin joined VSI Tampa Bay FC of the United Soccer League shortly after leaving Minnesota Stars FC. He went on to score 8 goals in 24 appearances as a right midfielder. Shortly after the 2013 season VSI Tampa Bay FC was shut down.

Fort Lauderdale Strikers[edit]

Chin was signed by Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the North American Soccer League as soon as VSI Tampa Bay was shut down. He made over 50 appearances in 2 seasons becoming a top 10 modern era appearance holder for the club. Chin was an integral part of the club that finished runner ups in 2014 and 3rd place in 2015. In 2014, Chin lead in the assists category for the club and became the first signing for the 2015 season. He also finished 2nd in assist in the North American Soccer League.

San Antonio FC[edit]

After Fort Lauderdale Strikers Chin signed with San Antonio FC of the United Soccer League in January 2016 as a Forward. During the 2016 season, Chin scored 3 goals and notched 1 assist in 17 games while logging 821 minutes. [4]


Chin joined the United States U-20 national team for camp in 2008, and played against Guatemala and Honduras. He became tournament Champions with the US U-20, where he had a goal and assist in 3 caps.


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