Shawn Chin

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Shawn Chin
Personal information
Full name Shawn Chin
Date of birth (1989-05-11) May 11, 1989 (age 26)
Place of birth Miami, Florida, United States
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Number 17
Youth career
2007–2008 Boston College Eagles
2009–2010 South Florida Bulls
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011 FC Edmonton 13 (2)
2012 Minnesota Stars FC 5 (0)
2013 VSI Tampa Bay 18 (3)
2014– Fort Lauderdale Strikers 4 (0)
National team
2008 United States U20 2 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of February 13, 2014.

† Appearances (goals)

Shawn Chin (born May 11, 1989) is an American soccer player currently plays for the Fort Lauderdale Strikers in the North American Soccer League.


Chin was born in Miami, Florida.[citation needed] He has Chinese background, his great grandparents came from Guangdong, China,[citation needed] and were Hakka Chinese,[citation needed] Chin is Chen ()in Hakka dialect.[citation needed]


Youth and Amateur[edit]

Chin grew up 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, before going on to play two years of college soccer at Boston College. While at Boston 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.


Chin turned professional in 2011 when he signed with North American Soccer League side FC Edmonton[1] after participating in the first annual NASL Combine. 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]

FC Edmonton announced on October 18, 2011 that Chin would return to the club for the 2012 season,[4] however, he was released during the preseason.[5]

After playing the 2012 season with Minnesota Stars FC and 2013 with VSI Tampa Bay FC, Chin joined his hometown Fort Lauderdale Strikers for the 2014 season.[6]


Chin was invited to join the United States U-20 national team for a domestic camp in 2008, and played in friendlies against the U-20 sides of Guatemala and Honduras.


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