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|Full name||Tomer Chencinski|
|Date of birth||December 1, 1984|
|Place of birth||Bat Yam, Israel|
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|2003–2004||Robert Morris Colonials|
|2005–2006||Fairleigh Dickinson Knights|
|2007–2008||Detroit Ignition (indoor)||7||(0)|
|2008||Newark Ironbound Express||12||(0)|
|2009–2010||Harrisburg City Islanders||9||(0)|
|2013–2014||Maccabi Tel Aviv||1||(0)|
|2014||→ Hakoah Amidar Ramat Gan||19||(0)|
|2014||→ Hapoel Nir Ramat HaSharon||6||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 25, 2015.
Chencinski was born in Bat Yam/Tel Aviv, Israel, and lived in Israel until he was eight years old. He and his family then moved to Thornhill, Ontario, where he grew up. He speaks both English and Hebrew fluently.
He is eligible to play for the national teams of both Canada and Israel, as well as Poland. When he was asked in 2012 whether he would rather represent Israel or Canada, he said: "My heart lies with Israel, and should I be called up to represent them, I will not hesitate for a moment".
Chencinski attended Westmount Collegiate Institute, and played two years of college soccer at Robert Morris University, where in 2004 he ranked 16th in the nation in saves per game and recorded six shutouts. He transferred to Fairleigh Dickinson University as a junior, where he played his final two collegiate seasons.
United States and Canada
Chencinski turned professional in 2007 when he signed with Major League Soccer side Toronto FC after impressing during a tryout, but never made an appearance for the team, and left to play indoor soccer for Major Indoor Soccer League side Detroit Ignition.
He dropped down a division to play in the USL Premier Development League for expansion side Newark Ironbound Express in 2008, but left mid-season when he was offered a contract by Moldova National Division side Nistru Otaci.
After playing just three games for Nistru Otaci, he returned to the United States, and signed for the Harrisburg City Islanders in 2009.
Expecting to start another season with Harrisburg, Chencinski was given the chance of a week-long trial with Finnish side VPS. After a successful trial, he was signed by the Finnish club to provide competition for the goalkeeper position.
Return to Finland
On March 14, 2013, Chencinski received his first call up by the Canadian national team for friendlies against Japan and Belarus. Chencinski made his debut for the national team on March 25 starting the game against Belarus after Milan Borjan was benched following the loss to Japan, the game ended in a 2–0 defeat to the European nation.
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