FIU Panthers men's soccer

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FIU Panthers
Florida International University FIU logo.svg
UniversityFlorida International University
Head coachKevin Nylen (1st season)
LocationMiami, FL
StadiumFIU Soccer Stadium
(Capacity: 2,000)
ColorsBlue and Gold[1]
NCAA Tournament championships
Division II: 1982, 1984
NCAA Tournament runner-up
Division I: 1996
Division II: 1980, 1985
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals
Division II: 1977, 1979, 1983
NCAA Tournament Round of 16
Division I: 2003
Division II: 1978
NCAA Tournament appearances
Division I: 1991, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2015, 2017

Division II: 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985
Conference Tournament championships
TAAC: 1991
C-USA: 2015
Conference Regular Season championships
ASC: 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004
C-USA: 2017

The FIU Panthers men's soccer team is an intercollegiate varsity sports team of Florida International University. The team is a member of the Conference USA of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.


FIU started their soccer program in 1972. They were unaffiliated from any collegiate organization until they joined the NCAA Division II from 1975 to 1986. During this time, FIU went to 8 NCAA Division II Tournaments where they won the national championships in 1982 and 1984 and runners up in 1984 and 1985.[2]

Due to the success of their program in Division II, they became an NCAA Division I team in 1987. The team has represented FIU at 8 NCAA Division I Tournaments finishing runners up in 1996.[2]


Throughout their history, the team has been part of several collegiate athletic conferences. They were members of the Trans America Athletic Conference from 1991 to 1997 where they won the Conference Tournament in 1991. They joined the Atlantic Soccer Conference from 2000 to 2004 where they were Conference Regular Season Champions in 2000, 2002, 2003, and 2004. Since 2005, the team has been a member of Conference USA.[2]

  • Independent (1972–1990)
  • TAAC (1991–1997)
  • Independent (1998–1999)
  • ASC (2000–2004)
  • C-USA (2005–present)


As of March 27, 2017[3]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 France GK Arthur Clapot
2 France DF Thibault Civalier
3 France DF Paul Marie
4 Iceland DF Aron Heiddal
5 Germany DF Marvin Hezel
6 England MF Brad Fountain
7 United States FW Santiago Patino
8 Germany DF Steffen Böhm
9 United States FW Luca Giovine
10 United States MF Ismael Longo
11 Puerto Rico FW Luis Betancur
13 United States DF David Longo
14 United States FW Jamar Campion-Hinds
15 United States MF Inigo Sagarduy
No. Position Player
16 United States MF Andrew Booth
17 United States DF Adam Hassan
18 United States DF Juan Benedetty
19 United States DF Jesse Wear
20 Haiti MF Alessandro Campoy
21 United States MF Nicholas Midttun
22 Costa Rica MF Esteban Calvo
23 France MF Joris Ahlinvi
25 Puerto Rico MF Darren Ríos
26 United States MF Donald Tomlinson
27 Paraguay FW Alvaro Alvarez
28 United States GK Pasquale Giovine
29 United States GK Daniel Gagliardi
30 Italy GK Andrea Bianchi

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Head Coach United States Kevin Nylen
Assistant Coach United States Ben Mallue
Assistant Coach United States Jean Camere
Volunteer Assistant Coach Puerto Rico Patrick Lopez

Head coaches[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Logo & Colors - Brand Florida International University". Retrieved March 12, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Media Guide" (PDF). 2015 FIU Men's Soccer Media Information Guide. Florida International University. 2015. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  3. ^ "2016 Men's Soccer Roster". Florida International University. Retrieved 27 March 2017.

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