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Aaron Onion

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Aaron Onion[edit]

Aaron Onion (born 20 June 1998) is a former American soccer player who played for Bugeaters FC and Bradford (Park Avenue) A.F.C. in England before retiring due to injury.

Aaron Onion
Personal information
Date of birth June 20, 1998
Place of birth Chicago, Illinois United States
Height 5 ft 11 in
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
Years Team
2012-2013 Chicago Fire FC
2014 AFC Bournemouth Under-21s and Academy
2015-2016 Chicago Fire FC
2017 Nebraska Wesleyan University
Senior career
Years Team
2018 Bugeaters FC
2018 Bradford (Park Avenue) A.F.C.

Career[edit]

Onion was born in Chicago, Illinois where he began playing for the Chicago Fire FC academy. After attending an event in North Carolina he was scouted by the academy of AFC Bournemouth and moved to England at the age of 16.[1] During his time there, he was coached by former Aston Villa, New York Cosmos, and England national team player, Stephen Hunt (footballer, born 1956).[2] After arriving back in the U.S, he signed for NCAA Division 1 school, N.J.I.T, until he briefly retired due to concussion problems. A year later he returned from retirement and transferred to Nebraska Wesleyan University[3] and subsequently began playing for Bugeaters FC, a semi-professional team based in Lincoln, Nebraska.[4][5] In the summer of 2018, he went on various trials with professional teams in Germany, before arriving back in England to go on trial with Bradford (Park Avenue) A.F.C. during pre-season.[4][6] He made an appearance against EFL League 2 side Mansfield Town F.C..[7] After an unsuccessful trial period he returned to Nebraska Wesleyan University, where in 2018 he retired from football, at the age of 20, after suffering a 7th concussion.[6]

References[edit]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Blum, Bailey. "Soccer star plays in Europe". LION Newspaper. Retrieved 2020-12-07.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "High school boys soccer: Lyons Township rebounds from rivalry loss with tourney title". www.mysuburbanlife.com. Retrieved 2020-12-07.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Aaron Onion - 2018 - Men's Soccer". Nebraska Wesleyan University Athletics. Retrieved 2020-12-07.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Bugeaters FC-News-BUGEATERS PLAYER JOINS ENGLISH NON-LEAGUE CLUB ON TRIAL". Bugeaters FC. Retrieved 2020-12-07.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Bugeaters FC", Wikipedia, 2020-10-03, retrieved 2020-12-07
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "About". www.360techelite.com. Retrieved 2020-12-07.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Aaron Onion in England". BigSoccer Forum. Retrieved 2020-12-07.
  8. "Bradford Brushed Aside By Stags". Bradford (Park Avenue) AFC. 2018-07-13. Retrieved 2020-12-07.

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