Christian Schneider (soccer player)
|Full name||Christian William Schneider|
|Date of birth||September 8, 1996|
|Place of birth||Shelton Connecticut, United States|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Forward and Winger|
|2019||Swope Park Rangers|
|2019||Western Mass Pioneers|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Christian Schneider (born September 8, 1996) is an American born professional soccer player who currently plays for the Philadelphia Fury in the National Independent Soccer Association.
Born and raised in Shelton Connecticut where he attended Christian Heritage High School.
Between 2015-2019 Schneider played all four years of his collegiate career at Springfield College where he competed in the New England Women's and Mens Athletic Conference. As a freshman Schneider made an instant impact on the team earning a starting spot and finishing the year off with 1 goal and 10 assists (highest in the Conference). Throughout his next 3 years Schneider helped lead Springfield College to three consecutive conference championships and NCAA tournament births. Schneider became the first men's soccer player in Springfield College history to win two NEWMAC Championship Tournament MVP's and finished his career off with 21 goals and 29 assists.
Other Collegiate Accolades Include:
- United Soccer Coaches 1st Team All Region, 2018
- Conference Championship Tournament MVP, 2016, 2018
- 1st Team All-Conference, 2017, 2018
- 2nd Team All-Conference 2016
- New England Soccer Journal's Best XI, 2017, 2018
- United Soccer Coaches Scholar All Region, 2017
- Team Offensive MVP 2016, 2017, 2018
- 2nd in Assists all time in Springfield College program history
- 5th in Points all time in Springfield College program history
Schneider made is professional debut for the Swope Park Rangers in 2019 when he played in their first pre season match of the year and recorded one goal in their 5–0 win. In April 2019 Schneider signed with USL2 club Western Mass Pioneers. Schneider helped lead the Pioneers to becoming the North East Division Champions. This earned them a 2019 USL 2 playoff appearance where they saw success making it to the quarterfinals.
On July 20th, 2019. Schneider signed to the Philadelphia Fury in the National Independent Soccer Association (NISA). Here Schneider competed in the inaugural season for the newly formed NISA. Schneider made history when on September 15th, 2019 he scored the Philadelphia Fury's first professional goal in NISA.
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- "Christian Schneider Wins MVP".
- "Christian Schneider Bio".
- "Springfield College Pride".
- "Swope Park Rangers Pre Season Roster 2019".
- "Sporting KC".
- "Christian Schneider Signs with Fury".
- "Philadelphia Fury vs. Miami FC".
- "Christian Schneider Roster Stats".