FC Columbus

FC Columbus (FCCLB) is a semi-professional American soccer club based in Columbus, Ohio. Founded on February 8, 2018, the club began its inaugural season in 2018 as a member of the Great Lakes Conference in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL).[1]

FC Columbus
Full nameFootball Club Columbus
Nickname(s)The Saints
FoundedFebruary 8, 2018 (2018-02-08)
OwnerMaziya Chete
Head CoachMaziya Chete
LeagueNational Premier Soccer League
WebsiteClub website
Alternate colors

The club is locally owned by Maziya Chete,[2] who is also the founder of the Columbus, Ohio based youth club TVSA Santos FC.[3]

FC Columbus currently plays its home matches on Anderson Field at Bobcat Stadium in Grandview Heights, Ohio.[4]

During the first match of the 2018 NPSL season, the local supporters affectionately nicknamed the club "The Saints" in honor of the link between the youth club TVSA Santos FC and FC Columbus.

In 2019 the club announced it would alternate home venues. Bouncing between Panther Stadium at Ohio Dominican University and The Wellington School.

Current Players


No. Position Player Nation
Forward Mamadou Ba  Senegal
Forward Michael Chilton  United States
Forward Oscar Murcia  Colombia
Forward Demani Camara  United States
Midfielder Jonatan Alvarez  El Salvador
Midfielder Tyler Arnold  United States
Midfielder DeMarco Andrews  United States
Midfielder John Bain  United States
Midfielder Abdoul Magid Sy  United States
Midfielder Youssef Naciri  Morocco
Defender Ezra Armstrong  United States
Defender Wladimir Babaew  Germany
Defender Nana George Boamah  United States
Defender Thomas Carbonari  Brazil
Defender Hakim Diaw  Senegal
Defender Cheick Diawara  Guinea
Goalkeeper Brennon Davis  United States
Goalkeeper Sam Keener  United States
Goalkeeper Clay Musgrave  United States
Goalkeeper Laurentiu Urian  United States
Goalkeeper David Abonce  United States


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  2. "FC Columbus to Join the NPSL". International Soccer Network. Retrieved 2018-05-15.
  3. "Coaches". Santos FC. Retrieved 2018-05-15.
  4. ULREY, JARROD. "Men's Soccer: FC Columbus excited to get season started". ThisWeek Community News. Retrieved 2018-05-15.
  5. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-06-22. Retrieved 2018-06-28.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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