Admir grew up in Kosovo before moving to New York City at age 8. During his first week, he found a soccer field and joined the Manhattan Kickers FC. After an accomplished youth career, Admir currently coaches for MKFC along with Born Kickers.
From Catalonia, in Spain, home of some of soccer’s best players and coaches. Working as a pre-school teacher combined with an athletics background, Ari brings an energy and enthusiasm to Born Kickers.
Devin is a native New Yorker. As a youth player, Devin competed in Europe for MKFC, participating in the Gothia Cup in Sweden and the Harlem Cup in Holland. Currently, Devin coaches with MKFC and works in real estate.
Evan’s been coaching soccer in New York City since 2003. He is the President of the Manhattan Kickers FC and along with Tom Hatton, the founder of Born Kickers. His daughter Skylar is the first player to wear the Born Kickers uniform!
Haleigh is originally from Minisink Valley, New York. She played D1 soccer at Mercer University in Georgia. After graduating, she moved to New York City and has been coaching throughout the five boroughs.
Jo-Jo is a former Manhattan Kickers FC player and senior at Poly Prep. He plays for BW Gottschee’s U19 team and will be attending Kenyon College in the fall of 2019.
Since the age of seven in his native country of Trinidad and Tobago, Kashif played soccer every day in the streets. Kashif now has a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Health Science and has since coached with MKFC and Born Kickers since 2016.
Kevin is a native of Bridgeport, CT where he first began to play soccer. In college, he was a team manager for Williams College Women’s Soccer team. His soccer idol Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp.
Marquel is from Northern California and has been playing soccer since middle school. She was a three-sport athlete in high school (field hockey, soccer, and track) and ran track and played soccer at NYU. She graduated in 2018 and currently works at NBC Universal, while playing, watching, and coaching soccer in her free time.
Mamud was born in New York City and played for MLK High School, along with Manhattan Kickers and Soccer Club. His parents are from Guinea, on the West Coast of Africa.
Playing soccer since age 4, Sara is an all-around athlete, earning a total of 11 varsity letters, also playing softball, ice hockey, and volleyball. Sara currently is an Associate Producer for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and continues to play and coach.
Sergio is a former Manhattan Kickers FC player. He currently plays goalkeeper for BW Gottschee’s U19 team and will be attending Molloy College in the fall of 2019, to study Criminal Justice.
Shakeel fell in love with the beautiful game of soccer at a very young age in his native Trinidad & Tobago. Moving to Brooklyn in his teens, he played youth soccer for the Brooklyn Patriots and Brooklyn Italians, and travelled across the country.
From Lyon France, Simon played for the Olympique Lyonnais academy up to 18, as part of the generation of players who helped France win the 2018 World Cup. In 2014, Simon was recruited by St. John’s University and began coaching with Born Kickers and MKFC.
Tom is the co-founder of Born Kickers. From Reading, England, Tom started playing from a young age. He went on to captain Nottingham University, before moving to the US. Tom also works as a TV Host and voice artist.