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Christopher Sullivan (soccer)

 

Christopher Sullivan (soccer)

Christopher Sullivan
Personal information
Full nameChristopher Sullivan
Date of birth (1965-04-18) April 18, 1965 (age 49)
Place of birthSan Jose, California, United States
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing positionMidfielder / Forward
Youth career
1983–1987University of Tampa
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1987–1988US Joué-lès-Tours
1988–1989Le Touquet
1989Orlando Lions
1989–1990Győri ETO FC11(1)
1990Landskrona BoIS6(2)
1992Brøndby IF0(0)
1992–1993Hertha BSC6(0)
1994–1995Yucatan
1995San Francisco Bay Diablos
1996–1997Győri ETO FC5(1)
1997San Jose Clash24(2)
National team
1987–1992United States19(2)
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* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Christopher Sullivan (born April 18, 1965 in San Jose, California) is a retired U.S. soccer midfielder/forward and current soccer trainer and sports broadcaster.

Youth and college

Sullivan began playing soccer at a young age. When he was four he began playing with West Valley S.C. He attended and played soccer at [2]

Professional career

His professional career spanned two continents and seven countries. He began his career in France with lower division clubs [5]

National team

He made his US national team debut while still in college. In 1987, he came on for Brian Bliss in a Presidents Cup game against Egypt in South Korea. He was a member of the 1990 FIFA World Cup U.S. team. In 1992, he played his last game for the U.S. national team in a 1-0 loss to Brazil.

Post-playing career

Since retiring from playing, Sullivan has been a professional soccer trainer for Elite but is probably more recognized for his soccer analyst work on television. He started as a sideline reporter for Fox Sports Bay Area covering the San Jose Earthquakes. He gained national exposure as a soccer analyst on Fox Soccer Channel's now defunct MLS Wrap. Sullivan's technical and tactical insight into the game, his encyclopedia-like recall of soccer history and his passionate delivery soon earned him a more permanent and prominent spot in the Fox Soccer Channel lineup.

He has served as the color commentator or analyst on countless Major League Soccer games as well as on the pre and post game shows for Fox Soccer Channel's Soccer Night in America featuring the Major League Soccer game of the week. Sullivan has worked virtually every level of game broadcast on Fox Soccer Channel in recent history including the FIFA Club World Cup, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Super Cup, CONCACAF Champions League, United States Men's National Team games as well as Fox Soccer Channel's 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Cup previews.

External links

  • (German) FussballDaten statistics
  • Sullivan interviewed on the Fighting Talker podcast: [6]
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