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FC Columbus
Full nameFootball Club Columbus
Nickname(s)The Saints (Official)
FoundedFebruary 8, 2018; 12 months ago (2018-02-08)
StadiumBobcat Stadium ( Grandview Heights, Ohio)
OwnerMaziya Chete
Head CoachMaziya Chete
League National Premier Soccer League
Website Club website
Current season

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]

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.

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


  1. ^ "FC Columbus not looking to capitalize on Crew SC's uncertainty". Massive Report. Retrieved 2018-05-15.
  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. ^ https://www.fccolumbus95.com/club-roster