Goalkeepers

Matt Kerr

Position: Goalkeeper
Nationality: Scottish

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Matt Kerr

Position: Goalkeeper
Nationality: Scottish
Place of birth: Bellshill
Date of birth: 02-15-98

Favourite club: Celtic
Favourite player: Ederson

Best moment in football: NI Super Cup Semi vs Manchester United

Interesting Fact: Marcus Rashford couldn’t score past me

Bio: Goalkeeper Signed from Airdionians and played all of his career at Airdrie coming through the youth ranks and Under 20s. Matty is an excellent shot stopper and has quality distribution. Has big potential to be a top Goal Keeper for Edusport.

Solal Pelmard-Bassi

Position: Goalkeeper
Nationality: French

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Solal Pelmard-Bassi

Position: Goalkeeper
Nationality: French
Place of birth: Paris
Date of birth: 05-24-98

Favourite club: PSG
Favourite player: Buffon

Best moment in football: To train with Professionals (Hac, Amiens SC)

Bio: Goalkeeper Sol had a youth career with Le Harve and signed with Edusport through the professional trial detection in Paris. Has excellent attributes to fulfil his potential as he looks to progress in his career.

Defenders

Jean Guy Lucas

Position: Right Back
Nationality: French

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Jean Guy Lucas

Position: Right Back
Nationality: French
Place of birth: Vannes
Date of birth: 05-27-94

Favourite club: Stade Rennais
Favourite player: Philipp Lahm

Best moment in football: France winning World Cup

Bio: Jean Guy was on the Edusport Academy programme in season 2015/16. He was a standout performer that year and earned a move to Annan Athletic in the SPFL. Played a key role in making the SPFL League 1 Playoffs in his first season there. A robust and energetic Full back Jean Guy has returned to Edusport this season and adds good experience to the Right back position.

Raffi Krissian

Position: Center Back
Nationality: French

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Raffi Krissian

Position: Center Back
Nationality: French
Place of birth: Beruit
Date of birth: 09-07-94

Bio: Tall Centre Half who also has experience in playing in the SPFL with Annan Athletic. Excellent in the air and a strong opponent Raffi is looking to build on his potential while at Edusport. Raffi is in his third season at Edusport and provides vital strength at the back.

Ryan McCann

Position: Player/Coach
Nationality: Scottish

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Ryan McCann

Position: Player/Coach
Nationality: Scottish
Place of birth: Blantyre
Date of birth: 09-21-81

Favourite club: Juventus
Favourite player: Paul McStay

Best moment in football: Beating Auchinraith primary in the final game of the season to overtake them and win the title. Vive le St Joe's

Interesting Fact: I can play three musical instruments

Bio: Comfortable in Defence and midfield Ryan is also a Coach in the first team. Vastly experienced having played with a number of clubs as a professional. Played in the Scottish cup final for Queen of The South and scored a fantastic 80 yard goal in the early rounds of the cup.

Maxime Oulaitoh

Position: Left back
Nationality: French

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Maxime Oulaitoh

Position: Left back
Nationality: French
Place of birth: Vernon
Date of birth: 07-28-95

Favourite club: Manchester City
Favourite player: Marcelo

Best moment in football: France winning World Cup & Ivory Coast wining CAN 2015

Interesting Fact: Big fan of Basketball

Bio: Left back who is an attacking threat who can deliver quality crosses. Max was part of the Edusport Academy programme in season 2017/18 and has deserved an opportunity to be part of the new set up. Fantastic professional mindset ensures Max will be able to fulfill his potential at Edusport this year.

Alex Abadie

Position: Centre Back
Nationality: French

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Alex Abadie

Position: Centre Back
Nationality: French
Place of birth: Besançon
Date of birth: 07-30-99

Favourite club: Lyon
Favourite player: Varane

Best moment in football: France winning the World Cup in 2018

Bio: Versatile and former Edusport Academy player Alex progressed in season 2017/18 from the Under 20 team. Has shown in his performances for the first team that he is capable of playing well in several positions. He is a key part of the squad and at only 18 years old has loads of potential.

Callum MacDonald

Position: Defender
Nationality: Scottish

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Callum MacDonald

Position: Defender
Nationality: Scottish
Place of birth: Perth
Date of birth: 05-31-83

Favourite club: St. Johnstone
Favourite player: Paul Gascoigne

Best moment in football: Playing in SPL (Parkhead - Ibrox)

Interesting Fact: I’m going to turkey for a hair transplant.

Bio: Former Dundee and Peterhead Defender has loads of experience to help the younger defenders in the team. Callum is a fantastic professional and has a terrific work ethic in training.

Aidan Wilson

Position: Centre Back
Nationality: Scottish

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Aidan Wilson

Position: Centre Back
Nationality: Scottish
Place of birth: Kilmarnock
Date of birth: 05-01-99

Favourite club: Kilmarnock F.C.

Best moment in football: Captaining Scotland at youth level

Bio: Big Ada was part of the Edusport team last season coming on loan to us from Kilmarnock. Ada declined an offer to remain at Kilmarnock choosing instead to follow his career in engineering and continue to play for Edusport. Ada is a robust sand strong defender who takes no prisoners in the tackle. Born and bred in Ayrshire Ada will be looking to progress from a strong season in defence last term

Midfielders

Scott McLaughlin

Position: Midfield
Nationality: Scottish

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Scott McLaughlin

Position: Midfield
Nationality: Scottish
Place of birth: Glasgow
Date of birth: 01-20-84

Favourite club: Celtic
Favourite player: Paul Mcstay

Best moment in football: Making my senior debut 18 years ago and Winning Scottish league cup 2004

Interesting Fact: I've made over 600 senior appearances in Scottish football and been bang average in nearly all of them.

Bio: Another player brought in from SPFL League 1. Scott's last club was Albion Rovers and has a host of clubs to his name. Played in the premier league for Livingston in 2004. Scotty brings quality experience to the midfield and is team captain. Scott is also fitness coach for the academy.

David Sinclair

Position: Midfield
Nationality: Scottish

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David Sinclair

Position: Midfield
Nationality: Scottish
Place of birth: Glasgow
Date of birth: 07-23-90

Favourite club: Rangers
Favourite player: Messi

Best moment in football: Winning league titles with Livingston and playing against Glasgow Rangers

Bio: Classy midfielder who has fantastic quality on the ball. David progressed through the ranks at Livingston making his debut in Scottish league 2 going on to help the club gain promotion up the divisions. David has also experience playing abroad where he played in Australia and Iceland. Sinky will be looking to make his mark on the league this season and already shown his ability in the games so far.

Gavin Stokes

Position: Centre Midfield
Nationality: British

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Gavin Stokes

Position: Centre Midfield
Nationality: British
Place of birth: Glasgow
Date of birth: 04-20-92

Favourite club: Rangers
Favourite player: Zidane

Best moment in football: Playing for Scotland

Interesting Fact: Scored one of the fastest goals ever recorded 2.1 seconds

Bio: Combative midfielder was on the books of Dundee UTD as a young player then later played with Alloa Athletic before moving to the Scottish juniors with Kilburnie and Maryhill. Stokesy is an energetic tough tackling midfielder who also has quality on the ball. Provides the team will energy and graft and will be looking to make his mark on the Lowland league this term.

Mark McKenna

Position: Centre Midfield
Nationality: Scottish

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Mark McKenna

Position: Centre Midfield
Nationality: Scottish
Place of birth: Glasgow
Date of birth: 04-13-95

Favourite club: Liverpool
Favourite player: Scott McLaughlin

Best moment in football: Watching Livingston win the league cup 2004

Interesting Fact: I was once in a film when I was 6 years old

Bio: Former Queens park and Dalbeattie player came through the youth system at Queens with the likes of Andy Robertson and Blair Spittal. Mark is an forward going energetic midfielder who has an eye for goal. Was out of the game for a year suffering from a hip problem but now looks to be back at his best in an Edusport shirt.

Jordan Alexandre

Position: Striker
Nationality: French

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Jordan Alexandre

Position: Striker
Nationality: French
Date of birth: 09-21-99

Favourite club: Monaco
Favourite player: Ronaldo Cristiano

Interesting Fact: I’m the most handsome and the fastest

Bio: Jordan is in his first year in Scotland and already provided the team with some quality performances. Jordan was a youth player at Toulouse in France and came to Edusport via the professional trial games held in Paris. Jordan has bags of potential and lightning quick. Looking to progress his career in Scotland to fulfil his potential.

Calvin Cowie

Position: Midfield
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Calvin Cowie

Position: Midfield

Bio: Calvin is a young midfielder who came to Edusport from Airdrie. He was part of Hamilton Accies youth set up before going to Airdrie. Calvin played a handful of games in 15/16 season with Edusport in order to gain experience he then won a move to Airdrie after that period. Calvin excels on the ball and will be pushing for a place in the starting 11.

Lewis Gamble

Position: Midfield
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Lewis Gamble

Position: Midfield

Bio: Lewis played with Edusport under 20s last season after parting ways with Motherwell Academy. Lewis is an intelligent left sided midfielder who can play anywhere in the midfield or wide. Lewis is another who is pushing for a place in the first team. Terrific attitude and work ethic Lewis is held in high regards from his more senior team mates.

Attackers

Scott Ferguson

Position: Right Midfield
Nationality: Scottish

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Scott Ferguson

Position: Right Midfield
Nationality: Scottish
Place of birth: Motherwell
Date of birth: 01-28-95

Favourite club: Rangers
Favourite player: Mark McKenna

Best moment in football: Making debut

Bio: Elusive wide player Fergie can be a joy to watch. Tricky and has an eye for goal Scott is looking to resurrect his career at Edusport. Former Clyde and Hurlford player was a youth player at Rangers before moving to Clyde Fc under the stewardship of Rangers legend Barry Ferguson. Fergie will be looking to recreate the form that lead him to having a number of top clubs looking at him before suffering from a career threatening injury.

Liam Coogans

Position: Striker
Nationality: Scottish

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Liam Coogans

Position: Striker
Nationality: Scottish
Place of birth: Glasgow
Date of birth: 10-31-96

Favourite club: Celtic
Favourite player: Robert Lewandowski

Interesting Fact: I used to play for Huddersfield

Bio: Liam started off his career with Airdrie scoring vital goals for the League 1 side. Coogs captured the eye of Celtic and Huddersfield before making the move down south. A talented and intelligent striker with a quality finish is a key part of the plans for Edusport and will be looking to be the one leading the line up front this season. Shown great strength of character coming back from disappointments in his career.

Marc Kelly

Position: Striker
Nationality: British

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Marc Kelly

Position: Striker
Nationality: British
Place of birth: Bellshill
Date of birth: 04-14-98

Favourite club: Celtic
Favourite player: Tom Rogic

Best moment in football: Representing Scotland Schoolboys

Interesting Fact: Very good at video games

Bio: Marc has came to Edusport from Hamilton Accies. The quick and versatile front player will be looking to be a big part of the attacking line up at Edusport. Marc has shown an excellent attitude since arriving from Accies and will be keen to put in good displays to progress the team.

Matt Flynn

Position: Midfield
Nationality: Glasgow

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Matt Flynn

Position: Midfield
Nationality: Glasgow
Place of birth: British

Favourite club: Rangers
Favourite player: Messi

Best moment in football: Watching Pep's Barcelona team

Interesting Fact: I think I know it all

Bio: Former SPFL Player Matty is a combative midfielder and Striker who has scored some vital goals so far this season. Matty is a larger than life character who is influential off the pitch as well as on it. Matty will play a key role in the development of the Edusport team this year. A product of Dundee UTD youth set up before coming first team regular at Annan and Clyde FC and now Edusport.

Brice Nanou

Position: Striker
Nationality: French

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Brice Nanou

Position: Striker
Nationality: French

Interesting Fact: Has more than 16,000 followers on Instagram

Bio: Brice signed for Edusport Academy after a couple fo seasons playing pro in Romania. A big character on and off the pitch, Brice is also responsible for social media content with the Academy.

The Staff

Chris Ewing

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Nationality: Scottish

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Chris Ewing

Nationality: Scottish
Place of birth: Glasgow
Date of birth: 12-10-78

Bio: Originally from Glasgow, Chris moved to Paris in 2004 and created the Edusport Academy in 2011, having previously studied in the USA. His experiences as a professional footballer in Scotland, combined with his experience as a ‘student athlete’ in the USA, have strongly influenced his passion for development, combining football development with education. Chris is also a UEFA Qualified coach and is working towards a Masters Degree in International Sports Management from the Johan Cruyff Institue.

Ricky Waddell

Position: Head Coach
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Ricky Waddell

Position: Head Coach

Bio: Head Coach , Ricky has had a successful playing career, having played professionally in Scotland, England, USA and Singapore. Holder of the illustrious UEFA Pro Licence, Ricky is highly respected by his peers and the Scottish FA.

Ryan McCann

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Ryan McCann

Bio: Former professional footballer, Ryan, is currently working towards his ‘UEFA A’ coaching qualification. Having played in Scotland, England and Ireland, Ryan once scored a goals from 84 yards in a Scottish Cup match. Dynamic with a great motivation to improve, Ryan’s infectious enthusiasm is a great asset to the Academy.

Colin Cameron

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Colin Cameron

Bio: Ex Scotland international, having played for his country 28 times, Colin is head coach of the U20s as well as assistant manager of the 1st Team. Holder of a ‘UEFA A’ coaching qualification, Colin has played at the highest level. Winning the Scottish Cup in 1998 with Hearts, he went on to play in the English Premiership with Wolverhampton, signing in 2001 for £1.75 million. His experience as a player and a manager is a valuable asset to our players.

Ross Anderson

Position: Sports Therapist
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Ross Anderson

Position: Sports Therapist

Bio: Ross is a fully qualified Sports Therapist and a key part of the Edusport Academy staff. With previous experience working with professional clubs, including Scottish Premiership club Partick Thistle FC, Ross’ main function is to ensure that our players are healthy and remain in peak condition.

Bryn Halliwell

Position: Goalkeeping Coach
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Bryn Halliwell

Position: Goalkeeping Coach