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It all started back then in 2003 Coach Sean set foot in Vienna to fulfil his big dream:
To dedicate himself to the most beautiful job in the word - Coaching kids. And just like that SUSA (Sean's United Soccer Academy) was born. Ever since Sean and all his trainers keep exciting kids from all over the world sharing the very same passion for coaching & kicking a ball. But it's more than just that: to join the SUSA is more like joining a big, fun family with people from all around the globe, not only for our little ones, we'd also like you as parents to feel at home at SUSA!

 

Importantly our programs remain structured to ensure that  EVERY CHILD (irrespective of their skill level) can improve their skills and truly live their soccer dream.

Enough cheesy words, we'd like you to meet our SUSA TEAM

 

Sean Patrick Laverty  "Coach Sean, S-Boy"

Duty within SUSA: El Presidente of FC SUSA Vienna.

Founder of Soccer4Kids KG 

Nationality: Irish

Special Super Power: Positivism, Inspiring not only kids but every person he gets to know. Radio GAGA & much more - There is just one S-Boy in the whole Universe!

Favorite Team: Celtic Glasgow

Position as a player: Wing Back, Winger, Full Back 

Good to know aboutPlayed in his young years professionally in different countries and since he stopped, always follows the sun. You'll never see him without a bandana and any other than flip-flops on his feet

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Carlos Andres Ramirez Tichy  "Coach Carlos"

Duty within SUSA: Coach KM, U16 & U13. Individual Coach

Sports Director & Vice-President FC SUSA Vienna.

Partner Soccer4kids KG & owner C11-Coaching

Nationality: Colombian | Austrian

Super Powers: Football is his religion and loves coaching more than anything else, insane speed & ball control and the most awesome Bicycle-Kick you've seen. 

Favorite Team: Atletico de Madrid 

Position as a player: Center Midfield

Good to know about: UEFA-B License and right now doing the UEFA Junioren-B. Certified in Neuroscience applied to Sports (Barcelona Innovation Hub). Played for 3 Years for the Selection of Vienna U19 & U18. Coached at LAZ Vienna, Boys and Girls (Elite youth program in Austria for 2 Years)

 

 

Alberto Ferreres Santana  "Coach Alberto"

Duty within SUSA: Coach KM & U18, Individual Coach

Nationality: Spanish (Fuerteventura)

Super Powers: World class knowledge in defensiv behaviour.

You haven't seen any Heading & Shooting skills like Alberto's before. Organises every team from inside and outside the field. 

Favorite Team: FC Barcelona

Position as a player: Center Defense 

Good to know about: Alberto played at the highest possible football level in La Liga and knows what it means to win a 1v1 vs players like Kun Aguero and many others. Mag. in Sports Science & Spanish and owner of Santana Gourmet

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Luka Lau  "Coach Luka"

Duty within SUSA: Academy Head Coach, Cubs, Bears & Jaguars, Individual Coach

Nationality: Serbian

Super Powers: Mentality and Discipline 

Favourite Team: Red Star Belgrade

Position as a player: Center Defense 

Good to know about: Coach Luka has a degree in physical education and sport science in addition to other 2 studies in International business & trade and marketing. Coach Luka is UEFA B licensed and played in the youth for Red Star Belgrade alongside Vidić and other world class players. Played also professionally in Greece and in the United States. 

 

Jonathan David Bergen "Coach Jon" 

Duty within SUSA: Academy Head Coach, Cubs, Bears & Jaguars
Individual Coach - Small group Coach

Nationality: Canada und USA

Super Powers: Contribute in creating the future player with skill and character

Favorite Team: Red Bull Salzburg

Position as a player: Right Midfield

Good to know about: UEFA A License, UEFA ELITE Junioren License. LAZ and WFV Head Coach, City Selection Boys U14; Austria Wien U17 and Academy U15; Individual Trainer for Bundesliga Wiener Neustadt. Coach Jon grew up playing for the First Vienna Football Club youth teams (in the 80s). With 16 played his first game in the Bundesliga U-21 Bewerb (FC Vienna), With 18 moved to the USA and played professional indoor soccer for the Milwaukee Wave in the AISL. Played in California and Connecticut in Regional Semi-Pro Leagues; as well as College soccer. Owner www.breakawaysoccer.at

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Sahba Mobasser Ganjavi - "Coach Sahba"

Duty within SUSA: Academy Coach Cubs & Bears

Nationality: Iranian

Super Powers: Love and care for the kids.   

Favourite Team: FC Barcelona

Position as a player: Stricker

Good to know about: Sahba is studying medicine and is specialised for the general motor development in young ages in SUSA. Coordination, orientation, rhythmic and differentiation skills in combination with music and good mood. All our youngsters need.  

 

Rafael Mariano Grossi "Coach Rafa"

Duty within SUSA: Coach U16 - Strategic adviser

Nationality: Argentinian

Super Powers: To never give up, his experience & sagacity. 

Favourite Team: Estudiantes de la Plata 

Position as a player: Right Winger 

Good to know about: Besides his passion for football as a declared "Pincharrata" (Estudiantes-fan), Rafael is world-wide renowned for his successful professional diplomatic career and has currently nothing less, than the responsibility to keep the world a safe place.  

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Joshua Solomon Knipschild "Coach Josh"

Duty within SUSA: Coach U14

Nationality: English /German / Irish

Super Powers: Bringing enthusiasm, a love of football and passion to succeed. When playing, a good understanding and reading of the game.

Favourite Team:  West Ham United

Position as a player: Center Defense

Good to know about: Played football at different levels since the age of 4. Currently studying Statistics at the university of Vienna. Very rarely seen without a football. 

John Haberl-Arkhurst "Coach John"

Duty within SUSA: Coach U10 

Nationality: Ghanaian

Super Powers: To teach and coach always with as smile, to use the body on the field and to always believe.  

Favourite Team: Manchester United

Position as a player: Striker 

Good to know about: Coach John also works as a teacher in the Amadeus International School of Vienna. He scored the most beautiful goal in the world against Coach Majid's team on a Saturday workshop. 

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Majid Mobasser  "Coach Majid - Magic"

Duty within SUSA: Coach U12

Academy Coach Cubs, Bears & Jaguars

Nationality: Iranian

Super Powers: He can literally dribble ANY opponent easily, even with a left knee without ligaments. Majid gives young players the confidence they need to try and develop.

Favourite Team: FC Barcelona

Position as a player: Midfield

Good to know about: Majid has more than 20 years in coaching experience and has always a big smile on his face. 

 

Amin Emran "Coach Amin"

Duty within SUSA: Coach U11 

Nationality: Iranian

Super Powers: Positivity and passion for the game.

Favourite Team: Chelsea FC

Position as a player: Attacking Midfielder

Good to know about: Coach Amin grew up with football since the age of 4. Had an opportunity to play with U16 Iranian National team. Currently he’s studying his masters in economic diplomacy.

And in love with high pressure attacking football.

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Marie Koppelhuber - "Coach Marie"

Duty within SUSA: Academy Coach Cubs & Bears 

Nationality: Austria / USA

Super Powers: Sharing her love for the game with kids and teaching them not only how to be a good player but also a good teammate and a good person.

Favourite Team: FC Barcelona

Position as a player: Defensive Midfield

Good to know about: Marie started playing soccer when she was 5, played in a girls team in a boy's league, and was played several times for the selection U16 of Vienna "Wiener Auswahl". Marie is going to study law

Guillermo Alaman Requena "Coach Guille"

Duty within SUSA: Coach U15 & Assistant Coach KM

Nationality: Spanish

Super Powers: Football and sport as his way of life. Guillermo plays always with a smile and lets his magic drills flow

Favorite Team: Valencia CF

Position as a player: Center Midfield 

Good to know aboutGuillermo played futsal at a national level in Spain and has been playing at 1. Futsal Bundesliga since 2021. Besides football, Guillermo is passionate about new technologies and is currently working as a Data Science Consultant at Machine Learning Reply.

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Christof Wegiel "Coach Chris"

Duty within SUSA: Academy Coach Bears & Jaguars 

Nationality: USA

Super Power: Good vision/ passing

Favorite Team: Bayern Munich

Position as a player: Left Wing-Back

Good to know about: Christof has a degree in International Business with a Minor in Media Communication, can speak English and German, work as an Afterschool Activities Coordinator at an international school, enjoys traveling, playing and watching sports (specifically soccer and American football) and watching Netflix series/YouTube

Alexandra Raissa Mateus Soares "Coach Alex"

 

Duty within SUSA: Coach for Youth Development

Nationality: Angolan/Portuguese 

Super Powers: Motivation Magnet and Infectious Enthusiasm 😄

Favorite Team: Sporting CP/ Manchester Utd

Position as a player: Forward 

Good to know about: Alex is dedicated to creating a positive and inclusive learning environment for young soccer players. She has a strong commitment to character development, skill-building and fostering a love for the game.

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Simon Mader "Coach Simon" 

Duty within SUSA: Academy Coach Cubs & Bears 

Nationality: Waschechter Wiener

Super Powers: Teamwork & Empathy   

Favorite Team: FC Barcelona

Position as a player: Midfielder / Striker

Good to know about: Diplom Sports Teacher, UEFA B-Licence, Former Austria Wien & Vienna Football Coach

Ivan Crnov "Coach Ivan"

 

Duty: Academy Coach

Nationality: Austrian with Bosnian/Croatian Roots

Super Powers: Loves working with people, calm and structured personality, is not afraid of new things according to the motto "Whoever fights can lose, whoever doesn't fight has already lost."

Favorite team: Croatian Nationalteam

Position as a Player: Defender

Good to know about: Football is his balance, played football in Austria as an amateur for 22 years, Uefa-B licensed coach since 2021, several years of coaching experience in children, youth and adults, currently works as a vocational school teacher in Vienna, enjoys riding motorcycles, loves spending time on the football field and even more time with the Family :-)

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"Coach Eldin"

Duty: GK-Coach

Nationality: Austrian/Egyptian/morrocan 

Super Power: Patience, Goalkeeping

Favorite team: premier league, especially London Clubs!

Position as a Player: GK

Good to know about: loves working with children, spending time with his loved ones and travelling

Benjamin Ganovszky "Coach Ben"

 

Duty within SUSA: Junior Coach - Academy

Nationality: Australian and Austrian

Super Powers: good vision and loves building up the game. 

Favorite Team: FC Barcelona

Position as a player: Defensive Midfield

Good to know about: Ben started playing for Susa at the age of 10. Ever since he’s loved the culture and football spirit at Susa. After nine months of civil service he would like to study business in either Vienna (Austria), Maastricht (Netherlands) or Melbourne (Australia).

Raphael Grabmüller "Coach Raphi"

Duty within SUSA: Producing Fun

Nationality: Austrian

Super Powers: Brexit tackels / always giving 101 %

Favorite Team: Hellas Verona / Ac Milan

Position as a player: Cdm / Center-back / Full-back

Good to know about: Will always win no matter what

Ivans Golovicers "Coach Ivans"

Duty within SUSA: Player, coach

Nationality: Latvia

Super Powers: Super speed

Favorite Team: Manchester United 

Position as a player: right back

Good to know about: speaks 4 languages

David Loewe "Coach David"
Duty within SUSA: Academy Coach Cubs & Bears and SUSA Camps

Nationality: Austrian
Super Powers: Speed and Passion for the Game
Favorite Team: FC Barcelona/FK Austria Wien
Position as a player: Right Wing/Left Wing

Good to know about: Has been at SUSA since the age of 5 and has continuously played at the club throughout all these Years, not missing a single year.

Adam Browne "Coach Adam"

Duty within SUSA: Academy Coach 

Nationality: Irish 

Super Powers: To understand different approaches depending on the needs of the player. To always keep learning with the best attitude. Kindness and empathy. 

Favorite Team: Manchester United

Position as a player: Offensive Midfield, Striker

Good to know about: Adam joined SUSA at the age of 5 years. After leaving us for a while, playing at different levels in Vienna, he came back last year as a player and as a coach having an outstanding impact on our young players. He is studying right now sports science in England and will be back at SUSA during the camps.

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Camilla Lattorff - "Coach Cami"

Duty within SUSA: Academy Coach Cubs & Bears 

Nationality: Liechtenstein

Super Powers: To motivate, to always believe with positive mindset and great communication

Favourite Team: FC Bayern / FC Barcelona

Position as a player: Midfield

Good to know about: Camilla is currently playing for the national team of Liechtenstein under 19s and played in the past several times for the selection U14 of Vienna "Wiener Auswahl".

She wants to study sports science. 

 

Leigh Tueart - "Coach Leigh"

Duty within SUSA: Consultant, Individual Coach, Academy Coach  

Nationality: English

Super Powers: Knowledge, Methodology & Integrity 

Favourite Team: Manchester City

Good to know about: If you wonder why you don't to see him much it's because he is coaching at the moment at FAK-Austria-Wien and doing his UEFA-A License. He has directed the youth elite program MLZ and the U14 Selection of girls in Vienna for over 3 years and coached Wiener Sportclub in the Women-second Bundesliga of Austria. 

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Angie Tichy

Such an amazing explosion of energy, happiness and good vibes is possible, her name is Angelica Maria Tichy and she is taking care of our league players and families. 

 

Sambol Afshari 

Ever wondered who that lovely voice belongs to when you get in touch with us? Yes, that's her. Our beloved Sambol that cares for all the administrative task and all of our wellbeing.
Without her, nothing would be possible at SUSA.

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