Kieran Simms

Personal Information

  • DOB: 17/11/1993
  • Position: Defender (Centre Back)
  • Height: 6ft 3 inches
  • Weight: 85kg
  • Nationality: English (USA permanent residency)

Top Attributes:

1v1 Defending, Positional Awareness, Composure, Reading the Game

Goals

I am a very determined center back who has a hunger for winning, and will play above and beyond to make it so. I make being coachable one of my top priorities as I am always eager to learn and grow as a player and as a member of my team.

I have made sacrifices both on and off the pitch to further my football career. The biggest was leaving family and friends to pursue a football opportunity in the United States.

I believe in motivating others around me by displaying passion and hard work in both practice and games. Supporting and encouraging as necessary.

My only ambition is to play in one of Europe’s top leagues and have a successful career while doing so.

Strengths

I am a very athletic central defender and I am very strong in 1v1 contest. With my ability to read the game and my positional awareness it allows me to break down attacks and intercept balls frequently. I am very composed and confident with the ball at my feet. When the ball is at my feet I can quickly search and pick out the midfielders and strikers in little pockets.

I can be very dangerous from attacking set pieces and scored 8 goals in one season from attacking corners, scoring with both my head and feet.

Playing History

St Pauls Academy (High School/ Secondary School)

Featured Against Spanish side Villarreal Youth Academy while on a tour in Spain.

Newtown FC (2008-2010) (6 assist)

I featured for Newtown FC for two seasons playing both right back and Center back, I managed five assists from right back and one from Center back. I was awarded the most improved player and performance of the season while at the club.

Eltham Town FC (2010-2011)

I played for Eltham Town for one season featuring against sides such as Dulwich Hamlet and Tonbridge Angels. I primarily played Center back while at Eltham Town and started and finished all games.

Phoenix Sports FC (2011-2012) (8 goals) (1 assist)

While at Phoenix Sports FC, I played Center back and finished the team’s top goal scorer with 8 goals at the end of the season and managed to notch one assist. I was asked to play for the Senior team but was offered to attend University on a Football scholarship in the United States, in order to play football at a competitive level while earning a degree in Business Administration.

Webber International University (2012-2013)

As a freshman at Webber, I started 6 games of which four resulted in a win. I was the freshmen with the highest amount of starts and was nominated for rookie of the season.

Andrew College (2013-2014) (1 assist)

While at Andrew College, I served as team captain and started all 16 games. I was the sophomore with the highest amount of starts and finished the season with one assist.

Miami Dade FC U23 (2015)

Competed with Miami Dade FC during the summer.

University of Bridgeport (2014-2017) (1 goal)

While at the University of Bridgeport, I started all 14 games in my Junior season, I had 3 shots on goal and scored one goal for the season. In my senior season, I started all 16 games and had seven shots on goal.

Hartford City FC (2017) (2 goals) (3 MoM awards)

After finishing my university career in the U.S. I was selected to play for the newly formed Division 4 side. While playing for Hartford I scored 2 goals, I was selected for three man of the match awards and finished conference runners up in team’s inaugural season.