Team Leader Sweden & Recruitment Specialist
Raby George was a four-year starter at the prestigious University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in NCAA D1. Off the pitch, Raby double-majored in Economics and Management, with a minor in History, while maintaining a GPA above 3.0 in December 2015. During his earlier years, Raby won several major tournaments, such as Dana Cup […]
Raby George was a four-year starter at the prestigious University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in NCAA D1. Off the pitch, Raby double-majored in Economics and Management, with a minor in History, while maintaining a GPA above 3.0 in December 2015.
During his earlier years, Raby won several major tournaments, such as Dana Cup in Denmark and Gothia Cup in Sweden, where he also was chosen MVP. At the young age of 18 he was moved up to Syrianska FC first squad in Superettan (Swedish 2nd tier) as he helped them win the league and advance to the Swedish top division for the first time in club history. He remained there for a year, gaining some valuable minutes, before deciding that he wanted to combine education with athletics in America.
With help from Carl Ebers, who he is now colleagues with at CSUSA, Raby ended up at the University of North Carolina in 2012. He was recruited on a full scholarship, and started in 84 out of 85 games as a center midfielder. During his 4-year period at UNC, the team was always a top 5 team in the nation. He won ACC Regular Championship twice in 2012 and 2015 and was an All-ACC Team selection, All-South Region First Team selection each year, and received several National Team of the week nominations. In his last year at Carolina he was also awarded the Kirk Urso Heart Award. The award is given to a student athlete that brings a daily competitive spirit to the team and demonstrates a relentless will to win.
“Going to college was the best decision of my life. Life is so different over there, in a great way of course. Athletes are worshiped and being on a campus with so many people caring for you is amazing. They are just so much more passionate about sports, and being able to experience that life, along with the combination of school was something straight from a dream. Our conference, ACC, is the most respected soccer division in America, so hard work and determination to succeed is a given. UNC, also known, as University of National Champions, is not a school used to failure. This put some pressure on all of us athletes. Anything but first in the nation is not good enough, which fit my personality well. I hate losing more than I love winning, and so did my fellow teammates. We had 3+ players drafted to the MLS every year, which shows the quality and standard in America. In the end, this is a decision I will always cherish, because it gave me the best four years of my life, and that is also the reason I started working for CSUSA, to help others with that same experience.”
FAVOURITE PLACE IN THE USA:
Chapel Hill, NC
FAVOURITE FORMER COLLEGE ATHLETE:
FAVOURITE MOMENT IN COLLEGE CAREER:
My first Battle of Tobacco Road, UNC vs Duke Rivalry in 2012 live on ESPN. We had 8000+ fans going back and forth in a heated game that we won in overtime.
“Don’t be afraid to be great”