Position: Goalkeeper

Jan Hoffelner

My name is Jan Hoffelner. I am a goalkeeper from Germany. I am 20 years old. During the summer I am playing soccer for Duluth FC (NPSL).

I played my entire youth for one of the best youth academies in Germany, called Eintracht Frankfurt. After my youth, I had the decision to play semi-professional (4th division) or to play soccer in the U.S. I moved one year ago to the U.S. My goal is to pursue a professional soccer career and advance my academic career as well. I played the Fall season 2017 for Iowa Western Community College. I went 7-2 as a starter and logged 804 minutes for Iowa Western Reivers as a freshman. I made 26 saves and had a goal against average of 0.67 and save percentage of 0.831 and I had 5 shutouts. I am transferring this spring to Presbyterian College, which is a Division 1 College. On my background besides the huge passion for goalkeeping, I also have some volunteer and paid coaching experience in Germany and in the United States as well.

During my freshman year at Iowa Western Community College, I was honored as Man of the Match against Creighton University.

Samuel Winning

About Samuel

Originally from Dundee, Scotland, Samuel Winning is a young goalkeeping talent ready to stand between the posts for Duluth FC. Samuel loves to change the game with a save for his team more than anything and can’t help but enjoy denying the other side the satisfaction of scoring.

Winning’s father had a major impact on his path toward football, helping to make sure he put in the extra work outside of academy team training to make sure he was always at his best. Winning’s first football memory was going to a Dundee FC game when he was 7 years old, where he instantly fell in love with the game and its unforgettable atmosphere. Samuel is also a Manchester United supporter.

As a goalkeeper, Samuel has long idolized former Spanish International and Real Madrid keeper Iker Casillas and French keeper Fabien Barthez. Barthez spent time at multiple clubs, including Marseille, Monaco, and Manchester United. Both Casillas and Barthez would win World Cups, the Champions League, and domestic titles, and cups to cement their legacies.