Floyd Franks

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Floyd Franks
Personal information
Full name Floyd Franks
Date of birth (1984-04-05) April 5, 1984 (age 35)
Place of birth Vestavia Hills, Alabama, United States
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
2002–2005 Charlotte 49ers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 Carolina Dynamo 10 (1)
2006–2007 Chicago Fire 16 (1)
2008 Cleveland City Stars 17 (2)
2008–2009 Blokhus 33 (4)
2010–2011 Carolina RailHawks 50 (2)
2012 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 (0)
2012–2013 Carolina RailHawks 21 (3)
2013–2014 Minnesota United 23 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of December 13, 2014

Floyd Franks (born April 5, 1984) is an American soccer player.


College and Amateur[edit]

Franks attended Vestavia Hills High School and played four years of college soccer at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, finishing his career with 18 goals and 15 assists in 71 matches. He two-time all-Conference USA selection after his sophomore and junior seasons and an all-Atlantic 10 Conference selection after his senior season.

During his college years Franks also played with Carolina Dynamo in the USL Premier Development League.[1]


Franks was selected in the first round (10th overall) of the 2006 MLS Supplemental Draft by Chicago Fire; he scored his first career professional goal on July 29, 2007, against Toronto FC.[2]

After being released by Chicago at the end of the 2007 season, Franks signed with Cleveland City Stars in April 2008,[3] and spent a year playing in the USL Second Division before moving to Denmark to play with Blokhus in the Danish 2nd Division West. He played 33 games and scored 4 goals for the Danes before leaving in a blaze of glory at the end of the 2008/09 season. Floyd currently is up for election into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. Additionally, he was voted a rising star in "Dunavant Soccer" magazine, which described Franks as "an athlete, a tremendous competitor." [4]

On February 15, 2010, the Carolina RailHawks announced that they had signed him for the 2010 season.[5]

Franks was signed by Vancouver Whitecaps FC of Major League Soccer on March 6, 2012[6] and waived on June 28.[7] He later returned to the RailHawks.[8] On July 25, 2013, Midway through the 2012, Franks was traded by the RailHawks to the Minnesota United FC.


  1. ^ "Carolina Dynamo All-Time Player Stats 1993–2006". Carolina Dynamo. Retrieved January 8, 2008.
  2. ^ "Roster". Carolina RailHawks. Retrieved September 12, 2012.
  3. ^ MLS Veteran Floyd Franks to Join Stars Roster Archived July 8, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ John Ryan, Editor of Dunavant Magazine
  5. ^ "RailHawks bolster midfield with addition of Floyd Franks". NASL.com. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved February 24, 2010.
  6. ^ "Vancouver Whitecaps FC add midfielder Floyd Franks". Whitecapsfc.com. March 6, 2012. Retrieved March 6, 2012.
  7. ^ "Whitecaps FC trade Long Tan to D.C. United and waive Floyd Franks | Vancouver Whitecaps FC". Whitecapsfc.com. June 28, 2012. Retrieved September 12, 2012.
  8. ^ "News". Carolina RailHawks. Retrieved September 12, 2012.

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