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Red Star is dedicated to developing the best soccer players and teams and also the finest young adults.  Red Star tries to teach all players to maximize their talent and creativity while working with other players in a sport where the team concept is crucial.  Attitude, character, passion, and heart are just as important on the soccer field as they are in life.  Players are taught to approach practice, games, and life with honesty, integrity, and fairness.  Red Star endeavors to help all players become the best players they can be in both soccer and life.  Real world lessons are learned on the soccer field every day

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Organized youth soccer was first played in Columbus in the early 1970’s as part of the Columbus Youth Soccer Association (CYSA). In the 1990s, CFC Red Star became the Select Division of Columbus Youth Soccer Association, in order to compete in the Georgia Soccer Association’s youth select team divisions, known as Classic for boys and Athena for girls.  Red Star became the Columbus Futbol Club, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, in 2004.  All Select and Academy teams in Columbus play under the club name “Red Star”.  In 2005 Georgia Youth Soccer  created the Academy program, separating from the Select, allowing clubs to create their own playing schedule.

Club Leadership

John Lee

President and Founder

Tony Frankovich

Executive Director
(706) 577-7866

Seyo Gruda

Director of Coaching
(706) 615-5348

Eric Steinhauser

Academy Coordinator
(706) 326-3644