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Mickey Trotman

Mickey Trotman NicknameBlacks
Date of Birth October 21st, 1974 , died October 3rd, 2001 (aged 26)
Place of Birth Arima, Trinidad and Tobago
Debut May 6th, 1999 (aged 24)
Caps/Goals27    ( 5 goals)
Last ClubRochester Raging Rhinos (3/2001)
Previous ClubsJoe Public (2000-2001), Miami Fusion (4/1999-6/1999), Lehigh Valley Steam (1999-2000), Dallas Burn (3/1998-4/1999), New Orleans Storm (1997-3/1998)
SchoolsUniversity of Mobile, Arima Senior Comprehensive, Five Rivers Junior Secondary

Mickey represented Trinidad & Tobago in football on the international level 32 times. Made his debut for Trinidad on 5/6/1999 against South Africa, scoring one of the goals (2-0).

Trotman was a member of Trinidad's 2002 World Cup Squad. He played football for the American Major League Soccer (MLS) clubs: Miami Fusion, Dallas Burn & Rochester Rhinos of the A-League.

He started playing football at 5, following his uncle Simon Trotman. He attended Arima Boys RC, Five Rivers Junior Secondary, and Arima Senior Comprehensive. He also attended Alvin Corneal coaching school which provided a football scholarship to Mobile University in Alabama in 1993, graduating in 1997 with a Business Management degree, and eventually signing a football contract with Dallas.

He was named an All-American in 1995 & 1996, was an A-League All Star in 1997; and represented Trinidad internationally at the U-17, U-18, U-20 & U-23 levels. His favourite team was Juventus (Italy), his favourite player was team-mate Russell Latapy, and his favourite non-football sport was Basketball.

His claim to fame was scoring the "Golden Goal"; which gave Trinidad & Tobago a 2-1 victory over Costa Rica in the second round of the 2000 Confederation Gold Cup. He was a man who never forgot his roots and gave back to his community on numerous occasions. Sponsoring his adopted team "Cool It" in football tournaments, conducting football camps in the off-season in Pinto, Trinidad.

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