Renato Susnja


Renato Susnja Renato was born in Bosnia and he and his family then moved to Germany, where he lived for five years. In 1999 he came to America to further his education and with a desire to participate in the sport he had excelled at while in Europe. As hoped, his soccer career, as well as his educational endeavors, flourished. His international experience paved the way to a full scholarship to Schoolcraft College. While at Schoolcraft his team finished sixth in the nation at the National Tournament and he received many All-Conference honors. In 2006, Renato transferred to Division 1 University of Detroit Mercy where he was elected team captain both years. In his first year he was named to the Horizon League All Newcomer Team and All Conference team. He also earned the Offensive Player of the Year award. Due to his versatility as a player, Renato was both a midfielder and a defender.

In his second year at UDM he again was named to the All-Conference Team, and this time his talents and ability were truly highlighted as he was honored as Team MVP, Offensive MVP, and Defensive MVP. Renato was the first player in the school’s history to receive all three honors in the same year. Renato graduated with a degree in communications and earned his Master’s Degree in Business Turnaround Management. After college Renato joined the Detroit United team and played an integral role in their back to back Regional Championships. His playing career was cut short after he suffered his second knee injury. Now, Renato has turned his focus to sharing his passion and expert technical and strategic knowledge of the game to help others excel in the sport of soccer.