Columbia Star

Former Bearcat goes pro

Herbert Cojulun

Herbert Cojulun

Herbert Cojulun, Brookland- Cayce’s alltime leading goal scorer, has signed a three year professional contract with professional soccer club Club Xelajú MC, in the Guatemalan 1st division.

Cojulun scored 102 goals for Brookland-Cayce between 2010 and 2013 and was captain and “Player of the Year” in 2012 and 2013. He was the recipient of many other national and state awards for his soccer ability including the national Major League Soccer (MLS) “Sueño” competition finalist with the Seattle Sounders FC in 2012, The State newspaper “Player of the Week,” South Carolina All-State Team, “Clash of the Carolinas” Team, NSCAA All- South Team, South Carolina State Olympic Developmental Team (ODP), US Development Academy, and the U16 South Carolina State Champion in 2010.

In 2013, Cojulun signed an agent representation contract with veteran professional soccer player Jordan Older. Older recently launched King Sports Management and has played professional soccer in Europe, the United States, and Brazil.

In June of 2014, Older arranged for Cojulun to train with the professional franchise team of Brazilian club Corinthians SC in Los Angeles, Calif., coached by twotime FIFA Club World Cup champion and two-time Copa Libertadores champion, Jorge Ferreira da Silva, better known as Palhinha to soccer fans.

Cojulun received tryout offers from top agents in Europe and Brazil who represent major teams such as Flamengo, Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Espanyol, but he opted to start his professional soccer career in Guatemala to be close to his family.

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