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Vaasan Palloseura Transfers GK Tomer Chencinski to Swedish Premier League Örebro SK and Signs 2-Year Contract Until December 31, 2013.

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Washington, D.C. (December 5, 2011) - Örebro SK announced today that it has signed former Vaasan Palloseura (VPS) Goalkeeper Tomer Chencinski through the 2013 season for an undisclosed transfer fee. Chencinski had a standout 2011 season with VPS earning the Club’s Player of the Year and Most Valuable Player Awards. Chencinski emerged as the VPS starting goalkeeper in Round 6 of the Veikkausliiga and kept his starting position until the end of the season. He earned 7 Man of the Match/Three Stars of the Game Performances,including the League’s Player of the Week on August 7, 2011. He finished the season 3rd in the league in Goals Against Average giving up only 34 goals (4 from PKs) in 28 matches.


Similar to his signing with VPS, Checinski is expected to compete for the #1 Goalkeeper position to begin the 2012 season. Örebro SK’s Sporting Director Lennart Sjögren stated through an online translation, “Tomer has been here for sample games and did very well. It is a modern goalkeeper who is good with his feet and very variable in their game. Tomer is a good character player with good attitude. I think he will work well in this group.”

It has been a progressive year for the Canadian-Israeli that has seen him go from the Harrisburg City Islander’s backup GK to Örebro SK of the Swedish Allsveskan in less than twelve months. Today’s signing finalizes a long term plan set out by Chencinski and Stone Sports Management in a much shorter period as explained by Chencinski’s agent Justin Stone, “Tomer really took advantage of his opportunity at VPS. He came in as the ‘backup,’ but he never looked at himself that way. He persisted to get better every day and when given his opportunity, he never looked back. I expect him to continue moving forward during his time at Orebro.” Chencinski discusses his quick rise, “The main factor is 'hard work pays off'. I have been working so hard in order to just get better and to be the best that I can. The only way I can achieve that is by working hard. If I am resting and taking a training or game off, then someone else will take my job. I want to prove that I can play anywhere, and if I put in the work and concentration, I will be in the right mindset to do anything."


Checnsinki’s transfer is bittersweet because he is moving on from a club that has treated him so well. Tomer is a VPS fan favorite, and he developed many relationships within and outside the club while in Vaasa. Tomer wanted to share his thoughts with the VPS fans, teammates and organization, “I will never forget my time at VPS. I built friendships on and off the pitch that will last a lifetime. The fans love the team so much, and they showed me so much love, so I will be forever grateful. They have always been so supportive from day one. The organization from the top down have always been behind me and provided me a platform to showcase my talents. I will definitely miss the city, my teammates, the amazing fans and the entire organization. There is only one Seksy Vepsu, and I am a fan for life"


Chencinski, who recently celebrated his 27th birthday, previously played in Europe with Moldovan side FC Nistrue Otaci as well as with Toronto FC and indoors with the Detroit Ignition.

For more information contact Justin Stone by phone at 202 712 9104 or by email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if interested in speaking with Tomer Chencinski.


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