Nordmen Strengthen Defense; Add Geoffrey Pinsson at Linebacker

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From the north of France to the north of Finland, Linebacker Geoffrey Pinsson is the latest addition to the Rovaniemi Nordmen’s roster for the 2021 season.

A late, off-season signing for the Rovaniemi Nordmen, Pinsson (188cm, 95kg) has over a decade of experience playing in France most recently for the Villeneuve D’Ascq Vikings. A strong and fast athlete, Pinsson has spent his career on the defensive side of the ball; primarily playing at linebacker and safety. The addition to the Nordmen roster shores up the last of the defensive holes that were left in the depth chart, and adds versatility to the Rovaniemi defensive secondary.

Geoffrey Pinsson joins the Rovaniemi Nordmen for the 2021 season
Pinsson helped lead Vikings de Villeneuve D’Ascq to a 2nd Division Championship in France in 2019.

At 26 years old, Pinsson is in the prime of his playing career and will look to expand his knowledge and strength of the game under Head Coach Stan Bedwell and Defensive Coordinator Andrew Williamson. No stranger to success, Pinsson helped to lead his previous club (Vikings de Veilleneuve D’Asq) to a French 2nd Division Championship in 2019. The club had begun the 2020 season in the top division in France (Ligue Élite de Football Américain/LEFA), but their season was cut short due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Being given the opportunity to come and play in Finland, was an easy choice for Pinsson, who characterizes himself as a strong and supportive teammate with a drive to improve not only himself, but those around him.

“In every team that I’ve played with, I have invested a lot of myself into being a good teammate and friend because I want to push the team to be the best that they can be and to become a better, stronger version of myself. I was looking for a new experience and to improve my football skills this summer, so when the Nordmen offered me a great opportunity to join them, I saw this as an adventure and a chance to discover more about Finnish football. I’m really excited to be joining the Nordmen in Rovaniemi and look forward to giving the best of myself for my future teammates. A Viking is joining the Nordmen!”

Geoffrey Pinsson on his motivation and reasons for joining the Nordmen for the 2021 season.
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