Growing up in Whyalla, Cohan left his family and friends in 2013 and headed to Adelaide to chase his football career.
“I moved knowing nothing was certain in the city but needed to try my luck and it … was challenging at such a young age,” Cohan said.
He joined Enfield City’s Under 17 team, and in the same season, he made his senior debut for the club.
The following season, he moved to Cumberland United. In that same year, he was selected in the Australian Schoolboys team that toured the UK.
During the tour, he was scouted by Norwich City, but due to passport issues, he returned to Australia.
“It was a massive bummer as it’s always a kid’s dream that grows up with football to play overseas. But I took it on the chin and returned home pretty inspired.” Said Cohan
Cohan took a chance, and moved to Sydney and was picked up by Sydney Olympic in the National Premier League – NSW Competition, where he made his debut for Olympic against Blacktown City.
During his time with Sydney Olympic, Cohan was invited to trial with Western Sydney Wanderers, and was in the starting line up in the preseason match against Mt Durit Town Ranger in July 2016 and came on as a substitute against Central Coast Mariners the following week in front of 4000 people.
Following his 10 match stint with Sydney Olympic, he returned to Adelaide and signed for MetroStars.
We sat down with Cohan, to find out a bit more about him.
PLAYER SPONSOR – Premium Building Consultants
METROSTARS DEBUT: 2017
PREVIOUS CLUBS: Whyalla Croatia, Enfield City, Cumberland United, Sydney Olympic, Western Sydney Wanderers
CELEBRITY CRUSH: Dua Lipa
FAVOURITE PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE: Lachlan Barr at Bradford City
GREATEST ON FIELD MOMENT: Debuting for WSW in front of 4000 people.
FUNNIEST TEAM MATE: Matt Dawber
WHICH TEAM DO YOU LOOK FORWARD TO PLAYING: Adelaide City
WHO DO YOU LOVE TO BEAT: Campbelltown / Adelaide City
TOUGHEST OPPONENT: Liam Wooding
GUILTY PLEASURES: Playing Fortnite until 4am reguarly
HIDDEN TALENTS: Playing Fortnite
IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN TIME AND GIVE YOUR YOUNGER SELF ADVICE, WHAT WOULD IT BE: Invest in Fortnite
WHO MOST LIKELY TO AVOID PAYING WHEN YOU ARE EATING OUT? Matt Dawber
Quotes from The Lives Of (2015)