Sutherland Sharks are proud to announce that Chris "Kiki" Naumoff will be coaching the Sharks U18's for the 2020 season after assisting our 1st grade side in 2019. With Terry's departure Chris has chosen to stay on at the club he played at as a youth player and help develope up and coming youth boys and prepare them for senior football knowing what it takes to play at the elite level. The club welcome him on board and look forward toseeing what he can do.
Chris Naumoff played at the highest level in Australian professional football (soccer)he played as a winger for Sutherland Sharks in the NPL and for Sydney FC in the A-League.
Born in Sydney, Naumoff played youth football for Sutherland Sharks, eventually playing for the first team in the National Premier Leagues NSW before moving to Sydney FC's senior side in 2014. He made over 50 appearances for Sydney before leaving the club in 2016. Soon after, Naumoff agreed to a deal with Spanish side Numancia, but was found in medical testing to have a heart disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which led to the cancellation of the contract and Naumoff's subsequent retirement as a health precaution.
Naumoff represented the Australian under-20 and under-23 sides on several occasions.
Naumoff joined Sydney FC's youth team from New South Wales Premier League outfit Sutherland Sharks in 2011 after winning the Under 20's Championship and being crowned the Under 20's Premier League Player of the Year 2012. Having had a strong pre-season under Frank Farina where he scored 5 goals, Naumoff was handed his senior debut at home to the Newcastle Jets in Round 1 of the 2013-14 season where Sydney FC won 2-0. On 15 November 2013, Naumoff made his starting debut for Sydney FC against Melbourne Heart at AAMI Park. His first A-League goal was against the Central Coast Mariners on 24 January 2015. On 16 March 2016, Naumoff scored the winning goal in a 1–0 against Pohang Steelers in the Asian Champions League. He has participated in various community activities for the club, including training sessions with local club Curl Curl Acdamy. At the conclusion of the 2015–16 season, Naumoff was not offered a new contract with Sydney FC.