Like team-mate Samuel Hnanyine, Caroine was born in New Caledonia before arriving in Tahiti to play football in the years pior to the former becoming a FIFA member in 2004.
Caroine arrived in French Polynesia a decade ago at the age of 21, to turn out with Moorea-based Temanava where he won three Championships and one Polynesian cup. This very versatile player then moved from Moorea to the main island and featured in the colours of TAC for two years. He is now part of the AS Dragon team that has won the national title two years in a row, and gained further experience this year with the team’s participation in the OFC Champions League.
Even though Caroine’s preferred position is defensive midfield, he is also capable of playing on the wings or in defense. A strong technique and ability to play competently with either foot makes him a valuable asset within the Toa Aito ranks.
A latecomer to international football, Caroine featured in six of Tahiti’s 11 FIFA World Cup™ qualifiers during this current cycle. Three of those came against the country of his birth including, most notably, last year’s historic OFC Nations Cup final victory.