TOP INTERNATIONAL STARS IN THE NASL, 1967-1984

Part 1: Player Biographies, A-H

by David Litterer spectrum@sover.net


Below is a listing of some major players of the NASL. This list is not comprehensive, focusing mainly on prominent international stars who played for the league, as opposed to players with long NASL careers (although many of those appear as well). It also includes the most prominent American players, whose success was significant at a time when most Americans were relegated to bench duty. An asterisk (*) indicates players with World Cup experience, and a carat (^) indicates players with International Caps to their credit.

A complete NASL Player Register has been published as "The North American Soccer League Encyclopedia", by Colin Jose. It may be bought through Amazon.com or directly from St. Johann's Press, 315 Schraalenburg Rd., PO Box 241, Haworth, NJ 07641. $29.95.

Thanks to Tim Hanley, Steve Ferra, Majeed Panahi, Hunter Sheriden, Roger Allaway, Brian Whitney, Jack Scott Kay, S. Yudewitz, Colin Jose, Dave Bailey, Ken Gilbert, Mark Coker, R. Scott Placek, Julio Bovi Diogo, "Subcomandante Manuel", Peter Bockman, Vasquez Niera, Joe Prosser, and many others. Special thanks to Ian King for the NASL Stats, Garry Archer for many extensive commentaries and Jean-Michael Cazal and Ian King for Caps info! Also many thanks to Grant(beran@igrin.co.nz) for numerous miscellaneous but important corrections!


Player Biographies, I-O

Player Biographies, P-Z




*AGUIRRE, JAVIER (Mex.). Forward.  50 Caps.  World Cup 1986.  Born 12/1/1958.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1980  Los Angeles Aztecs        30   4   9  17      8   2   0   4
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*ALBERTO (Torres), CARLOS (Brazil). Santos, Flumenese.  
Defender (Originally a Right Back).  58 Caps.  Born 7/17/1944.

The captain of Brazil's World Cup winning team in 1970.  Major factor 
in Cosmos's Soccer Bowl victories in 1977 and 1978.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1977  New York Cosmos            4   0   2   2      6   0   3   3
1978  New York Cosmos           25   2   2   6      6   0   0   0
1979  New York Cosmos           28   2   6  10      4   0   0   0
1980  New York Cosmos           23   2   7  11      4   0   1   1
1981  California Surf           19   2  10  14     --  --  --  --
1982  New York Cosmos           20   0   5   5      6   0   1   1
                               119   8  32  48     26   0   5   5
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*ALSTON, ADRIAN (Aust.).  Forward.  62 Caps (17 goals).  1974 World Cup.
Born England 2/6/1949.  

Adrian 'Noddy' Alston was born in England and was an apprentice at
English club Preston North End in his late teens. Emigrating to
Australia in 1967 he signed with Wollongong club South Coast United.
After just two seasons in his adopted country Alston was called up for
national team duty and became Australias number one striker for the 1970
and 1974 World Cup campaigns. During the 1974 World Cup tournament in
Germany Alston was scouted and signed by English club Luton Town where
he played for two seasons before moving onto Cardiff City for two
further seasons. Moving to the US to join Tampa Bay Rowdies in 1977
Alston unfortunatley succumbed to a knee injury in early 1978 which
precipitated his early retirement. Strong in the air Alston was a hard
running forward who loved nothing better than taking on an opposition
defender with his customary speed and step. After retiring from playing
Alston has gone onto a successful coaching career with a number of teams
in Australia including NSL club Wollongong City.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1977  Tampa Bay Rowdies         17   7   3  17      -   -   -   -
1978  Tampa Bay Rowdies          2   1   1   3      -   -   -   -
                                19   8   4  20
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*AUGUSTE, Arsene. (Haiti).  Defender.  1974 World Cup.  Born 2/3/1951.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1975  Tampa Bay Rowdies          6   0   0   0      1   1   0   2
1976  Tampa Bay Rowdies         17   0   0   0      0   0   0   0
1977  Tampa Bay Rowdies         15   2   0   4      -   -   -   -
1978  Tampa Bay Rowdies         24   1   0   2      6   1   1   3
1979  Tampa Bay Rowdies         13   0   0   0      -   -   -   -
1980  Ft Lauderdale Strikers    21   0   2   2      2   0   0   0
1981  Ft Lauderdale Strikers    19   0   1   1      4   1   1   3
                               115   3   3   9     13   3   2   8
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*BALL, ALAN (Engl.).  Midfielder.  73 Caps.  World Cup 1966.  Born 3/12/1945.

Played for Blackpool, Everton and Southampton in the 1960s and 1970s.
Managed several clubs.  His last was Manchester City where he utterly 
failed and is now out of football. A member of England's World Cup-winning
team in 1966.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1978  Philadelphia Fury         25   5  10  20      1   0   0   0
1979  Philadelphia Fury          8   0   3   3      -   -   -   -
      Vancouver Whitecaps       15   8  10  26      7   0   7   7
1980  Vancouver Whitecaps       16   2   3   7      -   -   -   -
                                64  15  26  56      8   0   7   7
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*BANKS, GORDON (Engl.)  Goalkeeper.  Played in England's World Cup 
winning team of 1966, and again in 1970.   Born 12/30/1939. Inaugural 
member of the International Football Hall of Hame.

Credited w/ one of the all-time great saves in World Cup history on a 
header by Pele in 1-0 loss to Brazil.  Played for Chesterfield, 
Leicester City and Stoke City in the 1960s and 1970s.  His English 
playing career was ended during his time at Stoke after he lost sight in 
one eye in a car accident.  He made a comeback for a time when playing 
in the NASL in the late 1970s.  As well as the "Pele save", he is also 
remembered for some brilliant goalkeeping in a League Cup semi-final 
with West Ham United.

                                Regular season   Playoffs
                                GP  GA  SO       GP  SA  SO
1977  Ft Lauderdale Strikers    26  29   9        2  10   0
1978  Ft Lauderdale Strikers    11  22   2        -   -   -
                                37  51  11        2  10   0
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*BAYLON, Julio "Chico" (Peru).  Right Wing.  32 Caps.  1970 World Cup.  
Born 10/12/1947.  Alianza Lima, Fortuna Cologne

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1978  Rochester Lancers          8   5   3   13     -   -   -   -
1979  Rochester Lancers         12   1   2    4     -   -   -   -
1980  Rochester Lancers         15   1   4    6     -   -   -   -
                                35   7   9   23
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*BEARDSLEY, Peter (Engl.).  Midfielder/Striker.  59 Caps.  Born 1/18/1961.

After starting his career with Carlisle United in England, Peter Beardsley 
came to Vancouver Whitecaps in 1981 and for three seasons before being 
signed by Newcastle United following the 1983 season. Beardsley's career 
finally took off and he subsequently went on to play for England in the 
1986 World Cup and was later signed by Liverpool.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1981  Vancouver Whitecaps       26  13   7   33     2   0   0    0
1982  Vancouver Whitecaps       22   7   6   20     3   0   1    1
1983  Vancouver Whitecaps       25   8  12   28     3   1   1    3
                                73  28  25   81     8   1   2    4
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*BECKENBAUER, FRANZ (Germany).  Defender.  1983, Bayern Munich.
1966, 1970, and 1974 World Cups.  Coached 1986, 1990 Germany WC team. 
103 Caps.  Born. 9/11/1945. Inaugural member of the International 
Soccer Hall of Fame.

Franz Beckenbauer was one of the best players ever to play in the NASL.  
He teamed up with Pele and Giorgio Chinaglia in 1977 and had an 
immediate impact on both the Cosmos and the entire league, giving the 
league much credibility.  He scored in his first game in a 2-4 loss 
to the Tampa Bay Rowdies on 5/29/77.  He scored 23 goals in
105 games, and was the NASL MVP in 1977.

Beckenbauer had completed an oustanding career with Bayern Munich where 
he had played a significant role in building them into a West German 
powerhouse, winning the European cup three straight seasons (1974, 75, 
76), and earning European Footballer of the year awards in 1972 and 
1976.  His success extended to the National Team where he earned 103 
caps, and played in the 1966, 1970 and 1974, with the 1966 and 1974 
teams making the finals (1974 was a 2-1 victory over Holland).

His impact on the Cosmos was evident, as the team struggled during his 
two years in Hamburg (1981-82).  They rebounded when he returned to the 
Cosmos for the 1983 season.  Soon after retirement, he was named coach 
of the West german national team, where he took the team to the 1986 
world cup finals, and returned the team to the WC in 1990.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1977  New York Cosmos           15   4   5   13    6    1   1   3
1978  New York Cosmos           27   8  16   32    6    2   2   6
1979  New York Cosmos           12   1   6    8    6    0   1   1
1980  New York Cosmos           26   4  10   18    7    1   2   4
1983  New York Cosmos           25   2  10   14    2    0   0   0
                               105  19  47   85   27    4   6  14
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*BELL, COLIN (Engl.)  Forward.  48 Caps, 500 games for Manchester City.
1970 World Cup.  48 Caps.  Born 2/26/1946.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1980  San Jose Earthquakes      5    0   0    0     -   -   -    -
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^BEST, CLYDE (Bermuda).  Striker. West Ham (Engl.)  Born 2/24/1957.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1975  Tampa Bay Rowdies         19   6   5   17     3   2   1   5
1976  Tampa Bay Rowdies         19   9   6   24     2   0   0   0
1977  Portland Timbers          25   7   4   18     -   -   -   -
1978  Portland Timbers          30  12   9   33     5   2   0   4
1979  Portland Timbers          29   8   8   24     -   -   -   -
1980  Portland Timbers          30  11   6   28     -   -   -   -
1981  Portland Timbers           4   0   0    0     -   -   -   -
1981  Toronto Blizzard          19   1   4    6     -   -   -   -
1982  Toronto Blizzard           3   1   1    3     -   -   -   -
                               178  55  43  153    10   4   1   9

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^BEST, GEORGE (N. Ireland).  Midfielder/Striker.  Manchester United.  
37 Caps. Born 5/22/1946. Inaugural member of the International Soccer 
Hall of Fame.

George Best was one of the first major international stars signed by 
NASL after Pele, and helped focus world attention on the league.  He 
came out of semi-retirement after a long and successful career with 
Manchester United (1961-1975), and Northern Ireland, for whom he was 
capped 37 times.  He played on ManU's European Cup winning team of 1968.  
He also had had brief stints with Dunstable, Cork Celtic, Stockport 
County and La Coruona (Spain) in 1975, and stints during his NASL Career 
with Fulham (1976-77), and Hibernian (1978).  His career with the NASL 
was colorful and successful, although  he never stayed in one place too 
long.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1976  Los Angeles Aztecs        23  15   7   37     1   0   0   0
1977  Los Angeles Aztecs        20  11  18   40     5   2   4   8
1978  Los Angeles Aztecs        12   1   0    2     -   -   -   -
1978  Ft Lauderdale Strikers     9   4   1    9     5   1   2   4
1979  Ft Lauderdale Strikers    17   2   7   11     -   -   -   -
1980  San Jose Earthquakes      26   8  11   27     -   -   -   -
1981  San Jose Earthquakes      30  13  10   36     -   -   -   -
                               139  54  54  162    10   3   6  12
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BEST, John (Engl.).  Defender.  Born Liverpool England, 7/11/1940.

One of the pioneers of the NASL, John Best first played with 
Philadelphia Spartsn of the United Soccer Association, moving to 
Cleveland after the league merger.  He had a brief career with the 
Tranmere rovers in 1960 (7 games).  After his retirement in 1973, Best 
went on to coach the Seattle Sounders for their first three seasons, 
then moving onto the Vancouver Whitecaps as general manager, where he 
hired Tony waiters as head coach.  Waiters led the Whitecaps to several 
successful seasons.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1967  Philadelphia Spartans     12   1   0   2     -   -   -   -
1968  Cleveland Stokers         30   0   -   0     2   0   0   0
1969  Dallas Tornado             6   0   -   0     -   -   -   -
1970  Dallas Tornado            24   0   -   0     -   -   -   -
1971  Dallas Tornado            23   0   0   0     6   0   0   0
1972  Dallas Tornado            14   0   0   0     1   0   0   0
1973  Dallas Tornado            17   0   0   0     2   0   0   0
                               126   1   0   2    11   0   0   0
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^BETTEGA, ROBERTO (Italy).  Midfielder (Orig. Left Wing).  Juventus 
(Serie 'a'), 1969-1982.  41 caps.  Born 12/27/1950.

After 14 seasons with Juventus during which time he won 41 Italian caps.
Roberto Bettega  playerd for Toronto Blizzard in 1983 and 1984, 
years in which the club reached the NASL final.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1983  Toronto Blizzard          16   2   8  12      5   0   2   2
1984  Toronto Blizzard          23   8  13  29      4   1   2   4
                                39  10  21  41      9   1   4   6
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BIRKENMEIER, HUBERT (W. Germany).  Goalkeeper.  Born 5/24/1949.

Also played for Tennis Borussia Berlin and Freiberger FC in West Germany.

                                Regular season     Playoffs
                                GP   GA   SO     GP   GA   SO
1979  New York Cosmos            7   10    2      6    9    2
1980  New York Cosmos           32   38    9      7    9    1
1981  New York Cosmos           31   45    6      6    9    2
1982  New York Cosmos           28   44    4      2    1    1
1983  New York Cosmos           25   38    7      2    4    1
1984  New York Cosmos           22   34    2      -    -    -
                               145  209   30     23   32    7
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*BOGICEVIC, VLADISLAV (Yugoslavia)  Midfielder.  47 Caps.  1974 World Cup.  
Born, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 11/7/1950.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts   GP   G   A  Pts
1978  New York Cosmos           30  10  17  37     6   2   4   8
1979  New York Cosmos           25   1  23  25     6   1   4   6
1980  New York Cosmos           32   5  19  29     7   1   4   6
1981  New York Cosmos           31   1  22  24     6   2   4   8
1982  New York Cosmos           31   4  24  32     6   1   3   5
1983  New York Cosmos           30   7  29  43     2   1   0   2
1984  New York Cosmos           24   3  13  19     -   -   -   -
                               203  31 147 209    33   8  19  35   

The All-time NASL assists leader, with 147 assists in 203 games over his 
7 seasons with the New york Cosmos, Vlad was the finest midfielder in 
the history of the NASL.  A solid mainstay of the cosmos during their 
banner years, Bugicevic was a central player in the cosmos's Soccer Bowl 
champion teams of 1978, 1980 and 1982, played in the final in 1981, and 
was named to five First All-Star teams. He scored in his first game, 
during the Cosmos's 7-0 hammering of a hapless Ft. Lauderdale. 

Vladislav Bogicevic made his pro debut at age 15 for Red star Belgrade 
and during his 13 years with the club, played 503 games during which he 
helped the team win five League Championships.  He was capped 47 times 
for the National Team, playing in all but one of their 1974 World Cup 
matches.
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*BONETTI, PETER (Engl.)  Goalkeeper, Chelsea (played till age 40). 1970 
World Cup.  7 caps.  Born Born 9/27/1941.

                                Regular season    Playoffs
                                GP   GA  SO      GP  GA  SO
1975  St Louis Stars            19   28   5       2   2   0
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^BRADLEY, Gordon (Engl./USA).  Midfielder.  1 Cap.  Born 11/23/1938.

Gordon Bradley had a successful career in england with Bradford Park, 
Carlisle United, among others between 1955 and 1960.  He made 130 
appearances for Carlisle, scoring three goals.  His career had started 
at age 16, but he was injured and forced out for two seasons.  He was 
signed by the Generals in 1968, and played another year with Baltimore, 
before latching onto the Cosmos as player-coach, from 1971-1975.  He is 
best known as a successful coach, one of the most popular the NASL ever 
knew.  He was replaced as a player when Pele signed, but continued to 
coach through 1977 (Soccer Boel '77) with a brief interruption by Ken 
Furphy in 1976).  He went on to coach the wshington Diplomats from 1978 
to 1981.  Bradley also coached the US National Team in 1973, and made 
one international appearance for the US against Israel in Beersheba.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1968  New York Generals         27   0   0   0      -   -   -   -
1969  Baltimore Bays             6   0   0   0      -   -   -   -
1971  New York Cosmos           18   0   0   0      2   0   0   0
1972  New York Cosmos           12   0   1   0      1   0   0   0
1973  New York Cosmos            9   0   0   0      1   0   0   0
1974  New York Cosmos            8   0   0   0      -   -   -   -
1975  New York Cosmos            1   0   0   0      -   -   -   -
                                81   0   1   1      4   0   0   0
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BRAND, JACK (W. Germany/Canada)  Goalkeeper. B. West Germany, 8/4/1953.

A much traveled player, Named by his peers as North American Player of the 
Year and was Goalie of the Year in "Soccer America" poll, honors earned by 
breaking the all-time league record with 15 shutouts, with a remarkable 0.91 
goals against average.  Often a substitute or backup, he found a starting 
role in 1980 with the Seattle Sounders in 1980.  

                                Regular season    Playoffs
                                GP   GA  SO      GP  GA  SO
1974  Toronto Metros            14   20   3       -   -   -
1975  Toronto Metros Croatia     2    0   0       1   0   0
1977  Rochester Lancers         26   39   6       5   6   3
1978  New York Cosmos           10   12   1       5   9   3
1979  New York Cosmos            7   11   0       -   -   -
      Tulsa Roughnecks           4    7   0       5   8   1
1980  Seattle Sounders          32   30  15       5   6   1
1981  Seattle Sounders          23   36   1       -   -   -
1982  Tampa Bay Rowdies         14   36   1       -   -   -
                               132  191  27      21  29   8
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^BRAZIL, ALAN (Scotland)  Striker.  Played for many clubs in England 1st 
division, including Ipswich Town.  13 caps.  Born 6/15/1959.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1978  Detroit Express           21   9   7   25     3   1   1   3
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BRCIC, Dave (U.S.).  Goalkeeper.  Born 1/21/1957. 

                                Regular season    Playoffs
                                GP   GA  SO      GP  GA  SO
1978  New York Cosmos            1    2   0       -   -   -
1979  New York Cosmos            7   10   1       -   -   -
1980  New York Cosmos            -    -   -       -   -   -
1981  New York Cosmos            1    1   0       -   -   -
1982  New York Cosmos            4    8   0       4   2   2
1983  New York Cosmos            6   10   1       -   -   -
1984  New York Cosmos            2    7   0       -   -   -
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*BROWN, BILL (William) (Scotland).  Goalkeeper. 1958 World Cup.  28 Caps.
B. 10/8/1931.

                                Regular season    Playoffs
                                GP   GA  SO      GP  GA  SO
1967  Toronto Falcons           16   34   2       -   -   -
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*BULJAN, IVAN (Yugo.) Defender.  36 Caps.  World Cup 1974. Born 12/11/1949.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1981  New York Cosmos           11   2   1   5      6   1   3   5
1982  New York Cosmos           12   1   2   4      4   1   0   2
                                23   3   3   9     10   2   3   7
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BYRNE, DAVID (Engl.) Forward.  Born 1/11/60.

A prolific goal scorer.  Born in England, bred in South Africa, 
David picked up the nickname Budgie after his father, 
the former England international.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1980  Atlanta Chiefs            23   1   6    8     -   -   -   -
1981  Atlanta Chiefs            28   3   8   14     2   0   0   0
1982  Toronto Blizzard          32   8  23   39     3   2   1   5
1983  Toronto Blizzard          29  13  18   44     6   2   2   6
1984  Toronto Blizzard          20  12  13   37     4   1   2   4
                               132  37  68  142    15   5   5  15
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*CABANAS, Roberto (Paraguay).  Striker.  28 Caps.  1986 World Cup.  
Born 11/8/1941.  1986 World Cup.

Won Budweiser Goal of the Year award in 1983 for an absolutely incredible goal.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1980  New York Cosmos           15   4   2  10      5   0   5   5
1981  New York Cosmos           22  16   9  41      -   -   -   -
1982  New York Cosmos            6   7   0  14      6   3   2   8
1983  New York Cosmos           28  25  16  66      2   0   1   1
1984  New York Cosmos           15   8   4  20      -   -   -   -
                                86  60  31 151     13   3   8  14
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*CAETANO, OMAR (Uruguay). Left Back.  29 Caps.  1966 World Cup.  Born 8/11/1941.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1975  New York Cosmos            8   0   0   0      -   -   -   -
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CANNELL, PAUL.  (Engl.)  Forward.  Born 9/2/1953.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1976  Washington Diplomats      21  13   2  28      1   0   0   0
1978  Washington Diplomats      24  14   7  35      1   0   0   0
1979  Washington Diplomats      23  10   6  26      1   0   1   1
1980  Memphis Rogues            28   7   8  22      -   -   -   -
1981  Washington Diplomats      13   1   0   2      -   -   -   -
                               109  45  23 113      3   0   1   1
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*CARMELO (Carmelo Cedrun) (Spain).  Goalkeeper.  13 Caps. 1962 World Cup.
Born 1932.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1968  Baltimore Bays            23   0   0   0      -   -   -   -
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*CHARLES, CLIVE (Engl.).  Defender.  West Ham United, Cardiff. 100+ caps as 
youth international.  Born 10/3/1951.

Later assistant US National Coach.  US Olympic head coach, Univ. Portland 
head coach, both women's and men's teams, English first division 8 years.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1971  Montreal Olympic          21   0   1   1      -   -   -   -
1972  Montreal Olympic           7   0   0   0      -   -   -   -
1978  Portland Timbers          25   0   2   2      5   0   0   0
1979  Portland Timbers          29   0   5   5      -   -   -   -
1980  Portland Timbers           9   0   4   4      -   -   -   -
1981  Portland Timbers           4   0   1   1      -   -   -   -
                                95   0  13  13      5   0   0   0
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^CHILD, Paul (Engl.)  Forward.   2 caps (for the US).  Born 12/8/1952. 

One of the most prolific goalscorers in NASL history, Paul child had 
originally come to the NASL on loan from Aston Villa for whom he had 
never actually played a game.  He made a name for himself in the NASL, 
especially for the San jose Earthjquakes, where during six seasons, he 
was named to the NASL first All-star team in 1972 and 1974. He led the 
league in scoring in 1974 with 15 goals and 36 points, was 10th in 
scoring in 1976, and 9th in 1977.  He managed to earn two caps playing 
for the US, even though he was not a citizen at the time.  He is 5th 
all-time goal scorer for the NASL, and 6th in total scoring, with 102 
goals in 241 games.  In mid 1990's, coached the CISL Detroit Neon.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1972  Atlanta Chiefs            12   8   1   17     -   -   -   -
1973  Atlanta Apollos           16   8   1   17     -   -   -   -
1974  San Jose Earthquakes      20  15   6   36     1   0   0   0 
1975  San Jose Earthquakes      21   4   7   15     -   -   -   -
1976  San Jose Earthquakes      23  13   8   34     2   0   2   2
1977  San Jose Earthquakes      26  13   3   29     1   0   0   0
1978  San Jose Earthquakes      30   8   4   29     -   -   -   -
1979  San Jose Earthquakes      29   8   6   22     -   -   -   -
1980  Memphis Rogues            31  12   3   27     -   -   -   -
1981  Atlanta Chiefs            31  13   8   34     2   0   1   1
                               239 102  47  251     6   0   3   3
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*CHINAGLIA, GIORGIO  (Italy)  Striker.  Lazio (Italy), Swansea, Massese, 
Internapoli.  14 Caps. 1974 World Cup.  Born Carrerra, Italy, 1/24/1947.

Italian Giorgio Chinaglia scored more goals than any player in NASL 
history, earning 193 goals in 213 regular season games, and 50 goals in 
43 playoff games for the Comos in his 7 year North American career.  His 
career started with Swansea in the Welsh league in 1964-65, continuing 
to Italy 3rd Div. Massese and Internapoli before being signed to Lazio 
in 1969-70, where he had a distinguished career before being signed by 
the Cosmos in 1976.  

During his NASL career, he because one of the league's most recognizable 
players, being the NASL's leading scorer in 1976, 1978, 1980, 1981, and 
1982.  He was NASL MVP in 1981, and lead the Cosmos to four 
championships in 1977, 1978, 1980 and 1982.  Later in his NASL career, 
Chinaglia obtained US citizenship and was able to count as American to 
help meet the Cosmos USA player quota. (1981?).  A highlight was the 
1980 playoffs where he scored 18 goals in 7 games, including seven goals 
in one game against Tulsa.  In late 1983 early 1984 he bought a chunk 
of the Cosmos. In 1985 after the NASL had gone out of buisness he tried 
to keep the Cosmos alive with a series of exhibition matches. 
Fifteen were organized but only three ended up being played before he 
pulled the plug as he was losing too much money.

Chinaglia also had 14 caps with the Italian National tea, playing in the 
1974 world cup.
1966-67 Massese Massa (III.) (32/5)
1967-68 Internapoli (III.) (31/10)
1968-69 Internapoli (35/14)
1969-70 Lazio Roma (28/12)
1970-71 Lazio Roma (30/9)
1971-72 Lazio Roma (II.) (34/21)
1972-73 Lazio Roma (30/10)
1973-74 Lazio Roma (30/24)
1974-75 Lazio Roma (30/14)
1975-76 Lazio Roma (27/8)

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1976  New York Cosmos           19  19  11   49    2    0   0   0
1977  New York Cosmos           24  15  18   38    6    9   2  20
1978  New York Cosmos           30  34  11   79    6    5   2  12
1979  New York Cosmos           27  26   5   57    6    6   2  14
1980  New York Cosmos           32  32  13   77    7   18   4  40
1981  New York Cosmos           32  29  16   74    6    6   0  12
1982  New York Cosmos           32  20  15   55    6    4   2  10
1983  New York Cosmos           17  18   2   38    2    1   1   3
                               213 193  81  467   41   49  13 111
          ----------------------------------------------

*CHO, JEUNG YOUNG (S. Korea).  Defender.  World Cup 1986.  b. 8/18/1954.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts   GP   G   A  Pts
1981 Portland Timbers           25   2   3   7     3   0   0   0
1982 Portland Timbers           25   1   2   4     -   -   -   -
1983 Chicago Sting              27   1   6   8     3   0   0   0
                                67   4  11  19     6   0   0   0
          ----------------------------------------------

^CHURSKY, TONY (Canada).  Seattle Sounders.  Goalkeeper.  b. 6/13/1953

                                Regular season    Playoffs
                                GP   GA  SO     GP  GA  SO
1976 Seattle Sounders           21   20   9      2   3   1
1977 Seattle Sounders           24   31   7      4   3   2
1978 Seattle Sounders           28   41   9      1   5   0
1979 California Surf             2    1   0      -   -   -
     Chicago Sting              14   22   3      4   3   2 
1980 Toronto Blizzard           26   45   6      -   -   - 
1981 Toronto Blizzard           28   67   3      -   -   -
1982 Toronto Blizzard            2    4   0      -   -   -
                               145  231  37     11  14   5
          ----------------------------------------------

*CLARK, BOBBY (Scotland)  Goalkeeper.  Aberdeen.  17 Caps.  WC 70. 
 Now coach of Stanford University.  b. 9/26/1945.

                                Regular season    Playoffs
                                GP   GA  SO     GP  GA  SO
1976 San Antonio Thunder        19   25   4      -   -   -
          ----------------------------------------------

^CONNELL, MIKE (South Africa).  Defender.   "Iron Mike".
Born 11/1/1956.

A long-time stalwart, one of the longest serving players for the
Tampa Bay Rowdies.  Mike made the 1979 1st all-star team.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1975  Tampa Bay Rowdies         20   1   1   3      3   0   0   0
1977  Tampa Bay Rowdies         26   0   1   1      1   0   0   0
1978  Tampa Bay Rowdies         27   0   0   0      6   0   1   1
1979  Tampa Bay Rowdies         30   1   2   4      7   0   1   1
1980  Tampa Bay Rowdies         32   0   6   6      4   0   0   0
1981  Tampa Bay Rowdies         32   1   4   6      4   0   2   2
1982  Tampa Bay Rowdies         32   2   4   8     --  --  --  --
1983  Tampa Bay Rowdies         30   2  12  16     --  --  --  --
1984  Tampa Bay Rowdies         23   1   6   8     --  --  --  --
                               252   8  36  52     25   0   4   4
          ----------------------------------------------

^CONWAY, JIMMY (Ireland).  Midfielder.  Stoke City.  20 Caps.  Now 
head coach Oregon State men's team, head coach OYSA, English first 
division.  b. 10/8/1946

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1978 Portland Timbers           25   1   5   7     -   -   -   -
1979 Portland Timbers           25   4   9  17     -   -   -   -
1980 Portland Timbers           11   2   1   5     -   -   -   -
                                61   7  15  29
          ----------------------------------------------

^COOKE, CHARLIE (Scotland).  Midfielder. Chelsea (1960's).  
16 Caps. b. 10/14/1942

Brilliant wizard of the wing for Chelsea in the 1960s.  He was on their 
FA Cup winning side in 1970.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1976 Los Angeles Aztecs         12   2   6  10     1   0   0   0
1977 Los Angeles Aztecs         20   2  15  19     5   1   1   3
1978 Los Angeles Aztecs         16   2   5   9     -   -   -   -
1978 Memphis Rogues              7   0   0   0     -   -   -   -
1979 Memphis Rogues             22   2   3   7     -   -   -   -
1980 Memphis Rogues             25   1   8  10     -   -   -   -
1981 California Surf            29   3  10  16     -   -   -   -
                               131  12  47  71     6   1   1   3
          ----------------------------------------------

^COP, MILAN (Yugo/Croatia)  Defender.  Caps.  b. 5/10/1938.
A star for Red Star Belgrade (Yugoslavia) and Nancy (France).

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1967 Oakland Clippers           12   3   1   7      2   0   0   0
1968 Oakland Clippers           30   4   -   8      0   0   0   0
1974 San Jose Earthquakes        5   0   0   0      0   0   0   0
                                47   7   1  15      2   0   0   0
          ----------------------------------------------

^CORRIGAN, JOE (Engl.)  Goalkeeper.  9 Caps.  b. 11/18/1948. 
Manchester City early 70's, League, FA cup winners

                                Regular season    Playoffs
                                GP   GA  SO      GP  GA  SO
1983 Seattle Sounders           29   55   5       -   -   -
          ----------------------------------------------

^CROWE, VIC (Wales).  16 Caps.  Midfield.  Coach, Portland, (1980-82).  b. 1/30/1934.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts   GP   G   A  Pts
1967 Atlanta Chiefs             29   1   1   3     -   -   -   -
1968 Atlanta Chiefs             22   1   1   3     4   0   1   1
1969 Atlanta Chiefs              3   0   -   0     -   -   -   -
                                54   2   2   6     4   0   1   1
          ----------------------------------------------

*CRUYFF, JOHAN "El Placo" (Neth.).  Center Forward.  
Barcelona, Ajax, Feyenoord.  48 Caps.  World Cup 1974.  Born in Amsterdam, 
Netherlands, 4/25/1947.

Coached Barcelona. Three-time European League Champion with Ajax.   
Inaugural member of the International Hall of Fame.

Cruyff was one of the greatest players to ever play the game.  Although 
his NASL stint was brief, his career in Europe was outstanding.  He 
began his career with the Ajax Amsterdam club at just TEN years of age, 
making his 1st-team debut at 17.  He had a long successful career with 
Ajax Amsterdam, leading them to three consecutive European Club finals 
in 1971, 1972 and 1973, as well as the World Clup Championship in 1972.  
He also had playing stints with Barcelona and Feyenoord.  He played on 
Netherland's World Cup team, which made it to the finals before losing 
to West Germany 2-1.

His NASL Debut against Rochester saw him score two of the three goals in 
their 3-0 win.  He left NASL shortly into the 1981 season with the 
Diplomats, in part due to his intense dislike of artificial turf.  He 
returned to Ajax and had a stint in feyenoord before returning to Ajax 
to coach.  he let Ajax to the 1987 Cup Winners Cup before eventually 
moving to Spain.  Guested on the 1978 Cosmos against a World All star 11,
and in England against Chelsea.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1979  Los Angeles Aztecs        23  13  16  42      4   1   2   4  
1980  Washington Diplomats      25  10  20  40      2   0   1   1
1981  Washington Diplomats       5   2   1   5      -   -   -   - 
                                53  25  37  87      6   1   3   5
          ----------------------------------------------

*CUBILLAS, Teofilo "Nene" (Peru).  Midfielder.  Basle, Porto, Alianza. 
Numerous caps.  1970, 1978, 1982 World Cups.  Born 3/8/1949.

A three-time world-cup participant, scoring five goals each in the 1970 
and 1978 world cups.  His outstanding play in the 1978 cup attracted the 
attention of the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers where he promptly became a 
franchise player, 7th in league scoring, and named to the 2nd All-Star 
team.  In 1980, he scored four goals in 7 games, leading Ft. Lauderdale 
to the Sccer Bowl. In 1981, he scored gour goals against the Aztecs in a 
July game, with three coming within seven minutes and 14 seconds.  
Cubillas began his career with Alianza Lima in Peru before moving to 
Switzerland for Basale, and then Porto, Portugal.  He had a brief return 
to Alianza before signing with Ft. Lauderdale.  He missed 16 games of 
the 1982 season to play in World Cup 82.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1979  Ft. Lauderdale Strikers   30  16  18  50      2   0   0   0
1980  Ft. Lauderdale Strikers   27  14  14  42      7   4   1   9
1981  Ft. Lauderdale Strikers   28  17  10  44      6   2   5   9
1982  Ft. Lauderdale Strikers   13   4   7  15      5   0   3   3 
1983  Ft. Lauderdale Strikers   22   8  12  28      1   0   1   1 
                               120  59  61 179     21   6  10  22
          ----------------------------------------------

^CUELLAR, LEO (Mex.). Forward.  Club America (Mex.).  41 Caps.  1978 World Cup.
b.  1/14/1952.
                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP  G   A  Pts
1979 San Diego Sockers          24   3   9  15     7   1   2   4
1980 San Diego Sockers          32   6  15  27     6   0   4   4
1981 San Diego Sockers           1   0   0   0     -   -   -   -
1982 San Jose Earthquakes       20   0   7   7     -   -   -   -
1983 Golden Bay Earthquakes     29   2  11  15     5   1   2   4
1984 Golden Bay Earthquakes     22   1   6   8     -   -   -   -
                               128  12  48  72    18   2   8  12
          ----------------------------------------------

*DANEIFARD, IRAJ (Iran).  Midfielder.  Pas Tehran.  1978 World Cup.  born 3/19/1951.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1979  Tulsa Roughnecks          19   1   3   5      2   0   1   1
1980  Tulsa Roughnecks           3   0   1   1      -   -   -   -
1981  Tulsa Roughnecks          21   0   4   4      2   0   0   0
1982  Tulsa Roughnecks           2   0   0   0      -   -   -   -
1983  Tulsa Roughnecks          22   2  10  14      5   1   0   2  
                                67   3  18  24      9   1   1   3       
          ----------------------------------------------

^DAVID, STEVE (Trinidad).  Forward.  Born March 11, 1950.

A prolific scorer for several teams, Steve David lead the league
in scoring in 1975 and 1977, completing his career with 175 games,
100 goals, 28 assists and 228 points.  He was the 7th all-time goal
scorer and 8th all-time point scorer in the NASL.  

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1974  Miami Toros               19  13   0   26     2   0   1   1
1975  Miami Toros               21  23   6   52     2   0   1   1
1976  Miami Toros               13   1   0    2     -   -   -   -
1977  Los Angeles Aztecs        24  26   6   58     -   -   -   -
1978  Los Angeles Aztecs         3   0   0    0     -   -   -   -
      Detroit Express           11   2   4    8     -   -   -   -
      California Surf           11   5   4   14     1   0   0   0
1979  California Surf           29  11   5   27     2   0   1   1
1980  San Diego Sockers          6   2   1    5     -   -   -   -
1980  San Jose Earthquakes      24  14   2   30     -   -   -   -
1981  San Jose Earthquakes      14   3   0    6     -   -   -   -
                               175 100  28  228     7   0   3   3
          ----------------------------------------------

^DAVIES, ROGER (Engl.).  Striker.  Derby County.  NASL MVP.  Born 10/25/1950.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1979  Tulsa Roughnecks          22   8   7  23      5   2   1   5
1980  Seattle Sounders          29  25  11  61      5   2   2   6
1981  Seattle Sounders          23   6   5  17      3   2   1   5
1982  Seattle Sounders          13   1   3   5      5   2   1   5
1983  Ft. Lauderdale Strikers   18   3   7  13      2   3   0   6
          ----------------------------------------------

^DAVIS, RICK (USA).  Midfielder.  30 caps. Born Denver, 11/24/1958.

One of the best US players ever produced to this time, Rick spent 
seven seasons with the Cosmos, where unlike many players, he had 
significant playing time.  He left Santa Clara University, where 
he had spent one season, to join the Cosmos in 1978.  He was 
1979 NASL North American player of the year, and played in the 
Cosmos 1980 and 1982 Soccer Bowl teams.  In 1982, he represented 
the US in the FIFA World All-Star game which followed the 1982 
World Cup.  He earned 30 caps for the US National team. Inducted
into the Hall of Fame in 2001.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1978  New York Cosmos           11   0   1   1      2   0   1   1
1979  New York Cosmos           29   6  13  25      6   1   3   5
1980  New York Cosmos           14   1   8  10      6   0   2   2
1981  New York Cosmos           17   1   1   3      4   0   0   0
1982  New York Cosmos           21   0   4   4      5   0   1   1
1983  New York Cosmos           29   5  12  22      2   0   0   0
1984  New York Cosmos            8   2   2   6      -   -   -   -
                               129  15  41  71     25   1   7   9
          ----------------------------------------------

*DEYNA, KAZIMIERZ "Kaz" (Poland)  Midfielder. World Cup 1974, 1978, 
Manchester City (mid 70's). Born 10/23/1947.

Died in a horrible, fiery car crash in California on 9/1/1989.
Was a key midfielder in an emerging Poland side that surprised 
the world in 1974.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1981  San Diego Sockers         30  11  11  33      9   4   6  14
1982  San Diego Sockers         21  10   6  26      5   1   2   4
1983  San Diego Sockers         18  15  16  46      -   -   -   -
1984  San Diego Sockers         21   8   8  24      2   0   0   0
                                90  44  41 129     16   5   8  18
          ----------------------------------------------

D'ERRICO, Dave (U.S.).  Defender.  Born 6/3/1952.  
One of the more successful US players in the NASL.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1974  Seattle Sounders           6   0   1   1      -   -   -   -
1975  Seattle Sounders          15   1   0   2      -   -   -   -
1976  Seattle Sounders          15   0   0   0      1   0   0   0
1977  Minnesota Kicks           21   0   3   3      1   0   0   0
1978  New England Tea Men       24   0   4   4      -   -   -   -
1979  Rochester Lancers         23   1   2   4      -   -   -   -
1980  San Diego Sockers         17   0   0   0      -   -   -   -
                               121   2  10  14      2   0   0   0
          ----------------------------------------------

DIBERNARDO, Angelo (Arg./U.S.).  Forward/Midfielder.  Born 5/16/1956.

Enjoyed a long career during the Cosmos' last years.  Naturalized 
Argentinian citizen.  Switched from forward to midfielder in 1981.
Played on Cosmos's 1980 Soccer Bowl championship team.  Played 
as an amateur for the Cosmos in
the late 1970's.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1979  Los Angeles Aztecs        15   1   3   5      -   -   -   -
1980  New York Cosmos           29   7  13  27      5   2   1  15
1981  New York Cosmos           17   0   4   4      1   1   0   2
1982  New York Cosmos            1   0   0   0      -   -   -   -
1983  New York Cosmos           18   1   4   6      2   0   0   0
1984  New York Cosmos            7   0   5   5      -   -   -   -
                                87   9  29  47      8   3   1   7
          ----------------------------------------------

*DONACHIE, WILLIE (Scotland).  Defender.  World Cup 1974, 1978.  Born 10/1/1951.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1980  Portland Timbers          31   1  11  13      -   -   -   -
1981  Portland Timbers          29   1   3   5      3   0   0   0
1982  Portland Timbers          31   0   6   6      -   -   -   -
                                91   2  20  24      3   0   0   0
          ----------------------------------------------

^DUBOSE, WINSTON (U.S.)  Goalkeeper.  Born 7/28/1955.  14 caps. 

One of the most successful American goalies in the NASL, Winston led the 
Rowdies to Soccer Bowl 1978 vs. the Cosmos.  He manned the goal in every 
game for Tulsa in 1983, when they won the Soccer Bowl.  He had extensive 
international and national team experience.  Winston returned to Tampa Bay 
to play from 1988-1991 for the new Tampa bay rowdies of the ASL & APSL.
He also had a brief stint in the Major Indoor Soccer League with
the Wichita Wings in 1989-1990.

                                Regular season     Playoffs
                                GP   GA  SO       GP  GA  SO
1977   Tampa Bay Rowdies         3    4   0        -   -   -
1978   Tampa Bay Rowdies        15   19   4        6  10   1
1979   Tampa Bay Rowdies        13   24   2        4   2   1
1980   Tampa Bay Rowdies        31   47   6        4   7   3
1981   Tampa Bay Rowdies        14   31   1        -   -   -
1982   Tulsa Roughnecks         32   55   9        3   6   1
1983   Tulsa Roughnecks         30   48   5        6   6   1
1984   Tulsa Roughnecks         22   38   4        -   -   -
                               160  266  31       23  31   7
          ----------------------------------------------

DUNLEAVEY, CHRIS (Engl.)  Defender.  Born 12/30/1949.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1973  Philadelphia Atoms        18   0   1   1      2   0   0   0
1974  Philadelphia Atoms        19   0   0   0      -   -   -   -
                                37   0   1   1      2   0   0   0
          ----------------------------------------------

^ENGLAND, MIKE (Wales)  Defender.  Tottenhamm Hotspur.  Managed National 
Team (Wales).  44 caps.  Born in Prestatyn, Wales, 12/2/1941.

Mike England helped establish the Seattle Sounders as one of the top teams in the
NASL.  He was selected to the first all-star team four times (1975, 1976, 1977,
1978), and led the Sounders to Soccer Bowl 1977).  

Mike began his pro career with Blackburn Rovers, before transferring to Tottenham
in 1966, where he played 300 games and won a FA Cup-winners medal in 1967.  He 
also played a season with Cardiff City in 1976 after his initial season with the 
Sounders.  

In 1976, he played for Team America in the BiCentennial Tournament against 
England, Brazil and Italy.  After his retirement, he became manager for 
the Welsh National team where he had previous earned 44 caps.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1975  Seattle Sounders          19   2   6   10     1   0   0   0
1976  Seattle Sounders          17   2   0    4     2   0   0   0
1977  Seattle Sounders          25   0   1    1     6   0   0   0
1978  Seattle Sounders          27   2   2    6     1   1   0   2
1979  Seattle Sounders          18   0   3    3     -   -   -   -
                               106   6  12   24    10   1   0   2
          ----------------------------------------------

*ESKANDARIAN, ANDRANIK (Iran)  Defender.  Taj (Iran).  World Cup 1978. 
Born 12/31/1951.

Steady defender for the New York Cosmos during their glory years and during the 
decline of the NASL.  

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1979  New York Cosmos           14   0   3   3     5    0   0   0
1980  New York Cosmos           26   0   5   5     7    0   3   3
1981  New York Cosmos           29   0   1   1     6    0   0   0
1982  New York Cosmos           22   0   6   6     3    0   1   1
1983  New York Cosmos           28   0   4   4     1    0   0   0
1984  New York Cosmos           23   0   2   2     -    -   -   -
                               142   0  21  21     22   0   4   4    
          ----------------------------------------------

^ETHERINGTON, GARY (Engl./USA).  Forward.  7 caps.  Born 4/22/1958.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1977  New York Cosmos            4   0   0   0      3   1   0   2
1978  New York Cosmos           21   3  11  17      1   1   0   2
1979  New York Cosmos           11   1   0   2      -   -   -   -
1980  Los Angeles Aztecs        25   1   7   9      7   1   0   2
1981  San Jose Earthquakes      32   2   7  11      -   -   -   -
1982  San Jose Earthquakes      30   5   8  18      -   -   -   -
1984  Minnesota Strikers        17   1   2   4      -   -   -   -
                               140  13  35  61     11   3   0   6
          ----------------------------------------------

*EUSEBIO (Eusebio de Silva Ferreira) (Port.)  Benfica.  64 Caps.  
World Cup 1966, Euro Player of year, many golden boots.  1976-1979.  
Born in Mozambique, on 1/25/1942. Inaugural member of the International 
Soccer Hall of Fame.

Although Eusebio's NASL career was relatively minor, his influence in 
the league was considerable, being one of the best players the world has 
seen.  

Eusebio won the 1962 European Cup-winner's medal and three runner's up.  
His long career with Benefica of the Portugese league included five 
consecutive league-leading scoring performances, from 1964-1968.  He 
received numerous "golden boots" during this time.

His success extended to the Portugese national team, where he capped 64 
games, the first in 1961 at the tender age of 19.  

Eusebio made his NASL debut in 1975 with the Boston Minutemen but was 
soon signed by the Toronto Metros where he distinguished himself with a 
40 point season in 1976, and scored in Soccer Bowl '76 to lead the team 
to a 3-0 victory over the Minnesota kicks.  He signed with the Las Vegas 
Qucksilver for 1977, but injuries ended his career before the season's 
end.  
                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1975  Boston Minutemen           7   2   2   6      1   0   0    0
1976  Toronto Metros-Croatia    21  16   4  36      4   2   2    6
1977  Las Vegas Quicksilver     17   2   5   9      -   -   -    -
                                45  20  11  51      5   2   2    6
          ----------------------------------------------

^FABBIANI, OSCAR (Arg./Chile).  Striker.  Palestino (Chile). Born 12/12/1950. 

Led NASL in scoring 1979.  4 caps.  Top scorer of the Chilean league
1976-78, won 1978 Chilean scoring title.  "Popeye" Fabbiani was one
of the best foreign-born players in Chilean history.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1979  Tampa Bay Rowdies         26  25   8  58      8   1   1   3
1980  Tampa Bay Rowdies         21  13   1  27      4   3   4  10
1981  Tampa Bay Rowdies          8   2   2   6      -   -   -   -
                                55  40  11  91     12   4   5  13 
          ----------------------------------------------

FERNANDO, LUIS  (Brazil).  Forward.  America FC (Brazil).  Born 3/29/1955.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts

1980  Los Angeles Aztecs        28  28   4  60      7   1   1   3
1981  Los Angeles Aztecs         7   3   2   8      -   -   -   -
      Tampa Bay Rowdies         16   9   2  20      5   3   0   6
1982  Tampa Bay Rowdies         31  16   3  35      -   -   -   -
1983  Tampa Bay Rowdies          9   3   1   7      -   -   -   -
                                91  59  12 130     12   4   1   9
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*FIGUEROA, ELIAS (Chile).  Defender.  45 Caps.  World Cup 1966, 1974, 1982.
Born 10/25/1947.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1981  Ft. Lauderdale Strikers   22   0   0   0      6   0   0   0
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^FLANAGHAN, MIKE (Engl.)  Forward.  Born 9/11/1952.

His stellar performance in the NASL (1978 MVP) led to a big money transfer
back to England where he rose from Division 2 to Crystal Palace of the 
1st Division.  Later played for Charlton Athletic and Queens Park Rangers.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1978  New England Tea Men       28  30   8  68      1   0   0   0
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^FRANCIS, TREVOR (Engl.).  Striker.  Birmingham City, Nottingham 
(England 1st Div.)  Many caps for England.  Born 4/19/1954.

Played in Euro Cup.  Was first million pound transfer when he went
to Nottingham Forest.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1978  Detroit Express           19  22  10  54      3   3   2   8
1979  Detroit Express           14  14   8  36      2   0   1   1
                                33  36  18  90      5   3   3   9
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FUTCHER, RON  (Engl.)  Forward.  b. 9/26/1956.  Chester, Manchester City, Luton Town.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1976 Minnesota Kicks            20  14   6   34    3    1   1   3
1977 Minnesota Kicks            20  11   4   26    2    1   0   2
1978 Minnesota Kicks            16   7   7   21    4    1   0   2
1979 Minnesota Kicks            24  14   7   35    2    1   0   2
1980 Minnesota Kicks            21  13   3   29    2    0   0   0
1981 Minnesota Kicks            28  14   9   37    4    2   1   5
1982 Portland Timbers           23  13   4   30    -    -   -   -
1983 Tulsa Roughnecks           26  15  10   40    5    5   0  10
1984 Tulsa Roughnecks           23  18   8   44    -    -   -   -
                               201 119  58  296   22   11   2  24
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^GABRIEL, JIMMY (Scotland).  Defender.  Everton. Born 10/10/1940. 
Coached the team in 1978.  Scored first goal in Kingdome before 58,000 fans.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1974  Seattle Sounders          19   4   1   9      -   -   -   -
1975  Seattle Sounders          20   2   2   6      1   0   0   0
1976  Seattle Sounders          10   1   1   3      1   0   0   0
1977  Seattle Sounders           2   0   1   1      -   -   -   -
1979  Seattle Sounders           1   0   0   0      -   -   -   -
                                53   7   5  19      2   0   0   0
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GARBETT, Terry (Engl.). Midfielder.  Sheffield Wednesday.  Born 9/9/1945.
In 1998 was coaching the USISL's D-3 Pro league New Jersey Stallions.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1976  New York Cosmos           22   1   8  10      2   1   0   2
1977  New York Cosmos           15   0   0   0      5   0   0   0
1978  New York Cosmos           15   2   1   5      2   0   0   0
1979  New York Cosmos           14   0   2   2      1   0   0   0
                                66   3  11  17     10   1   0   2
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*GEMMILL, ARCHIE (Scotland).  Midfielder.  Born 3/24/1947.  
World Cup 1978. Gemmill was the midfield dynamo for all of his teams.  
Played for Preston, Derby County, Notts Forest, Birmingham City.  
Outside of the United Kingdom, he is best known for his brilliant solo 
goal versus The Netherlands in the 1978 World Cup.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1982  Jacksonville Tea Men      32   2   5   9      -   -   -   -
          ----------------------------------------------

^GILES, JOHNNY (Michael John Giles) (Ireland).  Midfielder.  Leeds 
United.  59 Caps.  Later managed Ireland National team.  Born 11/6/1940.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1978  Philadelphia Fury         20   0   3   3      1   0   0   0
          ----------------------------------------------

GRANITZA, KARL HEINZ (W. Germany).  Forward/Midfielder.  Chicago Sting 
1979-1984.  MISL Indoor Teams.  Coached in MISL Chicago.  Born Lunen, W. 
germany, 11/1/1951.

Karl Heinz Granitza had a long successful career in the NASL, playing 
for the Chicago Sting for 7 seasons, and finishing third in all-time 
goals (128), and second in all-time assists (101).  despite his goal-
scoring prowess, he was never named to an NASL All-Star team.  Purchased 
from Hertha Berlin, he played with Chicago until the demise of the 
league in 1984.  He led the Sting to to Soccer Bowl victories, the first 
over the New York Cosmos in 1981, and the second in 1984 in a two-game 
series against the Toronto Blizzard.  

Early in his career, Granitza played for Rochling Volklingen, DJK 
Gutersloh, TSG Eintracht Dortmund and VfB 08 Lunen before signing with 
Hertha Berlin.  He was originally a central striker, but moved to 
midfield later in his career.  Although he was never a superstar in 
Europe, his contributions to the NASL were far more significant than 
that of many of the superstars who came to the league for fairly short 
stints.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1978  Chicago Sting             22  19   9  47      1   1   0   2 
1979  Chicago Sting             30  20  10  50      4   1   0   2
1980  Chicago Sting             31  19  26  64      3   1   2   4
1981  Chicago Sting             31  19  17  55     10   7   5  19
1982  Chicago Sting             32  20   9  49      -   -   -   -
1983  Chicago Sting             29  15  18  48      3   0   2   2 
1984  Chicago Sting             24  16  12  44      5   3   6  12
                               199 128 101 357     26  13  15  41  
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GREEN, ALAN (Engl.).  Forward.  Born 1/1/1954.
Became US Citizen in 1983 and played for Team America.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1977  Washington Diplomats      16   9   5  23      -   -   -   -
1979  Washington Diplomats      23  16   9  41      2   1   0   2
1980  Washington Diplomats      31  25   9  59      -   -   -   -
1981  Jacksonville Tea Men      25  16   6  38      5   5   1  11
1982  Jacksonville Tea Men      18   6   2  14      -   -   -   -
1983  Team America              20   5   2  12      -   -   -   -
1984  New York Cosmos           14   5   4  14      -   -   -   -
                               147  82  37 201      7   6   1  13
          ----------------------------------------------

^GROBBELAAR, BRUCE (Zimbabwe). Goalkeeper.  Liverpool, Southammpton.
Had numerous Caps for Zimbabwe.  Born 9/11/1957.  Long Liverpool career.

                                Regular season   Playoffs
                                GP   GA  SP       GP  GA  SO
1979  Vancouver Whitecaps        1    2   0        -   -   -
1980  Vancouver Whitecaps       23   28   8        2   5   0
                                24   30   8        2   5   0
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GRIFFITHS, CLIVE (Wales).  Defender.  Born 1/22/1955.  
International for Schoolboy, Youth and U-23 teams.  

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1975  Chicago Sting             22   1   1   3      -   -   -   -
1976  Chicago Sting             22   1   1   3      1   1   0   2
1977  Chicago Sting             25   0   1   1      -   -   -   -
1978  Chicago Sting             29   0   2   2      1   0   0   0
1979  Chicago Sting             28   0   0   0      1   0   0   0
1980  Tulsa Roughnecks          16   0   1   1      -   -   -   -
                               142   2   6  10      3   1   0   2
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HAASKIVI, Kai (Finland)  Midfielder.  Born Finland 12/28/1955.

A prolific midfielder during the last years of the NASL, Kai Haaskivi 
was a charter member of the Major Indoor Soccer League playing from its
inception to its demise (1978-1992). During these 12 seasopns, he
amassed 297 goals (9th alltime), 386 assists (2nd alltime) for 683 
points (4th alltime) over 12 seasons (1978-1992).  

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1978  Dallas Tornado            20   1   2   4      0   0   0   0
1979  Houston Hurricane         28  12   6  30      2   1   0   2
1980  Houston Hurricane         27   3  10  16      2   1   0   2
1981  Edmonton Drillers         32   7  21  35      0   0   0   0
1982  Edmonton Drillers         28   7  13  27      0   0   0   0
                               135  30  52 112      4   2   0   4
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*HARVEY, DAVID (Scotland/Engl.).  Goalkeeper.  World Cup 1974. Born 2/7/1948.
Leeds United primary goalkeeper in the 1970's.

                                Regular season   Playoffs
                                GP   GA  SO        GP  GA  SO
1980  Vancouver Whitecaps       10   17   1         -   -   -
1981  Vancouver Whitecaps        4    2   2         -   -   -
1982  Vancouver Whitecaps        5   11   0         -   -   -
          ----------------------------------------------

*HATLEY, MARK (Engl.)  Striker.  1986 World Cup.  Born 11/13/1961.  Played for 
numerous clubs, including Monaco and Glasgow Rangers.  

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1980  Detroit Express           19   2   4   8      -   -   -   -
          ----------------------------------------------

HECTOR, KEVIN (Engl.).  Striker.  Bradford Park.  2 Caps.  Born 11/2/1944.

Started at the now-defunct Bradford Park in the 1960s, signed by 
Tim Ward for Derby County just before Ward was fired and Brian Clough 
was hired.  Was a perennial favourite for Derby County, as a brilliant 
inside forward playing alongside Alan Hinton and John O'Hare.  Known as 
"King Kevin" or "Zak" by his adoring fans, his many goals were 
instrumental to Derby's glory years in the late 1960s and early 1970s.  
After spells at various other clubs, including Gresley Rovers!, he 
returned for a season at Derby in the 1980s.  Hector won two England 
caps and will be remembered by many as Sir Alf Ramsey's last-gasp 
desperate attempt to beat Poland in the October 1973 World Cup Qualifier 
at Wembley.  Ramsey sent Hector on for the final two minutes and the 
Derby player almost scored the all important winner.  Hector played in 
the NASL for the Vancouver White Caps in the mid-1970s, including their 
championship 1979 season.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1978  Vancouver Whitecaps       28  21  10  52      3   0   2   2
1979  Vancouver Whitecaps       25  15   6  36      7   1   4   6
1980  Vancouver Whitecaps       10   3   2   8      -   -   -   -
                                63  39  18  96     10   1   6   8
          ----------------------------------------------

^HEIGHWAY, STEVE (Ireland).  Winger.  Liverpool.  34 caps.  Born 11/25/1957.

Started out at Non-League side South Liverpool.  Then played at Liverpool late 
1960's, early 1970's.  Played in 1971 FA Cup final. 

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1981  Minnesota Kicks           26   4   7  15      4   0   1   1
          ----------------------------------------------

HILL, GORDON (Engl.)  Forward.  Millwall, Manchester United.  Born 4/1/1954.

Played at Millwall and Manchester United & other teams 1972-74  Also played at Derby
County & Queens Park Rangers 1976-1980.  While at Manchester United, manager Tommy
Docherty restored the use of orthodox wingers into the English game, 
where Hill and Steve Coppell were employed as the wide men.  

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1975  Chicago Sting             21  16   7  39      -   -   -   -
1981  Montreal Manic            31  16  12  44      6   6   2  14
1982  Montreal Manic             5   2   3   7      -   -   -   -
1982  Chicago Sting             26   9  10  28      -   -   -   -
                                83  43  32 118      6   6   2  14
         ----------------------------------------------

HINTON, ALAN (Engl.) Forward.  Wolverhampton Wanderers, Nottingham Forest,
Derby County.  National Caps. Born 10/6/1942.

Coached the A-Leagues Seattle Sounders through 1995.  Affectionately 
known by his fans at Derby County as "Gladys" and (in)famous for being 
one of the first players to wear white boots in league games!  
Was player-coach 1977-78.  Coached the Seattle Storm
(WSA) and Tacoma stars (MISL) in the 1980's.  Currently owns rights to 
the name "Seattle Sounders" and was involved in efforts to bring world cup
to Seattle for 1994, and was instrumental in bringing the new Seattle 
Sounders to the APSL, and eventually to land the city a MLS team.
Coached Tulsa in 1979 and Seattle in 1980.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1977  Dallas Tornado            24   4  11  19      2   0   0   0
1978  Vancouver Whitecaps       29   1  30  32      3   1   2   4
                                53   5  41  51      5   1   2   4
         ----------------------------------------------

*HOLTON, JIM (Scotland).  Defender.  Manchester United, Shrewsbury.
World Cup 1974.  Born 4/11/1951.

"Six foot two, Eyes of blue, Big Jim Holton's after you!"

Started at Shrewsbury Town, signed by Tommy Docherty by 100,000 pounds 
for Manchester United to play in the back four.   With Coventry City 1977-79. 
Died at the early age of 42 in October 1993.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1976  Miami Toros               16   1   0   2      -   -   -   -
1980  Detroit Express           21   3   0   6      -   -   -   -
                                37   4   0   8      -   -   -   -
          ----------------------------------------------

*HOLZENBEIN, BERND (West Germany).  Midfielder.  40 caps.  1974, 78 World Cups
Born 3/9/1946.

Also played for Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga.
                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1981  Ft. Lauderdale Strikers   18   4   4   12     3   0   1   1
1982  Ft. Lauderdale Strikers   28   6  11   23     6   4   2  10
                                46  10  15   35     9   4   3  11
          ----------------------------------------------

HORTON, Randy (Bermuda). Forward.  Born 1/22/1945.

Also played cricket for Bermuda. Now a high scool principal in Bermuda.
Was Ass't coach at Jersey City State.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1971  New York Cosmos           22  16   5  37      2   0   0   0
1972  New York Cosmos           13   9   4  22      2   1   0   2
1973  New York Cosmos           14   9   5  23      1   0   0   0
1974  New York Cosmos           16   9   4  22      -   -   -   -
1975  Washington Diplomats      19   7   4  18      -   -   -   -
1976  Hartford Bicentennials     4   1   1   3      -   -   -   -
                                88  51  23 125      5   1   0   2
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HUDSON, ALAN (Engl.)  Midfielder.  Chelsea, Arsenal, Stoke City.  
Born 6/21/1951.

Is considered one of the most gifted midfielders ever to play 
for England. Achieved in early youth nationwide recognition for 
his artfulness in sparking Arsenal in '78 to the FA Cup after 
144 games with Chelsea.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1979  Seattle Sounders          26   2  11  15      -   -   -   -
1980  Seattle Sounders          27   0  15  15      5   0   4   4
1981  Seattle Sounders          27   0  10  10      3   0   3   3
1982  Seattle Sounders          13   0   5   5      7   0   1   1
1983  Seattle Sounders           1   0   0   0      -   -   -   -
                                94   2  41  45     15   0   8   8
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HUDSON, RAY (Engl.)  Midfielder.  Newcastle United.  Born 3/24/1955.

Ray was originally signed by Newcastle United, and played 20 games 
and 3 FA Cup matches before being loaned to the NASL in 1977 (he 
signed in 1978).  signing with the NASL where he had many of his 
most successfull years of his career.  He led the Ft. lauderdale 
Strikers to Soccer Bowl 1980.  He played for Union Soligen in West
Germany.  His later career included a stint with the Edmonton 
Brickmen of the Canadian Soccer League in 1987, before returning
to Florida with the new Ft. lauderdale Strikers of the APSL from
1988-1991.  After retiring in 1992, he remained a fixture in 
Southern Florida, directing the Hershey Wildcats youth program
from 1992-1995, and coaching the Noa Southern University school
team.  He joined with the Miami Fusion in 1998 as their color 
commentator, before being named head coach in 2000.


                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts   GP   G   A  Pts
1977   Ft. Lauderdale Strikers  25   4   3   11    2   0   1   1
1978   Ft. Lauderdale Strikers  29   7   8   22    5   0   3   3
1979   Ft. Lauderdale Strikers  23   6  13   25    2   0   0   0
1980   Ft. Lauderdale Strikers  31  11  18   40    7   5   4  14
1981   Ft. Lauderdale Strikers  16   3  10   16    4   0   3   3
1982   Ft. Lauderdale Strikers  22   6  10   22    6   2   6   6
1983   Ft. Lauderdale Strikers  30   5  22   32    2   1   1   3
1984   Minnesota Strikers       21   2  15   19    -   -   -   -
                               197  43  99  187   28   8  14  30
          ----------------------------------------------

HUNT, STEVE (Engl.)  Forward.  Born 7/8/1956.  

Scored an unusual goal in the 1977 finals while wearing only one shoe.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1977  New York Cosmos           23   8  10   26     5   4   7   15
1978  New York Cosmos           25  12  12   36     6   2   4    8
1982  Los Angeles Aztecs        22   9  15   33     6   1   1    3
                                70  29  37   95    17   7  12   26
          ----------------------------------------------

*HURST, GEOFF (Engl.)  Forward.  Stoke City, West Ham United.  
1966 World Cup.  Born 12/8/1941.  

Scored hat trick in England's 1966 World Cup final.

                                Regular season       Playoffs
                                GP   G   A  Pts    GP   G   A  Pts
1976  Seattle Sounders          23   8   4  20      1   1   0   2
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