1982-83 Cleveland Force Roster

Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL)
Team Record: 29-19
in the MISL's Eastern Division
Postseason: 4-4
Lost Division Final
Coach: Timo Liekoski (29-19)
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Attendance: 158,619, Avg. 6,609 in 24 home dates
1982-83 Cleveland Force Statistics

The Cleveland Force of the Major Indoor Soccer League ended the 1982-83 season with a record of 29 wins and 19 losses in the MISL's Eastern Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 4-4.

Cleveland chalked up 285 goals and conceded 267. Keith Furphy scored 56 goals for the Force, while Vic Davidson, Kai Haaskivi, Louie Nanchoff, Craig Allen and Charlie Greene each contributed fifteen or more also. Kai Haaskivi accounted for 46 assists. Chris Vaccaro topped the squad with 21 wins and a team-best 5.33 goals against average, leading regular keepers.

Timo Liekoski coached the team. The 1982-83 Cleveland Force lost in the Division Final.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Luis AlbertoF,MOctober 6, 19435'5"153Santiago del Estero, Argentina
Craig AllenFOctober 2, 19596'0"160Guernsey, Channel Islands
Lou CioffiGFebruary 23, 19576'0"170Bronx, NY
Vic DavidsonF,F/MNovember 8, 19505'9"145Glasgow, Scotland
Trevor DawkinsDJuly 10, 19495'9"155London, England
Keith FurphyFJuly 30, 19586'2"165Stocton, England
Charlie GreeneF,D,F/MOctober 7, 19595'10"160New York, NY
Kai HaaskiviMDecember 28, 19555'10"170Lahti, Finland
Josef IlicF/MAugust 31, 19505'8"140, Yugoslavia
Radmilo IvancevicGSeptember 4, 19526'3"175, Yugoslavia
Bernie JamesDNovember 25, 19586'0"190London, England
Michael KahamDJune 1, 19516'1"170Melong, Cameroon Cameroon
George NanchoffF/M,FApril 17, 19546'0"160Jankovec, Macedonia Yugoslavia
Louie NanchoffF,F/MJune 13, 19565'10"155Resen, Macedonia Yugoslavia
Ross OngaroF,F/MSeptember 9, 19596'11"170Edmonton, Alberta Canada
Branko RadovicD,MOctober 18, 19505'10"165Titograd, Montenegro Yugoslavia
Ricardo RodriguesMSeptember 1, 19575'9"165, Brazil
Tony SuarezF/MFebruary 2, 19565'11"160Havana, Cuba
Chris VaccaroGOctober 3, 19586'0"175Camden, NJ
John VictorDMay 2, 19585'11"160Londrino, Brazil
Gary VogelDMarch 3, 19565'8"155Buffalo, NY