1979-80 Detroit Lightning Roster

Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL)
Team Record: 15-17
in the MISL's Western Division
Postseason: 0-1
Lost Division Semifinal
Coach: Terry Fisher (15-17)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Attendance: 56,325, Avg. 3,520 in 16 home dates
1979-80 Detroit Lightning Statistics

The Detroit Lightning of the Major Indoor Soccer League ended the 1979-80 season with a record of 15 wins and 17 losses in the MISL's Western Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

Detroit scored 192 goals and allowed 201. Pat Ercoli netted 44 goals for the Lightning, while Ede Wolf, Wolfgang Rausch, Zequinha and Johnny Moore each tallied fifteen or more, too. Flemming Lund contributed 32 assists. Chris Turner topped the squad with 15 wins and a team-best 6.12 goals against average, pacing regularly-used goalkeepers.

Terry Fisher coached the team. The 1979-80 Detroit Lightning lost in the Division Semifinal.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Alex BassoF6'0"165, Argentina
Leroy DeLeonF,D,F/MFebruary 7, 19485'10"155Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Buzz DemlingDSeptember 21, 19485'10"170St. Louis, MO
Val DeSouzaDJune 7, 19526'0"160Sao Paulo, Brazil
Pat ErcoliF,MNovember 30, 19575'10"165Toronto, ON Canada
Bernie FaganD,MJanuary 29, 19495'9"155Sunderland, England
Bart FarleyGJanuary 26, 19586'1"170Williston, VT
Terry FisherD, USA
Mani HernandezF,MAugust 2, 19485'3"142Madrid, Spain
Mike HunterDSeptember 30, 19585'8"160Los Angeles, California
Flemming LundM,FOctober 6, 19525'8"150Copenhagen, Denmark
Ane MihailovichD,MNovember 16, 19515'10"155Vratnica, Macedonia Yugoslavia
Johnny MooreM,FAugust 28, 19475'5"135Glasgow, Scotland
Steve NorrisDJuly 19, 19545'11"170Ann Arbor, MI
Derek PosseeFFebruary 14, 19465'5"135London, England
Wolfgang RauschM,FApril 30, 19475'9"170Aachen, Germany
Len ReneryDNovember 9, 19495'10"170London, England
Craig ReynoldsDAugust 11, 19535'9"165Webster, NY
Steve RyanF,MOctober 27, 19565'10"175San Francisco, California
Antonio SimoesM,FDecember 14, 19435'8"145Lisbon, Portugal
Fonda TsironisF
Chris TurnerGFebruary 1, 19606'1"180Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
Ede WolfMJanuary 28, 19485'8"150, Germany
ZequinhaF,D/MNovember 17, 19495'8"140Leopoldina, Brazil