1978-79 New York Arrows Roster

Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL)
Team Record: 16-8
in the MISL
Postseason: 3-0
Won Championship
Coach: Don Popovic (16-8)
Location: Uniondale, New York
Attendance: 65,350, Avg. 5,446 in 12 home dates
1978-79 New York Arrows Statistics

The New York Arrows of the Major Indoor Soccer League ended the 1978-79 season with a record of 16 wins and 8 losses in the MISL. The team compiled a postseason mark of 3-0.

The Arrows scored 176 goals, most in the league. New York yielded 136 goals. Steve Zungul netted 43 goals for the team, while Tibor Molnar, Pat Ercoli and Branko Segota each tallied fifteen or more, too. Steve Zungul contributed 25 assists. Shep Messing topped the squad with 14 wins and a team-best 5.19 goals against average, leading qualifying goalkeepers.

Don Popovic coached the team. The 1978-79 New York Arrows won the Championship.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Luis AlbertoF,MOctober 6, 19435'5"153Santiago del Estero, Argentina
Julio BaylonFOctober 12, 19476'1"192Lima, Peru
Renato CilaD,MNovember 23, 19515'10"155Cruzalia, Brazil
Hugh CreaneyD,FSeptember 13, 19575'11"160Glasgow, Scotland
Enzo DiPedeGJanuary 3, 19575'10"160Sora, Italy
Peter DuerdenGK,DJune 5, 19455'11"175Burnley, England
Pat ErcoliF,MNovember 30, 19575'10"165Toronto, ON Canada
Mike FarebrotherFJanuary 30, 19605'9"164Chicago, IL
Miralem FazlicDJune 10, 19476'1"180Tuzla, Bosnia Yugoslavia
Mario GarciaFJuly 28, 19505'7"150Chaco, Argentina
Sergio IannucelliFJuly 30, 19585'6"140Montreal, QC Canada
Jim McLoughlinD,MFebruary 5, 19576'2"168Liverpool, England
Shep MessingGOctober 9, 19495'11"170Bronx, NY
Tibor MolnarF,MJune 6, 19525'11"170Budapest, Hungary
John NusumD,FJuly 6, 19545'11"180Paget West, Bermuda
Doug PollardDAugust 28, 19576'2"165London, ON Canada
Jim PollihanDFebruary 13, 19546'1"185St. Louis, MO
Andrea PuzoG
Craig ReynoldsDAugust 11, 19535'9"165Webster, NY
Peter RoeD/M,D,F,MSeptember 23, 19555'7"140Manchester, England
Carl RoseDNovember 15, 19525'9"145London, England
Branko SegotaM,FJune 8, 19615'10"175Rijeka, Croatia Yugoslavia
Ibraim SilvaD,F,MNovember 29, 19536'0"150, Portugal
Damir SutevskiD,F,MSeptember 28, 19545'10"150Zagreb, Croatia Yugoslavia
Steve ZungulFJuly 28, 19546'0"175Split, Croatia Yugoslavia