1979 Chicago Sting Roster

North American Soccer League (NASL)
Team Record: 16-14 - 159 points
in the NASL's Central Division

Lost Conference Semifinal
Coach: Willy Roy (16-14)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 120,935, Avg. 8,062 in 15 home dates
1979 Chicago Sting Statistics

The Chicago Sting of the North American Soccer League ended the 1979 season with a record of 16 wins and 14 losses for 159 points in the NASL's Central Division.

Chicago scored 70 goals and allowed 62. Karl-Heinz Granitza netted 20 goals for the Sting, while Derek Spalding, Thomas Sjoberg, Wim Van Hanegem and Peter Ressel each tallied five or more also. Jorgen Kristensen recorded 22 assists. Tony Chursky recorded a 1.27 goals against average, leading qualifying goalkeepers.

Willy Roy coached the team. The 1979 Chicago Sting lost in the Conference Semifinal.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Dick AdvocaatMSeptember 27, 19475'7"145The Hague, Holland
Horst BlankenburgDJuly 10, 1947Heidenheim, Germany
Tony ChurskyGJune 13, 19535'10"165Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
Paul CoffeeGNovember 12, 19566'1"174Santa Clara, California
Bill DrozdMNovember 24, 19596'0"170Lesna, Poland
Charlie FajkusMMarch 4, 19575'10"158Chicago, IL
Trevor FredericksF, Trinidad
Karl-Heinz GranitzaFNovember 1, 19516'0"182Lunen, Germany
Clive GriffithsDJanuary 22, 19555'10"160Pontypridd, Wales
Bret HallM,DNovember 16, 19565'6"148Buffalo, NY
Jado HasanbegovicFJanuary 8, 19486'0"175Sarajevo, Bosnia Yugoslavia
Gerry IngramFAugust 19, 19475'10"160Hull, England
Tasso KoutsoukosF,MApril 4, 19595'10"173Montreal, QC Canada
Jorgen KristensenM,F,F/MDecember 12, 19465'8"145Hedehusene, Denmark
Steve LongM,FApril 23, 19575'7"148Babonga, Zaire
Mike MahoneyGOctober 25, 19506'1"190Bristol, England
Luigi MartiniDJune 15, 1949Cappanori Lucca, Italy
Lucas MoripeF,M, South Africa
Peter NotaroF,MJanuary 1, 19575'10"155Baltimore, MD
Peter ResselFDecember 4, 1945Krommenie, Holland
Thomas SjobergFJuly 6, 1952Malmo, Sweden
Lothar SkalaDMay 2, 1952Gross-Greau, Germany
Derek SpaldingD,M,D/MDecember 20, 19545'9"179Dundee, Scotland
Arno SteffenhagenM,FSeptember 24, 19495'9"159Berlin, Germany
Gene StrenicerM,DAugust 12, 19455'7"143Budapest, Hungary
Stefan SzeferDMay 8, 19426'9"175, Poland
Wim Van HanegemMFebruary 20, 1944Breskens, Holland
Bruce WilsonDJune 20, 19515'10"160Vancouver, British Columbia Canada