1981 Chicago Sting Roster

North American Soccer League (NASL)
Team Record: 23-9 - 195 points
in the NASL's Central Division

Won Championship
Coach: Willy Roy (23-9)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 206,227, Avg. 12,889 in 16 home dates
1981 Chicago Sting Statistics

The Chicago Sting of the North American Soccer League ended the 1981 season with a record of 23 wins and 9 losses for 195 points in the NASL's Central Division.

The Sting led the league with 84 goals. Chicago allowed 50 goals. Karl-Heinz Granitza scored 19 goals for the squad, while Arno Steffenhagen, Rudy Glenn, Charlie Fajkus, Pato Margetic and Ingo Peter each contributed five or more also. Pato Margetic and Karl-Heinz Granitza each recorded 17 assists. Phil Parkes recorded a 0.84 goals against average, leading regular keepers.

Willy Roy coached the team. The 1981 Chicago Sting won the Championship.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Paul CoffeeGNovember 12, 19566'1"174Santa Clara, California
Jorge EspinozaD,MMarch 11, 19536'0"165Santiago, Chile
Charlie FajkusMMarch 4, 19575'10"158Chicago, IL
Dieter FernerGJanuary 16, 19496'0"160Wuppertal, Germany
Rudy GlennM,DOctober 12, 19586'2"185Lawton, OK
Karl-Heinz GranitzaFNovember 1, 19516'0"182Lunen, Germany
Paul HahnDJanuary 16, 19496'2"188Sonsbeck, Germany
Bret HallM,DNovember 16, 19565'6"148Buffalo, NY
Dave HusonM,F,DMay 1, 19515'9"150Jersey, Channel Islands Channel Islands
Tasso KoutsoukosF,MApril 4, 19595'10"173Montreal, QC Canada
Steve LongM,FApril 23, 19575'7"148Babonga, Zaire
Pato MargeticFMay 17, 19605'11"154Avellaneda, Argentina
Frantz MathieuDDecember 23, 19525'11"162Acul, Haiti
Ivan MiljkovicDAugust 1, 1949, Yugoslavia
Phil ParkesGJuly 14, 19476'3"190West Bromwich, England
Ingo PeterM,FOctober 23, 19516'3"187Dortmund, Germany
Greg RyanDJanuary 21, 19575'9"156Frankfurt, Germany
Mark SimantonM,DDecember 8, 19585'11"158Chicago, IL
Derek SpaldingD,M,D/MDecember 20, 19545'9"179Dundee, Scotland
Jim SteeleDMarch 11, 19506'1"185Edinburgh, Scotland
Arno SteffenhagenM,FSeptember 24, 19495'9"159Berlin, Germany
John TymaFOctober 13, 19586'0"172Cleveland, OH