1978 Detroit Express Roster

North American Soccer League (NASL)
Team Record: 20-10 - 176 points
in the NASL's Central Division

Lost Conference Semifinal
Coach: Ken Furphy (20-10)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Attendance: 182,906, Avg. 12,194 in 15 home dates
1978 Detroit Express Statistics

The Detroit Express of the North American Soccer League ended the 1978 season with a record of 20 wins and 10 losses for 176 points in the NASL's Central Division.

Detroit netted 68 goals and yielded 36. Trevor Francis scored 22 goals for the Express, while Keith Furphy, Alan Brazil and David Bradford each tallied five or more also. Keith Furphy contributed 12 assists.

Ken Furphy coached the team. The 1978 Detroit Express lost in the Conference Semifinal.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Roberto ArciniegaM5'4"140Quito, Ecuador
George BestFMay 22, 19465'8"159Belfast, Northern Ireland
David BradfordM,FFebruary 22, 19535'5"145Manchester, England
Alan BrazilFJune 15, 1959Glasgow, Scotland
Chuck CareyDAugust 12, 19535'9"155Bethesda, MD
Eddie ColquhounDMarch 29, 19456'0"170Edinburgh, Scotland
Steve DavidFMarch 11, 19516'2"165Port Fortin, Trinidad
Ian DaviesDMay 29, 1957Bristol, England
Roberto De OliveiraFSeptember 11, 19555'9"160Brooklyn, NY
Steve EarleFNovember 1, 19455'9"165Felthim, England
Trevor FrancisFApril 19, 19545'10"161Plymouth, England
Keith FurphyFJuly 30, 19586'2"165Stocton, England
Steve HardwickGSeptember 6, 19565'11"174Mansfield, England
Dave HoffmeyerM,DMay 31, 19555'9"155St. Louis, MO
Paul HunterDJanuary 18, 19565'11"155Toronto, ON Canada
Slobo IlijevskiGOctober 24, 19496'0"165Skopje, Macedonia Yugoslavia
Mick LeachFJanuary 16, 1947Manchester, England
Angus MoffattM,FMay 15, 19485'7"140Lanarkshire, Scotland
Bobby MooreDApril 12, 19416'0"183Barking, Essex England
Graham OatesD,MMarch 14, 19496'2"172Bradford, England
Steve SeargeantDJanuary 2, 19515'8"165Liverpool, England
Dave SheltonM,DFebruary 27, 19565'9"155Chicago, IL
Roy SinclairMDecember 10, 19445'8"147Liverpool, England
Brian TinnionFJune 11, 19485'9"155Workington, England
Danny VaughnF,DSeptember 7, 19566'0"180Tacoma, WA
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