1979 Detroit Express Roster

North American Soccer League (NASL)
Team Record: 14-16 - 133 points
in the NASL's Central Division

Lost Conference Quarterfinal
Coach: Ken Furphy (14-16)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Attendance: 210,864, Avg. 14,058 in 15 home dates
1979 Detroit Express Statistics

The Detroit Express of the North American Soccer League ended the 1979 season with a record of 14 wins and 16 losses for 133 points in the NASL's Central Division.

The Express scored 60 goals and yielded 56. Keith Furphy and Trevor Francis netted 14 goals each for Detroit, while Graham Oates and Ted MacDougall tallied five or more, too. Graham Oates contributed 12 assists. Jim Brown earned a 1.18 goals against average, leading qualifying goalkeepers.

Ken Furphy coached the team. The 1979 Detroit Express lost in the Conference Quarterfinal.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Bob Alarcon
Roberto ArciniegaM5'4"140Quito, Ecuador
Dominick BarczewskiDAugust 15, 19596'2"180St. Louis, MO
Ivan BelfioreD,FSeptember 4, 19605'11"175Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
David BradfordM,FFebruary 22, 19535'5"145Manchester, England
Jim BrownGMay 11, 19525'11"168Coatbridge, Scotland
Chuck CareyDAugust 12, 19535'9"155Bethesda, MD
Eddie ColquhounDMarch 29, 19456'0"170Edinburgh, Scotland
Mick CoopDJuly 10, 1948Leamington, England
Benny DargleDJanuary 2, 19575'11"170Liverpool, England
Roberto De OliveiraFSeptember 11, 19555'9"160Brooklyn, NY
Dave Dolphus
Tony DunneDJuly 24, 1941Dublin, Ireland
Trevor FrancisFApril 19, 19545'10"161Plymouth, England
Keith FurphyFJuly 30, 19586'2"165Stocton, England
Niels GuldbjergF,M,DFebruary 10, 19585'8"148Aalestrup, Denmark
Paul HunterDJanuary 18, 19565'11"155Toronto, ON Canada
Slobo IlijevskiGOctober 24, 19496'0"165Skopje, Macedonia Yugoslavia
Ted MacDougallFJanuary 8, 1947Inverness, Scotland
Angus MoffattM,FMay 15, 19485'7"140Lanarkshire, Scotland
Graham OatesD,MMarch 14, 19496'2"172Bradford, England
Roger OsborneMMarch 9, 1950Otley, England
Hal PartenheimerD,MMay 12, 19565'11"170Latrobe, PA
Bob RohrbachFApril 2, 19556'2"170Garden City, NY
Johann ScharmannMFebruary 23, 19495'9"158, Austria
Steve SeargeantDJanuary 2, 19515'8"165Liverpool, England
Brian TinnionFJune 11, 19485'9"155Workington, England
Danny VaughnF,DSeptember 7, 19566'0"180Tacoma, WA


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