1979 Los Angeles Aztecs Roster

North American Soccer League (NASL)
Team Record: 18-12 - 162 points
in the NASL's Western Division

Lost Conference Semifinal
Coach: Rinus Michels (18-12)
Location: Los Angeles, California
Attendance: 215,003, Avg. 14,334 in 15 home dates
1979 Los Angeles Aztecs Statistics

The Los Angeles Aztecs of the North American Soccer League ended the 1979 season with a record of 18 wins and 12 losses for 162 points in the NASL's Western Division.

The Aztecs scored 62 goals and conceded 47. Leo Van Veen and Johan Cruyff netted 13 goals each for Los Angeles, while Thomas Rongen, Chris Dangerfield, Walter Wagner and Hubert Smeets each tallied five or more also. Johan Cruyff contributed 15 assists. Bob Rigby earned a 1.08 goals against average, topping qualifying goalkeepers.

Rinus Michels coached the team. The 1979 Los Angeles Aztecs lost in the Conference Semifinal.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Clyde BestFFebruary 24, 19576'2"195Somerset, Bermuda
Colin BoultonGDecember 9, 19456'0"165Cheltenham, England
Johan CruyffMApril 25, 19475'9"150Amsterdam, Holland
Chris DangerfieldF,MAugust 9, 19555'11"165Coleshill, Warwickshire England
Graham DayDNovember 22, 19536'1"170Bristol, England
George DewsnipFMay 6, 19565'7"140Salford, England
Angelo DiBernardoM,FMay 16, 19565'9"155Buenos Aires, Argentina
Vito DimitrijevicMDecember 11, 1948Surdulica, Serbia Yugoslavia
Sanchez GalindoDNovember 26, 1947Mexico City, Mexico
Larry HulcerM,FApril 26, 19575'10"160St. Louis, MO
Paul JonesF,MFebruary 26, 19615'8"147Hawthrone, California South Africa
Mihalj KeriDJanuary 15, 19516'1"180Kikinda, Serbia Yugoslavia
George KottanMOctober 6, 1950Budapest, Hungary
Sammy LlewellynFDecember 24, 1951Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
John McGraneDOctober 12, 19525'10"160Glasgow, Scotland
Jim MillinderM,F,DNovember 27, 19585'8"150Salina, KS
Dave MorrisonGFebruary 3, 19576'0"170Seattle, WA
Billy Olsen
Wolfgang RauschM,FApril 30, 19475'9"170Aachen, Germany
Bob RigbyGJuly 3, 19516'0"175Ridley Park, PA
Neill RobertsM,FMarch 30, 19546'2"175Durban, South Africa
Thomas RongenM,FOctober 31, 19566'0"175Amsterdam, Holland
Dave SheltonM,DFebruary 27, 19565'9"155Chicago, IL
Bobby SibbaldD,MJanuary 25, 19485'7"150Hebburn, England
Hubert SmeetsFSeptember 20, 1953Sittard, Holland
Sepp StrasserDDecember 20, 19586'2"165Hopfgarten, Austria
Wim SuurbierD,M/DJanuary 15, 19455'10"155Eindhoven, Holland
Leo Van VeenM,FJune 19, 1946Utrecht, Holland
Walter WagnerF
Gerry Woram