1978 Rochester Lancers Roster

North American Soccer League (NASL)
Team Record: 14-16 - 131 points
in the NASL's Eastern Division
Coach: Don Popovic (14-16)
Location: Rochester, New York
Attendance: 101,402, Avg. 6,760 in 15 home dates
1978 Rochester Lancers Statistics

The Rochester Lancers of the North American Soccer League ended the 1978 season with a record of 14 wins and 16 losses for 131 points in the NASL's Eastern Division.

Rochester recorded 47 goals and allowed 52. Francisco Bolota scored 12 goals for the Lancers, while Mike Stojanovic, Joe Horvath, Jim Pollihan, Pat Ercoli, Vladimir Trifunovic and Julio Baylon each netted five or more, too. Joe Horvath contributed 11 assists. Ratka Svilar recorded a 1.12 goals against average, topping regular keepers.

Don Popovic coached the team.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Julio BaylonFOctober 12, 19476'1"192Lima, Peru
Francisco BolotaFApril 20, 1946, Portugal
Nelson CupelloDAugust 28, 19515'11"175, Brazil
Don DroegeDJanuary 21, 19556'0"180St. Louis, MO
Pat ErcoliF,MNovember 30, 19575'10"165Toronto, ON Canada
Francisco EscosM,DJuly 10, 19425'7"158, Argentina
Miralem FazlicDJune 10, 19476'1"180Tuzla, Bosnia Yugoslavia
Joe HorvathF,M,DMay 21, 19496'1"175Budapest, Hungary
Jim MayGMarch 22, 19536'1"170Kings Ferry, NY
Nick MijatovicDMay 17, 19476'0"180Bajina Bašta, Serbia Yugoslavia
Hugo NicoliniDNovember 15, 1949Buenos Aires, Argentina
Frank OdoiMFebruary 23, 19435'6"145Accra, Ghana
Horacio PalmieriMJanuary 28, 1952Buenos Aires, Argentina
Jim PollihanDFebruary 13, 19546'1"185St. Louis, MO
Craig ReynoldsDAugust 11, 19535'9"165Webster, NY
Jim RothFNovember 8, 1955St. Louis, MO
Ibraim SilvaD,F,MNovember 29, 19536'0"150, Portugal
Mike StojanovicFJanuary 26, 19476'1"175Lapovo, Serbia Yugoslavia
Ratko SvilarGMay 8, 19426'1"180Crvenka, Serbia
Vladimir TrifunovicMJuly 7, 1949, Yugoslavia
Hans WulfGOctober 3, 19516'1"175, Germany