1978 San Diego Sockers Roster

North American Soccer League (NASL)
Team Record: 18-12 - 164 points
in the NASL's Western Division

Lost Conference Semifinal
Coach: Hubert Vogelsinger (18-12)
Location: San Diego, California
Attendance: 77,185, Avg. 5,146 in 15 home dates
1978 San Diego Sockers Statistics

The San Diego Sockers of the North American Soccer League ended the 1978 season with a record of 18 wins and 12 losses for 164 points in the NASL's Western Division.

San Diego scored 63 goals and yielded 56. Walker McCall netted 11 goals for the Sockers, while Jean Willrich, Juli Veee and Peter Anderson each tallied five or more, too. Jean Willrich and Juli Veee each recorded 13 assists. Alan Mayer recorded a 1.11 goals against average, topping qualifying goalkeepers.

Hubert Vogelsinger coached the team. The 1978 San Diego Sockers lost in the Conference Semifinal.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Gary AllisonGOctober 14, 19526'0"170Munich, Germany
Peter AndersonF,MMay 31, 19495'10"155London, England
Victor ArbalezFAugust 14, 19535'3"140Bogota, Columbia
Igor BachnerM,FSeptember 16, 19465'10"155, Czechoslovakia
Ade CokerF,MMay 19, 19545'9"155Lagos, Nigeria
Mark DemlingDOctober 4, 19516'0"175St. Louis, MO
Bob DogancicDSeptember 17, 19496'0"175Ljubljana, Slovenia Yugoslavia
Laszlo HarsanyiDMarch 13, 19516'1"175Budapest, Hungary
Chris HorrocksDNovember 15, 19545'8"160Montreal, QC Canada
Gerry IngramFAugust 19, 19475'10"160Hull, England
Brian JoyD,MFebruary 26, 19515'9"160Manchester, England
Jurgen KirkM5'11"155
Franz KrauthausenMFebruary 27, 19465'9"160Oberhauser, Germany
Fritz KunzliFJanuary 8, 1946Zurich, Switzerland
Peter LechermannDSeptember 28, 19505'10"180Mulheim, Germany
Alan MayerGJuly 3, 19526'0"185Bayshore, NY
Walker McCallF,MMarch 29, 1954Irwin, Scotland
Roy MessingGMarch 4, 19585'11"165Roslyn, NY
Hans-Pieter MielkeMNovember 30, 1951Golssen, Germany
Paul MiloneFJune 26, 19565'9"155Newark, NJ
Axel NeumannM,D,FApril 22, 1952Berlin, Germany
Peter NoverDOctober 29, 1954Holzheim, Germany
John NusumD,FJuly 6, 19545'11"180Paget West, Bermuda
Gerry O'KaneM,FJanuary 20, 19555'10"170Belfast, Northern Ireland
Yilmaz OrhanM,FMarch 13, 19555'11"165Nicosia, Cyprus
Nick OwcharukGMay 29, 19556'1"175Chicago, IL
Steve RobertsonF
Atilla SandorFSeptember 11, 19485'7"140, Germany
Derek SmethurstFOctober 24, 19476'1"165Durban, South Africa
Heinz StickelDMay 9, 1949Tubingen, Germany
Jan Van Der VeenMJuly 6, 19485'11"178Meppel, Holland
Juli VeeeM,FFebruary 22, 19506'1"180Budapest, Hungary
Doug WarkF,MDecember 24, 19515'10"160Glasgow, Scotland
Jean WillrichF,MApril 27, 19536'1"180Koblenz, Germany
Klaus WolfF