1981 San Diego Sockers Roster

North American Soccer League (NASL)
Team Record: 21-11 - 173 points
in the NASL's Western Division

Lost Semifinal
Coach: Ron Newman (21-11)
Location: San Diego, California
Attendance: 236,824, Avg. 14,802 in 16 home dates
1981 San Diego Sockers Statistics

The San Diego Sockers of the North American Soccer League ended the 1981 season with a record of 21 wins and 11 losses for 173 points in the NASL's Western Division.

The Sockers recorded 67 goals and gave up 49. Mike Stojanovic scored 23 goals for San Diego, while Lorenz Hilkes, Kaz Deyna and Manu Sanon each netted five or more as well. Jean Willrich contributed 13 assists. Volkmar Gross recorded a 0.91 goals against average, topping regularly-used goalkeepers.

Ron Newman coached the team. The 1981 San Diego Sockers lost in the Semifinal.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Leonardo CuellarMJanuary 14, 19525'8"160Mexico City, Mexico
Gordon DallasDFebruary 13, 19596'0"160Durban, South Africa
Kaz DeynaM,FOctober 23, 19475'10"160Starograd Gdanski, Gdanski Poland
Bob DogancicDSeptember 17, 19496'0"175Ljubljana, Slovenia Yugoslavia
Martin DonnellyDJanuary 4, 19515'8"160Belfast, Northern Ireland
Eric GeyerDNovember 7, 19506'1"195Adelsdorf, Germany
Jim GorsekGOctober 12, 19555'11"180Oregon City, OR
Volkmar GrossGJanuary 31, 19486'3"210Berlin, Germany
Lorenz HilkesFAugust 31, 19506'0"175Grubbenoors, Holland
Waad HirmezD,F,MOctober 28, 19615'8"170Baghdad, Iraq
Ty KeoughM,D,D/MDecember 19, 19565'10"160St. Louis, MO
Terry MooreD,D/MJune 2, 19586'0"172Moncton, NB Canada
Steve NesinF,D,MApril 17, 19605'9"160Novi Sad, Croatia Yugoslavia
Mike PickeringDSeptember 29, 19565'11"175Mirfield, England
Nick RohmannDNovember 23, 19526'1"190, Luxembourg
Manu SanonFJune 25, 19515'10"180Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Peter SkourasF,MMarch 21, 19635'7"130New York, NY
Mike StojanovicFJanuary 26, 19476'1"175Lapovo, Serbia Yugoslavia
George TelferFJuly 6, 1955Liverpool, England
Juli VeeeM,FFebruary 22, 19506'1"180Budapest, Hungary
Gert WieczorkowskiM,DJuly 24, 19486'1"175Hamburg, Germany
Jean WillrichF,MApril 27, 19536'1"180Koblenz, Germany