1979-80 Detroit Lightning Statistics

Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL)
Team Record: 15-17
in the MISL's Western Division
Postseason: 0-1
Lost Division Semifinal
Coach: Terry Fisher (15-17)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Attendance: 56,325, Avg. 3,520 in 16 home dates
1979-80 Detroit Lightning Roster

The Detroit Lightning of the Major Indoor Soccer League ended the 1979-80 season with a record of 15 wins and 17 losses in the MISL's Western Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

Detroit scored 192 goals and allowed 201. Pat Ercoli netted 44 goals for the Lightning, while Ede Wolf, Wolfgang Rausch, Zequinha and Johnny Moore each tallied fifteen or more, too. Flemming Lund contributed 32 assists. Chris Turner topped the squad with 15 wins and a team-best 6.12 goals against average, pacing regularly-used goalkeepers.

Terry Fisher coached the team. The 1979-80 Detroit Lightning lost in the Division Semifinal.

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Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG FC BL Shts S%
Pat ErcoliF3244256918000
Johnny MooreF242219414000
Flemming LundF327323916000
Wolfgang RauschF272113344000
Ede WolfM161782512000
Mani HernandezM38810185000
Ane MihailovichD27116178000
Craig ReynoldsD325111612000
Derek PosseeF986142000
Steve RyanF2574112000
Steve NorrisD2936913000
Bernie FaganD3127918000
Val DeSouzaD2044814000
Len ReneryD94372000
Mike HunterD204268000
Fonda TsironisF133030000
Antonio SimoesF20220000
Alex BassoF61010000
Buzz DemlingD2501112000
Leroy DeLeonF10000000
Bart FarleyG80000000
Chris TurnerG3100013000


Player GP Min W L GA GAA Shts SVS SV%
Chris Turner311716:0015151756.121265496.392
Bart Farley8202:0002247.1312856.438

Postseason - Scoring:

Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG FC BL Shts S%
Pat ErcoliF12020100000
Johnny MooreF11010000000
Flemming LundF10220000000
Mani HernandezM11010000000
Ane MihailovichD10000000000
Craig ReynoldsD10000000000
Derek PosseeF10000000000
Steve RyanF10110000000
Bernie FaganD10002000000
Val DeSouzaD10002000000
Len ReneryD10000000000
Buzz DemlingD10000000000
Bart FarleyG10000000000
Chris TurnerG10000000000

Postseason - Goalkeepers:

Player GP Min W L GA GAA Shts SVS SV%
Chris Turner148:000033.753316.485
Bart Farley112:0001315.00124.333