1979 Chicago Sting Statistics

North American Soccer League (NASL)
Team Record: 16-14 - 159 points
in the NASL's Central Division

Lost Conference Semifinal
Coach: Willy Roy (16-14)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 120,935, Avg. 8,062 in 15 home dates
1979 Chicago Sting Roster

The Chicago Sting of the North American Soccer League ended the 1979 season with a record of 16 wins and 14 losses for 159 points in the NASL's Central Division.

Chicago scored 70 goals and allowed 62. Karl-Heinz Granitza netted 20 goals for the Sting, while Derek Spalding, Thomas Sjoberg, Wim Van Hanegem and Peter Ressel each tallied five or more also. Jorgen Kristensen recorded 22 assists. Tony Chursky recorded a 1.27 goals against average, leading qualifying goalkeepers.

Willy Roy coached the team. The 1979 Chicago Sting lost in the Conference Semifinal.

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Player Pos GP GS G A Pts FC FS Y R OFF Shts S%
Karl-Heinz GranitzaF300201050000000
Peter ResselF280101838000000
Thomas SjobergF17013430000000
Jorgen KristensenF30042230000000
Wim Van HanegemM2706719000000
Derek SpaldingD2307317000000
Dick AdvocaatM2803814000000
Charlie FajkusM190259000000
Gene StrenicerM200237000000
Bruce WilsonD300044000000
Steve LongF120113000000
Luigi MartiniD70033000000
Stefan SzeferD60102000000
Gerry IngramF20011000000
Lucas MoripeM10000000000
Arno SteffenhagenF10000000000
Mike MahoneyG30000000000
Bret HallM50000000000
Lothar SkalaD90000000000
Tony ChurskyG140000000000
Paul CoffeeG170000000000
Horst BlankenburgD210000000000
Clive GriffithsD280000000000


Player GP GS Min W L T SHO GA GAA Shts SVS SV%
Mike Mahoney30300:00000041.20026
Tony Chursky1401039:000003221.91060
Paul Coffee1701454:000000332.04076