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Joey Fink

Joey Fink
Personal information
Full nameJoseph Fink
Date of birth (1951-07-31) July 31, 1951 (age 62)
Place of birthNew York, New York, United States
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing positionForward
Youth career
New York University
Senior career*
1973-1975New York Cosmos42(20)
1976-1978Tampa Bay Rowdies30(5)
1978-1981Philadelphia Fever (indoor)93(111)
1979California Sunshine23(15)
1980New York United14(9)
1980Cleveland Cobras22(12)
1981Carolina Lightnin'14(6)
1981-1985Baltimore Blast (indoor)177(122)
National team
1973-1975United States6(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Joey Fink (born July 31, 1951 in New York City) is a retired American soccer forward who spent six seasons in the North American Soccer League, two in the American Soccer League and seven in Major Indoor Soccer League. He also earned six caps with the U.S. national team between 1973 and 1975.

Youth and college

Fink played youth soccer with Blau-Weiss Gottschee.[1] He attended Steinert High School in Hamilton Township, Mercer County, New Jersey.[2] He went to college at New York University where he was a 1971 honorable mention (third team) All American soccer player. That season he scored a school record eighteen goals. He was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame on May 10, 2008.[3]


In 1973, the New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League (NASL) drafted Fink in the first round of the NASL College Draft. That year he began the first four games on the bench. In the fifth game of the season, Fink came off the bench and scored three goals. He ended the season with eleven goals in twelve starts and three late game appearances.

National team

Fink earned his first cap with the U.S. national team in a 1-0 win over Bermuda on September 9, 1973. He went on to play a total of six games with the national team, his last coming in a 2-0 loss to Mexico on August 24, 1975.[5]


External links

  • Philadelphia Fever profile
  • NASL/MISL stats
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