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Mike Stankovic

Mike Stankovic
Personal information
Date of birth (1956-11-11) November 11, 1956 (age 57)
Place of birthKaludra, Yugoslavia
Playing positionDefender
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1980Memphis Rogues28(5)
1980-1981Dallas Tornado (indoor)16(24)
1981Dallas Tornado15(0)
1981-1987Baltimore Blast (indoor)212(120)
1987-1989Wichita Wings (indoor)96(42)
1989-1991Baltimore Blast (indoor)74(34)
1992-1998Baltimore Spirit (indoor)108(67)
Teams managed
1991-1992Baltimore Blast (assistant)
1992-1996Baltimore Spirit (assistant)
1996-1998Baltimore Spirit
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Mike Stankovic is a retired Yugoslavian soccer defender who played professionally in the North American Soccer League, Major Indoor Soccer League and National Professional Soccer League.

Biography

In 1980, he moved to the United States where he signed with the Memphis Rogues of the North American Soccer League. He moved to the Dallas Tornado in the fall of 1980 and played for the Tornado during the 1980-1981 NASL indoor season.[1] He played the 1981 outdoor season with the Tornado, then moved indoors permanently when he signed with the Baltimore Blast of the Major Indoor Soccer League. In August 1987, he signed as a free agent with the Wichita Wings.[2] During his six seasons with the Blast, Stankovic was a five time All Star. On January 20, 1989, the Wings traded Stankovic and Peter Ward to the Blast in exchange for Keder and David Byrne.[3]

After retiring from pro soccer he founded the "Mike Stankovic Pro Soccer Academy".

In 2010, Stankovic coached the Ghana soccer team at the World Cup in Johannesburg, South Africa. In 2011, Mike Stankovic coached Qatar soccer team.

Awards and honors

  • MISL All-Star Team: 1985
  • MISL 10th Year Anniversary All Decade Team

In March 2013, Stankovic was one of six men named to the 2013 class of the Indoor Soccer Hall of Fame. The other inductees are Gordon Jago, Preki, Kai Haaskivi, Zoltán Tóth, and Brian Quinn.[4]

References

External links

  • NASL/MISL stats
  • [1]
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