Ron Newman is a former association football (soccer) player and coach. He is a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame. Born near Portsmouth, Newman, after non-league football with Woking, played in the Football League with Portsmouth, Orient, Crystal Palace and Gillingham. In 1967 Newman came to the United States to play for the Atlanta Chiefs in the National Professional Soccer League (where he was team MVP in 1967), before being traded to the Dallas Tornado during the 1968 season.
James "Jimmy" Ryan (born 12 May 1945 in Stirling) is a Scottish former football player. He is currently Director of Youth Football at Manchester United's youth academy, working alongside Brian McClair. Jimmy started his career with Manchester United in 1963. He made his first team debut in 1966, and helped the club win the 1966–67 league championship and the 1968 European Cup. He left the club in 1970 for Luton Town after scoring four goals for United.
António José Simões da Costa; born Corroios, 14 December 1943) is a Portuguese footballer and a current coach. He played as an extreme-midfielder for Benfica, from 1961/62 to 1974/75. With only 1.58 m of height, he is seen as the first "Giant Gnome" of Portuguese football, before Rui Barros.
Terry Adlington (November 21, 1935 – April 10, 1994) was an English professional football goalkeeper. He began his career in England, but ended it in the United States with the North American Soccer League.
Kai Haaskivi (born December 28th, 1955 in Lahti) is a retired, Finnish, soccer player. He starred in the North American Soccer League, playing outdoor as well as indoor soccer. He also played for the Finland national football team. He now coaches in the United States.
Kyle Rote, Jr. (born December 25, 1950) is a former American soccer player. The son of Kyle Rote, an all-American college football player at Southern Methodist University who played in the National Football League for the New York Giants, he was one of the few American stars in the now-defunct North American Soccer League, and led the league in scoring in 1973.
Kenny Cooper Sr. is a former English soccer goalkeeper and coach. He spent ten seasons playing for the Dallas Tornado of the North American Soccer League and eighteen seasons coaching indoor soccer. He was the 1984 and 1988 Major Indoor Soccer League Coach of the Year.
Klaus Toppmöller (born August 12, 1951) is a former football player and the coach of Georgia national football team from 2006 to April 1, 2008. He earned 3 caps and scored 1 goal during his international career for Germany.
Ilija Mitic is a former Serbian American professional soccer player. He was a star of the North American Soccer League, its 7th all-time leading scorer with 239 points in 166 games, including 101 goals. Mitic played with Partizan Belgrade as they won the Yugoslav championship in 1960-61. Earning 2 U-23 caps and 8 youth caps, he later joined OFK Belgrade. Mitic signed with the Oakland Clippers in 1967 as they won the one-year National Professional Soccer League title.
Glenn "Mooch" Myernick (December 29, 1954 in Trenton, New Jersey – October 9, 2006 in Thornton, Colorado) was an American soccer player and coach. He won the 1976 Hermann Trophy as that year’s outstanding collegiate player. He then spent eight seasons in the North American Soccer League and one in Major Indoor Soccer League. Myernick also earned 10 caps with the U.S. national team.
David Edwin Chadwick (born 19 August 1943) is an English retired professional footballer/soccer player, who played as a wing-forward, before a career coaching in the United States of America. He was born in Ootacamund, India.
Peter McDonnell is an English former footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He began his professional career in 1973 with Bury, before being signed by Liverpool boss Bill Shankly after one year. He spent four years as reserve goalkeeper at Anfield, without making a first-team appearance. There were no substitute goalkeepers in domestic football in those days, and so McDonnell's only first-team squad involvement came in European football.
Raymond George "Ray" Bloomfield is an English former professional footballer who played in the Football League as a forward for Aston Villa, in the National Professional Soccer League for the Atlanta Chiefs, and in the North American Soccer League for Atlanta and the Dallas Tornado. He is the younger brother of footballer Jimmy Bloomfield. As a young player he represented England at schoolboy level, where he played alongside David Pleat, Barry Fry and Ron Harris, and at youth level.
This article contains weasel words, vague phrasing that often accompanies biased or unverifiable information. Such statements should be clarified or removed. José Ferreira Franco (18 November 1934–25 July 2009), nicknamed Zequinha, was a Brazilian former football (soccer) player.
Alan Thomas Hinton (born 6 October 1942 in Wednesbury) is an English former footballer who most notably played for Derby County and Nottingham Forest in the 1960s. He famously wore white football boots.
John Best is a former U.S. -English soccer defender. He spent one season in the and six seasons in the North American Soccer League where he was a five time first team All Star. He later coached the NASL Seattle Sounders and served as the general manager of the Sounders and the Vancouver Whitecaps. He also earned one cap with the U.S. national team in 1973.
Momčilo "Gabbo" Gavrić was born in Sinj, Kingdom of Yugoslavia in 1938. He was born in a large family. With all of the hardships in his young life, Gavric aspired to play professional soccer. The opportunity of playing professional soccer was very slim, but Gavric knew he could do it. In 1959 he left for Beograd, and immediately, began playing with first division side OFK Beograd. He was one of the clubs best players, and never missed a game during his 9 year spell at the club.
Janos “Jim” Benedek is a former U.S. -Hungarian soccer forward. Benedek was an All American collegiate soccer player before spending six seasons in the North American Soccer League. He earned four caps with the U.S. national team in 1968 and was a member of the U.S. soccer team which failed to qualify for the 1968 Summer Olympics.