1969 North American Soccer League season

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North American Soccer League -1969 Season-
Season 1969
Champions Kansas City Spurs
Premiers Kansas City Spurs
most total points
*Atlanta Chiefs
best Won/Loss record
Matches played 40
Goals scored 82 (2.05 per match)
Top goalscorer South Africa Kaizer Motaung
(16 goals)
Average attendance 2,930
1968
1970

Statistics of the North American Soccer League in the 1969 season. This was the 2nd season of the NASL. The season started with the NASL International Cup and finished with the regular season.

Overview[edit]

The Kansas City Spurs won the International Cup. 5 teams competed in the league's 2nd season. The Kansas City Spurs also won the NASL championship by finishing at the top of the table. For the second straight year the team with the best winning percentage (Atlanta) did not win the premiership due to the NASL's points system. But unlike the previous year, the Chiefs got no opportunity to claim any title, as this would be the only year that the league did not hold a post season Championship Final.[1]

12 teams folded between 1968 and 1969

1969 NASL International Cup[edit]

The NASL held a double round-robin tournament that was called the International Cup. The league imported teams from the UK to stand in for the US clubs.

Atlanta Chiefs were represented by Aston Villa
Baltimore Bays were represented by West Ham United
Dallas Tornado were represented by Dundee United
Kansas City Spurs were represented by Wolverhampton Wanderers
St. Louis Stars were represented by Kilmarnock F.C.


6 points for a win, 3 points for a tie, 0 points for a loss, 1 point for each goal scored up to three per game.

W = Wins, L = Losses, T= Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts= point system

International Cup Standings W L T GF GA Pts
Kansas City Spurs 6 2 0 25 13 57
Baltimore Bays 5 2 1 23 13 52
Dallas Tornado 2 4 2 13 22 31
Atlanta Chiefs 2 4 2 10 16 28
St. Louis Stars 2 5 1 11 18 26

NASL Final 1969 season standings[edit]

Main article: NASL Final 1969

The regular season rosters were made of the teams's own players. With no playoff or final, Kansas City was crowned league champion.

6 points for a win, 3 points for a tie, 0 points for a loss, 1 point for each goal scored up to three per game.

W = Wins, L = Losses, T= Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts= point system

1969 NASL season standings W L T GF GA Pts
Kansas City Spurs 10 2 4 53 28 110
Atlanta Chiefs 11 2 3 46 20 109
Dallas Tornado 8 6 2 32 31 82
St. Louis Stars 3 11 2 24 47 47
Baltimore Bays 2 13 1 27 56 42

1969 NASL Champions: Kansas City Spurs

Full year standings[edit]

1969 NASL full year standings W L T GF GA Pts
Kansas City Spurs 16 4 4 78 41 167
Atlanta Chiefs 13 6 5 56 36 137
Dallas Tornado 10 10 4 45 53 113
Baltimore Bays 7 15 2 50 69 94
St. Louis Stars 5 16 3 35 65 73

NASL All-Stars[edit]

First Team[2][3]   Position  
Leonel Conde, Kansas City G
John Borodiak, Baltimore D
Kirk Apostolidis, Dallas D
William Quiros, Kansas City M
John Best, Dallas M
Joe Puls, St. Louis M
Pepe Fernandez, Kansas City F
Kaizer Motaung, Atlanta F
Manfred Seissler, Kansas City F
Ilija Mitic, Dallas F
Emment Kapengwe, Atlanta / Art Welch, Baltimore F

Post season awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Year in American Soccer - 1969". Homepages.sover.net. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  2. ^ "NASL Homepage". Web.archive.org. 2008-05-01. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  3. ^ "Steve Dimitry's NASL Web Page". Oocities.org. Retrieved 2014-01-13.