Jim Lefkos

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Jim Lefkos
Personal information
Full name Demetrios Lefkos
Place of birth Cyprus
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1964-1969 Varsity Blues
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1969 Syracuse Scorpions ? (22)
1970-1971 Rochester Lancers 14 (5)
1971 Toronto Metros 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Demetrios "Jim" Lefkos is a retired Cypriot football (soccer) forward. He played professionally in the North American Soccer League and American Soccer League, where he led the league in scoring in 1969.


A native of Cyprus, Lefkos attended the University of Toronto where he played on the school's soccer team from 1964 to 1969. Lefkos led the team in scoring for three consecutive seasons during which the Varsity Blues won three OQAA championships. He was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame in 1999.[1]

In 1969, Lefkos signed with the Syracuse Scorpions of the American Soccer League. Lefkos led the league in scoring and was a First Team All Star.[2] IN 1970, he moved to the Rochester Lancers of the North American Soccer League. In 1971, he began the season in Rochester before being traded to the Toronto Metros. He finished the season in Toronto, then retired.


Lefkos then became a physical education and health teacher as well as the boy's soccer coach at Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute. In 1981, Lefkos, in addition to his high school responsibilities, became the head soccer coach of the University of Toronto men's soccer team. He coached the team to one national championship before retiring in 2002


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