Leroy DeLeon

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Leroy DeLeon
Personal information
Date of birth (1948-02-07) February 7, 1948 (age 66)
Place of birth Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967–1968 New York Generals 15 (3)
1970–1971 Washington Darts 44 (23)
1972 Miami Gatos 14 (5)
1974–1977 Washington Diplomats 50 (18)
1977–1978 San Jose Earthquakes 30 (6)
1979 Seattle Sounders 1 (0)
1979 Detroit Lightning (indoor) 1 (0)
1979-1983 Phoenix Inferno (indoor) 122 (73)
National team
Trinidad and Tobago
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Leroy DeLeon is a retired Trinidad and Tobago football striker who played in the North American Soccer League and Major Indoor Soccer League.

DeLeon graduated from Saint Benedict's College. In 1967, he signed with the New York Generals of the National Professional Soccer League. In 1968, the NPSL merged with the United Soccer Association to form the North American Soccer League. DeLeon and the Generals spent the 1969 season in the NASL. In 1970, DeLeon moved to the Washington Darts. He was a 1970 First Team All Star.[1] Following the 1971 season, the Darts moved to Miami, Florida and became the Miami Gatos. DeLeon did not play in the NASL in 1972. In May 1974, Miami (now renamed the Toros) traded DeLeon to the Washington Diplomats for cash and the Diplomats 1974 first round draft choice.[2] In April 1977, the Diplomats traded DeLeon to the San Jose Earthquakes in exchange for Mark Liveric.[3] He finished his NASL career in 1979 with the Seattle Sounders. In the fall of 1979, DeLeon moved to the Detroit Lightning of the Major Indoor Soccer League. The Lightning traded him to the Phoenix Inferno where he retired after three seasons.

He also played at international level for Trinidad and Tobago. His son is fellow player Nick DeLeon.

In 2008, he was inducted into the Trinidad and Tobago Sports Hall of Fame.

References[edit]

  1. ^ NASL All Star Teams
  2. ^ Diplomats Gets Toros DeLeon
  3. ^ Dips Must Grit and Bear It on Road The Washington Post(DC) - Sunday, May 1, 1977

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