Steve David

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Steve David
Personal information
Date of birth (1951-03-11) 11 March 1951 (age 63)
Place of birth Point Fortin, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Police
1974–1976 Miami Toros 53 (37)
1977–1978 Los Angeles Aztecs 27 (26)
1978 Detroit Express 11 (2)
1978–1979 California Surf 40 (16)
1980 San Diego Sockers 6 (2)
1980–1981 San Jose Earthquakes 38 (17)
1981–1983 Phoenix Inferno (indoor) 91 (119)
1983–1984 Phoenix Pride (indoor) 22 (15)
National team
Trinidad and Tobago 16 (16)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).

Steve David (born 11 March 1951 in Point Fortin, Trinidad) is a Trinidadian former North American Soccer League and international football player.

Club career[edit]

David began his professional career with Police in Trinidad and Tobago. In 1974, he signed with the Miami Toros in the North American Soccer League. That season, the Toros had reached the finals, losing the championship games to Los Angeles 4–3. David He had a standout season second season and was named the 1975 NASL MVP as the Toros reached the league cup play-off semi-final stage.[1] After a poor 1976 season, scoring only one goal in thirteen games, the Toros traded him to the Los Angeles Aztecs. He had a rebound in form, scoring twenty-six goals in twenty-four games. However, he began expressing dissatisfaction with the Aztecs at the beginning of the 1977 season. After a 1–2 start, the Aztecs sent David to the Detroit Express in exchange for a 1979 first-round draft pick and cash on 22 April 1978.[2] He played eleven games with the Express before they sent him to the California Surf. He finished the 1978 season, then played the entire 1979 season, in California. In 1980, he began the season with the San Diego Sockers before they sent him to the San Jose Earthquakes. He remained with the Earthquakes through the 1981 season after which he left the NASL. He finished his NASL career as the league's 8th all-time leading scorer with 228 points in 175 games, including a 7th best tally of 100 goals. In the fall of 1981, he signed with the Phoenix Inferno of the Major Indoor Soccer League. He finished the 1981–82 season the league's 4th best scorer with 81 points in 44 games and the 1982–83 season 9th best with 81 points in 47 games.

International career[edit]

David scored 16 goals in World Cup qualifiers for T&T between 1972 and 1976. He was inducted into the Trinidad and Tobago Football Hall of Fame in 2008.

Career statistics[edit]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 10 November 1972 King George V Park, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago  Antigua and Barbuda 11–1 Win 1973 CONCACAF Championship qualification
2. 10 November 1972 King George V Park, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago  Antigua and Barbuda 11–1 Win 1973 CONCACAF Championship qualification
3. 10 November 1972 King George V Park, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago  Antigua and Barbuda 11–1 Win 1973 CONCACAF Championship qualification
4. 19 November 1972 Antigua Recreation Ground, St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda  Antigua and Barbuda 1–2 Win 1973 CONCACAF Championship qualification
5. 30 November 1972 Skinner Park, San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago  Suriname 1–1 Draw 1973 CONCACAF Championship qualification
6. 29 November 1973 Stade Sylvio Cator, Port-au-Prince, Haiti  Honduras 2–1 Lost 1973 CONCACAF Championship
7. 4 December 1973 Stade Sylvio Cator, Port-au-Prince, Haiti  Haiti 2–1 Lost 1973 CONCACAF Championship
8. 10 December 1973 Stade Sylvio Cator, Port-au-Prince, Haiti  Guatemala 1–0 Win 1973 CONCACAF Championship
9. 14 December 1973 Stade Sylvio Cator, Port-au-Prince, Haiti  Mexico 4–0 Win 1973 CONCACAF Championship
10. 17 December 1973 Stade Sylvio Cator, Port-au-Prince, Haiti  Netherlands Antilles 4–0 Win 1973 CONCACAF Championship
11. 17 December 1973 Stade Sylvio Cator, Port-au-Prince, Haiti  Netherlands Antilles 4–0 Win 1973 CONCACAF Championship
12. 17 December 1973 Stade Sylvio Cator, Port-au-Prince, Haiti  Netherlands Antilles 4–0 Win 1973 CONCACAF Championship
13. 15 August 1976 Barbados National Stadium, Bridgetown, Barbados  Barbados 2–1 Lost 1977 CONCACAF Championship qualification
14. 14 November 1976 André Kamperveen Stadion, Paramaribo, Suriname  Suriname 1–1 Draw 1977 CONCACAF Championship qualification
15. 14 November 1976 Stade de Baduel, Cayenne, French Guiana  Suriname 3–2 Lost 1977 CONCACAF Championship qualification
16. 14 November 1976 Stade de Baduel, Cayenne, French Guiana  Suriname 3–2 Lost 1977 CONCACAF Championship qualification
Correct as of 24 July 2011

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Year in American Soccer – 1975
  2. ^ The Aztecs, off to a shaky 1–2 start Washington Post, The (DC) – Sunday, 23 April 1978

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