Ane Mihailovich

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Ane Mihailovich
Personal information
Date of birth (1951-11-16) November 16, 1951 (age 65)
Place of birth Vratnica, Yugoslavia
Playing position Forward / Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973 Detroit Mustangs
1973–1974 Cleveland Cobras
1976 Los Angeles Skyhawks
1977–1978 Los Angeles Aztecs 18 (2)
1978–1979 Washington Diplomats 24 (0)
1979–1980 Detroit Lightning (indoor) 27 (11)
1980 San Jose Earthquakes 26 (1)
1980–1981 San Diego Sockers (indoor) 16 (3)
1982 Detroit Express
National team
1977 United States 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ane Mihailovich is a retired Yugoslavian-American soccer player. He spent at least four season in the American Soccer League, four in the North American Soccer League and one in the Major Indoor Soccer League. He also earned five caps with the United States men's national soccer team in 1977.

Club career[edit]

Mihailovich spent the 1973 and 1974 seasons with the Cleveland Stars in the American Soccer League (ASL). In 1976, Mihailovich signed with the expansion Los Angeles Skyhawks. The Skyhawks went to the ASL title game where the game was tied 1-1 until the Skyhawks’ Steve Ralbovsky was tripped in the penalty area. Mihailovich converted the penalty, beating New York Apollo goalkeeper Gerard Joseph in the lower left hand corner, and the Skyhawks won the game, 2-1. In 1977, Mihailovich jumped the first division Los Angeles Aztecs of the North American Soccer League (NASL). The Aztecs traded him to the Washington Diplomats six games into the 1978 season.[1] The move to the Dips brought a move from forward to defense for Mihailovich. At the end of the 1979 season, the Dips sent Mihailovich to the San Jose Earthquakes in exchange for the Earthquakes first round draft pick in 1982.[2] for the 1980 season, his last in the NASL. While Mihailovich had played as a forward with the Skyhawks, he moved between the midfield and defense in the NASL.

National team[edit]

He also earned five caps with the U.S. national team in 1977. His first cap was a 3-1 loss to Guatemala on September 18, 1977. His last cap came less than a month later in a 1-0 win over China on October 10, 1977.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Ane is now retired and living in Michigan with his wife Patricia. They have 2 children, daughter Nicole and son Sasha. They have 6 grandchildren. Ane is currently coaching Crestwood High School's Boys Varsity Soccer. He won coach of the year in 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Diplomats Pick Bad Time To Drop 3rd NASL GameWashington Post, The (DC) - Friday, May 26, 1978
  2. ^ Diplomats Seek Defender After Three Key Injuries Washington Post, The (DC) - Thursday, March 27, 1980

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