Bugsy Nyskohus

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Bohdan "Bugsy" Nyskohus OAM[1] (born 18 June 1950 in Woodside, South Australia) is an Australian former association football player of Ukrainian descent. He is the older brother of fellow Socceroo John Nyskohus and USC Lion player Peter Nyskohus.

Playing career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Nyskohus began his senior football career with Ukrainian Sports Club Lion in the South Australian State League.[2][3]

He later played for and captained Adelaide City in the Australian National Soccer League between 1977 and 1989.[1][2]

Nyskohus played in all of the first 13 seasons of the NSL, becoming the first person to play 300 NSL games.[4]

State representative career[edit]

Nyskohus holds the record for the most amount of appearances for the South Australia state team, playing 66 times.[5]

International career[edit]

Nyskohus played three full international matches for Australia, making his debut against New Zealand in a friendly in Jakarta. He also played in two B-international matches for Australia against a touring Wolverhampton Wanderers team.[2][6]


  1. ^ a b "NYSKOHUS, Bohdan". It's an Honour. Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "Nyskohus, Bogdan". Australian Player Database. Oz Football. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "B. (Bohdan) Nyskohus OAM". Hall of Fame - 2003 Inductees. Football Federation of South Australia. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  4. ^ Howe, Andrew. "http://www.ozfootball.net/ark/NSLclubs/ACHist.html". Oz Football. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  5. ^ Peppas, Dimitri (29 September 2008). "Debutants excited about state clash". Football Federation of South Australia. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  6. ^ The Australian National Men’s Football Team: Caps And Captains. Football Federation Australia.