Charlie McCully

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Charlie McCully
Personal information
Full name Charles Findlay McCully
Date of birth (1947-04-30)April 30, 1947
Place of birth Motherwell, Scotland
Date of death October 23, 2007(2007-10-23) (aged 60)
Place of death Meriden, Connecticut, United States
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Cambuslang Rangers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1966 Stirling Albion 1 (0)
1967 Philadelphia Ukrainians
1968 Boston Beacons 6 (0)
1971–1972 New York Cosmos 31 (6)
1975–1976 Hartford Bicentennials 30 (5)
1976 Washington Diplomats 8 (1)
1977 Connecticut Yankees 5 (1)
National team
1973–1975 United States 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Charles “Charlie” McCully (April 30, 1947 in Motherwell, Scotland – October 23, 2007 in Meriden, Connecticut) was a U.S.-Scottish soccer forward. He spent two seasons in the American Soccer League, one in the German American Soccer League and five in the North American Soccer League. He also earned eleven caps with the U.S. national team between 1973 and 1975.

Professional career[edit]

McCully played two season in the American Soccer League. In 1968, McCully signed with the Boston Beacons of the North American Soccer League (NASL). The Beacons folded at the end of the season and McCully moved to the German American Soccer League for the next two seasons. In 1971, the expansion New York Cosmos signed McCully. He played twenty-four games, scoring six goals in 1971. The next season, he played in only seven games and scored no goals before leaving the NASL. In 1975, McCully returned to the NASL with the Hartford Bicentennials. In 1976, Hartford traded him to the Washington Diplomats. He retired at the end of the season. McCully was regarded as someone with a nose for the goal, and a player with eyes in the back of his head (he was extremely aware of every man's position on the pitch). Charlie was also regarded as a great teacher of the game. He always had time to talk and mentor the younger players. He was a very giving person.

National team[edit]

McCully earned eleven caps with the U.S. national team between 1973 and 1975. His first game with the national team came in a 1-0 win over Poland on August 12, 1973. His last game was a 2-0 loss to Mexico on August 25, 1975 in the Mexico Cup.[1]

In 1999, McCully was inducted into the Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame.[2]

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