Chris Veselka

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Chris Veselka
Personal information
Full name Christopher B. Veselka
Date of birth (1970-06-15) June 15, 1970 (age 46)
Place of birth United States
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1990 Florida International University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1991 Austin Sockadillos 23 (19)
1991–1994 TuS Celle
1994 Austin Lone Stars 13 (30)
1995 San Antonio Pumas
1995 Charleston Battery 14 (6)
1996–1997 Austin Lone Stars
1998–1999 New Orleans Storm 36 (13)
1999 Austin Lone Stars 2 (0)
2001 Lafayette Lightning
2003 Austin Lightning 5 (2)
2003 Lafayette Swamp Cats 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Chris Veselka (born June 15, 1970) was an American soccer forward who played professionally in the United States and Germany. He was the 1994 USISL leading scorer with 30 goals in 13 games.

Veselka spent one season, 1990, playing soccer at Florida International University.[1] In the summer of 1989, he played for the Austin Sockadillos in the Southwest Independent Soccer League. Her returned for the 1990 season, scoring twelve goals in ten games. He placed second in the league in points.[2] He returned to the Sockadillos for thirteen games in the 1991 summer season before moving to Germany to play for TuS Celle. He remained with TuS Celle until 1994 when he returned to the United States to sign with the Austin Lone Stars of USISL. He led the league in scoring with 30 goals in thirteen games.[3] In 1995, he began the season with the San Antonio Pumas before moving to the Charleston Battery for the second half of the season. While he only scored six goals, he set the team record for single season assists with ten.[4] In 1997, he was back with the Austin Lone Stars, in 1998 and 1999, he played for the New Orleans Storm. In 2001, he was a player-coach with the Lafayette Lightning and in 2003 with the Austin Lightning of the Premier Development League.[5] He also played for the Lafayette Swamp Cats in 2003.[6]

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