Dov Markus

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Dov Markus
Personal information
Date of birth (1946-01-31) January 31, 1946 (age 71)
Place of birth Donbas, USSR
Playing position Forward
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1965–1967 Long Island University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1968 New York Generals 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Dov Markus (born in the USSR) was the first recipient of the Hermann Trophy as the outstanding collegiate soccer player of the year. Markus attended Long Island University where he played on the men’s soccer team for three seasons from 1965 to 1967. In 1965, he scored 35 goals in 14 games for 70 points and a place in the NCAA record book. Over his three-year career, he scored 79 goals in 49 games and won the 1967 Hermann Trophy. He was never named as a first team All American, garnering second team honors in 1967.[1] In 2000, LIU inducted Markus into its Athletic Hall of Fame.[2] After finishing his collegiate career, he played a single season (1968) with the New York Generals of the North American Soccer League.[3]

In mid-1990s Dov Markus taught at Sheepshead Bay High School in Brooklyn, New York while refereeing NCAA games. He retired some time before 2000.

In his retirement, he helps at Brookwood Camps, where his wife Michelle is the Assistant Girl's Head Counselor.


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