Ivan Borodiak

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John Borodiak
Personal information
Full name Ivan Borodiak
Date of birth (1940-04-22) April 22, 1940 (age 77)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Playing position Full Back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1958–1959 Talleres (RE)
1959 Almagro
1960–1966 Philadelphia Ukrainians
1966–1967 Newark Ukrainian Sitch
1967–1968 Philadelphia Spartans 12 (0)
1968 Cleveland Stokers 26 (0)
1969 Baltimore Bays
National team
1964 United States 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Iván "John" Borodiak (born in 1940) was an Argentine-American soccer full back who played for Argentina, the American Soccer League and the North American Soccer League. He also earned one cap with the U.S. national team.


Borodiak was born in Argentina of Ukrainian descent, and started his career in the Argentine league, playing for Talleres de Remedios de Escalada, and later for Almagro. In early 1960, the Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals of the American Soccer League (ASL) signed Borodiak to bolster the squad for an upcoming National Challenge Cup series. The move paid off and the Ukes won the 1960, 1961, 1963 and 1967 National Challenge Cups. In 1967, he played for the Newark Ukrainian Sitch and Philadelphia Spartans. In 1968, Borodiak signed with the Cleveland Stokers of the North American Soccer League.[1] The next year, he transferred to the Baltimore Bays. That season, he was a first team NASL All Star.[2]

National team[edit]

Borodiak earned one cap with the U.S. national team in a 10-0 loss to England on May 27, 1964.[3]


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