Nick Stavrou

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Nick Stavrou
Personal information
Full name Nicholas Stavrou
Date of birth (1969-08-26) 26 August 1969 (age 48)
Place of birth Worthing, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1987–1990 Cleveland State Vikings
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–2004 Dallas Sidekicks (Indoor) 292 (199)
2012 Dallas Sidekicks (Indoor)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Nicholas "Nick" Stavrou (born 26 August 1969 in Worthing, England) is an English football midfielder and coach, who played thirteen years of professional indoor soccer with the Dallas Sidekicks. In November 2012, he began playing for the new Dallas Sidekicks of the Professional Arena Soccer League. He retired as a player in March 2014 and became the team's assistant coach and director of soccer operations.



A standout midfielder at Cleveland State University, Stavrou was a 1990 Second Team All-America.[1] A two-time MVP of the Mid-Continent Conference, Stavrou was honored as a defender in 1989 and a midfielder in 1990. The all-time leader in games played at Cleveland State (82), he also ranks fourth among the school's all-time points leaders (112), fourth in goals (46), and tied for ninth in assists (20). In 2002, he was inducted into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame.[2]


After a stellar college career, Stavrou was selected by the Dallas Sidekicks in the second round of the 1991 Major Indoor Soccer League, (MISL) draft. He played 10 seasons with the team, which played in the MISL, World Indoor Soccer League, Continental Indoor Soccer League (CISL) in 1993, and the Premiere Soccer Alliance (PSA) in 1998. A member of the Sidekicks MISL championship teams in 1993, 1998 and 2001, he earned second team All-PSA honors in 1998 and second team All-WISL honors in 2000. Stavrou scored 199 goals in 292 games with the Sidekicks from 1991-2004.[3]


After his playing career ended, he served as an assistant women's soccer coach at Texas Woman's University (TWU) [4] in Denton, Texas, and for youth teams around Dallas. He is now the head coach for the Fort Worth Vaqueros of the National Premier Soccer League.[5]


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