Petar Baralić

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Petar Baralić
Personal information
Date of birth (1951-10-03) October 3, 1951 (age 65)
Place of birth Čačak, Serbia, Yugoslavia
Playing position Forward / Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1968–1973 Borac Čačak
1973–1979 Red Star Belgrade
1979–1980 Tampa Bay Rowdies 50 (14)
1979–1980 Tampa Bay Rowdies (indoor) 12 (21)
1981 Detroit Express (indoor) 12 (4)
1981 Washington Diplomats 25 (4)
1981–1983 Baltimore Blast (indoor) 76 (52)
1983 Tampa Bay Rowdies 14 (3)
1983–1984 Phoenix Pride (indoor) 38 (23)
1984–1985 Kansas City Comets (indoor) 17 (5)
Teams managed
Phoenix Heat
1989–1991 Phoenix Hearts
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Petar "Peter" Baralic (Serbian Cyrillic: Петар Баралић, born 3 October 1951) is a retired Yugoslavian National Team and Olympic Team "Captain" soccer player who played professionally in Europe and in the North American Soccer League and Major Indoor Soccer League. He played for the highly ranked Red Star team in Europe. He coached the Arizona Sandsharks and Arizona Thunder. He also coached the Phoenix Hearts of the Southwest Indoor Soccer League. He was the 1990 SISL Coach of the Year.

Player[edit]

In Yugoslavia, he played for Borac Čačak and Red Star Belgrade.[1]

In 1979, Baralic signed with the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the North American Soccer League. He played two seasons with the Rowdies, including the 1979-1980 NASL indoor season. In January 1981, the Detroit Express purchased Baralic from the Rowdies.[2] At the end of the 1980-1981 NASL indoor season, the Express moved to Washington, D.C. and were renamed the Washington Diplomats. In the fall of 1981, Baralic moved to the Baltimore Blast of the Major Indoor Soccer League. He played four seasons in the MISL for the Blast, Phoenix Pride and Kansas City Comets.

Coach[edit]

In 1987, Baralic became the head coach of the semi-professional indoor club, the Phoenix Heat.[3] In 1990, he was hired as the head coach of the Phoenix Hearts of the Southwest Indoor Soccer League.[4] He was the 1989-90 Southwest Independent Soccer League indoor season Coach of the Year.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.radiodzenarika.net/index.php?option=com_jportfolio&cat=1&project=358&Itemid=82
  2. ^ Vote on Express Move Today Washington Post, The (DC) - Friday, February 27, 1981
  3. ^ Sockers add semi-pros to preseason schedule Evening Tribune (San Diego, CA) - Saturday, October 17, 1987
  4. ^ No getting past it; Amigos' goal is secure The Arizona Daily Star - Wednesday, June 5, 1991
  5. ^ The Year in American Soccer - 1990

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