Richard Green (soccer)

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Richard Green
Personal information
Full name Richard Felipe Green Curotto
Date of birth (1949-08-13) August 13, 1949 (age 67)
Place of birth Lima, Peru
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
San Luis Gonzaga National University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Octavio Espinoza de Ica
–1975 Ukrainian Lions
1975–1976 Chicago Sting 13 (1)
1976 Chicago Cats
Chicago Maroons
National team
1973 United States 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Richard Green was a Peruvian-American football (soccer) defender who played professionally in Peru and the United States, including the North American Soccer League. He earned one cap with the U.S. national team in 1973.


Green attended both San Vicente de Paul High School and San Luis Gonzaga High School Teams in Ica, Peru. He then attended San Luis Gonzaga National University, playing on the school's soccer team. He began his professional career with Octavio Espinoza de Ica. Green moved to the United States to play for the Ukrainian Lions, also known as the Chicago Lions, of the National Soccer League (Chicago). He also played for the Italian Marroons, also known as the Chicago Maroons. While playing for the Lions, he was spotted by Bill Foulkes, coach of the Chicago Sting. Green spent the entire 1976 season with the Sting. In 1977, he began the season with the Sting before being released and finishing it with the Chicago Cats of the American Soccer League.


Green earned one cap with the U.S. national team in a 1-0 win over Poland on August 12, 1973. He replaced Art Martinich at halftime.[1] Green, and most of his team mates, were from the lower American divisions after the first division North American Soccer League (NASL) refused to release players for the game.[2]


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