Roger Saint-Vil

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Roger Saint-Vil
Personal information
Date of birth (1947-12-08) December 8, 1947 (age 69)
Place of birth Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Playing position Left Wing
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1963 Zénith
1964–? Racing Club Haïtien
Violette Athletic Club
1967–1968 Baltimore Bays 28 (12)
1975 Baltimore Comets 6 (0)
1975 Cincinnati Comets ? (8)
National team
Haiti
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Roger Saint-Vil (also spelled St. Vil) (born December 8, 1947 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti) was a Haitian football (soccer) left wing who played professionally in the United States and Haiti. He was a member of the Haitian national team at the 1974 FIFA World Cup.

Saint-Vil attended Tertullien Guilbaud primary school. In 1963 when he was sixteen, he signed for Zénith in the Haitian Third Division. In 1964, he moved to Racing Club Haïtien. He began with team's third division team, but after three games, he was called up to the first team. At some point, he moved to Violette Athletic Club. In 1967, Saint-Vil signed with the Baltimore Bays of the National Professional Soccer League. In 1968, the NPSL merged with the United Soccer Association to form the North American Soccer League. Saint-Vil and the Bays then played the 1968 season in the NASL. In 1975, he played six games with the Baltimore Comets in the NASL and an unknown number of games, scoring eight goals, with the Cincinnati Comets of the American Soccer League.[1]

In 1974, Saint-Vil was an integral part of the Haiti national team's successful qualification campaign for the 1974 FIFA World Cup. His older brother, Guy Saint-Vil, was also a professional player.[2]

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