Ronil Dufrene

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Ron Dufrene
Personal information
Full name Ronil Dufrene
Date of birth (1962-07-04)July 4, 1962
Place of birth Haiti
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1982 Ulster Community College
1983 Florida International University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984 Fort Lauderdale Sun
1984–1985 Dallas Sidekicks (indoor) 15 (0)
1985 South Florida Sun
1986–1988 Stade Reims 42 (0)
National team
1991 United States 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ronil Dufrene (born July 4, 1962 in Haiti) is a former Haitian-American soccer player. He spent at least one season in the United Soccer League, one in the Major Indoor Soccer League and two in the French Ligue 2. He also earned two caps with the U.S. national team in 1991.


Dufrene attended Ulster Community College, earning All American recognition in 1982. He then transferred to Florida International University in 1983[1]

Professional career[edit]

Dufrene signed with the Fort Lauderdale Sun of the United Soccer League. He joined the Dallas Sidekicks of Major Indoor Soccer League as a free agent on October 3, 1984. He was injured in an automobile accident on November 17, 1984 which led to his missing several months. The team released him on April 16, 1985. In 1986, he joined Stade Reims of Ligue 2. Over two seasons, he played 42 league games.[2]

National team[edit]

Dufrene earned two caps with the U.S. national team in 1991. The first was a 1-0 loss to Switzerland on February 1, 1991. Dufrene came on for Jimmy Banks in the 71st minute. The second was another 1-0 loss, this time to Bermuda on February 21, 1991. Mark Santel replaced him in the 71st minute.[3]


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