Roy Messing

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Roy Messing
Personal information
Date of birth (1958-03-04) March 4, 1958 (age 61)
Place of birth Roslyn, New York, United States
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1975–78 Yale Bulldogs
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978 San Diego Sockers 0 (0)
1978–1979 Cincinnati Kids (indoor) 10 (0)
1979 Rochester Lancers 0 (0)
1979–1980 Hartford Hellions (indoor) 15 (0)
1980–1981 San Francisco Fog (indoor) 23 (0)
1982–1983 New York Arrows (indoor) 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Roy Messing (born March 4, 1958 in Roslyn, New York) is a retired American soccer goalkeeper who played in both the North American Soccer League and Major Indoor Soccer League. He is currently an executive with Global Sports Group, LLC.

Messing, brother of Shep, played college soccer at Yale University. In 1978, Messing signed with the San Diego Sockers of the North American Soccer League. He then played for the Cincinnati Kids of the newly established Major Indoor Soccer League during the 1978-1979 indoor season. He returned to the NASL in 1979 with the Rochester Lancers. During the 1980-1981 MISL season, he played for the San Francisco Fog. However, he blow to the head led to a partially detached retina which put him out of playing for over a year.[1]

Messing retired in 1988. He then attended Yale University where he graduated with a bachelor's degree before earning an MBA from Harvard University. Messing ran a goalkeepers camp called "Messing Goalkeeper Academy" in 1988 based in Suffield Connecticut.


  1. ^ SOCCER 'S MASKED MESSING LOOKS LIKE HOCKEY GOALIE Miami Herald, The (FL) - Sunday, November 7, 1982

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