Tom Mulroy

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Tommy Mulroy
Personal information
Date of birth (1956-09-28) September 28, 1956 (age 61)
Place of birth Bronx, United States
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Blau-Weiss Gottschee
1974–1975 Ulster County Community College
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976 Miami Toros 12 (1)
1977 Fort Lauderdale Strikers (indoor) 1 (1)
1977 Cleveland Cobras 19 (3)
1978 New York Eagles 22 (6)
1978–1979 Pittsburgh Spirit (indoor) 23 (10)
1979 Cleveland Cobras 18 (2)
1979–1981 Hartford Hellions (indoor) 53 (10)
1981 New York Eagles
1983–1984 New York Arrows (indoor) 25 (8)
1984 Fort Lauderdale Sun
1986–1987 New York Express (indoor) 6 (0)
1987 Louisville Thunder (indoor)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Tommy Mulroy is a retired American pro soccer defender who played in the North American Soccer League, Major Indoor Soccer League, United Soccer League and American Indoor Soccer Association.


Mulroy grew up in New York playing in the Blau-Weiss Gottschee youth system.[1] He attended Ulster County Community College where he was a 1974 and 1975 National Junior College All American. In 1993, he was inducted into the NJCAA Hall of Fame.[2] In 1976, he played for the Miami Toros of the North American Soccer League. In 1977 Mulroy scored a goal for the, newly relocated from Miami, Fort Lauderdale Strikers in a February indoor match[3] before moving on to become a defensive midfielder for the Cleveland Cobras of the American Soccer League. In 1978, he went to the ASL's New York Eagles for one season before returning to the Cobras in 1979. During the winter of 1978-1979, he played for the Pittsburgh Spirit during the inaugural season of the Major Indoor Soccer League. He was a second team All-Star.[4] He later played for the Hartford Hellions and New York Arrows of MISL. In 1982, he tried out with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, but if he was signed he played no first team games. In 1984, he played for the Fort Lauderdale Sun in the United Soccer League. Although he normally played as a defender, on June 3, 1984, he played goalkeeper for the Sun in a 4-2 win over the Buffalo Storm after the Jim Tietjens the Suns' only goalkeeper went down injured.[5] In September 1986, he signed with the short lived New York Express of MISL.[6] The team folded during the season. He then finished the season with the Louisville Thunder of the American Indoor Soccer Association and retired.

World record[edit]

In 1978, Mulroy broke the world record for juggling a soccer ball. He recorded 12,295 touches over the course of more than 2 hours in a 20'x25' observation deck atop the Empire State Building.[7][8]

Post playing career[edit]

Since retirement he founded Soccer Marketing & Promotions, Inc. and created Se Habla Futbol. He served on the Executive Committee for the 1996 Olympic Soccer Games and was named Official Spokesperson for World Cup USA '94.

Mulroy is currently President of Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the North American Soccer League.


  1. ^ Blau-Weiss Gottschee
  3. ^,4648419
  4. ^ Sports in Brief
  5. ^ ROOKIE GOALIE BACKSTOPS SUN TO 4-2 VICTORY Miami Herald, The (FL) - Monday, June 4, 1984
  6. ^ MULROY JUGGLES TWO JOBS FOR EXPRESS The Record (New Jersey) - Sunday, September 7, 1986
  7. ^ December 20, 1978 Pittsburgh Gazette
  8. ^ March 25, 1982 NewsOK

it is not true that Tom Mulroy is still working for the Fort Lauderdale strikers he now works in Weston as a soccer coach

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