Vic Kasule

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Vic Kasule
Personal information
Full name Victor Peter Kasule[1]
Date of birth (1965-05-28) 28 May 1965 (age 52)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1986 Albion Rovers 132 (18)
1986–1987 Meadowbank Thistle 35 (7)
1987–1989 Shrewsbury Town 40 (4)
1989–1990 Hamilton Academical 12 (0)
Portadown
RTP
Hamrun Spartans
1992–1993 Montrose 1 (0)
Total 220 (29)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Victor Peter "Vic" Kasule (born 28 May 1965 in Glasgow) is a Scottish former footballer of Ugandan descent, who played as a winger for several clubs including Albion Rovers, Meadowbank Thistle, Shrewsbury Town, Chesterfield,[2] Hamilton Academical, Portadown, Bohemians[2] and Montrose. He also had brief spells playing in Finland and Malta.[2]

Club career[edit]

Vic signed for Albion Rovers in 1982 as a 17-year-old, scoring on his debut and gaining 18 goals in total in 132 appearances and providing countless assists.[2]

When playing for Meadowbank, Kasule was one of a handful black players in the Scottish game - a fact that the Meadowbank supporters were proud of.[3]

Testimonials[edit]

Kasule was once described by The Guardian as "an armoured car of a winger with a cannon for a shot". "Vodka Vic", as he was nicknamed, was legendary as much for his off-the-field recreational exploits and antics as those on it. It was reported in the Sunday Herald that he was once disciplined by three separate clubs within a few months.[4] He is often described as extravagantly gifted but ludicrously ill-disciplined.[5] In 2005, he topped a poll for "Albion Rovers' all-time cult hero" run by Football Focus of the BBC.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vic Kasule". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 26 February 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d Maxwell Crichton and Bill Walker Albion Rovers Greats AlbionRovers.com; Retrieved 6 January 2007
  3. ^ Andrew Miller Oldies Songbook Rivals.net, 24 December 2000; Retrieved 6 January 2007 Archived July 22, 2004, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Michael Grant Rogues Gallery Sunday Herald (FindArticles.com), 1 December 2002; Retrieved 6 January 2007
  5. ^ Alan Pattullo An X-factor beyond simple talent and ability required for cult hero The Scotsman, 22 January 2005; Retrieved 6 January 2007
  6. ^ Albion Rovers' cult heroes BBC Sport, 14 January 2005; Retrieved 6 January 2007

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