Warren Archibald

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Warren Archibald
Personal information
Full name Warren Archibald
Date of birth (1949-08-01) 1 August 1949 (age 68)
Place of birth Point Fortin, Trinidad and Tobago
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Inside Left
Youth career
Christian Brothers College
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1965 Shell FC
1966 T&T All-Stars
1967–1968 New York Generals 39 (16)
1970–1971 Washington Darts 43 (14)
1972 Miami Gatos 14 (6)
1973–1976 Miami Toros 60 (21)
1976 Rochester Lancers 14 (1)
1977 Malvern
1978 Toronto Blizzard 0 (0)
1979 K&SI Phoenix
National team
1968–1976 Trinidad and Tobago 15 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Warren “Laga” Archibald (born Trinidad and Tobago) was a Trinidad soccer forward who spent one season in the United Soccer Association and nine in the North American Soccer League, earning 1973 MVP honours. He also played professionally in Mexico and Haiti and was a mainstay of the Trinidad and Tobago national team from 1968 to 1976.


Archibald attended Saint Benedict's College in Trinidad. In 1967, he signed with the New York Generals of the National Professional Soccer League. In 1968, the NPSL merged with the United Soccer Association to form the North American Soccer League. The Generals folded after the 1968 NASL season. Archibald left the NASL at this point, and may have then played for San Luis F.C. in Mexico and Victory Sportif Club in Haiti before signing with the Washington Darts of the NASL in 1970. During his time with the Darts, he was selected as a second team NASL All Star in both 1970 and 1971. In 1972, the Darts moved to Florida to become the Miami Gatos. In 1973, the team was renamed the Toros.[1] That season, Archibald was voted NASL MVP and a first team All Star. He was a second team All Star again in 1974. In 1976, Archibald began the season with the Toros, but was traded after three games to the Rochester Lancers. He netted only once in fourteen games in Rochester. In April 1977, the Lancers released Archibald.

National team[edit]

Archibald was a member of the Trinidad and Tobago national team for the 1973 CONCACAF Championship to qualify for the 1974 FIFA World Cup when Trinidad and Tobago defeated Mexico by four goals to nil. The Trinidad and Tobago team had five goals controversially disallowed against Haiti and fell two points short of qualifying. He was first a regular with the Trinidad and Tobago national team from at least 17 November 1968/9 when it lost 4–0 to Guatemala in World Cup qualifying until 28 November 1976 when it tied Surinam 2–2.[2][3][4][5]


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