Zoran Savic (soccer)

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Zoran Savic
Personal information
Date of birth (1959-08-13) August 13, 1959 (age 58)
Place of birth Gornji Milanovac, Yugoslavia
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1982 Buffalo Stallions (indoor) 43 (19)
1981 Cleveland Cobras 25 (9)
1982–1984 Kansas City Comets (indoor) 110 (70)
1983 Oklahoma City Slickers
1984–1985 Los Angeles Lazers (indoor) 31 (9)
1986–1987 Louisville Thunder (indoor)
1987–1988 Los Angeles Lazers (indoor) 39 (7)
1988 Tampa Bay Rowdies
1988–1989 Milwaukee Wave (indoor) 36 (31)
1989–1990 Orlando Lions
1989 Memphis Rogues (indoor)
1989–1992 Atlanta Attack (indoor)
1991 Albany Capitals 8 (2)
Teams managed
1992–1996 Kansas City Attack
2000–2005 Kansas City Comets
2007–2008 Chivas USA (assistant)
2009– Sporting Kansas City (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Zoran Savic (Serbo-Croatian: [zǒran sâʋitɕ]) is a retired Yugoslavian soccer player who played at the forward position. He played professionally in the first Major Indoor Soccer League. He later played in the second and third American Soccer League then the American Professional Soccer League and the American Indoor Soccer Association. He is a professional coach and is currently an assistant coach at Sporting Kansas City of Major League Soccer.

Playing career[edit]

In 1980, Savic signed with the Buffalo Stallions of the Major Indoor Soccer League and played two seasons with the team. In 1981, he played outdoor soccer with the Cleveland Cobras. On June 18, 1982, he was signed with the Kansas City Comets of Major Indoor Soccer League[1] and played two seasons with the team. In May 1983 he joined the Oklahoma City Slickers of the American Soccer League.[2]

On July 31, 1987, Zoran signed with the Los Angeles Lazers.[3] On October 19, 1989, the Milwaukee Wave traded Savic to the Memphis Storm team for money and the Wave's first and second-round picks in the 1990 Amateur Draft.[4] He began the 1989–90 season with the team, but was later traded to the Atlanta Attack in exchange for Glenn Lurie on December 29, 1989.[5] In 1991, he played for the Albany Capitals of the American Professional Soccer League.[6]

Yearly Awards[edit]

  • AISA Top Points Scorer 1985–86
  • AISA All-Star Team 1985–86, 1986–87
  • NPSL Coach of the Year 1994–95

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RICE NAMED COACH AT YOUNGSTOWN ST." Miami Herald – Friday, June 25, 1982
  2. ^ "Charger Pick's Jump To USFL Irks Klein" The Daily Oklahoman — Tuesday, May 10, 1983
  3. ^ "DEALS" THE SEATTLE TIMES — Friday, July 31, 1987
  4. ^ "DEALS" THE SEATTLE TIMES — Thursday, October 19, 1989
  5. ^ "POWER WINS EASILY, BUT GRANITZA IS SIDELINED BY BROKEN LEG" Chicago Tribune — Sunday, December 31, 1989
  6. ^ 1991 Albany Capitals

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