Tibor Gemeri

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Tibor Gemeri
Personal information
Date of birth (1951-04-29) April 29, 1951 (age 69)
Place of birth Subotica, FPR Yugoslavia
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
1974–1975 Crvenka
1975–1976 Serbian White Eagles
1976 Utah Golden Spikers
1977 Toronto Italia
1978–1981 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 49 (1)
1981 Toronto Blizzard 9 (2)
National team
1980 Canada 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Tibor Gemeri (born April 29, 1951) is a Canadian retired soccer player who played with the national team.



Born in Subotica, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia, he played with FK Crvenka in the Yugoslav Second League before moving to Canada in 1975. [1] Initially he played in the National Soccer League with the Serbian White Eagles FC, and in 1977 with Toronto Italia. [2] [3] He played club football for the Fort Lauderdale Strikers and the Toronto Blizzard in the North American Soccer League. [4]

International career

Gemeri made his debut for Canada in a scoreless draw on October 25, 1980 in a World Cup qualification match against the United States in Fort Lauderdale. He was replaced at half time by Mike Sweeney. [5] [6]

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  1. "Blizzard bolsters midfield by acquiring Tibor Gemeri". Toronto Star . July 5, 1981. p. D4.
  2. Jose, Colin (2001). On-Side - 125 Years of Soccer in Ontario. Vaughan, Ontario: Ontario Soccer Association and Soccer Hall of Fame and Museum. p. 205.
  3. "Starts honeymoon as star of game". The Globe and Mail . June 16, 1975. p. S5.
  4. Tibor Gemeri NASL career stats at NASL Jerseys
  5. "Tibor Gemeri". www.canadasoccer.com. Retrieved March 25, 2020.
  6. Strack-Zimmermann, Benjamin. "Tibor Gemeri". www.national-football-teams.com. Retrieved March 25, 2020.