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*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
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.

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Career

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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References

  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.