Tony Douglas (soccer)

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Tony Douglas
Personal information
Date of birth (1952-08-16) August 16, 1952 (age 68)
Place of birth Point Fortin, Trinidad and Tobago
Position(s) Forward
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1974–1975 Los Angeles Aztecs 36 (10)
1976 San Jose Earthquakes 0 (0)
1976Utah Golden Spikers (loan) 17 (7)
1977–1978 California Sunshine 41 (24)
1978–1979 Cleveland Force (indoor) 4 (1)
1980–1982 Maccabi Los Angeles ? (?)
National team
Trinidad & Tobago 7 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Tony Douglas (born August 16, 1952 in Point Fortin, Trinidad) is a retired professional football (soccer) forward from Trinidad and Tobago. He spent his professional career in the United States, playing in the North American Soccer League, American Soccer League and Major Indoor Soccer League. He earned seven caps, scoring one goal, with the Trinidad and Tobago national football team.

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In 1974, Douglas signed with the Los Angeles Aztecs of the North American Soccer League. As the fifth shooter, he converted on the game-winning penalty kick for the Aztecs in the 1974 NASL Championship Final. There was a bit of controversy on the play, as he actually missed on his first attempt; the referee however granted him a re-kick after judging Miami goalkeeper Osvaldo Toriani to have come off his line early. [1] In 1976, the Aztecs traded Douglas to the San Jose Earthquakes in exchange for Laurie Calloway. The Earthquakes then sent him on loan to the Utah Golden Spikers of the American Soccer League. [2] [3]

In 1977, he moved to the ASL's California Sunshine for two seasons, [4] [5] then, in the winter of 1978-79, played for the Cleveland Force of the Major Indoor Soccer League. In 1980, Douglas returned to outdoor soccer (and to Southern California) to play for Maccabi Los Angeles. Douglas played three seasons for Maccabi, leading them to the final of the National Challenge Cup each year from 1980–82, winning the Cup in 1981. When Maccabi folded after the 1982 season, Douglas retired.

Awards

ASL All-Star: 1977

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