Player - Branko Segota

Born: Rijeka, Croatia, June 8, 1961.Branko Segota

Played 19 times for Canada. Clubs: Rochester Lancers 1979-80, Fort Lauderdale Strikers 1981-83, Golden Bay Earthquakes 1984, Toronto Blizzard 1988. Forward. One of the best strikers that Canadian soccer has ever produced, he was a member of the youth team in the World Youth Championships in Japan in 1979. Joined the Rochester Lancers of the NASL later that same season and scored 14 goals in nine games towards the end of the schedule. Scored 73 goals in 147 regular season games in the NASL, and an incredible 12 in 13 play off games. Earned his first full international cap against Mexico in Toronto in 1980 and was a member of the 1981 World Cup team and the team that played in the 1986 World Cup finals. Voted North American Player of the Year in the NASL in 1984 by the Professional Soccer Reporters Association. Played in the Canadian Soccer League towards the end of the 1988 season for the Toronto Blizzard scoring 5 goals in 8 games. Also had an outstanding career in indoor soccer being the number two all time goalscorer in the Major Indoor Soccer League with 426 goals in 369 games in the leagues first 10 seasons. He was named a first team MISL all-star in 1980, 1981, 1985, 1986 and 1987. Segota played three seasons with New York Arrows winning championships in all three 1979, 1980 and 1981. Later he played seven seasons with San Diego Sockers winning six more titles, before ending his indoor career with the St. Louis Storm