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Player - Mike Stojanovic

Born: Lapovo, Yugoslavia, January 1948.Mike Stojanovic

Mike Stojanovic was a star in the old North American Soccer League, at first with the Rochester Lancers, and later with the San Diego Sockers and Golden Bay Earthquakes. However, he first attracted attention while playing for the Toronto Serbian White Eagles of the National Soccer League where he scored 52 goals in the 1973 season. With the three NASL clubs he scored 83 goals in 180 appearances during the regular season. With the San Diego Sockers in 1981 he was named North American Player of the Year. Prior to coming to Canada he played in the First Division in the former Yugoslavia for Radnicki Kragujevac and Vardar Skopjie, and on acquiring Canadian citizenship played for the Canadian national team and scored 5 goals in 14 games as Canada narrowly missed qualifying for the World Cup finals in 1982.