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1980–81 Tampa Bay Rowdies indoor season

Tampa Bay Rowdies
1980–81 indoor season
Owner George Strawbridge, Jr.
General Manager Chas Serednesky, Jr
Manager Gordon Jago
StadiumBayfront Center
NASLDivision: 2nd
Playoffs: none
Top goalscorer
Óscar Fabbiani (31 goals)
Highest home attendance5,545
(4 times)
Lowest home attendance4,203
(Feb. 11 vs. Kicks)
Average home league attendance5,163

The 1980–81 Tampa Bay Rowdies indoor season was the seventh indoor season of the club's existence.

1980–81 Tampa Bay Rowdies indoor season Intro articles: 2

Overview

The 1980–81 indoor season was the Tampa Bay Rowdies' seventh season of existence, and their seventh season of indoor play. As in previous years, all home games were played at the Bayfront Center in St. Petersburg, Florida.[1] The Rowdies entered the season as the defending indoor champions.[2] They finished the season second in the Eastern Division with a 9–9 record, but failed to qualify for the playoffs.[3] Óscar Fabbiani led the club with 31 goals and 77 points, while Steve Wegerle was the team's assist leader with 20.[4] For the first time in club history the Tampa Bay Rowdies did not qualify for the playoffs.[5]

1980–81 Tampa Bay Rowdies indoor season Overview articles: 4

Club

Roster

No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Winston DuBose  United States
3 Defender John Gorman  Scotland
4 Defender Refik Kozić  Yugoslavia
5 Midfielder Jan van der Veen (capt.)  Netherlands
6 Defender Mike Connell  South Africa
7 Forward Steve Wegerle  South Africa
8 Midfielder Wes McLeod  Canada
11 Midfielder Dave Taber  United States
12 Midfielder Perry Van der Beck  United States
14 Defender Peter Chandler  United States
16 Defender Farrukh Quraishi  England
17 Defender Paul Mott  United States
18 Forward Washington Olivera  Uruguay
19 Midfielder Neill Roberts  South Africa
20 Forward Óscar Fabbiani  Chile
21 Defender Manny Andruszewski  England
22 Goalkeeper Kevin Clinton  United States
24 Goalkeeper Tim Hanley  United States
Forward Keith Peacock*  England

*emergency player

Management and technical staff

1980–81 Tampa Bay Rowdies indoor season Club articles: 5

Regular season

Final standings

W = Wins, L = Losses, GB = Games Behind 1st Place, % = Winning Percentage, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against

Eastern Division[6] W L GB % GF GA
Atlanta Chiefs 13 5 .722 97 76
Tampa Bay Rowdies 9 9 4 .500 126 120
Jacksonville Tea Men 8 10 5 .444 96 104
Fort Lauderdale Strikers 1 17 12 .056 58 125

Results

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
November 21, 1980 Atlanta Chiefs A 8–7 8,619 Wegerle (4), Fabbiani, Quraishi, Gorman
November 30, 1980 Detroit Express A 5–8 5,387 Roberts (3), Olivera (2), Fabbiani, Gorman, Van der Veen
December 6, 1980 Chicago Sting H 12–11(OT) 5,545 Olivera (4), Van der Veen (3), Fabbiani (2), Roberts (2), Wegerle
December 12, 1980 Minnesota Kicks A 7–4 5,061 McLeod (2), Van der Veen, Wegerle
December 13, 1980 Atlanta Chiefs H 2–6 5,032 Kozić, Wegerle
December 17, 1980 Jacksonville Tea Men A 9–7 2,132 Fabbiani (3), Wegerle (3), Olivera, Van der Veen
December 19, 1980 Fort Lauderdale Strikers A 5–12 1,673 Fabbiani (4), McLeod (3), Roberts (2), Olivera, Kozić, Wegerle
December 23, 1980 Fort Lauderdale Strikers H 7–4 5,063 Fabbiani (4), Wegerle (2), McLeod
December 26, 1980 Chicago Sting A 9–5 6,104 Fabbiani (2), Kozić, Olivera, Wegerle
January 3, 1981 Detroit Express H 7–6(OT) 5,545 Wegerle (3), Gorman (2), Andruszewski, Fabbiani
January 10, 1981 Atlanta Chiefs A 5–4(OT) 9,773 Van der Veen (2), McLeod, Wegerle
January 17, 1981 Jacksonville Tea Men H 4–3 5,545 Fabbiani (2), Van der Veen, Taber
January 23, 1981 Jacksonville Tea Men A 7–8(OT) 4,011 McLeod (3), Fabbiani (2), Connell, Taber, Gorman
January 27, 1981 Atlanta Chiefs H 10–5 4,540 McLeod (3), Wegerle (2), Olivera, Taber, Van der Veen, Gorman, Mott
January 31, 1981 Jacksonville Tea Men H 9–10(OT) 5,545 Fabbiani (3), Wegerle (2), Andruszewski, Olivera, Taber, McLeod
February 7, 1981 Fort Lauderdale Strikers H 7–4 5,545 Fabbiani (4), McLeod (3)
February 11, 1981 Minnesota Kicks H 6–8 4,203 McLeod (2), Wegerle (2), Van der Veen, Fabbiani
February 12, 1981 Fort Lauderdale Strikers A 8–7(OT) 1,688 McLeod (2), Van der Veen (2), Wegerle, Olivera, Fabbiani

1980–81 Tampa Bay Rowdies indoor season Regular season articles: 7

Statistics

Season scoring

GP = Games Played, G = Goals (worth 2 points), A = Assists (worth 1 point), Pts = Points[4]

Player GP G A Pts
Óscar Fabbiani 16 31 15 77
Steve Wegerle 18 25 20 70
Wes McLeod 15 21 10 52
Washington Olivera 14 12 19 43
Jan van der Veen 18 12 18 42
John Gorman 18 6 11 23
Neill Roberts 8 7 4 18
Refik Kozić 16 3 7 13
Mike Connell 18 1 10 12
Dave Taber 15 4 3 11
Manny Andruszewski 13 2 3 7
Paul Mott 13 1 1 3
Farrukh Quraishi 1 1 0 2
Peter Chandler 13 0 2 2
Winston DuBose 9 0 2 2
Kevin Clinton 5 0 2 2
Tim Hanley 5 0 0 0
Keith Peacock 2 0 0 0
Perry Van der Beck 0 0 0 0

Season goalkeeping

Note: GP = Games played; Min = Minutes played; GA = Goals against; GAA = Goals against average; W = Wins; L = Losses[4]

Player GP Min Svs GA GAA W L
Winston DuBose 9 552 120 56 6.09 5 4
Tim Hanley 5 270 80 30 6.67 2 3
Kevin Clinton 5 271 94 34 7.53 2 2

1980–81 Tampa Bay Rowdies indoor season Statistics articles: 16

Player movement

In

No. Pos. Player Transferred From Fee/Notes Date Source
24 GK Tim Hanley none former Foothill College player November 1980 [7][8]

Out

No. Pos. Player Transferred To Fee/Notes Date Source
16 DF Farrukh Quraishi Calgary Boomers Left club to accept player/manager position November 25, 1980 [9]
15 MF Petar Baralić Detroit Express Traded for future draft considerations December 5, 1980 [10]
9 MF Peter Anderson Millwall F.C. Accepted player/manager position December 15, 1980 [11]

See also

References

  1. ^ Scheiber, Dave (November 19, 1980). "Rowdies to play indoors, Tea Men to Jacksonville". St. Petersburg Times. p. 1-C. Retrieved March 22, 2020.
  2. ^ Mudry, Richard (November 20, 1980). "Great indoors beckon for Wegerle, Rowdies". Tampa Times. p. 1C. Retrieved March 22, 2020.
  3. ^ Scheiber, Dave (February 13, 1981). "Rowdies: humiliating 8-7 ending". St. Petersburg Times. p. 3C. Retrieved March 21, 2020.
  4. ^ a b c "Rowdies Statistics". Tampa Tribune. February 24, 1981. p. 2-C. Retrieved March 18, 2020.
  5. ^ Henderson, Jim (February 14, 1981). "Strikers End Playoff Hope Of Rowdies". Tampa Tribune. p. 4C. Retrieved March 21, 2020.
  6. ^ 1981 Official North American Soccer League Guide
  7. ^ Henderson, Jim (September 17, 1980). "The Future Of NASL Indoor Soccer Is In Danger". Tampa Tribune. p. 3C. Retrieved March 22, 2020.
  8. ^ Henderson, Jim (November 19, 1980). "Tea Men Move Alters Rowdies' Plans". Tampa Tribune. p. 6C. Retrieved March 22, 2020.
  9. ^ Scheiber, Dave (November 26, 1980). "Popular Farrukh quits Rowdies for Calgary". St. Petersburg Times. p. 3C. Retrieved March 18, 2020.
  10. ^ "Rowdies Deal Barlic To Detroit". Tampa Tribune. December 6, 1980. p. 6C. Retrieved March 22, 2020.
  11. ^ Mudry, Richard (December 16, 1980). "Rowdies lose one Anderson, gain another". Tampa Times. p. 1C. Retrieved March 19, 2020.

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