North American Players in the Football League 1978-92 – Appendix  

March 1, 2024 0 By Paul W

An overview of the North American footballers to have played in the Football League between 1978 and 1992. 

Jurgen Sommer - Roy Wegerle - Carl Valentine

Canada 

Don Ferguson 

Born: 02.01.1963 Toronto 

Football League Career: Wrexham (1986) – 20 appearances 

International Career: Canada (1986-89) 3 caps 

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Craig Forrest 

Born: 20.09.1967 Coquitlam, British Columbia 

Football League Career: Ipswich Town (1985-97) – 263 appearances; Colchester United (1987/88, loan) – 11 appearances; Chelsea (1997, loan) – 3 appearances; West Ham United (1997-2002) – 30 appearances 

International Career: Canada (1988-2002) 56 caps 

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Colin Miller 

Born: 04.10.1964 Hamilton, Scotland 

Football League Career: Doncaster Rovers (1986-88) – 61 appearances, 3 goals 

International Career: Canada (1983-97) 61 caps, 5 goals 

In the 1986 World Cup squad 

Don Ferguson - Craig Forrest - Colin Miller

Don Ferguson – Craig Forrest – Colin Miller

Gordon Sweetzer  

Born: 27.01.1957 Toronto 

Football League Career: Brentford (1975-78) – 72 appearances, 40 goals; Cambridge United (1978-80, £30,000) – 9 appearances, 3 goals [to Toronto Blizzard]; Brentford (1981-82) – 9 appearances, 1 goal 

International Career: Canada (1981) 3 caps 

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Carl Valentine 

Born: 04.07.1958 Manchester, England 

Football League Career: Oldham Athletic (1976-79) – 61 appearances, 7 goals [to Vancouver Whitecaps, £85,000]; West Bromwich Albion (1984-86) – 44 appearances, 6 goals 

International Career: Canada (1985-93) 31 caps, 1 goal 

Played at the 1986 World Cup 

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Frank Yallop  

Born: 04.04.1964 Watford, England 

Football League Career: Ipswich Town (1983-96) – 389 appearances, 9 goals; Blackpool (1995, loan) – 3 appearances 

International Career: Canada (1990-97) 52 caps 

Gordon Sweetzer - Frank Yallop - Carl Valentine

Gordon Sweetzer – Frank Yallop – Carl Valentine

USA 

Marcelle Bruce 

Born: 15.03.1971 Detroit, Michigan 

Football League Career: Colchester United (1989-91) – 33 appearances, 1 goal [to Baldock Town] 

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Winston DuBose 

Born: 28.07.1955 Orlando, Florida 

Football League Career: Oldham Athletic (1988-89) – 0 appearances [1 League Cup] 

International Career: USA (1979-85) 14 caps 

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Brent Goulet 

Born: 19.06.1964 Cavalier, North Dakota 

Football League Career: Bournemouth (1987-88) – 6 appearances; Crewe Alexandra (1988, loan) – 3 appearances, 3 goals 

International Career: USA (1986-90) 8 caps, 1 goal 

Marcelle Bruce - Winston DuBose - Brent Goulet

Marcelle Bruce – Winston DuBose – Brent Goulet

John Harkes 

Born: 08.03.1967 Kearny, New Jersey 

Football League Career: Sheffield Wednesday (1990-93) – 82 appearances, 7 goals; Derby County (1993-95) – 67 appearances, 5 goals; West Ham United (1995-96, loan) – 12 appearances; Nottingham Forest (1999, loan) – 3 appearances 

International Career: USA (1987-2000) 90 caps, 6 goals 

Played at the 1990 & 1994 World Cups 

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Kasey Keller 

Born: 29.11.1969 Olympia, Washington 

Signed from: Club, February 1992 [£fee] 

Football League Career: Millwall (1992-96) – 175 appearances; Leicester City (1996-99, £900,000) – 99 appearances [to Rayo Vallecano]; Tottenham Hotspur (2001-05) – 85 appearances; Southampton (2004, loan) – 4 appearances [to Borussia Mönchengladbach]; Fulham (2007-08) – 13 appearances  

International Career: USA (1990-2007) 102 caps 

In the 1990 & 2002 World Cup squads; played at the 1998 World Cup 

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John Kerr 

Born: 06.03.1965 Toronto, Canada 

Football League Career: Portsmouth (1987-88) – 4 appearances; Peterborough United (1987-88, loan) – 10 appearances, 1 goal; Millwall (1993-95) – 43 appearances, 8 goals; Walsall (1995-96, loan) – 1 appearance 

International Career: USA (1984-95) 16 caps, 2 goals 

John Harkes - Tony Meola

Above: John Harkes – Tony Meola

Below: Kasey Keller – John Kerr – Steve Pittman

Kasey Keller - John Kerr - Steve Pittman

Tony Meola 

Born: 21.02.1969 Belleville, New Jersey 

Football League Career: Brighton (1990) – 2 appearances; Watford (1990) – 0 appearances [to Fort Lauderdale Strikers] 

International Career: USA (1988-2006) 100 caps 

Played at the 1990 & 1994 World Cups; in the 2002 World Cup squad 

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Steve Pittman 

Born: 18.07.1967 Wilson, North Carolina 

Football League Career: [from East Fife] Shrewsbury Town (1989-90) – 32 appearances, 2 goals [to Fort Lauderdale Strikers] 

International Career: USA (1990-97) 3 caps 

Jurgen Sommer - Roy Wegerle

Jurgen Sommer 

Born: 27.02.1969 New York 

Football League Career: Luton Town (1991-95) – 82 appearances; Brighton (1991/92, loan) – 1 appearance; Torquay United (1992/93, loan) – 10 appearances; QPR (1995-98) – 66 appearances; Bolton Wanderers (2001, loan) – 0 appearances 

International Career: USA (1994-98) 10 caps 

In the 1994 & 1998 World Cup squads 

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Roy Wegerle 

Born: 19.03.1964 Pretoria, South Africa 

Football League Career: Chelsea (1986-88) – 15 appearances, 3 goals; Swindon Town (1988, loan) – 7 appearances, 1 goal; Luton Town (1988-89) – 45 appearances, 10 goals; QPR (1989-92, £1 million) – 65 appearances, 29 goals; Blackburn Rovers (1992-93, £1.1 million) – 11 appearances, 4 goals; Coventry City (1993-95, £1 million) – 53 appearances, 9 goals [to Colorado Rapids] 

International Career: USA (1992-98) 41 caps, 7 goals 

Played at the 1994 & 1998 World Cups