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Steve Wegerle

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Date of birthMay 15, 1953(age 63)
Place of birthPretoria, South Africa
Playing positionwinger

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Steve Wegerle (born in Pretoria May 15, 1953) is a former professional soccer player.

Wegerle was voted Player of the Year is South Africa in 1974. He then joined Coventry City F.C. in 1975, but made no first team appearances. Wegerle played 5 times for Feyenoord Rotterdam in 1975/76, before starring for the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the North American Soccer League for five seasons from 1977 to 1981, when he joined the New York Cosmos at age 28. He played in the 1981 and '82 Soccer Bowls with the Cosmos. Wegerle played 1983 with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers before returning in 1984 to finish his NASL career with the Rowdies. Wegerle's 152 points in 196 career games makes the league's 27 all-time leading scoring. His 88 assists ranks him 4th.

Wegerle played for the Rowdies during the 1986-1987 American Indoor Soccer Association season. He later played for the team in the American Soccer League in 1988 and 1989 and then in the American Professional Soccer League in 1990.

Wegerle's son is Bryce Wegerle. Brother Roy Wegerle is a former American international and MLS star while Geoff Wegerle played in the NASL for the 1978 season with Oakland and 1983 with Toronto. Steve's mother is Scottish and father German.

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