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Erich Geyer
Personal information
Date of birth November 7, 1950 (1950-11-07) (age 60)
Place of birth    Adelsdorf, West Germany
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Forward / Defender
Youth career



Adelsdorf
Büchenbach
Herzogenaurach
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1973-1975
1975-1976
1976-1980
1980-1981
1981-1984
1982-1983
1983-1984
1984-1985
1985
TSV Höchstadt
Bamberg
Fürth
Hartford Hellions (indoor)
San Diego Sockers
San Diego Sockers (MISL)
San Diego Sockers (NASL indoor)
Chicago Sting (indoor)
San Diego Sockers (MISL)


96 (11)
10 0(0)
57 0(6)
39 (10)

17 0(2)
08 0(0)   
Teams managed
1984
1986-1988
1989-1992
1992-1997
1993-
1999-2000
2002-2004
2004
2004
San Diego Sockers (assistant)
Chicago Sting
San Diego Sockers (assistant)
Monterrey La Raza
Mexican Futsal
Monterrey La Raza
Harrisburg Heat
Monterrey Fury
Monterrey Tigres

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Erich Geyer is a retired German football (soccer) defender who spent most of his career in the North American Soccer League and Major Indoor Soccer League. Following his retirement from playing, he coached for over twenty years.

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Player

Geyer graduated from the Hochschulinstitut fuer Leibesuebungen in Erlangen, Germany. He then became a teacher and did not begin playing professional soccer until his early twenties when he signed with TSV Höchstadt. He played for Höchstadt from 1973 to 1975. After one season with 1. FC Bamberg in the Fußball-Regionalliga, he moved to SpVgg Fürth in 1977. In 1980, he moved to the United States and joined the Hartford Hellions of the Major Indoor Soccer League. A forward in Germany, Geyer moved to defense in the U.S. After one season, he left the Hellions and signed with the San Diego Sockers of the North American Soccer League. He played four outdoor and one indoor NASL seasons with the Sockers. During the winter of 1982-1983, the team competed in the MISL where it won the league championship. The Sockers then took the 1983-1984 NASL indoor title before moving permanently to the MISL in the fall of 1984. However, the Sockers released Geyer during the preseason and he signed as a free agent with the Chicago Sting in November 1984.[1] On February 21, 1985, the Sting sold Geyer's contract back to the Sockers. The team released him again in June 1985.[2]

Coach

During the Sockers 1984 outdoor season, Geyer played only two games, spending most of the season as an assistant coach. In December 1986, the Sting named Geyer head coach. On February 22, 1988, the Sting fired Geyer and replaced him with Gary Hindley.[3] In 1989, he became an assistant coach with the San Diego Sockers, a position he held until the spring of 1992.[4] In 1992, he became the head coach of the Monterrey La Raza of the Continental Indoor Soccer League. He was the 1995 CISL Coach of the Year.[5] In 1993, he also became the head coach of the Mexican Futsal team. He left he La Raza in 1997, then returned in 1999 as they played in the World Indoor Soccer League. In August 2002, the Harrisburg Heat announced they had hired Geyer to replace Richard Chinapoo.[6] In March 2004, he became the head coach of the Monterrey Fury of the second Major Indoor Soccer League.[7] When that team collapsed before the 2004-2005 season, the Monterrey La Tigres replaced it in the standings. Geyer became the head coach of the Tigres, but the league terminated the franchise after only a few games.

Referee

After his retirement in 1985, Geyer became an MISL referee. He served in that capacity until hired as head coach of the Sting in 1986.[8]

References

  1. ^ Sockers trim four for indoor season San Diego Union, The (CA) - Wednesday, September 26, 1984
  2. ^ Daley, Geyer , Moura dropped from Sockers The San Diego Union (CA) - Sunday, June 9, 1985
  3. ^ Former Socker Geyer Considers Future After Losing Sting Coaching Job
  4. ^ The 'H' Is Back in Eric, Geyer Is Back With Sockers
  5. ^ The Year in American Soccer - 1995
  6. ^ August 7, 2002 Scoreboard
  7. ^ Erich Geyer named new head coach of the Fury
  8. ^ Oh, Go Ahead: Boo Him

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