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Pato Margetic
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Full name Patricio Germ√°n Margetic
Date of birth May 17, 1960 (1960-05-17) (age 49)
Place of birth    Avellaneda, Argentina
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Striker
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1978
1979
1979-1981
1980
1981-1984
1981-1985
1985-1987
1987-1988
1988-1989
1989-1990
1990
1990-1994
1994-1999
San Telmo
Temperley
Detroit Express (indoor)
Detroit Express
Chicago Sting
Chicago Sting (indoor)
Kansas City Comets (indoor)
Chicago Sting (indoor)
Borussia Dortmund
Cleveland Crunch (indoor)
Tacoma Stars (indoor)
Chicago Power (indoor)
Detroit Rockers (indoor)


020 0(36)
032 0(11)
098 0(31)
074 0(74)
069 0(36)
041 0(13)

033 0(12)
013 00(4)
143 (129)
160 (102)   

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of January 2008.
* Appearances (Goals)

Patricio Germ√°n "Pato" Margetic (born May 17, 1960 in Avellaneda, Argentina) is a former Argentine footballer. He began his career in Argentina before playing five seasons in the North American Soccer League, as well as the Major Indoor Soccer League and

Playing career

Margetic's professional career began in 1978 for Club Atletico San Telmo from the Isla Maciel district of Avellaneda. He came to the United States to play for the Detroit Express in 1980 and then moved on to the Chicago Sting in 1981-1984, where he went on to win 2 NASL Cups in 1981 and 1984. He was a second team all star in 1981, an honorable mention in 1982 and a first team selection in 1983. While playing for the Sting he earned the nickname "Magic Man". Margetic played in 130 NASL games, scoring 42 goals and 59 assists for 143 points, which ranks him 34th all-time in the league. After the end of the NASL, Margetic played six seasons in the Major Indoor Soccer League for the Chicago Sting, Kansas City Comets, Cleveland Crunch and Tacoma Stars, and nine seasons in the National Professional Soccer League for the Chicago Power and Detroit Rockers. He has spent the past several years running Pato's Magic Soccer, a Michigan non-profit promoting youth soccer. It is affiliated with Michigan Youth Soccer League and Michigan State Premier Soccer Program.

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