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Steve David
Personal information
Date of birth March 11, 1951 (1951-03-11) (age 58)
Place of birth    Port Fortin, Trinidad
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Forward
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*

Miami Toros
Los Angeles Aztecs
Detroit Express
California Surf
San Diego Sockers
San Jose Earthquakes
Phoenix Inferno (indoor)
Phoenix Pride (indoor)

53 0(37)
27 0(26)
11 00(2)
40 0(16)
06 00(2)
38 0(17)
91 (119)
22 (15)   
National team
Trinidad and Tobago 16 0(16)

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

Steve David (born March 11, 1951) is a former North American Soccer League star and Trinidad and Tobago international.


Club career

David began his professional career with Police in Trinidad and Tobago. In 1974, he signed with the Miami Toros in the North American Soccer League. That season, the Toros had reached the finals, losing the championship games to Los Angeles 4-3. David He had a standout season second season and was named the 1975 NASL MVP as the Toros reached the league cup play-off semi-final stage.[1] After a poor 1976 season, scoring only one goal in thirteen games, the Toros traded him to the Los Angeles Aztecs. He had a rebound in form, scoring twenty-six goals in twenty-four games. However, he began expressing dissatisfaction with the Aztecs at the beginning of the 1977 season. After a 1-2 start, the Aztecs sent David to the Detroit Express in exchange for a 1979 first-round draft pick and cash on April 22, 1978.[2] He played eleven games with the Express before they sent him to the California Surf. He finished the 1978 season, then played the entire 1979 season, in California. In 1980, he began the season with the San Diego Sockers before they sent him to the San Jose Earthquakes. He remained with the Earthquakes through the 1981 season after which he left the NASL. He finished his NASL career as the league's 8th all-time leading scorer with 228 points in 175 games, including a 7th best tally of 100 goals. In the fall of 1981, he signed with the Phoenix Inferno of the Major Indoor Soccer League. He finished the 1981-82 season the league's 4th best scorer with 81 points in 44 games and the 1982-83 season 9th best with 81 points in 47 games.

International career

David scored 16 goals in World Cup qualifiers for T&T between 1971 and '75. He was inducted into the Trinidad and Tobago Football Hall of Fame in 2008.


  1. ^ The Year in American Soccer - 1975
  2. ^ The Aztecs, off to a shaky 1-2 start Washington Post, The (DC) - Sunday, April 23, 1978




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