Petar Baralic Playing History
Petar Baralic played professionally in Europe and in the North American Soccer League and Major Indoor Soccer League. He played for his National Team of Yugoslavia and was the captain of the Yugoslavian Olympic Team. He is well known for his career with the highly ranked Red Star team in Europe where he is respected by both players and fans, alike. Petar played as a midfielder and striker. Petar played in Yugoslavia until 1979 when he came to the USA and played outdoor soccer for the Tampa Bay Rowdies and Washington Diplomats. He also played professional indoor soccer for the Baltimore Blast and Phoenix Pride. Petar later coached professionally for the Arizona Sandsharks and Arizona Thunder and was the SISL coach of the year. Petar is very well known, in many places around the soccer world. When he attends a soccer game he is mobbed by the media and fans in Europe! The European media loves Petar because of his off the wall, "tell it like it is" comments, similar to Charles Barkley in the U.S.
Petar Baralic in Action
Clip includes old footage of his indoor playing days and some one on one student training!
Petar Baralic scores 2 goals and 1 assist vs New York Cosmos
The Tampa Bay Rowdies defeated the New York Cosmos 3-2 in a North American Soccer League match on May 12, 1979 at Tampa Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
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"Practice does not make Perfect - Perfect Practice makes Perfect." ~ Petar Baralic