Tony Chursky

Tony Chursky
Personal information
Date of birth (1953-06-13) June 13, 1953 (age 64)
Place of birth New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing positionGoalkeeper
Youth career
Vancouver Croatia
1969-1970Vancouver Spartans
-Simon Fraser University
Senior career*
1976-1978Seattle Sounders80(0)
1979California Surf4(0)
1979Chicago Sting18(0)
1980-1982Toronto Blizzard56(0)
1983-1985 Tacoma Stars (indoor)27(0)
National team
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:47, 24 February 2007 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 December 2006


Tony Chursky (given birth to June 13, 1953 in New Westminster, Uk Columbia, Canada) is a previous Canadian national team and NASL goalkeeper.


Chursky was raised in Vancouver, Uk Columbia and attended Simon Fraser University or college where he graduated having a level in English Books. He's of Ukrainian descent.He made an extraordinary debut in objective for Canada against Poland, then your Olympic champions, in 1973 while still an unknown novice. He would continue to earn 19 hats with the nationwide group. He also was an associate from the Canadian squad in the 1975 Skillet American Games.Then joined the Seattle Sounders from the UNITED STATES Soccer Little league (NASL) in 1976 and finished using the league's best record for goalkeepers. Even though, he didn't gain any recognized acknowledgement, whether as an All Celebrity or First year of the entire year. Chursky performed three months for the Seattle Sounders before becoming traded towards the California Browse for Al Trost in January 1979. The Browse changed around and exchanged him towards the Chicago Sting afterwards that period. In and lastly the Toronto Blizzard. He performed in 145 NASL regular period video games and 11 play off video games including Soccer Dish 1977 against the brand new York Cosmos. Despite his excellent profession, Chursky will end up being appreciated by many for the mistake which resulted in the Cosmos initial goal within the Sounders in Pele's August 1977 last match. Chursky kept a shot, after that place the ball on the floor and started dribbling towards his objective. Cosmos forwards Steve Hunt rushed at Chursky who, because of being deaf in a single ear, didn't listen to his teammates' cries. Hunt stole the ball, dribbled it on the Seattle objective, pursued by Chursky, and scored the game's initial objective. The Sounders linked the rating before halftime. Giorgio Chinaglia after that scored to earn the overall game for the Cosmos in the next fifty percent. The Sounders greatest chance to connect was a minimal shot from super-sub Steve Butler, which proceeded to go wide right.Chursky played MISL pro inside soccer for at least two seasons using the Tacoma Stars.


Chursky shows and instructors at Charles Wright Academy in Tacoma, Washington. He was also an British Instructor at ENS (Emirates Country wide School).In 2005, the Canadian Soccer Hall of Popularity inducted Chursky.Chursky retired after 2014-2015 college year.


His kid Alex Chursky is current Helper Trainer at Seattle School Athletics and was person in the Canada U-20 men's country wide soccer team.