Great players: Boris Psaker

Boris Psaker was born in Yugoslavia on January 25, 1955. He started playing soccer in the famous Dynamo Zagreb youth system.

Boris moved to Canada and joined Toronto Croatia in the National Soccer League in July 1974. He played in 14 games and scored 5 goals for Croatia as they finished third in the league table.

Toronto Croatia won the 1974 NSL playoff final when Boris scored Croatia’s goal in a 1-0 win over Toronto Homer on October 20. The match was watched by 2,149 fans at Toronto’s C.N.E. Stadium.

In April 1975 Toronto Croatia merged with Toronto Metros of the North American Soccer League. During the 1975 NASL season Boris played in twelve league games and scored two goals for Toronto Metros-Croatia.

Boris later returned to Toronto Croatia in the National Soccer League. He helped them avoid relegation to the NSL Second Division in 1977 when Croatia won the NSL promotion-relegation playoffs.

After playing for Windsor Croatia in the Sothwestern Ontario Soccer League, he signed for the Detroit Express indoor team in November 1979. Boris played in four league games during the 1979-1980 North American Soccer League indoor season.

In April 1981 he signed for New York Eagles of the American Soccer League.

Boris now resides in Pompona Beach, Florida.

1974 NSL Season: https://thecnsl.com/1974-2/

Sources: Toronto Metros-Croatia 1975 Media Guide and Newspapers.com

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