Great players: Victor Jurisevic

Victor Jurisevic was born in Tuzla in Yugoslavia in 1941. Before emigrating to Canada he played for Sloboda Istra in Yugoslavia.

Victor joined Windsor Teutonia at the start of the 1967 National Soccer League season. The club finished in fourth place in the NSL regular season standings. He scored 29 goals for Windsor Teutonia during the season and was the league’s leading goalscorer. Teutonia won the O’Keefe Cup, emblematic of winning the 1967 NSL Playoff championship.

Jurisevic attended North American Soccer League club Detroit Cougars’s training camp in 1968. However, he was cut by the team. On Wednesday May 8, 1968 Victor signed for Toronto Falcons in the North American Soccer League. On Sunday May 12 Victor scored two goals and assisted on the third as the Falcons defeated New York Generals 3-2 in front of 6,845 fans in Toronto.

Victor scored another goal for the Falcons’ in their 4-3 win over Boston Beacons in a NASL game on June 9. In all Victor scored six goals in twenty NASL games during the 1968 season. He also had five assists.

Victor spent the winter of 1968-1969 playing for New York Greek-Americans in the German-American League. He helped the club win the Major Division championship that season.

From 1969 to 1971 Victor played a great part in building Toronto Croatia into being the best club in Canadian soccer during the 1970’s. The club won the 1970 National Soccer League championship.

He spent the 1970’s playing for Chicago Croatia and represented that club in the United States Open Cup.

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