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Bruce Rioch
Born: September 6, 1947 City: Aldershot, England   Height: 5' 11" Weight: 170 lbs.   National Team: Scotland 1975-78 (24 Games)
Clubs: Luton Town 1964-69, Aston Villa 1969-74, Derby County 1974-76, Everton 1976-77, Derby County 1977-79, Birmingham City 1978, Sheffield United 1979, Torquay United 1981-84
Team League Year Num Pos Games Goals Assists Points Citizen
Seattle Sounders NASL 80 18 D 30 4 1 9 Scotland
Seattle Sounders NASL 81 18 D 14 1 1 3 Scotland
Aston Villa 1971

The 1971 Aston Villa team had 8 future NASL players.
Back L-R: Keith Bradley, Ian 'Chico' Hamilton, Charlie Aitken, Pat McMahon, George Curtis, Lew Chatterley.
Middle: Ron Wylie (coach), Bruce Rioch, Andy Lochhead, John Dunn, Fred Turnbull, Michael Wright, Vic Crowe (Manager).
Front: Jimmy Brown, David Gibson, Brian Godfrey (Captain), Brian Tiler, Willie Anderson

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Derby County 1974-76, 1977-79
Back: Des Anderson (asst trainer), Ron Webster, Peter Daniel, Colin Todd, Colin Boulton, Graham Moseley, Archie Gemmill, Steve Powell, Rod Thomas, Henry Newton, Kevin Hector, Guthrie (masseur).
Front: Francis Lee, Charlie George, Bruce Rioch, Roy McFarland, Dave Mackay (Manager), Jeff Bourne, David Nish, Roger Davies, Alan Hinton
Fourteen members of the 1974-75 Derby County team eventually played in the NASL. Many of these follow Alan Hinton to Vancouver, Tulsa and Seattle
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Scotland National Team 1978

L-R Asa Hartford, Willie Donachie, Martin Buchan, Thomas Forsyth, Joe Jordan, Graeme Souness, Ken Dalglish, Archie Gemmill, Stuart Kennedy, Alan Rough, Bruce Rioch
June 11, 1978 World Cup game against Holland
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Seattle Sounders 1980 Home (NASL)

Bruce Rioch (18), Vladislav Bogicevic (8)
New York Cosmos at Seattle Sounders

Johan Cruyff (14), Roy Greaves (6), Bruce Rioch (18)
New York Cosmos at Seattle Sounders
NASL Soccer Seattle Sounders 80 Home Team.JPG
Seattle Sounders 1980 Road (NASL)
Sounders 80 Road Bruce Rioch, Chiefs
Seattle Sounders at Atlanta Chiefs
David Byrne (10), Bruce Rioch (18)
Thanks Jan Reinertsen
Seattle Sounders 1981 Home (NASL)

Bruce Rioch (18), Ron Futcher (18), Jeff Stock (16)
Minnesota Kicks at Seattle Sounders
Seattle Sounders 1981 Road (NASL)