Željko Bilecki

Los Angeles Aztecs Tulsa Roughnecks (1978–1984) Tampa Bay Rowdies (1975–1993)

Željko Bilecki
Personal information
Full name Željko Bilecki
Date of birth (1950-04-28) 28 April 1950 (age 70)
Place of birth Zagreb, FPR Yugoslavia
Playing position(s) Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Toronto Croatia
1975–1978 Toronto Metros-Croatia 66 (0)
1979–1980 Tampa Bay Rowdies 18 (0)
1979–1980 Tampa Bay Rowdies (indoor) 12 (0)
1980 Los Angeles Aztecs 1 (0)
1980–1981 Los Angeles Aztecs (indoor) 18 (0)
1980–1983 Tulsa Roughnecks (indoor) 2 (0)
1981–1982 Tulsa Roughnecks 29 (0)
National team
1976–1977 Canada 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Željko Bilecki (born 28 April 1950) is a Canadian retired soccer player.

Club career

Bilecki played for Toronto Croatia and then in the North American Soccer League for Toronto Metros-Croatia in Canada. He later played for three other NASL sides in the United States: Tampa Bay Rowdies, Los Angeles Aztecs and Tulsa Roughnecks. He won a Soccer Bowl with Toronto in 1976 and was a runner-up in 1979 for Tampa Bay. He was the back up goalie for Tulsa when they won Soccer Bowl '83. Bilecki also won the NASL's indoor title in 1979–80 with Tampa Bay.

International career

Bilecki made his debut for Canada on 22 December 1976 in a 3–0 victory against the United States in a World Cup qualification match in Port-au-Prince. He won two more caps the next year, the last of these coming in a 2–1 win over Suriname on 12 October 1977 in Mexico City, where he came on at the start of the second half to replace Tony Chursky.[1]


  1. ^ "Zeljko Bilecki". www.canadasoccer.com. Retrieved 5 May 2020.