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Title
Ilija Mitic - Fullback California Clippers
Contributing Institution
History San Jose Research Library
Collection
History San Jose Online Catalog
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Description
Official mugshot for California Clippers (NASL) forward Ilija Mitic. Mitic, born July 19, 1940, in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, played for the Clippers from 1967-69 and for the San Jose Earthquakes (NASL) from 1975-1978. From Wikipedia: "The Oakland Clippers were a soccer team based out of Oakland, California that played in the non-FIFA sanctioned National Professional Soccer League (NPSL). Their home field was Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. The Clippers brought the first-ever national professional championship in any sport to the City of Oakland. Following the 1967 season, it joined the newly formed North American Soccer League (NASL), the result of the merger between the NPSL and the United Soccer Association (USA). From September 1968 to June 1969 the Oakland Clippers, now playing as the California Clippers, played an independent schedule against top foreign club teams while waiting for the North American Soccer League to become reconstituted."
Type
image
Identifier
D626D3CF-EFA0-4115-8712-878622861752
2012-67-74
Subject
Mitic, Ilija

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