Vortex Sign Indoor Star
CANTON, OH - December 14, 2010 - The Ohio Vortex continue to make waves in the Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL-Pro), signing star forward Nebojsa Stamenkovic. The Serbian striker made his Vortex debut in Saturday's road match against the Detroit Waza, logging an assist and two fouls in the 8-7 defeat.
Nebojsa last played with the New Jersey Ironmen in the Xtreme Soccer League (XSL) and was best known for scoring the first playoff goal in Ironmen history.
"He is a good indoor player with a strong physique and good soccer knowledge," former teammate and current FC Tampa Bay defender Gordon Kljestan commented. "Unfortunately he was plagued by injuries at the Ironmen."
Nebojsa also played in the USL A-League with the Milwaukee Rampage in 2001 after spending two seasons with the Red Star Belgrade Reserves in his native Serbia.
Nebojsa's late father, Stan, is one of the most recognized names in indoor soccer history. "The Pizza Man" was the league MVP in 1984 and a three-time MISL All-Star Game MVP. Stan would end his professional career in 1988 after netting 311 career assists and 231 career goals. An attempted comeback in 1994 ended after just eight matches with the San Jose Grizzlies.