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Los Angeles Aztecs

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Title: Los Angeles Aztecs  
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Subject: 1977 North American Soccer League playoffs, 1974 North American Soccer League season, 1977 North American Soccer League season, North American Soccer League (1968–84), 1979 North American Soccer League season
Collection: 1974 Establishments in California, 1981 Disestablishments in California, 1981 Disestablishments in the United States, Association Football Clubs Disestablished in 1981, Association Football Clubs Established in 1974, Defunct Indoor Soccer Clubs in the United States, Defunct Soccer Clubs in the United States, Defunct Sports Teams in California, North American Soccer League (1968–84) Teams, Soccer Clubs in California, Soccer Clubs in the Greater Los Angeles Area, Sports in Inglewood, California, Sports in Los Angeles, California, Sports in Monterey Park, California, Sports in Pasadena, California
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Los Angeles Aztecs

Los Angeles Aztecs
Full name Los Angeles Aztecs
Founded 1974
Dissolved 1981
Stadium Weingart Stadium,
East Los Angeles College (1974)
Murdock Stadium,
El Camino Junior College (1975–76)
LA Memorial Coliseum (1977, 1981)
Rose Bowl (1978–80)
The Forum (1979–80)
LA Sports Arena (1980–81)
Ground Capacity 20,355 (East LA)
12,127 (El Camino)
92,594 (Coliseum)
92,542 (Rose Bowl)
League NASL

The Los Angeles Aztecs were a soccer team that competed in the North American Soccer League from 1974–81. The team was based in Los Angeles, California and part-owned (for a time) by Elton John.


  • History 1
  • Year-by-year 2
  • Ownership 3
  • Honors 4
  • External links 5
  • References 6


The Aztecs are remembered for their mixed success and were sometimes compared to the Ron Davies and played from 1976 to 1978. In 1979 attendance peaked (with an average attendance of around 14,000) as manager Rinus Michels signed the Dutch superstar Johan Cruyff who went on to win the NASL Most Valuable Player Award in his one year with the Aztecs. In 1981, their final season, the Aztecs were managed by former Brazil manager Cláudio Coutinho, who died after the season ended as a result of a scuba diving accident in Brazil.


Year Division League Reg. Season Playoffs Open Cup Avg. Attend.
1974 1 NASL 1st, Western Champions Did not enter 5,098
1975 N/A NASL Indoor 3rd, Region 4 Did not qualify N/A N/A
1975 1 NASL 3rd, Western Quarterfinals Did not enter 8,307
1976 1 NASL 3rd, Pacific Southern 1st Round Did not enter 8,051
1977 1 NASL 3rd, Pacific Southern Semifinals Did not enter 9,638
1978 1 NASL 4th, National Western Did not qualify Did not enter 9,301
1979 1 NASL 2nd, National Western Conference Semifinals Did not enter 14,334
1979–80 N/A NASL Indoor 5th, Western Did not qualify 3,152
1980 1 NASL 2nd, National Western Conference Championships Did not enter 12,057
1980–81 N/A NASL Indoor 1st, Western 1st Round N/A 3,439
1981 1 NASL 2nd, Western 1st Round Did not enter 5,814



NASL Championships

NASL Regular Season Premierships

Division Champions

League MVP

Rookie of the Year

League Scoring Champion

League Goal Scoring Champion

League Assists Leader

All-Star First Team Selections

All-Star Second Team Selections

All-Star Honorable Mentions

U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame

Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame

Indoor Soccer Hall of Fame[2]

External links

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  1. ^ "The Press-Courier – Google News Archive Search". Retrieved 16 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Joomla! Administrator. "Hall of Famers". Retrieved 16 December 2014. 

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