Victor Kodelja

Victor Kodelja (born November 26, 1951)[1] is a former member of the Canadian national soccer team and North American Soccer League.

Victor Kodelja
Personal information
Date of birth (1951-11-26) November 26, 1951
Place of birth Capua, Italy
Playing position Forward / Defender
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974 Vancouver Whitecaps 15 (2)
1976 San Antonio Thunder 19 (4)
1977 Team Hawaii 23 (4)
1978 San Jose Earthquakes 15 (3)
1980–1981 Calgary Boomers (indoor) 18 (10)
1981 Calgary Boomers 31 (2)
1982–1983 Toronto Blizzard 59 (2)
1983–1984 Chicago Sting (indoor) 5 (1)
1984 Chicago Sting 24 (0)
1984–1985 Chicago Sting (indoor)
National team
1974–1977 Canada 10 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Prior to playing professionally, Kodelja played in the Pacific Coast Soccer League, playing at least the 1969-70 season with Columbus F.C.[2] In 1974, he signed with the Vancouver Whitecaps in the team's inaugural season in the league. In 1976, he moved to the San Antonio Thunder. At the end of the season, the team moved to Hawaii where it became Team Hawaii in 1977. In 1978, he was back on the mainland with the San Jose Earthquakes; 1981 with the Calgary Boomers; 1982 and '83 with the Toronto Blizzard; and 1984 with the Chicago Sting. He remained with the Sting when the team moved to the Major Indoor Soccer League following the collapse of the NASL.

National team

Kodelja played ten times for Canada from 1974 through 1977. He scored once, in a 1974 friendly against Hungary in Budapest which ended 1-1.


  1. Victor Kodelja's profile at
  2. "1969-1970 PCSL rosters". Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2011-07-16.
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