Monday, April 20, 2009

Deaf Pro Soccer Players

▪ Mainz defender Stefan Markolf is German soccer's first prominent deaf player.
▪ Southampton midfielder Jason Euell, who is deaf in one ear, has spent 12 years in the English leagues and represented Jamaica's national team.
▪ Canadian goalkeeper Tony Chursky, who played in the North American Soccer League from 1976 to 1982, was also deaf in one ear
▪ Early in the 20th century, Englishman Albert Gardner, who was profoundly deaf, played for Birmingham.
▪ Matthew Eby is former Gallaudet University sports star who now plays reserve defender for the Real Maryland Monarchs.