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Full name  Desmond Backos
Name  Desmond Backos
Playing position  Forward
Role  Footballer
Years  Team
Position  Forward
1966–1967  Johannesburg Rangers

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Date of birth  (1950-11-13) 13 November 1950 (age 65)
Place of birth  Johannesburg, South Africa

Desmond "Des" Backos (born 13 November 1950) is a lebanese-South African former footballer who played in the Football League for Stoke City.

Career

Backos was born in Johannesburg and played football with local sides Johannesburg Rangers, Highlands Park a second spell at Johannesburg Rangers and Hellenic. At Hellenic he worked under former England international George Eastham who working as a coach but in 1977 Eastham returned to England and Backos moved to the United States to play for the Los Angeles Aztecs. But Backos was brought over to England by Eastham in November 1977 who was now manager at Stoke City. However Backos had an awful time at Stoke managing to make just two appearances and soon returned to South Africa in January 1978.

References

Desmond Backos Wikipedia


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