David Diplacido

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David Diplacido
Personal information
Full name David Diplacido
Date of birth (1977-05-18) May 18, 1977 (age 37)
Place of birth Newmarket, Canada
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Italia Shooters
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998-2005 Toronto Lynx 182 (7)
2005 Montreal Impact 11 (0)
2006 Toronto Lynx 24 (0)
2007-2008 North York Astros 17 (0)
2008- Italia Shooters 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2006-07-12.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of n/a

David Diplacido (born May 18, 1977, in Newmarket, Ontario) is a former soccer player who most recently played for the Italia Shooters in the Canadian Soccer League.

Playing career[edit]

Toronto Lynx[edit]

In the summer of 1998 he signed with the Toronto Lynx making his debut on May 2, 1998 against Long Island Rough Riders, and was awarded the Lynx Public Relations Award. In 1999 Peter Pinizzotto gave him a starting role in the midfield to put more creativity in the centre of the field. Later on he developed into a skilled attacking midfielder with great passing vision which helped the Lynx make the playoffs in 2000 eliminating teams like Long Island Rough Riders, and Richmond Kickers but the Lynx fairy tale playoff run came to an end in the Eastern Conference Final against the Rochester Raging Rhinos in a 2-1 loss on aggregate.

In 2001 he scored two goals and recorded two assists but the Lynx failed to reach the playoff stage, as they had done the previous season, while at the end of the season he was awarded the Lynx Fan Favourite Award.[1] On June 9, 2002 he played his 100th game with the club. He formed a strong partnership with rookie Nikola Budalić in the midfield, both their goals almost helped the Lynx make the playoffs which they barely missed out on. In 2003, and 2004 the Lynx struggled and failed to make the playoffs again.

Montreal Impact[edit]

In 2005 the Lynx played very poorly and the team was stuck at the bottom of the table, and finishing with a worst 3 wins, 17 losses, and 8 ties the worst performance in league and club history and a 12th place finish. On August 1, 2005 he was transferred to the Montreal Impact along with Charles Gbeke in order to assist the Impacts' offence, which lost key players to European teams.[2] He played a key role in the midfield helping the Impact finish first and winning the Voyageurs Cup but the Impact failed to defend their Title the team lost to the Seattle Sounders.

Return to Toronto[edit]

In the summer of 2006 with new head coach Duncan Wilde, he returned to Toronto to help to his old team make the playoffs again. On August 18, 2006 he was honored as the first player to reach his 200th career game for the Toronto Lynx.[3] Helped the Lynx to a 10 game undefeated streak at home.Reached the Open Canada Cup final with Toronto, which his team lost 2-0 against Ottawa St. Anthony Italia. After the 2006 season the Lynx franchise dropped two divisions down to the PDL, releasing all their all players. He played for the Toronto Lynx where he is currently the all-time leader in games played for the club since he joined in 1998.

North York Astros[edit]

On June 27, 2007 he joined the North York Astros of the Canadian Soccer League. Making his debut on June 7 in exhibition game against the Mexico U-20.[4]

Italia Shooters[edit]

In 2008, Diplacido signed with the Italia Shooters, and scored a goal in his first match with the club against Portugal FC on September 5, 2008.[5] Diplacido helped the Shooters win their second International Division title.[6] In the playoff run he contributed by a victory over the Brampton Lions in the quarterfinals.[7] But unfortunately Italia were defeated by eventual champions Serbian White Eagles in the semi-final match.[8]

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