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|Full name||Domenic Mobilio|
|Date of birth||January 14, 1969|
|Place of birth||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Date of death||November 13, 2004(aged 35)|
|Place of death||Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|1989–1992||Baltimore Blast (indoor)||182||(171)|
|1993–1996||Harrisburg Heat (indoor)||46||(72)|
|1996–1999||Edmonton Drillers (indoor)||79||(92)|
|1999–2000||Philadelphia Kixx (indoor)||59||(96)|
|2000–2001||Detroit Rockers (indoor)||15||(27)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 27, 2009.
† Appearances (Goals).
Domenic Mobilio (January 14, 1969 – November 13, 2004) was a Canadian professional soccer player.
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Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Mobilio was a long-time member of the Vancouver 86ers turned Vancouver Whitecaps. He played 14 seasons beginning with the team in the Canadian Soccer League, later joining the American Professional Soccer League, before finishing up a Whitecap. He retired from the professional outdoor game in 2001.
Although Mobilio had trials overseas, most notably in Scotland (he played two Scottish Premier League games in the 93/94 season for Dundee F.C.) and the Netherlands, he never left Vancouver. His 167 goals in 280 games is second for a player in professional soccer in Canada and the United States after the NASL's great Giorgio Chinaglia and his total of 243. He was a six time league all-star (CSL 1988, 1990, and 1991; APSL 1993 and 1996; A-League, 1997); the CSL's all-time leading scorer and 1990 top scorer and MVP. He began the 1996-1997 NPSL season with the Harrisburg Heat, but was traded to the Edmonton Drillers after seven games.
He also was a long-time pro indoor soccer player, being named MISL Newcomer of the Year for 1989 playing for the Baltimore Blast. He played with the Blast until 1992. Mobilio also played in the National Professional Soccer League with the Philadelphia Kixx and the Detroit Rockers.
He made his senior debut for Canada in a January 1986 friendly match against Paraguay and went on to earn 25 caps. Mobilio scored three goals, all coming in a nearly successful qualifying campaign for the 1994 FIFA World Cup finals.
His final international was a November 1997 World Cup qualification match against the USA.
- Scores and results list Canada's goal tally first.
|1||April 18, 1993||Swangard Stadium, Burnaby, Canada||Honduras||1-1||3-1||1994 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|2||May 2, 1993||Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador||El Salvador||2-1||2-1||1994 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|3||July 31, 1993||Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton, Canada||Australia||2-1||2-1||1994 FIFA World Cup qualification|
Personal life and death
Mobilio died in 2004 at age 35 of a sudden and massive heart attack, suffered while driving from a friend's house in Burnaby after playing a game of amateur soccer. Friends and relatives then established a foundation in his memory to fund various soccer associations to allow under privileged children an opportunity to enjoy the sport.
- Player profile - Canada Soccer
- Domenic Mobilio at National-Football-Teams.com
- Dominic Mobilio Tributes at Coquitlam MFSC
- Tribute and Bio - USL Soccer
- FIFA Player Profiles: Domenic Mobilio
- Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame: Domenic Mobilio Retrieved on March 20, 2009
- Baltimore Blast: Fifth Class to be Inducted into Blast Hall of Fame
- "Trinity Western University Profile". Twu.ca. Retrieved November 16, 2013.
- Former Canadian soccer player Domenic Mobilio dies - CBC Sports
- "Domenic Mobilio Foundation". Domenicmobilio.org. Retrieved November 16, 2013.