Luca Bellisomo

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Luca Bellisomo
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Personal information
Full name Luca Bellisomo
Date of birth (1986-10-25) October 25, 1986 (age 27)
Place of birth Johannesburg, South Africa
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
unattached
Number 5
Youth career
2001 Queensland Academy of Sport
2003 North Shore Metro
2004 Delta Selects
2004–2007 Simon Fraser University
2006–2008 Vancouver Columbus FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002 Brisbane Wolves
2008 Whitecaps Residency 2 (0)
2008–2010 Vancouver Whitecaps 50 (3)
2009 Whitecaps Residency (loan) 9 (0)
2011– IFK Mariehamn 26 (1)
National team
2007 Canada U-20 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 19, 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).

Luca Bellisomo (born October 25, 1986 in Johannesburg) is a South African-born Canadian soccer player who last played for Finnish Veikkausliiga club IFK Mariehamn.

Career[edit]

Youth and College[edit]

Bellisomo was born in South Africa, and moved with his family to the Greater Vancouver area in 1994. He played youth soccer on Lower Mainland, before moving again with his family, this time to Australia in 2001

In Australia, Bellisomo was student at The Cathedral School of St Anne & St James in the Australian town of Townsville, Queensland, and went on to play for the Queensland Academy of Sport, the Queensland U-17 state team, and the North Queensland schoolboys side. He also played on a couple of senior men’s soccer teams, notably the Brisbane Wolves in the Queensland Soccer Federation XXXX League.

He returned to Canada in 2004 and played four years of college soccer at Simon Fraser University, where he was named an NAIA Third Team All-American in his third year [1] and First Team All American in his final year.[2] He subsequently joined the Vancouver Whitecaps youth academy, Vancouver Whitecaps Residency, and played for the team in the USL Premier Development League in 2008.

Professional[edit]

Bellisomo was called up to the senior Vancouver Whitecaps side on August 18, 2008[3] and played 11 games in the USL First Division. He was signed to a full professional contract by the Whitecaps in February, 2009[4] and continued to play for the senior team in 2010.

Bellisomo moved to Finland in 2011 when he signed for Veikkausliiga club IFK Mariehamn. He made his debut for Mariehamn on January 18, 2011 in a 4–0 victory over FC Haka in the Finnish League Cup.[5]

International[edit]

Bellisomo captained Canada to a fourth-place finish at the 2007 Summer Universiade in Bangkok, Thailand, eventually finishing in fourth place when Canada lost on penalties to hosts Thailand in the bronze medal playoff game. He also played 3 seasons with for Vancouver Columbus FC in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Honours[edit]

Vancouver Whitecaps[edit]

Club Statistics[edit]

Season Team League Domestic League Domestic Playoffs Domestic Cup Continental Championship Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2008 Vancouver Whitecaps FC USL-1 11 1 - - - - - - 11 1
2009 10 0 6 0 - - - - 16 0
2010 USSF D-2 29 2 4 0 4 0 - - 37 2
Career Total 50 3 10 0 4 0 - - 64 3

Updated: October 20, 2010.

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