SC Toronto

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"Portugal FC" redirects here. For the team that represents Portugal in international association football, see Portugal national football team.
To be distinguished from Toronto FC.
SC Toronto
SC Toronto crest
Full name Soccer Club of Toronto
Nickname(s) Supra, the Eagles
Founded 2001
Ground Lamport Stadium
Toronto, Ontario
Ground Capacity 9,600
Chairman Jose DaSilva
Manager Doug McNaught
League Canadian Soccer League
2011 Regular season: 1st
Playoffs: Quarter-finals
Website Club home page

SC Toronto is a Canadian soccer team, founded in 2001. The team is a member of the Canadian Soccer League, a league not sanctioned by a FIFA-recognized body. The club plays its home games at Lamport Stadium in the city of Toronto, Ontario.

History[edit]

From their inception until 2005 the team played simply as Toronto Supra, but changed their name prior to the beginning of the 2006 season to Portuguese Supra to acknowledge the club’s ties to the local Portuguese community in Toronto. Other name changes came in 2008, this time to Portugal FC,[1] and in 2011 to their current name, SC Toronto.[2]

SC Toronto represents the highest level pro team of the Soccer Club of Toronto, a volunteer based community-run youth soccer club operating in the Central/South area of Toronto since 1997.[3]

Colours and badge[edit]

With the name change from Toronto Portuguese Supra to Portugal FC, there was a change in the badge in 2008. The club would re-brand again in 2011, becoming SC Toronto, introducing a new crest but keeping the team colours of white and black.

Current squad[edit]

Where a player has not declared an international allegiance, nation is determined by place of birth. Squad correct as of May 2, 2012.[4]

No. Position Player Nation
0 Goalkeeper Cliff , ScottScott Cliff      Canada
1 Goalkeeper Zareian , MiladMilad Zareian      Canada
2 Defender Ladiylou , GerardGerard Ladiylou      Canada
3 Defender Capone , FrancescoFrancesco Capone      Canada
4 Defender Perruzo , John LouisJohn Louis Perruzo      Canada
6 Forward Whiteman , JarekJarek Whiteman [5]      Canada
7 Midfielder Hall , KyleKyle Hall      Canada
8 Midfielder Nogueira , CarlosCarlos Nogueira      Portugal
9 Forward Lombardo, AndreaAndrea Lombardo      Canada
10 Midfielder Badat , AlonAlon Badat [6]      Canada
11 Midfielder Alva , DavidDavid Alva      Canada
13 Midfielder De Luca , SergioSergio De Luca      Canada
14 Forward Mirabelli , MassimoMassimo Mirabelli      Canada
16 Defender Majstorovic , BrankoBranko Majstorovic [7]      Croatia
17 Forward Ellis , JuniorJunior Ellis      Canada
18 Midfielder Antonini , DominicDominic Antonini [8]      Canada
19 Midfielder Serrano , GustavoGustavo Serrano      Brazil
20 Midfielder Pena , AdrianAdrian Pena [9]      Canada
21 Forward Del Priore , JoeJoe Del Priore      Canada
23 Defender John, BrandonBrandon John      Canada
27 Goalkeeper Ibanez , AdrianAdrian Ibanez      Canada
Forward Guazá , JanerJaner Guazá (Colombian U-20)     Colombia

Staff[edit]

Sports
Head Coach:  CAN Patrice Gheisar
Assistant Coach: Marco Reda
Goalkeeper Coach: George Azcurra
Youth Development Coach: Patrice Gheisar
Management
Team Chef: Justin Cresser
Technical Director: Jon Mondino
Office: Grace DaSilva
Referee Co-ordinator: Johnathan Majik
Headquarters
President: Frank Cardona

Notable former players[edit]

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs
2001 "1" CPSL 3rd Final
2002 "1" CPSL 7th, Eastern Did not qualify
2003 "1" CPSL 2nd, Eastern Semi-Finals
2004 "1" CPSL 1st, Eastern Semi-Finals
2005 "1" CPSL 4th, Eastern Did not qualify
2006 "1" CSL 4th, International Quarter-Finals
2007 "1" CSL 5th, International Did not qualify
2008 "1" CSL 4th, International Semi-Finals
2009 "1" CSL 4th, International Quarter-Finals
2010 "1" CSL 5th Semi-Finals
2011 "1" CSL current

Managers[edit]

Stadia[edit]

The current Portuguese community club plays in Lamport Stadium.[12] From 2001-07, the club had played at Centennial Park Stadium.

Reserve Squad[edit]

SC Toronto reserves play in the CSL 2nd division. as of 29 May 2011 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Canada GK Quillan Roberts
Canada GK Matt Dias
Canada DF Blake Rich
Italy DF Raffaele Nesci
Albania DF Jorgo Nika
Poland DF Adam Polakiewicz
Italy DF Paolo Rogato
Turkey DF Shane Satar
Canada MF Bryce Alderson
No. Position Player
Canada MF Travin Cain
Serbia MF Nick Radosavljević
Canada MF Raphael Reynolds
Nigeria FW Afekjade Egivue
Canada FW Alexandros Halis
Jamaica FW Omari Morris
Canada FW Chris Mendes
Canada FW Terence Linatoc
Canada FW Jamari Ambursley

References[edit]

  1. ^ New Vision for 2008
  2. ^ "CSL ANNOUNCES 14 TEAMS.........Mississauga Eagles FC, Ottawa, Windsor Stars are new". official website. Canadian Soccer League. Retrieved 14 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "The Soccer Club of Toronto". official website. Soccer Club of Toronto. Retrieved 2011-07-03. 
  4. ^ "SC Toronto Pro Team Roster". SCToronto.ca. Retrieved May 2, 20122. 
  5. ^ "York Lions Bio". Retrieved 10 December 2011. 
  6. ^ "York Lions Bio". Retrieved 10 December 2011. 
  7. ^ "York Lions Bio". Retrieved 10 December 2011. 
  8. ^ "York Lions Bio". Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "York Lions Bio". Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  10. ^ "York Lions Bio". Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  11. ^ "DANIEL AMARAL NEW HEAD COACH OF PORTUGAL FC". 2009-04-17. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 
  12. ^ 2008 - Portugal FC will be at Lamport Stadium

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