St. Catharines Wolves

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St. Catharines (Roma) Wolves
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Full name St. Catharines Wolves
Nickname(s) The Wolves, Roma
Founded 1977
Ground Club Roma Stadium
St. Catharines, Ontario
Ground Capacity 2,000
Chairman Mario Arghittu
Manager Carlo Arghittu
League Canadian Soccer League
2011 Regular season: 12th
Playoffs: DNQ
Website Club home page
Home colours
Away colours

St. Catharines Wolves, also known as St. Catharines Roma Wolves or simply Roma Wolves, are a Canadian soccer team, founded in 1977. The team is a member of the Canadian Soccer League, an unsanctioned league.

History[edit]

The team currently play their home games in the stadium on the grounds of Club Roma, a multi-purpose sports and recreation centre in the city of St. Catharines, Ontario, 13 miles from the US/Canadian border at Niagara Falls . The team's colors are dark red and white, mimicking those of the famous Italian club AS Roma.

The team played its first season in 1978 in the National Soccer League (NSL), later renamed the (CNSL, with the acceptance of the Winnipeg Fury in 1993. From their formation through to 1994 they was known as (the) St. Catharines Roma. In 1995 they underwent restructuring and changed their name to St. Catharines Wolves. 1996 saw further changes and a change name to St. Catharines Roma Wolves, and the following summer was their last in the dissolved NSL. The club next played from 1998 through 2005 in the Canadian Professional Soccer League, which in 2006 was renamed the Canadian Soccer League. They continue to play in the CSL.

Colours and badge[edit]

The colours of the 2008 edition may have changed to a sky blue.[1]

Current squad[edit]

as of 18 July 2012[2] Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Canada GK Claudio Perri
2 Canada DF Matthew Di Maria
3 Canada DF Nicholas Vecchi
6 Canada DF Yasser Majd
7 Canada MF William Janetos
8 Canada MF Camilo Veloza
9 Canada MF Derek Luberhino
10 Canada MF Scott Maclennan
11 Canada FW Calvin Rosario
12 Canada DF Geoffrey Attard
No. Position Player
13 Canada DF Angelo Beatrice
17 Canada MF James Bond
20 Canada FW Ross Campbell
Canada FW Abu Kamara
Canada FW Carlo Arghittu
Canada Johnny Maurizio
Canada Mark Dano
Canada Fidan Nika [3]
Canada Florian Nika [4]
Canada Lennox Stevenson [5]

Staff[edit]

Management[edit]

General Manager:

  • Armand Di Fruscio

Director of Sports:

  • Carl Mendonca

Sports[edit]

Head Coach:

  • Carlo Arghittu

Assistant Coach: Stacey Gough

Team Chef: Angelo Pizzacalla

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs
1978 "2" NSL 1st Did not qualify
1979 Were none NSL 2nd Were not played
1980 "Senior" NSL 6th Runners-up
1981 Were none NSL 6th Did not qualify
1982 Were none NSL 3rd n/a
1983 n/a NSL n/a n/a
1984 n/a NSL n/a n/a
1985 n/a NSL n/a n/a
1986 n/a NSL n/a n/a
1987 n/a NSL n/a n/a
1988 n/a NSL n/a n/a
1989 n/a NSL n/a n/a
1990 n/a NSL n/a n/a
1991 n/a NSL n/a n/a
1992 n/a NSL n/a n/a
1993 n/a NSL n/a n/a
1994 n/a NSL n/a n/a
Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Umbro Cup league Umbro Cup playoffs
1995 Were none NSL 2nd Champions 2nd Champions
Year League Regular Season Playoffs Open Canada Cup
1996 CNSL 2nd Final n/a
1997 CNSL 1st Champions n/a
1998 CPSL 2nd Champions Runner-up
1999 CPSL 6th Did not qualify n/a
2000 CPSL 3rd Semi-Finals Runner-up
2001 CPSL 5th Champions n/a
2002 CPSL 4th, Western Did not qualify n/a
2003 CPSL 4th, Western Did not qualify n/a
2004 CPSL 6th, Western Did not qualify n/a
2005 CPSL 4th, Western Did not qualify n/a
2006 CSL 5th, National Did not qualify n/a
2007 CSL 1st, National Semi-Finals n/a
2008 CSL 4th, National Quarter-Finals n/a
2009 CSL 2nd, National Quarter-Finals n/a
2010 CSL
2011 CSL 12th DNQ n/a

Notable players[edit]

Honours[edit]

1998, 2001

St. Catharines' Concord Gunners[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
- Canada DF Coulter Lewis
- Ghana DF Kwami Boafo
- Croatia MF Martin Mamic
- England MF Stefan Cox
- United States FW James Blair
- Canada Michael Shepherd
- Canada Sam Blakely
No. Position Player
- Italy Thomas D'Angelas
- Canada Patric Cain
- Canada Phillip Hull
- South Africa Sefako Phala
- Canada Brian Edgar
- India Mazhar Shah

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rocket Robin. "Game Report". 2008-may-23. Retrieved 2008-06-19. 
  2. ^ "CSL Roster". Retrieved 19 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Wallace, Jim (24 Jun 2012). "Great start for young Wolf". The Standard. Retrieved 19 July 2012. 
  4. ^ Wallace, Jim (24 Jun 2012). "Great start for young Wolf". The Standard. Retrieved 19 July 2012. 
  5. ^ Wallace, Jim (24 Jun 2012). "Great start for young Wolf". The Standard. Retrieved 19 July 2012. 

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