Alex Perolli

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Alex Perolli
Personal information
Date of birth (1915-12-07)7 December 1915
Place of birth Tirana, Albania
Date of death March 19, 1994(1994-03-19) (aged 78)
Place of death Montreal, Canada
Position(s) Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1944-1954 SK Sturm Graz
Managerial career
1955 Italy U23
1961 Montreal Cantalia
1961 Montreal Concordia
1969 Toronto Hellas
1970 Rochester Lancers
1973 Vera Cruz
1974 Los Angeles Aztecs
1975 San Antonio Thunder
1980 Rochester Lancers
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Alex Perolli (December 7, 1915 – March 19, 1994)[1] was an Albanian football coach best known for coaching the Los Angeles Aztecs to a North American Soccer League championship in 1974.[2][3] The following season, he coached the San Antonio Thunder for 9 games before being fired, having won only one match.[4][5]

In 1955, Perolli coached the Italy U23.[6] In 1970, he coached the Rochester Lancers for 13 games before leaving midway through the season.[7] He coached the Mexican side Vera Cruz in 1973[8] before taking the helm of the expansion Aztecs the following year.[9] On 25 September 1974, Perolli was name head coach of the San Antonio Thunder.[10] He returned to the Lancers a decade later 8 games into the 1980 season.[11] In 1961, he coached Montreal Cantalia in the Eastern Canada Professional Soccer League, and later with Montreal Concordia which played a dual season in the International Soccer League and National Soccer League.[12] In 1969, he was the head coach for Toronto Hellas in the National Soccer League.[13] He had another run in the NSL in 1976 with the Buffalo Blazers.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ United States Soccer Federation (2011-03-16). Soccer for Dummies. New York City: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-1118053577.
  2. ^ Levin, Dan (1974-09-02). "The Penalty For Success - Si.Com". Sportsillustrated.cnn.com. Retrieved 2014-08-20.
  3. ^ Originally Posted: October 7, 1974 (1974-10-07). "A roundup of the week Sept. 23-29 - SI.com". Sportsillustrated.cnn.com. Retrieved 2014-08-20.
  4. ^ "Reading Eagle - Google News Archive Search". Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  5. ^ Orr, Michael (21 November 2011). The 1975 Portland Timbers. ISBN 9781609494667. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  6. ^ Stolze, Craig (18 February 1970). "Lancer GM Has A Pair of 'Firsts'". Newspapers.com. pp. 1E, 2E. Retrieved 25 February 2022.
  7. ^ Jeff DiVeronica, Staff writer (7 March 2014). "Vallow moves from WNY Flash back to Rhinos as assistant coach". Democratandchronicle.com. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  8. ^ "The Miami News - Google News Archive Search". Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  9. ^ Rickey, Jim (12 January 1974). "Los Angeles Hires Perolli". Democrat and Chronicle. p. 1D. Retrieved 24 March 2022.
  10. ^ "San Antonio hires NASL soccer coach". Forth Worth Star-Telegram. Associated Press. 26 September 1974. p. 4-C. Retrieved 13 June 2022.
  11. ^ "The Evening Independent - Google News Archive Search". Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  12. ^ Jose, Colin (2001). On-Side - 125 Years of Soccer in Ontario. Vaughan, Ontario: Ontario Soccer Association and Soccer Hall of Fame and Museum. p. 226.
  13. ^ Waring, Ed (September 3, 1969). "Soccer fan knocks out ref with stone". The Globe and Mail. p. 30.
  14. ^ "Blazers Pick Alex Perolli New Coach". Buffalo News. 16 July 1976. p. 12.