Gremio Lusitano

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Gremio Lusitano is an amateur soccer team from Ludlow, Massachusetts.

Founded in 1922 in a garage on Franklin Street,[1] the team had competed for several seasons during the 1930s in the New England Division of the American Soccer League,[2] but for most of its existence it has been an amateur or semi-professional club. John Palhete was the team's first coach[3] and they play their home games in Lusitano Stadium, which is owned by the club.

The club also founded the Western Mass Pioneers of the USL Second Division and the Western Mass Lady Pioneers of the W-League.


  1. ^ Gremio Lusitano club boasts rich soccer history Union-News (Springfield, MA) - Thursday, June 17, 1993
  2. ^ New England Division
  3. ^ John Palhete, 90, ex-president, coach of Portuguese club Union-News (Springfield, MA) - Tuesday, December 18, 1990

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