Hamilton Steelers (1981–92)

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Hamilton Steelers
Founded 1981
Dissolved 1992
Ground Brian Timmis Stadium
Manager John McGrane
League Canadian Soccer League (1987–1992)

The Hamilton Steelers were a charter member of the newly formed Canadian Soccer League (CSL) and were locally owned by Mario DiBartolomeo. The club played mainly out of Brian Timmis Stadium (Cap. 5,000) adjacent to Ivor Wynne Stadium. Coaches for the opening CSL season were Kevin Grant, Jimmy Young and Welsh legend John Charles. Key members of the Steelers in 1987 were M Jerry Adzic and F Alex Bunbury. The Steelers were runners-up in the first four years of the league's existence as they finished the regular season first in the league's East Division the first two years.


Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs
1981 - NSL First Champion
1982 - NSL Second
1983 - CPSL Second Runner-Up
1987 East CSL First Runner-Up
1988 East CSL First Runner-Up
1989 East CSL Second Runner-Up
1990 East CSL Third Runner-Up
1991 - CSL Fourth Semi-Finals

The Hamilton Steelers also won The Challenge Trophy, Canada's national amateur soccer cup in 1986.[1]

Head coaches[edit]

1991 Roster[edit]

18-August-1991 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
11 Scotland MF Steven Morris
Canada MF Chris Markou
Canada Perter Kirkelos
4 Canada DF Gary Morrow
Canada FW Billy Domazetis
1 Canada GK Dino Perri
7 Canada MF Lucio Ianiero
14 Canada MF Mark Purdy
8 Republic of Ireland MF Fran O'Brien
12 Croatia MF Davor Cepo
2 Canada DF Guido Boin
6 Canada MF Gerry Gray ((playing coach))
14 Poland MF Miroslav Piekos
21 Canada DF Paul Fenwick
26 Canada FW Jason Gibbons
17 United States MF John Kerr
No. Position Player
England FW Justin Fashanu
3 England DF Mark Worton
Canada George Serakinis
United States MF Brian Quinn
10 Canada DF Tony Nocita
Nigeria MF Tony Usiyan
16 Canada MF Geoff Aunger
England DF Colin Ridge
5 Canada DF Trevor McCallum
19 Canada DF Mark Watson
25 Argentina MF Mario Videla
35 Canada GK John Kowal
Canada DF Steve Gill
Marco Antonucci

from 1991 Team Program[dead link].

See also[edit]

Hamilton Steelers (ECPSL)


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