Joe Balsamo

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Joe Balsamo
Personal information
Full name Giuseppe Balsamo
Place of birth Switzerland
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
San Diego Sockers
Teams managed
2007–2010 Brooklyn Knights
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Joe Balsamo is an Italian-American football manager. He is currently the head coach for the Brooklyn Knights' PDL squad.[1]


Early life and education[edit]

Giuseppe (Joe) Balsamo was born in Switzerland and grew up in Palermo, Sicily.

Football career[edit]

Joe became a professional player at the Primavera level at age 16, and came to the United States at 17 to play in the North American Soccer League. He returned to Italy to play in the Italian Serie C for coach Giovanni Seghedoni. In 1989, Joe returned to the United States and settled in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.

Joe’s coaching accomplishments include many championships and titles at various age levels, including, in 2002, the championship of the Enzo Ferrari Cup in Italy, where his side defeated the squads of Juventus and Modena. He also coached the United States representative team at the 2003 Danone Cup in Paris.

Joe now is the president and head coach of F.A. Euro. Joe is the current coach of F.A. Euro's Professional Development League team (PDL).

Family Life[edit]

Joe and his wife, Lisa, have two boys, Marco and Vincent. Marco is a college student pursuing film and Vincent who is in junior high school. They live happily in Brooklyn, NY.


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