Massimo Di Ioia

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Massimo Di Ioia
Personal information
Full name Massimo Di Ioia
Date of birth (1987-06-18) June 18, 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Saint-Léonard, QC, Canada
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
2000–2002 Vanier College
2003–2005 CSE Montreal-Concordia
2009–2013 LaSalle Eagles
2013– McGill Redmen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Montreal Impact 25 (2)
2007–2008 Trois-Rivières Attak (loan) 21 (5)
2010 Carolina RailHawks U-23's 2 (0)
2011-2012 FC St-Léonard
National team
2006–2007 Canada U-20 27 (7)
Teams managed
2012–2013 LaSalle Minor Soccer Association (Technical Coordinator)
2012–2013 ARS Lac Saint Louis (Technical Coordinator)
2013–2014 Lakeshore SC (Technical Coordinator)
2014– Montreal Impact Academy (U-9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Massimo Di Ioia (born June 18, 1987 in Saint-Léonard, Quebec[1]) is a Canadian former soccer player.[2] He played the majority of his career in the Canadian province of Quebec with notable stints in the Ligue de Soccer Elite Quebec, USL First Division, Canadian Soccer League, and the Première Ligue de soccer du Québec.


He began playing in the Ligue de Soccer Elite Quebec for CSE Montreal-Concordia in 2003. Where he won a bronze medal at the Canadian National Championship games and he received the Golden boot for scoring the most goals in a season.[3] He joined the National Training Centre in 2005 where he won the bronze medal at the Canada Games in 2005, scoring one goal in a 5-2 victory against British Columbia, as well won the gold medal at the Adidas Cup.[4]

On May 9, 2006 he signed a one-year contract with the Montreal Impact in the USL First Division, making his debut on May 13, 2006 against Charleston Battery, coming into the game for Patrick Leduc at the 83rd minute.[5][6] He scored his first career goal on July 21, 2006 in Minnesota giving the Impact a 1-0 lead, but Montreal ended up losing 2-1 to the Thunder.[7] In the end of the 2006 season he was able to help Montreal win the regular-season title as well as the Voyageurs Cup.[8] The following season Di Ioia featured little in the first team fold, where he only appeared in eight games and started in only one match. As a result played with Montreal's farm team the Trois-Rivières Attak of the Canadian Soccer League.[9]

During his tenure with the Attak he won the National Division title, and appeared in 16 matches and recorded 5 goals.He featured in the CSL Championship final against the Serbian White Eagles FC, where Trois-Rivières were defeated 2-1 in a penalty shootout.[10]In 2010, he played with Carolina RailHawks U-23's in the USL Premier Development League.[11]He played two seasons in the Première Ligue de soccer du Québec with FC St-Léonard.

International career[edit]

Di Ioia played in the 2005 Francophone games in Niger with Canada. Scored 1 goal in a friendly game vs Mali and Congo. He made his debut with the Canada U-20 men's national soccer team in 2006, starting both games played against the United States U-20 men's national soccer team on July 7 in Toronto which resulted in 2-1 loss, and July 9 in Kingston, Ontario which ended in 1-1 tie.[12]Di Ioia started in both games vs Belgium ( 2-1 loss, 1-1 draw), came on as a sub vs the czech republic and started again in an international friendly vs the United States U-20 men's national soccer team in Bradenton, Florida. Prior to the U-20 World Cup, Di Ioia was named to the squad that played Scotland and Argentina in preparation for the tournament. Was on Canada's roster at the U-20 World Cup.[13]

Coaching career[edit]

He founded also the Massimo DiIoia Soccer Academy in Canada. He worked besides his playing career as Technical Director by LaSalle Minor Soccer Association, ARS Lac Saint Louis and Lakeshore Soccer Club. Since 2014 worked as coach on the Academy of Montreal Impact.[14]


  1. ^ Une entrevue avec Massimo Di Ioia, entraîneur-chef U9
  2. ^ "Massimo Di Ioia - 2013-14 Men's Soccer Roster | McGill Athletics & Recreation". Retrieved 2017-05-28. 
  3. ^ "My Football Club". 2011-07-06. Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2017-05-28. 
  4. ^ Basu, Arpon (2005-08-10). "Vanier College Athletics Latest News". Retrieved 2014-02-14. 
  5. ^ "Players". 2007-10-23. Archived from the original on 2007-10-23. Retrieved 2017-05-28. 
  6. ^ "Bailey de retour avec l'Impact". (in French). Retrieved 2017-05-28. 
  7. ^ "Massimo Di Ioia |". Retrieved 2017-05-28. 
  8. ^ "Players". 2007-08-25. Archived from the original on 2007-08-25. Retrieved 2017-05-28. 
  9. ^ "Attak FC". 2007-11-06. Archived from the original on 2007-11-06. Retrieved 2017-05-28. 
  10. ^ Glover, Robin. "October 26, 2008 CSL Final Trois-Rivieres Attak vs Serbian White Eagles (by Rocket Robin)". Retrieved 2017-05-28. 
  11. ^ "An interview with Massimo Di Ioia, U9 Head Coach". Retrieved 2017-05-28. 
  12. ^ Patrick Vallée. "MASSIMO DI IOIA INVITED BY U20 TEAM". Montreal Impact. Archived from the original on 2011-09-30. Retrieved 2014-02-14. 
  13. ^ "Canada Soccer". Retrieved 2017-05-28. 
  14. ^ "Home page". Retrieved 2017-05-28. 

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