Pasquale de Luca

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Pasquale de Luca
Personal information
Full name Pasquale de Luca
Date of birth (1962-05-26) May 26, 1962 (age 54)
Place of birth Edmonton, Canada
National team

Pasquale de Luca (surname also spelled DeLuca) (born 26 May 1962 in Edmonton) is a former professional soccer player from Alberta, Canada. He is the head coach of the Edmonton Drillers.


A native of Edmonton, De Luca played four seasons in the North American Soccer League. He played 1981 and part of 1982 with his hometown Edmonton Drillers. He then played the remainder of '82 as well as 1983 and '84 for the Toronto Blizzard. De Luca later played in the original MISL, playing three seasons – 1985–86 through 1987–88 – with the Cleveland Force as a defender. In 1986, he also played for the Edmonton Brickmen in the Western Soccer Alliance.[1]

International career[edit]

A midfielder for Canada, De Luca was a member of the 1984 Summer Olympics Canadian team that reached the quarterfinals, going out 1–2 after penalty kicks to Brazil's 'B' team. de Luca did not however make any appearances either in qualifying or in the tournament finals. He played 19 times for Canada in 1984–85.[2]

De Luca was also on the 1986 FIFA World Cup squad, Canada's only appearance in the finals. Making several appearances in qualifying, he did not appear in the finals.


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