Paul Danilo

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Paul "Doots" Danilo
Personal information
Full name Paul Danilo
Date of birth (1919-07-05)July 5, 1919
Place of birth South Fayette Township, Pennsylvania, United States
Date of death September 2, 2013(2013-09-02) (aged 94)
Place of death Bridgeville, Pennsylvania, United States
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Outside Right
Youth career
Christian Brothers College
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1937 Morgan
1937–1938 Heidelberg
1939–1946 Morgan
1946–1947 Pittsburgh Indians
1947–1952 Morgan
Teams managed
1953–1957 Morgan
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Paul “Doots” Danilo (July 5, 1919 – September 2, 2013)[1] was born in South Fayette Township, Pennsylvania and was a U.S. soccer outside right who played most of his career with amateur teams in western Pennsylvania. He scored the winning goal in the 1940 National Amateur Cup and later served as a coach and administrator on both the local and national levels. Danilo is a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

Player[edit]

In 1937, Danilo joined the Morgan Soccer Club which competed in the Keystone League. At the time, western Pennsylvania was one of the dominant regions in U.S. soccer. Danilo jumped to Heidelberg later in 1937 for a single season before returning to Morgan in 1939. In 1940, he scored the winning goal as Morgan won the National Amateur Cup final. In 1946, he signed with the Pittsburgh Indians of the North American Soccer Football League, winning the 1947 league title. He returned to Morgan the next season and retired from playing in 1952.

Coach and administrator[edit]

Danilo became the head coach for Morgan in 1953, a position he held for four seasons. He also served as secretary and then president of the West Penn Soccer Association and was the Commissioner of both the National Challenge Cup and National Amateur Cup.

Danilo was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1997. He is the son in-law of Daniel Zampini, also a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kelton Brooks (September 6, 2013) Obituary: Paul 'Doots' Danilo / Member of soccer hall of fame devoted decades to the game. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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