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Nevio Pizzolitto
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Personal information
Full name Nevio Pizzolitto
Date of birth August 26, 1976 (1976-08-26) (age 33)
Place of birth Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club Montreal Impact
Number 5
Youth career
1990–1994 Sporting-Patriotes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1998 Montreal Impact 59 (0)
1997–1998 US Imperia 6 (0)
1999 Richmond Kickers 21 (0)
2000– Montreal Impact 193 (9)
National team
1999–2004 Canada 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 October, 2009.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 May, 2009

Nevio Pizzolitto (born August 26, 1976 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian soccer player who currently plays for Montreal Impact in the USL First Division.

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Career

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Youth

Pizzolitto began playing youth soccer with the with Sporting-Patriotes of the Quebec Elite Soccer League in 1990. He was picked several times on the LSEQ all-star teams, was also proclaimed Defender of the Year. He helped helping Sporting-Patriotes reach the national club championship in the U15 category in 1990, and later went on to win the national title at the U19 level in 1994.

Professional

Pizzolitto signed with the Montreal Impact in the summer of 1995, becoming an important key to Montreal's defence. Where he has helped the Impact win the league championship in 2004, as well as the regular-season title from 1995 to 1997, and 2005 to 2006. As well as claiming the Voyageurs Cup six years in row. In 2005 he helped the Impact to a 15-game undefeated streak which marked a new league record. He was picked on the second All-League team from 2004 to 2006, and was named the Impact’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2005.

On July 16, 2006, he played his 200th career game with the Montreal club, becoming the third player in club history to reach that mark after Nick De Santis and Mauro Biello. On July 26, 2006, he climbed to third place in club history for career minutes played with the Impact, surpassing Patrick Diotte. He helped Montreal come up with 10 shutouts at home, tying a club record, and allow only four goals at home, marking a new club record in 2006.

On December 2, 2008 the Montreal Impact announced the re-signing of central defenders Pizzolitto and Stefano Pesoli to a two year contract.[1]

He also had a short spell in Italy, with Serie D side Imperia.[2]

International

Pizzolitto played at the 1993 FIFA U-17 World Championship in Japan, in a team alongside Paul Stalteri and Jason Bent.

He made his senior debut for the Canada national soccer team on October 10, 1999, against Haiti, in a Gold Cup qualifier. He made the 23 man roster for the 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup and played all three games. He has represented Canada in 1 FIFA World Cup qualification match[3]. He also played in international friendlies against Germany and Barbados in 2003 and 2004.

Honors

Montreal Impact

Career stats

Team Season League Domestic
League
Domestic
Playoffs
Domestic
Cup1
Concacaf
Competition2
Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Montreal Impact 1995 A-League 8 0 0 1 0 0 - - - - - - 9 0 0
1996 A-League 5 0 0 1 0 1 - - - - - - 6 0 1
1997 A-League 22 0 1 5 0 0 - - - - - - 27 0 1
1998 A-League 24 0 0 3 0 1 - - - - - - 27 0 1
Richmond Kickers 1999 A-League 21 0 1 1 0 0 - - - - - - 22 0 1
Montreal Impact 2000 A-League 23 2 0 - - - - - - - - - 23 2 0
2001 A-League 12 0 0 - - - - - - - - - 12 0 0
2002 A-League 26 1 0 4 0 0 - - - - - - 30 1 0
2003 A-League 24 1 1 2 0 0 - - - - - - 26 1 1
2004 A-League 18 1 0 4 0 1 - - - - - - 22 1 1
2005 USL-1 24 1 2 2 0 0 - - - - - - 26 1 2
2006 USL-1 22 2 1 1 0 0 - - - - - - 23 2 1
2007 USL-1 4 0 0 - - - - - - - - - 4 0 0
2008 USL-1 18 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 9 0 0 33 0 0
2009 USL-1 22 1 0 6 1 0 2 0 0 - - - 30 2 0
Career Total - 273 9 6 33 1 3 5 0 0 9 0 0 320 10 9

Last Update: October 17, 2009

1) Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup (American Based Clubs) - Nutrilite Canadian Cup (Canadian Based Clubs)
2) Concacaf Champions League

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