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St. Catharines (Roma) Wolves
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Full name St. Catharines Wolves
Nickname(s) The Wolves
Founded 1977
Ground Club Roma
Chairman Mario Arghittu
Manager James McGilivary
League Canadian Soccer League
2008 4th, Playoff Quarter-Final
Home colours
Away colours

St. Catharines Wolves, also known as St. Catharines Roma Wolves or simply Roma Wolves, are a Canadian soccer team, founded in 1977. The team is a member of the Canadian Soccer League, the highest level soccer league in Canada, and play in the National Division.

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History

The team currently play their home games in the stadium on the grounds of Club Roma, a multi-purpose sports and recreation in the city of St. Catharines, Ontario, 13 miles from the US/Canadian border at Niagara Falls . The team's colors are dark red and white, mimicking those of the famous Italian club AS Roma.

The team played its first season in 1978 in the National Soccer League (NSL), later re-named the (CNSL, with the acceptance of the Winnipeg Fury in 1993. From their formation through to 1994 they was known as (the) St. Catharines Roma. In 1995 they underwent restructuring and changed their name to St. Catharines Wolves. 1996 saw further changes and a change name to St. Catharines Roma Wolves, and the following summer was their last in the dissolved NSL. The club next played from 1998 through 2005 in the Canadian Professional Soccer League, which in 2006 was renamed the Canadian Soccer League. They continue to play in the CSL.

Colours and badge

The colours of the 2008 edition may have changed to a sky blue.[1]

Current squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Canada GK Claudio Perri
3 Canada DF Joseph Del Priore
6 Canada DF Joe Conte
7 Canada DF Brandon Jones
8 Canada DF Derek Spy
9 Canada MF Julian Fabiani
11 Hungary MF Stefan Kamendy
12 Canada DF Geoffrey Attard
13 Canada MF Scott Maclennan
14 Canada MF Matthew Cain
No. Position Player
16 Canada MF Brandon McKinlay
17 Canada MF Simon Murphy
18 Haiti FW Junot Raphael
19 Canada FW Calvin Rosario
20 Canada DF Matthew Di Maria
21 Canada GK Tony Visca
23 United States MF Tony Mermigas
26 Canada MF Matthew Stillman
27 Canada DF Danny Gallagher
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Staff

Management

General Manager:

  • Armand Di Fruscio

Director of Sports:

  • Carl Mendonca

Sports

Head Coach:

  • James McGillivray

Assistant Coach:

  • Carlo Arghittu

Goalkeeper Coach

  • Dane Holmes

Team Chef: Angelo Pizzacalla

Medical

Physiotherapist

  • Sonia Lapera

Year-by-year

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs
1978 "2" NSL 1st Did not qualify
1979 Were none NSL 2nd Were not played
1980 "Senior" NSL 6th Runners-up
1981 Were none NSL 6th Did not qualify
1982 Were none NSL 3rd n/a
1983 n/a NSL n/a n/a
1984 n/a NSL n/a n/a
1985 n/a NSL n/a n/a
1986 n/a NSL n/a n/a
1987 n/a NSL n/a n/a
1988 n/a NSL n/a n/a
1989 n/a NSL n/a n/a
1990 n/a NSL n/a n/a
1991 n/a NSL n/a n/a
1992 n/a NSL n/a n/a
1993 n/a NSL n/a n/a
1994 n/a NSL n/a n/a
Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Umbro Cup league Umbro Cup playoffs
1995 Were none NSL 2nd Champions 2nd Champions
Year League Regular Season Playoffs Open Canada Cup
1996 CNSL 2nd Final n/a
1997 CNSL 1st Champions n/a
1998 CPSL 2nd Champions Runner-up
1999 CPSL 6th Did not qualify n/a
2000 CPSL 3rd Semi Final Runner-up
2001 CPSL 5th Champions n/a
2002 CPSL 4th, Western Did not qualify n/a
2003 CPSL 4th, Western Did not qualify n/a
2004 CPSL 6th, Western Did not qualify n/a
2005 CPSL 4th, Western Did not qualify n/a
2006 CSL 5th, National Did not qualify n/a
2007 CSL 1st, National Semi Final n/a
2008 CSL 4th, National Quarter Final n/a

Notable players

Famous

Notable Players

Canada
  • Adam Catley
  • Tanardo Copeland
  • Graeme McIntosh
  • Marc Morrency
  • Antonio Stranges
  • Matt Waddington
Italy
  • Carlo Arghittu
  • Nick Aragona
  • Paul Delano
  • Andy Lucchetta
  • Arnaldo Magnotta
  • Dan Mazzuca
Scotland
  • Keith Moore

Honours

St. Catharine's Concord Gunners

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
RES Croatia MF Martin Mamic
RES England MF Stefan Cox
RES United States FW James Blair
RES Canada Michael Shepherd
RES Canada Sam Blakely
RES Italy Thomas D'Angelas
RES Canada Patric Cain
No. Position Player
RES Canada Phillip Hull
RES South Africa Sefako Phala
RES Canada DF Coulter Lewis
RES Canada Brian Edgar
RES Ghana DF Kwami Boafo
RES India Mazhar Shah

References

  1. ^ Rocket Robin. "Game Report". 2008-may-23. http://22066.vws.magma.ca/08csl020.htm. Retrieved 2008-06-19. 

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