1991 National Soccer League

League commissioner: Rocco LoFranco

Annual general meeting

The Annual General Meeting was held on December 2, 1990. The league operated as a ten-team league. Before the season started the league added Scarborough International, Toronto Jets, Toronto/North York Argentina, North York Strikers and Woodbridge Azzuri.

Clubs and players

Toronto Italia were led by coach and general manager Peter Felicetti.

Windsor Wheels imported a coach and three players from Brazil to strengthen their team. Coach Walter Barbosa had been a player in Brazil and Venezuela, and had been a coach at Brazilian teams Juventus, Montenegro and Palmeiras. The Brazilian players were defender Joao Araugo; and midfielders Silas Ferreira and Luiz DeSouza. Returning players included Rob Agostini, Milan Korac, Mike Vigh and Victor Quni. The Wheels opened their season at Windsor Stadium with a 3-0 over London City on Sunday May 12. Later in May they sined former Toronto Italia forward Horacio Medaglia. In July they strengthened their team by signing Detroit Rockers (National Professional Soccer League) star Drago.   

St. Catharines Roma won the Canadian Championship. Key players included Martin Dugas and Sasha Vukovic.

London City were again managed by Harry Gauss. Returning players included goalkeeper Craig Sinnott, defenders Rob Mikalachki, Doug Rudnicki and Chris Wood; midfielder Chris Wood and forward Paul Hillman. They also signed two forwards, Tony Tamburro from Toronto Italia and Bill Meadus from Fanshawe College.

Review of the season

Toronto Italia won the league championship with one more point than second-placed Scarborough International. It was not until the final league match of the season that the championship was decided. When Scarborough International met Windsor Wheels in Windsor on September 22 they needed a win to go past Toronto Italia on goal average. However the match finished in a 0-0 tie and the Scarborough team finished tied for second-place with St. Catharines Roma.


After the season former Windsor Wheels forward Mike Vigh signed for Maltese first division club Sliema Wanderers. The league dropped the Scarborough team. They were to be replaced by Richmond Hill Kick.

Results and standings

Final league standings*      
                      GP W  L  T  GF GA Ps
Toronto Italia        18 11  2  5 28 13 27
Scarborough Inter.    18 10  2  6 25 11 26
St. Catharines Roma   17 12  3  2 37 18 26
Toronto Croatia       18  9  5  4 22 13 22
Argentina             18  8  5  5 30 18 21
Woodbridge Azzurri    18  6  7  5 23 30 17
Windsor Wheels        18  5 10  3 22 33 13
North York Strikers   17  4 11  2 12 26 10
Toronto Jets          17  2 10  5 16 27  9
London City           18  2 13  3 15 36  7
 *Final league table according to the Windsor Star September 23, 1991

Coach-of-the-year: Peter Felicetti (Toronto Italia)
League MVP: Ivica Raguz (Toronto Croatia)
Rookie-of-the-year: Paul Hillman (London City)