National Soccer League

Remembering the highs and lows of the (Canadian) National Soccer League (1926-1997)

1992 Season

1992 National Soccer League

Preview of the season

Richmond Hill Kick was awarded a franchise in December 1991 for the 1992 season.

Clubs and players

London City‘s head coach was Harry Gauss. Key players included goalkeeper Anthony Camacho; Simon Mayo, Paul Hillman, Jurek Gebczynski and Bill Meadus.

New club Richmond Hill Kick signed former Toronto Blizzard player Adolfo Mella.

Toronto Croatia imported former Hajduk Split and Hamburger Sport-Verein goalkeeper Mladen Pralija.

Toronto Italia were coached by Ivan Markovic. Key players included goalkeeper Carmen Isacco; forwards Hardley Scott, Franco Spadafina and Vito Serafino.

Gavin Houston returned for another season for the Toronto Jets.

Windsor Wheels hired veteran player Waldir de Souza as head coach. Returning players were goalkeeper Rob Agostini, Mircea Moldovan, Gavin McDonald, Joao Aurajo and Milan Korac. New players included Juan Verdejo and Wiah Sipley.

Peter Pinizzotto led Woodbridge Azzuri to the playoffs.

Star player – Mladen Pralija (Toronto Croatia)

Panini sticker of Mladen Pralija from the 1987-1988 Bundesliga season

Yugoslavian goalkeeper Mladen Pralija joined Toronto Croatia in 1992. He was a former star player of Hajduk Split and Hamburger Sport Verein.

Review of the season

Windsor Wheels opened their league season at Windsor Stadium on May 23rd against London City.

Toronto Croatia won the league championship.

After the season North York Argentina moved to Scarborough and was renamed Scarborough Astros.

Standings (as of August 31, 1992)

GPWLTGFGAPts
Toronto Croatia13 9 0 434 822
St. Catharines Roma15 6 2 7221019
Richmond Hill Kick13 6 3 4271916
Toronto Jets13 6 3 4211916
Woodbridge Azzuri12 6 3 3291615
Toronto Italia14 2 3 9151713
London City15 3 8 4102010
North York Argentina14 2 9 31831 7
Windsor Wheels15 0 9 61551 6

Exhibition game

June 14, 1992 Little Stadium, Western Ontario University
Attendance: 6,000
National Soccer League All-Stars 0
AC Milan 1 (Giovanni Cornacchini)

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