Great teams: 1986 Toronto Italia

With an influx of players imported from South America Toronto Italia finished in second place in the 1986 National Soccer League final standings.

The club’s president was Rocco LoFranco. Carlos Delmonte started the season as Italia’s head coach but was replaced by Alex Moore.

Toronto Italia won the NSL Playoff championship by beating Toronto Blizzard 1-0 on September 24, 1986.

1986 Toronto Italia Roster:

Goalkeepers:

Dale Baxter – 20 years old. Formerly with NASL clubs Toronto Blizzard and Washington Diplomats.

Rafael Carbajal – Age 25. Signed from Toronto Croatia.

Defenders:

Midfielders:

Forwards:

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