Full name:Jorge Ruben Piotti
Date of Birth:25 April 1938
Place of Birth:Buenos Aires, Argentina

Playing career:

1962Toronto Italia
1962-1963New York Ukrainians
1963Toronto Italia13
1964Toronto Italia16
1964-1965Boston Metros
1965Toronto Italia13
1965-1966Boston Metros
1966Toronto Italia-Falcons11
1966-1967Boston Tigers
1967Boston Rovers
1967-1968Boston Tigers
1968Los Angeles Wolves223410
1969Rochester Lancers
1970Toronto Hellas
1971First Portuguese
1972Toronto Italia
1973Toronto Italia


Jorge Ruben Piotti was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1938. Jorge played for Buenos Aires club Platense from 1956 to 1959.

Then joined Italian club Catania.

The 5-7 inside forward joined Toronto Italia in the Eastern Canada Professional Soccer League in April 1962. He helped Italia win the 1962 President’s Cup, emblematic of the being the ECPSL playoff champions. He spent the winter of 1962-63 playing for the New York Ukrainians in the German-American League.

Jorge returned to Toronto Italia for the 1963 Eastern Canada Professional Soccer League season. He scored 13 goals as Italia won the league championship. The club also won the 1963 President’s Cup.

Played for the Eastern Canada Professional Soccer League All-Stars against Scottish touring club Heart of Midlothian in an exhibition game on June 5, 1964. In front of a crowd of 6,032 Hearts won 2-0.

Toronto Italia reached the Eastern Canada Professional Soccer League playoff finals in the 1964 season. This was much due to the skilful play of Jorge. During the league season he scored 11 goals. However, Italia lost to Toronto City in the ECPSL playoff finals.

In September 1964 Jorge joined the Boston Metros. The club were members of the newly-created Eastern Seaboard Conference.

Jorge returned to Toronto Italia for the 1965 ECPSL season. In the regular season Italia ended with a disappointing third-place finish. However, the club won the President’s Cup by beating Hamilton in the final round of the post-season playoffs. Jorge scored 13 goals during the regular season.

In September 1965 Jorge returned to Boston He spent the winter of 1965-66 playing for the Boston Tigers in the American Soccer League.

He spent the summer of 1966 with Toronto Italia. The 1966 Eastern Canada Professional Soccer League season would prove to be the league’s final year.

In September 1966 Jorge joined American Soccer League club Boston Tigers.

In April 1967 Jorge signed for Boston Rovers of the newly-formed United Soccer Association. As the league decided to let foreign clubs represent the member cities in its first season, Jorge was loaned out to his former club Boston Tigers. While Irish club Shamrock Rovers represented Boston in the U.S.A.

In June 1967 he and Carlos Metidieri had a short spell with Toronto Inter-Roma in the National Soccer League, but ended up being suspended by the Canadian Football Association. This as he was still a registered player with Boston Rovers.

Jorge joined Boston Tigers in the American Soccer League in October 1967.

In February 1968 Los Angeles Wolves of the North American Soccer League bought his contract from the Boston Rovers. In 22 league games Jorge scored three goals and had four assists, getting a total of ten points in the 1968 NASL season.

Jorge joined American Soccer League club Rochester Lancers in April 1969.

In 1970 Jorge returned to Toronto and played for Hellas Athletic Club in the National Soccer League. Hellas finished in sixth place in the 14-team league.

He moved to First Portuguese before the start of the 1971 NSL season and helped that club finish as runners-up in the league.

Jorge returned to Toronto Italia in 1972. This was a new version of the famous Italia club. The new club finished third in the league standings in the 1972 NSL season.

He also played for Italia in the 1973 NSL season.

After his playing career he became a successful soccer coach in Toronto.