Full name:Mario Assunto Nicolini Pretotto
Date of Birth:14 August 1944
Place of Birth:Treviso, Veneto, Italy
Date of Death:2003
Place of Death:Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Playing career:

Toronto Italia “B”
1963Toronto Italia
1966Toronto Italia-Falcons
1969Toronto Italia
1970Toronto Hungaria


Mario started his career with the St. Thomas Aquinas club before progressing to Toronto Italia’s “B” team.

He was promoted to Italia’s first team in 1963. He was the back-up for former Northern Ireland Goalkeeper of the Year Roy Rea.

In the 1966 season he was the back-up goalkeeper for Toronto Italia in the Eastern Canada Professional Soccer League. The club’s first-choice goalkeeper was former Aston Villa goalie Nigel Sims.

In the 1969 season he played for the re-formed Toronto Italia club in the National Soccer League.

Before the start of the 1970 National Soccer League season Mario joined Toronto Hungaria.

He later became a youth coach.

Mario passed away in 2003 in Toronto, Ontario, at the age of 58.


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