National Soccer League

1926- 1997 Canadian National Soccer League Archives


1950 – Friuli Football Club

In 1950 newly-arrived immigrants from Italy formed a soccer club in Toronto called Friuli Football Club. The new club played in the second division of the Toronto & District Senior League in the 1950 season.

Friuli finished second in the league championship and were Alexander Cup finalists.

1951 – Metro League

Friuli joined the Metro League in the 1951 season. They finished fourth in the final league standings.

1952 – Can-Con League

Friuli changed its name to Italo-Canadians Football Club and were founder-members of the Canadian-Continental League.

The Italo-Canadians F.C. won the league championship.

1953 – National Soccer League

The club joined the National Soccer League before the 1953 season and changed their name to Italia Football Club.

Italia finished fifth in the final league standings.

1956 – NSL Runners-ups

In 1956 Italia finished as runners-ups to Polish White Eagles in the regular season standings. The club was coached by former Italian professional player Tony Codeluppi.

1957 – NSL Double-winners

Italia were double-winners in the 1957 season, winning both the NSL league championship and play-off champhionship.


Tony Codeluppi rejoined Italia in 1958 as the head coach.

1961- Eastern Canada Professional Soccer League

Toronto Italia joined the Eastern Canada Professional Soccer League in 1961.

1962 – ECPSL Champions

Toronto Italia won the 1962 Eastern Canada Professional Soccer League championship.

1966 – Toronto Italia Falcons

In 1966 the club changed its name to Toronto Italia Falcons.

1967 – National Professional Soccer League

The club joined the National Professional Soccer League in 1967 under the name of Toronto Falcons. In the 1968 season they played in the North American Soccer League.

1968 – North American Soccer League

The NASL club folded after the 1968 season.

In 1969 a second version of Toronto Italia was formed.

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