Episode 10 features one of the most accomplished soccer players in Manitoba history, Tony Nocita!
Nocita spent eight years as a member of the Canadian men’s national soccer team, but the highlight of his soccer career was playing professional soccer in his hometown of Winnipeg. In the final season of the Canadian Soccer League in 1992, Nocita and the Winnipeg Fury defeated the defending four-time champion Vancouver 86ers for the league title — the Mita Cup. Nocita also represented Canada at the 1989 FIFA Futsal World Cup.
On this episode, we discussed playing professional soccer in Winnipeg, the challenges of playing for your hometown, the early struggles of the Winnipeg Fury, dethroning the mighty Vancouver 86ers for the Mita Cup, his favourite memories playing for the national team, playing at the first ever FIFA Futsal World Cup, coaching soccer, the state of Canadian soccer, and much more!