Carlo Arghittu

Carlo Arghittu (born May 27, 1974) is a Canadian former soccer player and coach who played in the Canadian National Soccer League, National Professional Soccer League, USL A-League, and the Canadian Professional Soccer League.

Carlo Arghittu
Arghittu in 2007
Personal information
Full name Carlo Alberto Arghittu
Date of birth (1974-05-27) May 27, 1974
Place of birth St. Catharines, Ontario
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1998 St. Catharines Wolves 50 (30)
1996–1997 Toronto Shooting Stars (indoor) 7 (1)
1999 Toronto Lynx 11 (0)
2000–2010 St. Catharines Wolves 202 (90)
Teams managed
2011–2013 St. Catharines Wolves
2014–2015 Niagara United (assistant coach)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing career

Arghittu began his career in 1990 in the Canadian National Soccer League after being spotted by St. Catharines Wolves head coach Jimmy Douglas.[1] In his first stint with his hometown club he captured the CNSL Championship three times in 1993, 1995, 1997, and Umbro Cup in 1995, 1996.[2][3] He contributed a goal in the 1997 CNSL Championship final against Toronto Supra, and won the match by a score of 4-3.[4][5] In 1998, St. Catharines joined the newly formed Canadian Professional Soccer League, and once more Arghittu played an instrumental role during the 1998 season. He finished as the club`s second highest goal scorer with 12 goals, and won the inaugural CPSL Championship by defeating regular season champions Toronto Olympians 4-2 on penalties.[6] He featured in the National Professional Soccer League during the 1996/1997 indoor season with the Toronto Shooting Stars, and appeared in seven matches and scored one goal.[7]

In 1999, he was signed by the Toronto Lynx of the USL A-League, and made his debut on May 2, 1999 in a match against Minnesota Thunder.[8][9][10] In his debut season in USL A-League he appeared in 11 matches.[11] He returned to St. Catharines for the 2000 season, and captured his second CPSL Championship in 2001 by defeating Toronto Supra by a score of 1-0.[12] His next notable achievement came in 2003 where he received the CSL Golden Boot award for finishing as the league`s highest goal scorer.[13][14] After experiencing a rebuilding era, Arghittu helped St. Catharines claim a piece of silverware by winning the National Division title in 2007.[15] On August 17, 2007, Arghittu scored a hat-trick as the Wolves pulled a 3-1 upset victory against the Serbian White Eagles.[16] In 2010, he retired as the longest serving, and all-time highest goal scorer for the St. Catharines.

Managerial career

In 2009, he was appointed player/assistant coach under head coach James McGillivray. In 2011, he retired from competitive soccer and was chosen as the successor to McGillivray.[17] Arghittu served as head coach for St. Catharines for three seasons. After St. Catharines departed the league in 2014 he served as an assistant coach for Bruno Reis for Niagara United.[18]

Honors

St. Catharines Wolves

References

  1. Cassidy, Joseph. "Arghittu just keeps on tickin'". St. Catharines Standard. Archived from the original on 2016-03-30. Retrieved 2016-03-20.
  2. Glover, Robin. "CNSL Nov 2nd". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2016-03-20.
  3. Glover, Robin. "CNSL Nov 2nd". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2016-03-20.
  4. Glover, Robin. "October 3, 1997". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2016-03-20.
  5. Glover, Robin. "October 8, 1997". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2016-03-20.
  6. Glover, Robin. "CPSL October 14, 1998 Toronto Olympians vs St Catharines Roma Wolves (Part 2)". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2016-03-20.
  7. "Carlos Arghitto | SoccerStats.us". soccerstats.us. Retrieved 2016-03-20.
  8. Glover, Robin. "May 2nd, 1999 A-League Toronto Lynx vs Minnesota Thunder". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2016-03-20.
  9. Bailey, David. "Canada Kicks -- Toronto Lynx: Lynx Find A Way". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2016-03-20.
  10. "Welcome To the Official Toronto Lynx Web Site". 2003-12-03. Archived from the original on December 3, 2003. Retrieved 2016-03-20.
  11. "Carlo Arghittu | SoccerStats.us". soccerstats.us. Retrieved 2016-03-20.
  12. Glover, Robin. "Sunday October 14, 2001 CPSL St Catharines Roma Wolves vs Toronto Supra". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2016-03-20.
  13. "October 5, 2003 CPSL Awards Dinner from CPSL site". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2016-03-20.
  14. Glover, Robin. "October 5, 2003 CPSL Awards Banquet". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2016-03-20.
  15. Glover, Robin. "November 4, 2007 CSL Awards Banquet (by Rocket Robin)". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2016-03-20.
  16. Vujcic, Djuradj (2007-08-18). "Third Loss of the Season". Retrieved 2018-03-10.
  17. Glover, Robin. "May 15, 2011 CSL--Toronto Croatia vs St Catharines Wolves (by Rocket Robin)". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2016-03-20.
  18. "Niagara United opens season on winning note". StCatharinesStandard.ca. Fort Erie Times. 2014-05-26. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
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