Hall of Fame

NOTABLE PLAYERS, COACHES, AND MEMBERS OF THE

MINEOLA PORTUGUESE SOCCER CLUB

Eastern New York State Soccer Association (ENYSSA) – Hall of Fame
Player name: Position: Era: Notes:
Pereira, John Coach 1950-70’s 25 Year LISFL Service Award (1996 post-mortem)

 

Long Island Soccer Futebol League (LISFL) – Hall of Fame
Player name: Position: Era: Notes:
Pereira, John Coach 1950-70’s LISFL Life Member (1970)
LISFL Div 2 trophy named in his honor. (1996)
Coached MPSC to first and second ever LISFL
cups (Jospe Trophy 1954 & ’56)

 

Mineola Portuguese Soccer Club (MPSC) – Hall of Fame

 

Player name: HOF Class: Position: Era: Notes:
Antoniades, Peter (CYP) 2010 Midfielder 2007-09 Member of MPSC 2008/09 Championship team.
Played professionally in Cyprus and England.
Westchester Flames (USL)
2006 College All-American (NYIT)
2005 Elite-8 NCAA DIV II (NYIT)
Costa, Jack (POR) 2009 Coach 1980-90’s Coached M.P.S.C. to second ever state title in 1982
Coached M.P.S.C. to 2 division 1 titles, and 1 Major Division title.
Dafonte, Jack POR) 2009 Coach 1970-80’s Coached M.P.S.C. to second ever state title in 1982
Coached M.P.S.C. to 2 division 1 titles, and 1 Major Division title.
Dafonte, Marco (POR) 2011 Midfielder 2007-12 Led the M.P.S.C. to 2 LISFL division 1 titles (’09 and ’10)
De Rostang, Dr. Cesar 2009 Midfielder 1950-60’s
Played professionally for the New York Generals (ASL)
Member of M.P.S.C. 1954 & 1956 Jospe Trophy Championship team.
Espinoza, Milton 2009 Midfielder 1980’s Played professionally for the Puerto Rican National Team (FPF)
Evengelista, Dinis (POR) 2009 Sweeper 1970-80’s Member of M.P.S.C. state championship team in 1982.
Gallace, Michael 2010 Goalkeeper 1960-70’s President Emeritus, Eastern New York Soccer Referee Association
Played Professionally for the New York Generals (ASL),
New York Cosmos (NASL), Club Athletico Boca Juniors (APD), and in the
Uruguayan Primeira Division.
Member of M.P.S.C. 1966 New York State championship team.
Goncalves, Virgilio (POR) 2009 Midfielder 1970-80’s Member of M.P.S.C. state champions team in 1982.
Led LISFL in goals various years in 1980’s decade.
Herman,

Andrew

2010 Forward 2007-10 Virginia Beach Mariners (USL)

Crystal Palace Baltimore (USSF)
Long Island Rough Riders (USL)
Played collegian soccer at American University and Rutgers University
Member of M.P.S.C. League Championship team, 2009 and 2010
Led M.P.S.C. in scoring, 2008 to 2010.

Landers, Jason

(USA)

2010 Goalkeeper 2007-10 US National Team: U14, U18, U21
All-Big East (college) 2005-2007
at St. Johns University 2007/08
Big East Academic All-Star
MPSC 2009 and 2010 LISFL Championship team.
Lynn, Christopher (USA) 2010 Midfielder 1990’s Long Island Rough Riders (USL)
Played collegian soccer at the University of North Carolina
Mendes, Carlos (POR) 2009

Defender

1990’s Played professionally for NY RedBull
MLS), Long Island Rough Riders (USL), and
Rochester Raging Rhinos (PDL)
Played collegian soccer at Old Dominion University (CAA).
Mohammed, Dahir (ETH) 2010 Defender 1990’s US National Team: U23
Played with the Long Island Rough Riders in 1997/02/04,
New England Revolution in 1998,
Staten Island Vipers in 2999,
MetroStars in 2000,
Connecticut Wolves in 2002.
Coached the Brooklyn Knights in 2007
Played collegian soccer at C.W. Post College
Pedoni, Domingo (ITA) 2009 Defender 1980’s
Played professionally for
Leixoes S.C. (Division 2 Portugal) and
Washington Diplomats (NASL-1981).
Pereira, John (POR) 2009 Coach 1950-60’s Coached M.P.S.C. to first ever championship
and 5 division 1 titles.
Ploeger, John (HOL) 2010 Forward 1950-60’s Attended the AFC Ajak Academy in Holland
Member of M.P.S.C. 1954 Jospe Trophy Championship team.
Portela, Antonio (POR) 2009 Midfielder 1970-80’s F.C. Porto and Leixoes
S.C. division 1 track athlete in 1960’s
Ramos, Luis (POR) 2009 Goalkeeper 1980’s Played professionally for
NY/NJ Metrostars (NASL) and in division 1 Italy.
Sequeira, Alvaro (POR) 2009 Midfielder 1970-80’s Member of M.P.S.C. state champions team in 1982.
Silva, Cesar (POR) 2009 Forward 1980’s Played professionally at Grupo
Desportivo de Chaves (Portugal Div 1) in 1987/88
Zunga (ESP) 2010 Midfielder 1980’s Played professionally for the Spanish National Team (RFEF)
Member of M.P.S.C. state champions team in 1982.

 

 
FORMER PLAYERS OF NOTE

 

Player: Postion: Era University: Notes:
Algeles, Peter        
Alsermo, Brian        
Baron, Todd        
“Big” Frank Fullback 1950’s n/a Member of M.P.S.C. 1954 & 1956 Jospe Trophy Championship team.
Beehler, Jason        
Benegas, John        
Benegasm Paul        
Bruh, Adam        
Cruz, Bob        
Dom, Alex        
Edwards, Paul        
Elste, Peter        
Kein, Thom        
Knight, Scott   1990’s  
Founder of Knight Soccer, Inc., currently at www.andgosports.com
Koehn, Kevin        
Lynn, Chis   1990’s UNC Long Island Rough Riders (USL)
Lynn, Peter        
Murray, Mike        
Navarino, Joe        
Newmeiyer, Brain        
O’Hara, Kevin        
O’Hara, Phil        
Pavon, David        
Polonez, Suave        
Sinclair, Ian   1950’s  
Member of M.P.S.C. 1954 & 1956 Jospe Trophy Championship team.
Sinclair, Fred   1950’s  
Member of M.P.S.C. 1954 & 1956 Jospe Trophy Championship team.
Sinclair, Pete   1950’s  
Member of M.P.S.C. 1954 & 1956 Jospe Trophy Championship team.
Schneider, David        
Schneider, James        
Small, Fred        
Sodera, Baldo        
Sodera, Ermrico        
Quinn, Eric        
Urbom, John        

 

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