Lou Moro

26 April 1918
Date of passing
30 September 2009 (Age 91)
Savona, ITA
Where they grew up
Trail, British Columbia, Canada


Lou Moro

Luigi Paolo Moro... soccer family (son Greg)... with wife Virginia, raised children Joanne, Marilyn, Greg, and Larry... he was 91 years old when he passed away on 30 September 2009... enrolled in the Canadian Navy... attended Canada Soccer’s 1978 FIFA/Coca-Cola World Football Development Seminar in Victoria, BC (medical committee)...

honoured by the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame (one of the first 11 non-players honoured as part of The Soccer Hall of Fame’s inaugural Class of 2000)... honoured by the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame, the Vancouver Italian Cultural Centre Hall of Fame, the BC Sports Hall of Fame and the Burnaby Sports Hall of Fame... posthumously honoured by the Soccer Hall of Fame of British Columbia...

said Moro in 1995, “if athletes have confidence in you, they will come around a lot faster. They will come and talk to you if they are hurt and that is important. You have to be a father-confessor to the players. You should never refuse any player anything if they are asking for your help, but a good trainer should never try to take the place of a coach or a doctor”...

as noted in his obituary, Moro “was a man who volunteered his time unselfishly for over 50 years”...

said former player Robin Davies in 2018, “I went to see Lou Moro when I had a knee injury and he had me back playing by the weekend game. He was very helpful that way and well respected”...

For Sport

served as an athletic trainer in several sports including soccer, lacrosse and hockey... first served as a trainer on Canada’s national soccer team in a 1960 tour of the Soviet Union and United Kingdom... served on Canada’s staff during FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in 1977... served on Canada’s staff during FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in 1992...

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