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Windsor Stars

Windsor Stars
Full name Windsor Stars Pro Soccer
Nickname(s) Stars
Founded 2004
(as Windsor Border Stars)
2011 (as Windsor Stars)
Ground McHugh Park
Windsor, Ontario
Ground Capacity 1,000
Owner Filip Rocca
Coach Steve Vagnini
League League1 Ontario
2014 League1 Ontario, 6th
Website Club home page

Windsor Stars are a Canadian soccer team based in Windsor, Ontario, originally founded in 2004. The club plays in the semi-professional League1 Ontario, part of the third division in the Canadian soccer league system. The team play their home games at McHugh Park. The team's colors are sky blue and white.


The Windsor Stars were originally founded as the Windsor Border Stars and joined the Canadian Soccer League (CSL) in 2004 but later folded in 2008. In early 2011, the league announced that former Border Star defender, Filip Rocca, was awarded a franchise and would resurrect the club in Windsor. The Border Stars were re-branded as Windsor Stars Pro Soccer and returned to the CSL for the 2011 season.

Rocca pledged to build strong connections with the local soccer community and district association, Essex County Soccer Association, in order to avoid the failure that saw the Border Stars fold. The club owes its history and its name to the Windsor Stars of the 1970s and the Windsor Wheels of the 1980s from the Canadian National Soccer League, the predecessor of the CSL.[1]

The team re-launched with two head coaches, Steve Vagnini and Jeff Hodgson, who were announced as head coaches in February 2011.[2]

Following the de-sanctioning of the CSL by the Canadian Soccer Association in 2013,[3] the Windsor Stars Pro Soccer Club was announced as one of the 10 teams participating in the inaugural season of League1 Ontario, a newly formed competition in the third division of Canadian soccer, on April 8, 2014.[4] With home games being played at McHugh Park in Windsor, the club has sought funding to turn the current field into a stadium with proper seating and scoreboard to boost interest in the area.[5]

File:Border Stars logo.png
Original Border Stars logo (2004–08)

Current Roster

as of June 15, 2014 [6]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 23x15px GK Anthony Santilli
16 23x15px FW Gino Berardi
23x15px MF Alex Mendonca
23x15px DF Austin Piwinski
23x15px MF Brett Holmberg
23x15px MF Brydon Caesar
23x15px MF Celso Carapau
23x15px DF Christopher Hakim
23x15px DF Christopher Suta
23x15px DF Ciprian Codea
23x15px MF David Kadoic
No. Position Player
23x15px MF Erik Cirovski
23x15px MF Gabriel Poulino
23x15px DF Jamar Kelly
23x15px DF Khalid Baher
23x15px GK Kyle Vizirakis
23x15px DF Matthew Nedwicki
23x15px FW Michael Pio
23x15px DF Patrick Lepera
23x15px DF Sleiman Habib
23x15px MF Stephen Ademolu


Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs
2004 (as Border Stars) "1" CPSL 3rd, Western Quarter-Finals
2005 (as Border Stars) "1" CPSL 3rd, Western Semi-Finals
2006 (as Border Stars) "1" CSL 4th, National Semi-Finals
2007 (as Border Stars) "1" CSL 4th, National Quarter-Finals
2008 (as Border Stars) "1" CSL 5th, National Did Not Qualify
2011 "1" CSL 13th Did Not Qualify
2012 "1" CSL 4th Quarter-Finals
2013 "1" CSL 6th Quarter-Finals
2014 n/a League1 Ontario 6th Group Stage


as Windsor Border Stars
2004, 2005
  • AISL Championship: 1

See also


  1. ^ D. Waddell (January 27, 2011). "Rocca brings back pro soccer". Windsor Star. Retrieved July 7, 2011. 
  2. ^ Soccer is Back
  3. ^ "Windsor Stars vs. Detroit FC in Pre-Season Friendly". May 24, 2014. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  4. ^ "The OSA News Bulletin » OSA announces League1 Ontario teams". Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Windsor Stars want $200K soccer upgrade at McHugh Park - Windsor - CBC News". February 12, 2013. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
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