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It's not for nothing that Phil Ionadi is team captain of Brampton Hitmen.

He's had the job since the Hitmen launched three years ago.

And it's not too surprising that under his guidance the team from north west of Toronto won the Canadian Professional Soccer League championship in the season just past.

Toronto born Phil Ionadi is one of the most amiable players you would want to meet-a team ambassador par excellence who is equally adept at furthering the Hitmen cause off the field as he is winning games on the field.

He plays the midfielder role-but it's a roving one, often digging deep in defence when needed then switching to playmaker up front when the opportunity presents itself.

"It's setting up goals that I like to do best," he said after Brampton won the CPSL championship, without even a hint at the goals he has scored himself.

Ionadi was the leading scorer for this championship team-fifth in the league scoring title in 2003 with 12 goals in league and cup play.

That contribution would look even more impressive if you count assists.

Ionadi has played some of the best club soccer in North America-outdoor and indoor.

He was noticed as a 17 year old helping Ontario to a silver medal in the 1993 Canada Games in British Columbia, a member of Ontario's provincial program.

He excelled at Belhaven College at Jackson, Mississippi before joining Jackson Chargers of the U.S.I.S.L system, now United Soccer Leagues of which the A-League is a member.

He was with the Montreal Impact of the A-League and a member of the Toronto ThunderHawks, an expansion NPSL indoor soccer team in 2000 playing out of the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. There was a brief stint with the Toronto Lynx.

The Brampton Hitmen camp is very high on the their captain with owner Steve Nijjar and team manager Hector Marinaro both speaking in glowing terms of the 27 year old midfilder. "He certainly is the quarterback of the team and very good supporting the club in Brampton and in the soccer community as a whole," said Marinaro. "We expect he will be an important part of our organization for a long time".

Paul Munster
George Azcurra
Lucio Ianiero
Phil Ionadi
Abraham Osman
Mladen Dikic
Eddy Berdusco

In addition to Toronto Croatia, which other club has won the CPSL championship twice?
St. Catharines Roma Wolves
Ottawa Wizards
Toronto Olympians
North York Astros

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