Enio Perruzza (1966–2021)

The Enio Perruzza Memorial Trophy competition, originally scheduled to be played at the end of the 2022 season, has been postponed to early season 2023.

The right stadium availability late in the season and other difficulties led to a recent Canadian Soccer League decision to move the competition into next year.

Enio Perruzza, who passed away unexpectedly on January 15, 2021 at the age of 54, announced over 3,000 mostly Canadian Soccer League and Ontario Cup matches over two decades. Known in the soccer community in southern Ontario as the voice of the CSL, Perruzza’s booming voice also raised the volume at international matches involving high level teams from overseas, including Benfica, Red Star Belgrade, the Mexican under-20 side and the Italian military team. Perruzza held a pride also in being invited to announce 18 Ontario Cup finals and the occasional appointment to provide colour commentary on television.

“Enio was an important member and colleague in the CSL for many years while serving the soccer community and a delay enables us to pay tribute adequately,” said Dragan Bakoc, president of the CSL.