Mauro Biello - Assistant Coach
Mauro Biello is in his fourth year with the Montreal Impact coaching staff, his second season in Major League Soccer, after being appointed on November 19, 2009, following a 19-year career in professional soccer, including 16 seasons in Montreal.
Biello finished his professional career as the points leader in USL First Division history (known as the A-League until 2004) with a total of 90 goals and 73 assists for 253 points in 429 career games, including 344 as starter, for a total of 31,513 minutes played (regular season, playoffs and championship games).
In 389 career games and 28,076 minutes played with the Montreal Impact, Biello registered 77 goals and 67 assists, for 221 points (regular season, playoffs and championship games).
He concluded his career as the Impact all-time leader in games played, games started, minutes played, goals, assists, points, game-winning goals and shots on goal.
Biello began his professional career with the Montreal Supra in Canadian Soccer League, before joining the Impact in their first season in 1993. He helped the club win three playoff championships (1994, 2004 and 2009), five regular-season championships (1995, 1996, 1997, 2005 and 2006) and the Canadian championship in 2008 during his career.
Biello won the Giuseppe Saputo Trophy, awarded to the Impact MVP, a total of four times (1997, 1998, 2001 and 2005) and was also selected five times on the All-League First team and once in the All-League Second team.
He was also the last active player to have been part of the inaugural edition of the Montreal Impact and was the team captain from 2001 to his retirement.
He also played the 1999 season with Rochester, leading the Raging Rhinos with eight goals in 28 games while helping the team win the US Open Cup and reach the playoff championship game.
Biello also played more than 200 indoor soccer games throughout his career with the Buffalo Bizzard, Impact and Toronto Thunderhawks from 1995 to 2001.
Internationally, he represented Canada at the FIFA U16 World Youth Championship, in 1989. He was capped four times with the Canadian senior national team, and was just 23 years old when he won his first cap on Oct, 11, 1995, in Chile. He also represented Canada in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in 2004.
Biello played college soccer at Vanier College and Concordia University. He is fluent in English, French and Italian.