Enzo Concina - Assistant Coach

Enzo Concina is in his first season as assistant coach with the Montreal Impact, after being named on January 19, 2015.

He previously held the same role with D.C. United in 2014, helping the team finish first in the Eastern Conference and third in MLS, while reaching the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal round.

After a 13-year playing career from 1982 to 1994, he returned to soccer in July 2010 when he joined the technical staff of Italian first division club S.S.C. Napoli, acting as assistant coach under former teammate Walter Mazzarri.

In three seasons with Napoli, the team finished third in Serie A in 2010-2011 and was runner-up to Juventus in 2012-2013, while winning the Coppa Italia and reaching the Round of 16 in the UEFA Champions League in 2011-2012, bowing down to eventual champion Chelsea FC.

Concina then followed Mazzarri to prestigious Italian club Inter Milan for the 2013-2014 season as a scout, before making the jump to North America with  D.C. United on March 5, 2014, while keeping his role with the Milanese club.

On the field, Concina played as a central defender during 12 professional seasons in Italy, from 1982 to 1993, successively playing for Ravenna, Cesena, Pavia, Piacenza, Monza, S.S. Nola and Forli. He played 62 games in the Italian second division and helped Piacenza gain promotion by winning the Serie C championship in 1986-1987.

He concluded his career by playing 10 games and recording four assists with the Impact in the American Professional Soccer League (APSL) in 1994, helping the team win its first ever playoff championship.

Holding dual citizenship (Italy and Canada), he played four games with the Canadian National Team, including three starts. He made his debut with the Reds in a friendly game against Poland on July 15, 1988, scoring his only goal with the team in that game. He won a gold medal at the Jeux de la Francophonie with Canada in 1989 before playing in the 1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup in Mexico.

Native of Pieria, in the province of Udine, in Italy, Concina and his family moved to Canada in 1966 when he was four, settling in Mississauga, Ontario. He played youth soccer at Cawthra Park High School and with Mississauga Soccer Club, before joining Toronto Italia in the National Soccer League. In 2013, he was inducted into the Mississauga Sports Hall of Fame.

Concina holds a UEFA B coaching licence.