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Hall of Famer Paul "Doots" Danilo Passes Away

National Soccer Hall of Famer, Paul “Doots” Danilo, passed away at the age of 94 on Sunday, Sept. 2 in Bridgeville, Penn.

A forward who played for a number of outstanding Pittsburgh teams in the 1930s through the 1950s, Danilo was a member of the Pittsburgh Indians that won the North American Soccer Football League Title in 1947. Earlier in his career, he played a number of seasons for Morgan and Heidelberg in Pittsburgh-area leagues, and scored the winning goal for Morgan in the 1940 National Amateur Cup final.

He was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1997.

Danilo’s father-in-law, Daniel Zampini is a fellow Hall of Famer. Zampini served as president of the West Penn Soccer Football Association from 1942-52 and was inducted in 1963.