Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Pedro DeBrito dies following car accident
by Paul Kennedy, July 6th, 2014 10:33PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  college men, nasl, obituary

MOST COMMENTED

[OBITUARY]Pedro DeBrito, one of the top players just as the college game started to take off in the early 1980s, died on Saturday in Miami, Fla., of injuries resulting from an automobile accident he was involved two days earlier. DeBrito, who starred at the University of Connecticut, played for Team America in the NASL in 1983 and made one appearance for the USA. He was 55 when he died.

DeBrito's Facebook page included expressions of sympathy.

DeBrito was born in the Cape Verde Islands and moved to Connecticut at the age of 15. His 43 goals rank fourth all-time at UConn, while his 59 assists are a UConn record. He starred on the Huskies' 1981 national championship team.

DeBrito was the 1982 NASL Rookie of the Year award and moved to Washington-based Team America in 1983. He played for the New York Cosmos in 1984, the last season of the NASL, before moving indoors with the Dallas Sidekicks and Wichita Wings.

His one cap for the USA came in April 1983 against Haiti. His younger brother,John DeBrito, earned six caps for the USA in 1991-92.


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Draw: 2016-17 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League    
MLS's Sporting KC and the Vancouver Whitecaps will meet in the group stage of the 2016-17 ...
By the Numbers: MLS home and away, best and worst    
What They're Saying: Security analyst Alejandro Hope    
"Alan Pulido was victim of the most inept kidnappers on the planet or there is something ...
MLS Power Rankings: Rapids still first, Philly edges into third    
Colorado, Philadelphia and the Red Bulls maintained their good form as the Copa America Centenario break ...
NASL Rewind: Red cards fly as Cosmos stay on top    
Defending champ New York Cosmos took a big step toward winning the NASL spring title, which ...
U-17 WWC: USA to face Paraguay, Ghana and Japan    
The draw for the Jordan-hosted 2016 U-17 Women's World Cup (Sept. 30-Oct. 21) took place on ...
NWSL Rewind: Thorns draw without stars, scoring down    
There was good news and bad news to Sunday's Cascadia match between the Portland Thorns and ...
What They're Saying: Karl-Heinz Rummenigge    
"Discrimination of any kind in sport and this society deserves the red card. Jerome Boateng is ...
NWSL Week 7: Results & Standings    
The Portland Thorns extended their unbeaten streak to seven matches with a 0-0 tie against its ...
MLS Talking Points: Positives for Rapids and Union    
At Memorial Day, more than one-third into the 2016 MLS regular season, the Colorado Rapids and ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives