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Hall of Fame Awards

The mission of the MASS Hall of Fame is to recognize and honor those individuals and organizations who have performed admirably and have continually maintained and promoted the growth of soccer.

Now Accepting Nominations for the Class of 2024


We are now accepting nominations for the Massachusetts Hall of Fame Class of 2024.

Please review the nomination eligibility requirements before submitting applications.

Mass Soccer Hall of Fame Requirements and Process

Nomination forms for the Class of 2024 are due January 31, 2024.

Save the date

2024 Hall of Fame Induction Banquet

Sunday - April 7th at 5pm

Class of 2008

To commemorate Adelino ‘Billy’ Gonsalves 100th anniversary, on March 31, 2008, MASS Soccer held a special ceremony inducting Adelino Gonsalves into the MASS Soccer Hall of Fame. Receiving the memento from Brooks McCormack is Judy Gonsalves Mitchell, Adelino’s niece.

Along with Ms Mitchell, there was also the presence of her husband, John Mitchell, past New Bedford. MA mayor and Mario Santos, President ofNELASA, New England Luso-American Soccer League.

SPECIAL ARTICLES on Adelino ‘Billy’ Gonsalves

Class of 2003

Class of 1999


Left to right: John Bertos, Boston Astros; Dilvo DiPlacido, FIFA Referee; Allan Thompson, Founder NEOTHSL; Cesidio ‘Sid’ Mazzola, Coach; Charles River Women’s Soccer Club. Debbie Belkin, US National Team Member not in photo.

Class of 1998


Rear (left to right) Linda Grant, FIFA Representative; Vincent Mauro, FIFA Referee; Sam Foulds, Historian; Angelo Bratsis, FIFA Referee; Ponta Delgada Soccer Club; John O’Keefe, Journalist/Publisher; 
Seated at Front; John Weil, Referee.

Class of 1997


Left to right: Needham United Soccer Club; Cambridge City Soccer Club; Frank Dell’Apa, Journalist; Opus County Younts Soccer Club; Gus Martins, Journalist; George Karalexis, Player; Seamus Malin, Journalist/Broadcaster; Jonathan Kraft, New England Revolution Owner/Operator