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David Grimaldi (soccer)

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Date of birthDecember 19, 1954(age 61)
Place of birthFort Eustis, Virginia, United States
Playing positionDefender

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David Grimaldi is a retired American professional soccer defender who spent three seasons in the North American Soccer League, three in the Major Indoor Soccer League and at least one in the American Soccer League. He later served as Deputy Commissioner of MISL and the Commissioner of the National Indoor Soccer League.

Grimaldi attended Willingboro High School before entering Rutgers University. He was a four year soccer player at Rutgers and team captain his junior and senior seasons. In 1977, the Dallas Tornado selected him in the first round (fourth overall) of the North American Soccer League college draft. After seeing no first team time during his rookie season, the Tornado sent him to the Memphis Rogues where he played sparingly over two seasons. In 1979, Grimaldi moved to indoor soccer with the Cleveland Force of the Major Indoor Soccer League. He spent three seasons with the Force. In 1981, he returned to outdoor soccer with the Cleveland Cobras of the American Soccer League before retiring in 1982.

Grimaldi then entered the business world. Over the years, he worked for American Express and FedEx. He later became Deputy Commissioner of the MISL. In 2009 he was appointed Commissioner of the National Indoor Soccer League.

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