Like son, like father.
Despite his Italian roots, Angelo Pasto, BA 89, wasn’t really a soccer fan — until his then-18-year-old son Aiden started following teams in his father’s native country a couple of years ago.
Today, Pasto — who owns Montreal real-estate management firm Stanford Properties Group — is part owner of a team from his family’s home region, Molise, near Naples, that’s trying to claw its way back into top-tier contention after experiencing financial disaster and relegation to the lower rungs of the Italian soccer ladder.
And he’s over the moon about it.
“I’m very proud to be part of it,” Pasto says. In early March, he was in Campobasso, Italy, to witness “his” team, Campobasso 1919, cruise to a 6-0 blowout win. “It was a really great experience!”
It was the first time Pasto had seen the team in person since becoming a minority owner in fall 2022. “They’re so nice. They treated us so well. And they’re working so hard!”