Canada Soccer Association

History

While soccer (football) has been played in Canada since 1876, the Dominion of Canada Football Association was inaugurated on 24 May 1912 and became a member of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association on 31 December 1912.

24/05/1912 - The Dominion of Canada Football Association is founded.

09-13/07/1912 - First annual meeting of the Dominion of Canada Football Association in Winnipeg, MB.

31/12/1912 - Dominion of Canada Football Association is provisionally admitted to FIFA.

06/09/1913 - Norwood Wanderers win the Connaught Cup as Canada’s first national champions. Trophy donated by Canada’s Governor General, the Duke of Connaught.

30/01/1914 - Dominion of Canada Football Association is definitely admitted by the Committee acting with power from the FIFA Congress of 1913.

15/10/1923 - The Dominion of Canada Football Association is incorporated.

21/06/1926 - Dominion of Canada Football Association withdraws from FIFA.

1939 - Dominion of Canada Football Association suspends operations during the Second World War.

07/1946 - Reorganizational meetings of the Dominion of Canada Football Association in Winnipeg, MB.

20/06/1948 - Dominion of Canada Football Association is provisionally admitted to FIFA.

24/07/1948 - Dominion of Canada Football Association becomes a member of FIFA.

06/06/1952 - Official name change to Football Association of Canada.

22/06/1957 - Canada participates in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for the first time. Canada wins its first match 5:1 over USA.

1958 - Official name change to the Canadian Soccer Football Association.

21/06/1967 - Association participates in Olympic Qualifying for the first time. Canada draws 1:1 with Cuba in its first match.

01/06/1969 - Canadian Minor Soccer Association is founded.

07/1970 - Canadian Soccer Football Association moves offices from Saskatoon, SK to Ottawa, ON.

06/03/1971 - Canadian Soccer Football Association moves into new permanent offices at Place Vanier in Ottawa, ON.

1971 - Official name change to the Canadian Soccer Association.

17/08-01/09/1974 - Canada hosts CONCACAF Under-20 Championship (then known as the CONCACAF Juvenile Tournament).

17/07-01/08/1976 - Canada hosts the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament at Montréal 1976.

1977 - Canadian Minor Soccer Association changes its name to the Canadian Youth Soccer Association.

14/12/1978 - Canada qualifies for a FIFA tournament for the first time (FIFA U-20 World Cup Japan 1979).

04/1982 - Canadian Youth Soccer Association is incorporated into the Canadian Soccer Association.

06/11/1982 - Edmonton Angels win the Jubilee Trophy as Canada’s first women’s national champions.

06/08/1984 - Canada finishes in fifth place at the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Football Tournament.

14/09/1985 - Canada wins the 1985 CONCACAF Championship to qualify for the 1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico.

01-09/06/1986 - Canada participates in its first FIFA World Cup. / Le Canada participe à sa première Coupe du Monde de la FIFA.

01/07/1986 - First-ever Canadian women’s national camp opens in Winnipeg, MB.

12-25/07/1987 - Association hosts the FIFA U-17 World Cup Canada 1987 (at the time known as the FIFA U-16 World Tournament for the JVC Cup).

12/12/1988 - Canadian Soccer Association moves to Place R. Tait McKenzie building on James Naismith Drive.

3-14/05/1992 - Canada hosts CONCACAF Under-20 Championship.

13-21/08/1994 - Canada hosts CONCACAF / FIFA Women’s World Cup Qualifiers.

19/08/1994 - Canada qualifies for the FIFA Women’s World Cup for the first time.

10-19/05/1996 - Canada hosts 1996 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

31/05/1996 - Association purchases Place Soccer Canada on Metcalfe Street in Ottawa, ON. The new head offices are the former home of The Right Honourable Sir John Thompson, former Prime Mininster of Canada.

17/07/1996 - Official opening of Place Soccer Canada in Ottawa, ON.

28/08-06/09/1998 - Canada hosts CONCACAF / FIFA Women’s World Cup Qualifiers.

06/09/1998 - Canada wins the CONCACAF Women’s Championship.

27/02/2000 - Canada wins the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

28/02-05/03/2001 - Canada hosts CONCACAF Under-20 Qualifying Group A tournament.

18/8-1/9/2002 - Association hosts the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2002 (at the time known as the FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship).

01/09/2002 - Canada wins a silver medal at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2002.

26-30/03/2003 - Canada hosts CONCACAF Under-17 Qualifying Group B tournament.

11/10/2003 - Canada finishes in fourth place at the FIFA Women’s World Cup USA 2003.

28/05-06/06/2004 - Canada hosts CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship (at the time classified as an Under-19 tournament).

30/6-22/7/2007 - Association hosts the FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007.

09/04/2008 - Canada qualifies for the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament for the first time.

22/07/2008 - Impact Montréal win the Voyageurs Cup as the first national champions in the Canadian Championship.

08/11/2010 - Canada wins its second CONCACAF Women’s Championship.

 

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