Canada Soccer Association

John Russell

Canada Soccer Hall of Fame

Date of birth: 1895-04-02
Birthplace: Edinburgh, SCO
Raised: Edinburgh, SCO
Date of death: 1964-12-21
All Positions: Canada Soccer Past President
Canada Soccer Life Member (†)
Canada Soccer Past General Secretary
Hall of Fame honoured member
Profile Text Last Updated 2016-07-12
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born 1874... he moved to Canada in 1905... worked for the British Columbia Telephone Company (from 1923 into the 1940s)... wrote for the Vancouver Daily Province newspaper... he was 69 years old when he passed away on 21 December 1964 in Vancouver, BC... as noted by George Anderson in Canada Soccer’s 1965 minutes and reports, Mr. Russell was “an encyclopedia of information on soccer matters and had a wonderful retentive memory”... 

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served as president of the British Columbia Football Association (1920), at the time not a member of the Dominion of Canada Football Association...
served as a vice president of the Canadian Soccer Association (1922-23 and 1924-25), then known as the Dominion of Canada Football Association... served as the eighth president of the Canadian Soccer Association (1925-31), then known as the Dominion of Canada Football Association... succeeded as acting president of the DCFA after John Easton’s resignation in 1925; was then elected president at the next DCFA annual meetings in September 1926... served as the fifth secretary of the Canadian Soccer Association (1946), then known as the Dominion of Canada Football Association...

Year Prize Honour
2010 Honoured Member (Pioneer) The Soccer Hall of Fame
1966 Honoured Member (Builder - Soccer) BC Sports Hall of Fame
1934 Life Member (†) Canada Soccer Life Member

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