Bill Simpson (CAN)
Canada Soccer Hall of Fame
|Date of birth:||1894-09-13|
|Date of death:||1974-06-21|
Canada Soccer Past President
Canada Soccer Life Member (†)
Hall of Fame honoured member
William Simpson... moved to Toronto, ON in 1911... said to be under “his stubborn insistence” that Canada entered FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for the first time in 1957... was celebrated with a Testimonial Dinner on 12 September 1969 at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto... in 2000, was one of three former Canadian Soccer Association presidents included in the inaugural class honoured by The Soccer Hall of Fame in Canada (Dave Fryatt, Bill Simpson and Bill Stirling)... he was 79 years old when he passed away in Toronto, ON on 21 June 1974...
played for Toronto Fraserburgh... played for Davenport Albion... played for Toronto Scottish... played for Toronto Caledonians... played for Toronto City...
named director of Toronto and District Soccer Association in February 1931... served as president of the Toronto and District Soccer Association (1949-65)... served as Canada’s manager for FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in 1957... was manager of the Canadian team that toured the Soviet Union in 1960... served as a vice president of the Canadian Soccer Association (1961-63 and 1964-65), then known as the Canadian Soccer Football Association... served as the 23rd president of the Canadian Soccer Association (1965-68), then known as the Canadian Soccer Football Association...
|?year||Life Member||Ontario Soccer Life Member.|
|2000||Honoured Member (Builder)||The Soccer Hall of Fame|
|1972||Life Member (†)||Canada Soccer Life Member|
|1971||Honoured Member (Builder - Soccer)||Canada's Sports Hall of Fame|
|End Date||Team||Coach||National Team Project||Role|
|1968-10-28||CAN MNT||Peter Dinsdale||[1968-10] FIFA World Cup Qualifiers||General Manager|
|1968-10-02||CAN MNT||Peter Dinsdale||[1968-09] Pre-competition camp||General Manager|
|1960-10-08||CAN MNT||Bill Simpson||[1960-09] Tour of Soviet Union and Britain||General Manager|
|1957-07-07||CAN MNT||Don Petrie||[1957-06] FIFA World Cup Qualifiers||General Manager|