Canada Soccer Association

Bill Simpson (CAN)

Canada Soccer Hall of Fame

Date of birth: 1894-09-13
Birthplace: Paisley, SCO
Date of death: 1974-06-21
All Positions: Canada Soccer Past President
Canada Soccer Life Member (†)
Hall of Fame honoured member
Profile Text Last Updated 2016-07-12
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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...

For Club

played for Toronto Fraserburgh... played for Davenport Albion... played for Toronto Scottish... played for Toronto Caledonians... played for Toronto City...

For Sport

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 Prize Honour
?year Life Member Ontario Soccer Life Member.
2000 Honoured Member (Builder) The Soccer Hall of Fame
1972 Life Member / membre à vie (†) Canada Soccer Life Member
1971 Honoured Member (Builder - Soccer) Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

Men's Soccer

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

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