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Canadian soccer timeline from 1946 to 1954

Posted on 27 May 2012 in Canadian Soccer Timeline

Canadian soccer stars from the post-World War II era. Milestones from this era include the reorganization of the Dominion of Canada Football Association in 1946 and the readmission of the Association in becoming a FIFA member in 1948.

 

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Jimmy Spencer

Inside Left | North Vancouver, BC

Two-time Dominion Cup champion Jimmy Spencer won titles in 1938 and 1949 with Vancouver North Shore. Also a member of several local all-star teams, Spencer turned down several offers from abroad to remain at home with Vancouver North Shore. In 2003, he became an honoured member of The Soccer Hall of Fame.


Trevor Harvey

Centre Half | Vancouver, BC

A four-time Dominion Cup champion, Trevor Harvey was considered one of the finest players of his time, although his career was interrupted by the Second World War. In 1950, he was an honourable mention when The Canadian Press built its list of best athletes of the half century. In 2004, he was posthumously honoured by The Soccer Hall of Fame.


Dick Arends

Goalkeeper | ON

Dick Arends was a star goalkeeper in the 1940s, winning the Dewar Cup (U.S. Open Cup) in 1946 with Chicago Viking AA in the national final at Comiskey Park. He also played goal in Toronto with the British Consols and Greenbacks. In 2000, he was part of the inaugural class honoured by The Soccer Hall of Fame.


Doug McMahon

Centre Forward | Winnipeg, MB

Dominion Cup champion Doug McMahon was a star Canadian forward in the 1930s and 1940s, with his football career briefly interrupted when he served in the Second World War. In 1950, he earned an honourable mention when The Canadian Press built its list of best athletes of the half century. In 2002, he was posthumously honoured by The Soccer Hall of Fame.


Fred Whittaker

Centre Forward | Vancouver, BC

Two-sport star Fred Whittaker was both a Dominion Cup and Mann Cup champion, playing soccer and lacrosse in Vancouver. A superb goal scorer with Vancouver North Shore, he moved briefly to England before coming home and winning a national title with North Shore in 1949. In 2002, he became an honoured member of The Soccer Hall of Fame.


Jack Cowan

Left Back | Vancouver, BC

Jack Cowan was a Dominion Cup champion in 1956, although he was Scottish Cup winner four years earlier in 1952. Two years earlier, he was an honourable mention when The Canadian Press built its list of best athletes of the half century. In 2000, Cowan was part of the inaugural class honoured by The Soccer Hall of Fame.


Errol Crossan

Outside Right | Montréal, QC

While he was a two-time Dominion Cup champion, Errol Crossan actually made his biggest mark in football with Norwich City of England. Considered “one of the fastest wide players we’ve ever had,” he and strike partner Terry Bly were immortalized in “The Ballad of Crossan and Bly.” In 2000, Crossan was part of the inaugural class honoured by The Soccer Hall of Fame.

 




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