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Sam Davidson (CAN)

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Date of birth: 1885-06-20
Birthplace: Belfast, NIR
Raised: Belfast, NIR
Date of death: 1965-11-04
Height: 182 cm
All Positions: Canada Soccer Past General Secretary
Canada Soccer Life Member (†)
Hall of Fame honoured member
Profile Text Last Updated 2017-05-12
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Notes

Samuel Davidson... he was 30 years old when he enlisted for the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force on 22 February 1916 in Winnipeg, MB (184th Overseas Battalion)... served in the Great War with the 27th Battalion (City of Winnipeg) in the Canadian infantry... he was promoted to sargeant before his return home from the Great War... served in World War II with the Canadian army... he was 80 years old when he passed away in Winnipeg, MB on 4 November 1965... wrote footballer Dave Turner, Davidson had “charm plus brains”... in 2000, was one of two former Canadian Soccer Association general secretaries included in the inaugural class honoured by The Soccer Hall of Fame in Canada (George Anderson and Sam Davidson)... 

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served as the fourth secretary of the Canadian Soccer Association (1922-40), then known as the Dominion of Canada Football Association... 

Year Prize Honour
2000 Honoured Builder / Bâtisseur honoré Canada Soccer Hall of Fame
1994 Honoured Member (Builder - Soccer) Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame
1948 Life Member / membre à vie (†) Canada Soccer Life Member

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