Roland Castonguay (CAN)
Canada Soccer Hall of Fame
|Birthplace:||Montréal, QC, CAN|
|Raised:||Montréal, QC, CAN|
|Date of death:||1989-04-28|
Hall of Fame honoured member
|Team Honours:||Dominion of Canada Championship winner (1934)|
Roland Alphonse Joseph Castonguay... born in 1913... soccer family (brothers Paul-Émile and Marcel)... he was in his 70s when he passed away on 28 April 1989... he was buried at Saint-François-d'Assise in Montréal... noted for having “blond” hair... as noted in 1939, all three soccer brothers were “broad shouldered and heavy set”... worked for Canadian Car and Foundry Co. Ltd... once described as “built like a miniature Mack truck”... also described as “the bundle of dynamite”... in 1950, he was one of 16 footballers shortlisted in a Best in 50 Years poll by The Canadian Press...
won the 1934 Challenge Trophy with Verdun Park at the Canadian national championship in Winnipeg, MB (win, loss and win over Prince Albert City Reds)... played in the 1939 Canadian national championship with Montréal Carsteel, but lost the final and Challenge Trophy to the Vancouver Radials in four games in Winnipeg, MB...
|2013||Honoured Player / Joueur honoré||Canada Soccer Hall of Fame|
|2012||Top 100 Men's Footballers||Canada Soccer Centennial Timeline|
|2011||Membre honoré (Athlète) / Honoured Member (Athlete)||Québec Soccer Hall of Fame|
|1950||Finalist||The Canadian Press Best in 50 Years Footballers|
|1934||MVP||Hero of the Connaught Series|