Harry Phillips (CAN)
Canada Soccer Hall of Fame
|Date of birth:||1912-12-02|
|Birthplace:||Methil, Fifa, SCO|
|Raised:||Toronto, ON, CAN|
|Date of death:||1989-05-14|
Hall of Fame honoured member
|Team Honours:||Dominion of Canada Championship winner (1933), USA Dewar Cup winner (1946)|
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Henry Taylor Phillips... both his father George (d.1915) and mother Annie (d.1958) were born in Scotland... family was Protestant (United)... he was 76 years old when he passed away in Toronto on 14 May 1989 (he was buried at Prospect Cemetery, Section 39, Lot 300)... grew up participating in soccer, badminton, tennis, golf... worked at the Dingman Co. in Toronto from 1929 to 1935 (”general work in the manufacture of soap”)... moved to Schumacher in 1936 to work for the McIntyre Gold Mines... served in the Royal Canadian Air Force for nearly two years from 1941 to 1943 during World War II (he was a sergeant at the time of his discharge)... on 20 June 1958, organised a Toronto Scottish 25th anniversary reunion dinner at the Royal York Hotel (celebrating the team’s 1933 North American championship)...
a one-time Dominion of Canada Football Championship winner (1933)... a USA Dewar Cup winner (1946)... in 1950, he was one of 16 footballers shortlisted in a Best in 50 Years poll by The Canadian Press...
as noted in The Shotgun in 1944, he “plays centre half and rates with the best”... as noted in The Shotgun in 1945, “Mr. third Back himself, rated the best centre half in the city”... as noted in The Shotgun, Phillips was the “Pin-up Boy at centre half who plays the most important position on the team and plays it well, his masterful teamwork in placing the ball in the right place at the right time“... as noted in 1947 in the Toronto Star, Phillips was “a tough baby to get past... definitely a defensive centre half”... as noted in a 1948 Greenbacks team program, he was “for years classed as the top man in his position in North American soccer”... as noted in 1949 in the Toronto Star, “one of the game’s great hereabouts”... noted Ed Waring in 1958 in The Globe, “one of Canada’s greatest soccer players”... wrote Colin Jose, “an outstanding centre half”...
In SCOTLAND • played youth soccer in Scotland...
/ in CANADA • played for Toronto Parkview (junior)... won 1931 Ontario junior championship with Toronto Parkview... played for Toronto Scottish FC... won the 1933 Dominion of Canada Championship with Toronto Scottish FC (they won the Connaught Cup Series / Challenge Trophy in Winnipeg after a three-match final series against Prince Albert City Reds)... played for Toronto Consols... played for McIntyre Mines (1936)... played for Falconbridge Falcons... againplayed for McIntyre Mines...
/ in USA • played for Chicago Vikings... won the 1946 Dewar Cup with Chicago Viking AA at the USA National Challenge Cup...
/ in CANADA • played for the Toronto Greenbacks... won the 1947 North American Soccer Football League with Toronto Greenbacks... played for Toronto Scottish...
|2019||Honoured Player / Joueur honoré||Canada Soccer Hall of Fame|
|1951||Winner / Gagnant||Tom Holland Memorial Award|
|1950||Finalist||The Canadian Press Best in 50 Years Footballers|