Dr. Tom Fried
Dr. Tom

Dec 12, 1925
Budapest, HUN
180 cm
Where they grew up
Budapest, HUN


Dr. Tom Fried

Tamas Fried... he moved to Canada on 4 January 1957, first living in North Sydney, NS before moving to Toronto a year later... he was 81 years old when he passed away in Toronto, ON on 21 December 2006... obtained certification in sport medicine at the Sport Institute of Budapest... worked at the Downsview rehabilitation centre in Toronto for the Workmen’s Compensation Board... attended Canada Soccer’s 1978 FIFA/Coca-Cola World Football Development Seminar in Victoria, BC (medical committee)... in 2000, was part of the inaugural class honoured by The Soccer Hall of Fame in Canada (one of 11 builders)... author of the book, “Secrets of the Doctor of the Golden Team”...

wrote Colin Jose in 1976, Fried was “one of the most highly respected doctors in the field of sports medicine”... wrote Dr. Fred Stambrook in 1987, Fried’s “familiar figure, easygoing manner, ever present smile and considerable expertise have graced the dressing rooms of Canadian teams around the world including the 1976 and 1984 Olympics and the 1986 World Cup in Mexico all the more remarkable”... wrote Dick Howard in 2001, “it was Fried’s knowledge of the game, his reputation, and wealth of experience that soon led to offers to work in the (Canadian) national programme”... wrote Catherine Dunphy in 2007, “Fried was an old-fashioned doctor who ministered in a comfortable cardigan and he seemed to have all the time in the world for each patient”...

For Sport

served as team doctor of Honved Club... served as a team doctor with Hungary’s national team... served as Hungary’s team doctor at the 1952 Olympic Games... served as Hungary’s team doctor at the 1954 FIFA World Cup...

served as team doctor for Hungária SC Toronto... served as team doctor for Toronto Falcons...

served as a doctor in Canada Soccer’s men’s national, men’s Olympic and men’s national youth programs... served as Chairman of Canada Soccer’s medical committee... served on Canada’s staff at the 1974 CONCACAF Youth Tournament in Canada... served on Canada’s staff at the 1978 CONCACAF Men’s Youth Championship (Canada qualified for Japan 1979)... served on the National Organising Committee (Services) for the FIFA U-16 World Tournament Canada 1987 (FIFA U-17 World Cup)... served on Canada’s staff at the FIFA U-16 World Tournament Canada 1987 (FIFA U-17 World Cup)... served on Canada’s staff at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Netherlands 1989... served on Canada’s staff during FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in 1992... served as head of delegation with Canada’s national youth team in 1990 (with coach Bert Goldberger)...

served on the FIFA Medical Expert Committee (appointed in 1974)... served as a FIFA Instructor for Medical Matters...

Individual Honours


Staff Stats