Geordie Campbell

Aug 13, 1884
Glasgow, SCO
170 cm
Where they grew up
Glasgow, SCO
International "A" Level - CAN MNT
1 Appearances
1 Starts
0 Goals
0 Assists


Geordie Campbell

George Campbell... sports family (soccer son Bill “Bud”, hockey curator grandson Craig)... he was 19 years old when he emigrated from Scotland to Canada in September 1903... he was 67 years old when he passed away in Toronto on 21 February 1952 (he was buried at Westminster Memorial Park Cemetery)... for his brainy play”... he donated the Campbell Cup to the Toronto and District League... in 1924, served as Toronto captain in a testimonial match for Hamilton’s Albert “Tiny” Thombs... on 29 September 1928, was honoured with a Testimonial Match at Ulster Stadium... in 1950, he was one of 16 footballers shortlisted in a Best in 50 Years poll by The Canadian Press (he was one of two runners up by a single vote)... in 2000, he was part of the inaugural class honoured by The Soccer Hall of Fame (one of 11 former players)... of interest, his great grandson served as a ball boy at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007... in 2012, he was honoured by The Soccer Hall of Fame as one of “Canada Soccer’s Best XI in 50 Years: 1912-1962”...

as noted in 1912 in the Toronto Telegram, “regarded as the best right back in the Dominion”... wrote Billy Fenton in 1921 in the Toronto Telegram, Campbell proved he was “the strongest link on the Ossington Avenue team that would bind Scottish and the Connaught Cup together; now that he has earned his championship medal he can retire with honours heavy upon his shoulders, but I believe that blessed with good health he will take the field next year and assist Scottish to defend their title”... once noted as “highly regarded .. as noted in 1923 in the Toronto Telegram, he was “one of the best known players in Canada; 10 years ago Campbell and Billy Brownlie were regarded as the best defence pair in the Dominion; he may have lost a little of his speed, but the old skill is still there, too much so for a majority of the younger players; he is a good veteran, but good for years yet”... wrote Jack Sullivan in 1950, “many soccer fans look on Campbell as one of the greatest fullbacks ever to play in this country”... as noted in 1952 after his passing, he was “renowned as the best rightback to ever play in Canada”...

For Country

at age 40, he was captain of the 1925 Canadian XI that faced USA in a Men’s International Friendly match in Montréal (a 1:0 win on 27 June 1925)... 

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