Andy Stevens

Brandon, Suffolk, ENG
Where they grew up
Toronto, CAN


Andy Stevens

Andrew Stevens... he moved to Canada in 1905... he married his wife Marjorie Aileen Scott on 27 January 1923 (they had one child)... he married his second wife Eva May McGregor (she passed away on 16 March 1957)... he was 67 years old when he passed away in Toronto on 27 July 1968 (he was buried at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Section 53, Lot 3)... he served in the Queen's Own Rifles during World War II... suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder... co-founder of Rogers Action Lures with Harry Rogers (inventor of Dragy Fly lures)...

a two-time Dominion of Canada Football Championship winner (1932, 1933)... on 20 June 1958, attended a Toronto Scottish 25th anniversary reunion dinner at the Royal York Hotel (celebrating the team’s 1933 North American championship)... in 2000, one of 17 alternates shortlisted by The Soccer Hall of Fame (he became an honoured member as part of the Class of 2017)...

wrote historian Colin Jose, “regarded as one of the greatest goal scorers in Canadian soccer history”... as noted in 1924 by The Globe, “in Lavery of Ulster and Andy Stevens of Scottish, Toronto has two of the best centres playing in the Dominion; Lavery is the more polished of the two, but Stevens has a terrific shot”... wrote Peter MacRitchie during the 1932 Connaught Series, his “speed, his deft footwork, and deadly accuracy were ever a source of worry to (North Shore) who could not cope with his rushes”...

as noted in the 1947 Toronto East End Canadians yearbook, “well known wherever soccer is played throughout Canada... he is best known to Canadian soccer fans through his association with Toronto Scottish... whenever soccer fans of yesterday get together, they always recall the friendly rivalry that used to exist between that other great centre forward of Andy’s time, George Graham of Ulster United”... also noted in the 1947 Toronto East End Canadians yearbook, “extremely enthusiastic, Andy is still serving the game he loves by passing on to our players knowledge gained through years of playing with the best in the game”... wrote Ed Waring in 1951, “a stickler for condition and a fine tutor soccer tactician”...

For Sport

served as head coach of Toronto East End Canadians... served as head coach of Toronto Oakwoods... served as manager of Toronto Celtic (1949)... served as manager of Toronto Hagibors (1950)... again served as manager of Toronto East End Canadians (1951)...

served as manager of Oakwood Stadium (starting 1952)...

Individual Honours