1-7 October: Happy Birthday to our Canadian Footballers!
Posted on 30 September 2012 in Around the Soccer World
1 October 1930 - Art Hughes (Camrose, AB)
Two-time Dominion Cup champion Art Hughes was part of Canada’s first FIFA World Cup Qualifiers team in 1957, scoring two goals in Canada’s first win at Varsity Stadium. He also represented Canada in 1960 on a tour of the Soviet Union and the United Kingdom. In 2001, he became an honoured member of The Soccer Hall of Fame.
3 October 1971 - Angela Kelly (Brantford, ON)
Angela Kelly was part of Canada’s first FIFA Women’s World Cup team at Sweden 1995. From 1993 to 1995, she played in 19 consecutive Canada matches, including a silver medal at a 1993 CONCACAF Women’s Invitational Tournament and the 1994 CONCACAF Women’s Championship. In 2004, she became an honoured member of The Soccer Hall of Fame.
4 October 1960 - Colin Miller (Vancouver, BC)
Colin Miller represented Canada at the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico. He went on to play in three cycles of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers up through 1997, the final year of his international career. He won the Corona Three Nations Cup in 1990 and was Canada’s year-end leader in minutes played (888) in 1992. He became an honoured member of The Soccer Hall of Fame in 2005.
6 October 1930 - Errol Crossan (Montréal, QC)
While he was a two-time Dominion Cup champion, Errol Crossan actually made his biggest mark in football with Norwich City of England. Considered “one of the fastest wide players we’ve ever had,” he and strike partner Terry Bly were immortalized in “The Ballad of Crossan and Bly.” In 2000, Crossan was part of the inaugural class honoured by The Soccer Hall of Fame.
Gordon Burness 2-Oct-1906 – d. 20-Jul-1989
HOF – Tony Evangelista 2-Oct-1945
Rhian Dodds 3-Oct-1979 (Hamilton, ON)
Linda Milani (née Petrasch) 4-Oct-1966
Gary Kern 7-Oct-1969 (Calgary, AB)
Ed McNally 7-Oct-1962 (Aurora, ON)
Jim Baird 7-Oct-1936