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George Simcich (CAN)

Date of birth: 1942-01-01
Age 78
Birthplace: Rijeka, ITA
Raised: Rijeka, CRO, YUG
Height: 173 cm
Profile Text Last Updated 2014-02-28
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Giorgio Renato Simcich (Simčič)... sports family (tennis son Paul)... both of his parents were born in Rijeka, ITA... he was born during the Second World War when his hometown Rijeka was still part of Italy (after 1943, it was part of Yugoslavia)... grew up playing football, water polo, tennis and volleyball... he was five years old when he started playing football in the local parks (”wearing sandals and playing on rocky terrain”) and 12 years old when he started playing for Torpedo’s junior club... favourites have included Gianni Rivera, Pelé, AC Milan... he was 22 years old when he moved from Rijeka, YUG to Toronto, CAN in February 1964... he was 27 years old when he became a Canadian citizen in 1969... 

For Country

represented Canada in 1972 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for Germany 1974 (he was recovering from a hamstring injury and did not feature)... 

For Club

played for Rijeka (1961-63)... played for Toronto Croatia (1964-73)... 

For Sport

served as general manager of Toronto Metros-Croatia... 

End Date Team Coach National Team Project Club Age
1972-09-07 CAN MNT Frank Pike [1972-08] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers Toronto Croatia 30
1972-08-16 CAN MNT Frank Pike [1972-08] Pre-tournament camp 30

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