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Victor Batzel (CAN)

Date of birth: 1935-04-06
Birthplace: Dodge Center, MN, USA
Date of death: 2009-01-01
School(s): University of Minnesota, University of Connecticut & University of Iowa
All Positions: Canada Soccer Past Board Member
Profile Text Last Updated 2017-03-09
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Victor M. Batzel... he was 73 years old when he passed away in Winnipeg on 1 January 2009 after a battle with pulmonary fibrosis... earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Minnesota... earned a masters degree at the University of Connecticut... earned a PhD at the University of Iowa... was a professor of history at the University of Winnipeg for 35 years... in retirement, volunteered at the Manitoba Chamber of Orchestra... described in his obituary published by the Winnipeg Free Press, “a bookish boy, not known for his athletic exploits, though always a sports fan”...

For Sport

served as president of Greater Winnipeg Minor Soccer... served as president of the Manitoba Soccer Association (1986-92)... served as a vice president of the Canadian Soccer Association (1996-97)... served as head of delegation with Canada’s national and youth teams, including the 1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup...

Year Prize Honour
2018 Honoured Builder / bâtisseur honoré Manitoba Soccer Hall of Fame
2002 Life Member Manitoba Soccer Life Member
1999 Recipient / Récipiendaire Canada Soccer Award of Merit

Men's Soccer

End Date Team Coach National Team Project Role
1994-09-05 canm17 Tony Taylor [1994-08] Men’s U-17 camp in Costa Rica Head of Delegation
1993-07-19 CAN MNT Bob Lenarduzzi [1993-07] CONCACAF Gold Cup Head Coach


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