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David Forsyth (CAN)

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Date of birth: 1852-12-15
Birthplace: Pertshire, SCO
Raised: Lynden, ON, CAN
Date of death: 1936-09-14
School(s): University of Toronto
All Positions: Hall of Fame honoured member
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he was a year old when his family moved from Scotland to Canada; he was 15 years old when his family moved to Galt... he was 83 years old when he passed away in Beamsville, ON on 14 September 1936... served as Master of Mathematics and Science at Berlin High School... retired from teaching in June 1921 with the title of Principal Emeritus... was known as the “Daddy of Canadian Soccer”... wrote the Newark Press in 1885, Forsyth was “the finest dribbler in Canada”... also wrote the Newark Press, “he is a tall, broad shouldered, light complexioned man. His long, drooping moustache has won for him the name of ‘The man with the big moustache’”... in 2000, was part of the inaugural class honoured by The Soccer Hall of Fame in Canada (one of 11 builders)... 

For Country

was part of a Canadian XI that faced USA in an 1885 exhibition match (a 1:0 win in Newark, NJ, USA on 28 November 1885)... was part of a Canadian XI that faced USA in an 1886 exhibition match (a 2:3 loss in Newark, NJ, USA on 25 November 1886)... 

For Sport

was a founding member of the Dominion Football Association in 1877... was a founding member of the Western Football Association in 1880... was manager of the 1888 Canadian team that toured the United Kingdom, including an exhibition match against Scotland on 18 September 1888... served as secretary-treasurer of the Western Football Association... was a founding member of the Ontario Soccer Association, then known as the Ontario Football Association League... served as secretary-treasurer of the Ontario Soccer Association, then known as the Ontario Football Association... 

Year Prize Honour
2000 Honoured Builder / Bâtisseur honoré Canada Soccer Hall of Fame
End Date Team Coach National Team Project Club Age
1888-11-01 CAN MNT David Forsyth [1888-09] Canadian tour of the United Kingdom 35
1886-11-26 CAN MNT Canada [1886-11] Canadian tour of New Jersey 33
1885-12-06 CAN MNT Canada [1885-11] Tour of New Jersey and Newark Cup 32

Men's Soccer

End Date Team Coach National Team Project Role
1888-11-01 CAN MNT David Forsyth [1888-09] Canadian tour of the United Kingdom Head Coach

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