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George Gross (CAN)

Canada Soccer Hall of Fame

Date of birth: 1923-01-23
Birthplace: Bratislava
Date of death: 2008-03-21
All Positions: Hall of Fame honoured member
Profile Text Last Updated 2016-07-12
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he was 27 years old when he moved to Canada in April 1950... cover Canada’s first FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in 1957 for the Toronto Telegram... covered the 1958 FIFA World Cup in Sweden... was the first sports editor of the Toronto Sun in 1971... the George Gross Memorial Trophy was presented in his memory in 2008 (Nutrilite Canadian Championship Most Valuable Player)... wrote Gross in 2000, Toronto City SC of 1961 was “the best soccer team ever assembled in Canada”... 

For Sport

served as general manager of Toronto City (1961 to July 1965)...

Year Prize Honour
2006 Honoured Builder / Bâtisseur honoré Canada Soccer Hall of Fame
2005 Honoured Member (Builder - Sports) Canada's Sports Hall of Fame
2002 Honoured Member (Builder - Soccer et al.) Etobicoke Sports Hall of Fame


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