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Tom Robertson

Canada Soccer Hall of Fame

Birthplace: SCO
All Positions: Canada Soccer Past General Secretary
Canada Soccer Life Member (†)
Hall of Fame honoured member
Profile Text Last Updated 2018-01-20
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born May 1881... wrote Tom Watson in 1915, he “more than any other was responsible for the establishment of the old country game in Canada and the success which at the present day is now identified with it”... also wrote Tom Watson in 1915, “his greatest work in connection with football came when he visited Quebec province and secured the able assistance of Mr. F.A. Barter, and the Dominion of Canada Football Association sprang into being; for three years he has been secretary of the national body and much of the success it has met with is due to his untiring efforts”... wrote Colin Jose, Robertson once “received an injury as a player that kept him hospital for 53 weeks necessitating many operations and finally the loss of a limb”... the Robertson Cup, first contested in 1914, was named in his honour... worked for the Dominion Bridge Company... 

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served as the first secretary of the Canadian Soccer Association (1912-14), then known as the Dominion of Canada Football Association...

Year Prize Honour
2007 Honoured Builder / Bâtisseur honoré Canada Soccer Hall of Fame
1920? Life Member / membre à vie (†) Canada Soccer Life Member


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