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Tom Watson (SCO)

Birthplace: Larkshall, Lanarkshire, SCO
Raised: Larkhall, Lanarkshire, SCO
Date of death: 1920-08-29
All Positions: Media
Canada Soccer Past President
Canada Soccer Life Member (†)
Profile Text Last Updated 2017-07-14
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born in 1880... soccer family (brother John)... noted as a “staunch Presbyterian and a prominent member of the Masonic order”... he moved to Canada “sometime around” 1910... worked as the soccer editor of the Toronto Evening Telegram... he was 51 years old when he passed away in Toronto on 29 August 1920 after an illness of three months... as noted in his obituary in The Toronto World, “he was a keen and unbiased critic”... from the Dominion of Canada Football Association’s 1914 Annual Meeting, as president he was “accorded a hearty vote of thanks for valuable services rendered the Association”... 
shortly after his death, clubs in the Toronto area were asked to “wear mourning armlets” in his memory... on 31 December 1921, a monument was unveiled in Watson’s honour at Prospect Cemterey in Toronto (erected by the Toronto and District Football Association)... at the monument ceremony, Mayor Church unveiled the monument while DCFA president Tom Holland served as master of ceremonies... 

For Sport

he was just 14 years old when he worked as a legislator with Lanarkshire FA... served as a committee member of the Scottish Football Association (1893 to 1906), serving on the Finance, Emergency and Referees’ Committees... served as the second president of the Canadian Soccer Association (1913), then known as the Dominion of Canada Football Association... served as the president of the Ontario Soccer Association (1919-20), then known as the Ontario Football Association... 

Year Prize Honour
1914 Life Member / membre à vie (†) Canada Soccer Life Member


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