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Dr. Fred Stambrook

Canada Soccer Hall of Fame

Date of birth: 1929-11-16
Birthplace: Vienna, AUT
Date of death: 2005-07-15
School(s): Oxford University, University of London
All Positions: Canada Soccer Past President
Canada Soccer Life Member (†)
Hall of Fame honoured member
Team Honours: Canada Soccer Championship winner (1962)
Profile Text Last Updated 2017-05-12
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Dr. Frederick George Stambrook... he was nine years old when his family moved to England as a refugee... was 39 years old when he moved to Canada after various academic postings including U.K., Australia and Canada... he was 75 years old when he passed away in Winnipeg, MB on 15 July 2005... earned a B.A. Honours degree from Oxford University in 1950... was an Education and Sports Officer in the Royal Air Force (1950-52)... was employed by the British Foreign Office (1954-59)... earned his B.Sc. (Enco.) from the University of London... earned a PhD from the University of London in 1960 (doctorate in philosophy)... taught at the University of Sydney (1960-68)... worked at the University of Manitoba: as Associate Professor / Professor of History starting in 1968; as Dean of Arts from 1977 to 1982; as Vice-President (Academic) starting in 1982... 
Canada Soccer’s Dr. Fred Stambrook Trophy was introduced in 2006, one of the select All Stars trophies (the annual showcase ran from 1975 to 2013 and served either U-15 or U-14 age groups over the course of 39 years)... 
wrote Stambrook in 1992, “the Association is heading in the right direction. We have shown that we can pull together domestically and we have also increased the international image of the association with the 1987 World Under-17 Boys Championship, the 1992 CONCACAF Congress and Youth Championship hosted by Canada Soccer"... wrote Terry Quinn in 1993, “throughout (Stambrook’s) many years with Canada Soccer, he has worked tirelessly to bring the youth into the fold of soccer... he has preserved to help the children of our country enjoy the great game of soccer”... 

For Club

won the 1962 Challenge Trophy with Winnipeg Scottish after a 6:0 win over Edmonton Edelweiss at the Canadian national championship at Alexander Park in Winnipeg, MB...

For Sport

was a youth referee in Manitoba... served on the Manitoba Youth Soccer Association (as an Executive from 1970-75 and then as President from 1980-86)... served as president of the Manitoba Soccer Association (1980-83)... 
president of the Canadian Youth Soccer Association (1975-1979)... served as Director of Youth Soccer for the Canadian Soccer Association (1982-84); then served as a vice president of the Canadian Soccer Association (1983-86)... served as the 28th president of the Canadian Soccer Association (1986-91)... helped launch Canada’s women’s national program in 1986 (with the first-ever camp in Winnipeg, MB)... served as Past President of the Canadian Soccer Association (1992-98)... served as head of delegation with Canada’s national teams, including the FIFA U-20 World Cup (USSR 1985 and Malaysia 1997)... 
served as Director for the Canadian Olympic Association (1986 to 1992)... 
Year Prize Honour
2018 Honoured Builder / bâtisseur honoré Manitoba Soccer Hall of Fame
2006 Honoured Builder / Bâtisseur honoré Canada Soccer Hall of Fame
2003 Honoured Member (Builder - Soccer) Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame
2002 Life Member Manitoba Soccer Life Member
1999 Life Member / membre à vie (†) Canada Soccer Life Member
1993 Recipient / Récipiendaire Aubrey Sanford Meritorious Award
1993 Recipient / Récipiendaire 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal
1977 Recipient / Récipiendaire Queen’s Silver Jubilee Medal

Men's Soccer

End Date Team Coach National Team Project Role
2002-04-13 canm17 Stephen Hart [2002-04] Men’s U-17 campMen’s U-17 camp in El Salvador and Guatemala Head of Delegation
1997-11-17 CAN MNT Bob Lenarduzzi [1997-11] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers Head of Delegation
1997-06-27 canm20 Bruce Twamley [1997-06] FIFA U-20 World Cup Malaysia 1997 Head of Delegation
1991-07-08 canm20 Frank Donlavey [1991-07] Gillette Cup Head of Delegation
1991-04-18 canm23 Tony Waiters [1991-04] Men’s U-23 Tour to the Orient Head of Delegation
1985-08-30 canm20 Bob Bearpark [1985-08] FIFA U-20 World Cup USSR 1985 Canada Soccer President
1985-05-06 canm20 Tony Taylor [1985-04] Joao Havelange Tournament Head of Delegation


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