Dr. Walter Thomson (CAN)
|Date of birth:||1867-01-09|
|Birthplace:||Toronto, ON, CAN|
|Raised:||Toronto, ON, CAN|
|Date of death:||1932-01-08|
|School(s):||University of Toronto|
Hall of Fame honoured member
Dr. Walter Proudfoot Thomson... both of his parents were born in Scotland... was married to Janet Carruthers on 30 September 1902 in York (Toronto)... wrote the Newark Press in 1885, he is of “fair complexion and has a beautiful Roman nose with all the attendant characteristics of that type of proboscis“... wrote T.A. Reid, “for several years, the genial Watty was the life and soul of varsity football (at the University of Toronto). As a player, he was nothing less than a miracle of speed, accuracy and artfulness; as a centre forward, he was a model of unselfishness and a phenomenal shot of goal; as a captain, he was an inspiration and an ideal to his men”...
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 the 1888 Canadian team that toured the United Kingdom, including the XI that faced Scotland in an exhibition match (an 0:4 loss in Glasgow on 18 September 1888)...
served as the second president of the Ontario Soccer Association (1902-04), then known as the Ontario Football Association League...
|2018||Honoured Athlete / Athlète honoré (Soccer, Hockey, Athletics)||University of Toronto Sports Hall of Fame|
|2010||Honoured Player / Joueur 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||21|
|1885-12-06||CAN MNT||Canada||[1885-11] Tour of New Jersey and Newark Cup||18|