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Jimmy Nelson (CAN)

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Date of birth: 1902-10-07
Birthplace: Montréal, QC, CAN
Raised: Montréal, QC, CAN
Date of death: 1985-02-04
Height: 175 cm
All Positions: Goalkeeper
Team Honours: Dominion of Canada Championship winner (1929, 1935)
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James Daig Nelson... married his wife Marion Stewart Howie in 1929 (they had two sons, Ronnie and Gordon)... grew up playing soccer, football, basketball... he was 82 years old when he passed away on 4 February 1985 (he was interred at Mount Royal Crematorium)... wrote Al Parsley in 1960, growing up Nelson was “water boy and assistant to trainer Fred Bryant of the old Grand Trunk teams and tended the big soccer goal in practice”... 
 
as noted in 1928 in the Winnipeg Free Press, “a brilliant goalkeeper (and) an outstanding quarter with CNR rugby (football) squad”... as noted in 1928 in the Winnipeg Tribune, Nelson “is just as good as any (goalkeeper) we have seen for a long time; he is in the top flight of custodians”... wrote the Winnipeg Tribune in 1929, in the Dominion finals “he demonstrated that he is a custodian of the first water; his interception and anticipation was uncanny and many times he brought off spectacular saves from drives that were ticketed”... 

For Club

In CANADA • played for Montréal CNR... played for Montréal Carsteel FC... reached the 1928 Dominion of Canada Championship final before Montréal CNR lost in three games to Westminster Royals FC... won the 1928 Coupe du Québec with CNR Montréal... won the 1929 Dominion of Canada Championship with CNR Montréal (they won the Connaught Cup Series / Challenge Trophy in Winnipeg after a two-match final series against Winnipeg United Weston FC)... reached the 1930 Dominion of Canada Championship final before Montréal CNR lost in three games to Westminster Royals FC... played for Aldred Montréal / Notre-Dame-de-Grâce... played for Verdun Park FC (starting 1931)... played for Montréal Aldred... won the 1935 Dominion of Canada Championship with Montréal Aldred (they won the Connaught Cup Series / Challenge Trophy in Winnipeg after a four-match final series against Nanaimo City FC)... won the 1935 Coupe du Québec with Aldred Montréal... won the 1936 Coupe du Québec with Notre-Dame-de-Grâce... in 1935, tied a Connaught Series record with nine career clean sheets...

Year Prize Honour
2017 Honoured Player / Joueur honoré Canada Soccer Hall of Fame

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