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Geordie Campbell (CAN)

Canada Soccer Hall of Fame

Date of birth: 1884-08-13
Birthplace: Glasgow, SCO
Raised: Glasgow, SCO
Date of death: 1952-02-21
All Positions: Hall of Fame honoured member
Fullback
Team Honours: Dominion of Canada Championship winner (1921), Dominion of Canada The People’s Shield winner (1906)
International "A" totals: #CANMNT
Appearances: 1
Starts: 1
Goals: 0
Assists: 0
Clean Sheets: 0
Profile Text Last Updated 2017-05-13
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George Campbell... sports family (soccer son Bill “Bud”, hockey curator grandson Craig)... he was a teenager when he emigrated from Scotland to Canada... he was 67 years old when he passed away in Toronto on 21 February 1952 (he was buried at Westminster Memorial Park Cemetery)... he donated the Campbell Cup to the Toronto and District League... in 1924, served as Toronto captain in a testimonial match for Hamilton’s Albert “Tiny” Thombs... in 1950, he was one of 16 footballers shortlisted in a Best in 50 Years poll by The Canadian Press (he was one of two runners up by a single vote)... in 2000, he was part of the inaugural class honoured by The Soccer Hall of Fame (one of 11 former players)... of interest, his great grandson served as a ball boy at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007... in 2012, he was honoured by The Soccer Hall of Fame as one of “Canada Soccer’s Best XI in 50 Years: 1912-1962”... 
 
once noted as “highly regarded for his brainy play”... as noted in 1923 in the Toronto Telegram, he was “one of the best known players in Canada; 10 years ago Campbell and Billy Brownlie were regarded as the best defence pair in the Dominion; he may have lost a little of his speed, but the old skill is still there, too much so for a majority of the younger players; he is a good veteran, but good for years yet”... wrote Jack Sullivan in 1950, “many soccer fans look on Campbell as one of the greatest fullbacks ever to play in this country”... 

For Country

at age 40, he was captain of the 1925 Canadian XI that faced USA in a Men’s International Friendly match in Montréal (a 1:0 win on 27 June 1925)... 

For Club

In SCOTLAND • played for Renfrew Victorias (junior) in Scotland... played for Benburb... 
/ in CANADA • played for Canada Foundry (1903)... played for Toronto Thistle (1904-1911)... won four Ontario Cup titles with Thistle (1906-09)... won four Ontario Cup titles with Toronto Thistle (1906, 1907, 1908 and 1909)... played for Toronto Baracas... played for Toronto Thistles... played for Toronto Scottish (1918-1928)... won three Ontario Cup titles with Scottish (1918, 1921, 1922)... won the 1921 Dominion of Canada Championship with Toronto Scottish FC (they won the Connaught Cup Series in Toronto after a two-match final series against Nanaimo Ladysmith)... 
Year Prize Honour
2012 Top 100 Men's Footballers Canada Soccer Centennial Timeline
2000 Honoured Player / Joueur honoré Canada Soccer Hall of Fame
1950 Runners Up The Canadian Press Best in 50 Years Footballers
1921 MVP Hero of the Connaught Series
End Date Team Coach National Team Project Club Age
1925-06-28 CAN MNT _ [1925-06] Men’s International Friendly Toronto Scottish 40
(GP = Games Played; GS = Games Started; SU = Games Played as Substitute; Min. = Minutes; G = Goals; A = Assists; Y = Cautions; R = Ejections; GA = Goals Allowed; CS = Clean Sheets)

International "A" records

Year Team Record Age GP GS SU Min G A Y R GA CS
1925 CAN MNT 1-0-0 41 1 1 0 90 0 0 0 0 N/A 0
TOTALS 1 1 0 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
(Min. = Minutes; G = Goals; A = Assists; Y = Cautions; R = Ejections; GA = Goals Allowed; CS = Clean Sheets)
Date Location Match CAN RESULT Opponent Age Start Min. G A Y R GA CS
1925-06-27 Montréal, QC, CAN Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 1 : 0 USA 40 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0

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