Colin Jose

Falmouth, ENG
173 cm
Where they grew up


Colin Jose

Dennis Colin Jose... he emigrated from England to Canada in 1957 (first to Hamilton, then to Moose Jaw); after returning to England, he came back to Canada for good in 1964... worked for Westinghouse in Hamilton... worked for Canadian Appliance Manufacturing Company... was a member of the International Federation of Football History and Statistics... in 1999, served on The Soccer Hall of Fame’s first selection committee that voted on 11 players and 11 builders for the inaugural Class of 2000...

co-author of the book Soccer in Canada with Bill Rannie... author of the book on the North American Soccer League... author of the book the United States and World Cup Soccer Competition...

wrote Don Lovegrove in 1977, Colin “created his personal (soccer) library by searching through the library at McMaster University, newspaper files, and microfilm“... wrote Jim Kernaghan in 1979, Colin “pegs the start of the game in Toronto as 1876, when Carlton Cricket Club and the Toronto Lacrosse Club played a game on 21 October for the first time employing standard rules of the game as set down by the Football Association of England“... wrote Dale Barnes in 1987, “Colin’s background in soccer research and writing is of the highest calibre and he is respected not only in North American, but around the world”... wrote George Gross in 1995, Jose “spent decades on the research of Canadian and American soccer history as well as facts about origins of leagues in the two countries. He is respected the world over”... said Colin Jose of his library, “it’s my hobby and I get a great deal out of it; I get to see a lot of games; there are some financial rewards, but most years it’s a tradeoff; I spend as much as I make”... said Jose of a one-day successor, “I just can’t see anyone taking the same kind of interest”... said John McMahon, “he is as dedicated a soccer man as I know; he’s a tremendous statistician and one man that I can’t do without”... wrote Don Lovegrove, “Jose is unquestionably the most knowledgeable soccer journalist in the country“...

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