Steve Stavro
Steve
Stavro

Born
Sep 27, 1927
Age
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Birthplace
Gabresh, MKD
Height
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School(s)
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Where they grew up
Toronto, CAN

Bio

Steve Stavro

Steve Stavro... he was seven years old when his family moved from Gabresh to Toronto... he was 78 years old when he passed away on 23 April 2006... served as President of Knob Hill Farms Ltd... he was involved in the organisation and management of five soccer leagues: Continental Soccer League; Ontario's International Soccer League; Eastern Canada Professional Soccer League; United Soccer Association; and North American Soccer League... he was invested as a Member of the Order of Canada on 21 October 1992 (for his “support for charitable and cultural organisations” and “his well-known involvement in sports, particularly for his part in giving soccer an increasing higher profile in Canada”)...

wrote George Gross in 2000, “the four-team Eastern Canada Professional Soccer League (was formed) thanks to the efforts of Steve Stavro and Peter Bosa”... also wrote Gross in 2000, “Stavro opened his purse strings and the star players were paid more in two months (with 1961 Toronto City SC) than they were making all year in Britain”... said Stavro in 2002 after being named a Canada Soccer Life Member, “soccer has always been one of my passions and I am delighted to receive recognition for my love of the beautiful game”... wrote George Gross in 2003, “as a philanthropist, Stavro will continue to support different charities which he has been doing for years and for which he received the Order of Canada more than a decade ago”... wrote Mark Zwolinski in 2006, Stavro was “an old-school businessman who sealed deals with a handshake”... wrote George Gross in 2006, “we both loved hockey and we both enjoyed soccer, so much so that in 1961 we formed the Toronto City SC and joined the late senator, Peter Bosa, in forming the Eastern Canada Professional Soccer league”... wrote Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment in 2006, “Stavro served with great passion and dedication as chairman of the board for our organisation from its founding in 1998 until stepping down in 2003. His legacy in the field of sports, especially soccer, hockey, horse racing, and basketball, has been unparalleled in Toronto during the past 40 years”...

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