John Richardson

Date of passing
05 October 1952 (Age N/A)
Washington, Durham, ENG
University of Edinburgh
Where they grew up


John Richardson

John Morley RIchardson... born in December 1900... moved to Canada in 1919... he married his wife Winifred Frewin on 25 June 1924 (they had a son Ron)... he passed away in Vancouver, BC on 5 October 1952... worked as a barrister...

posthumously honoured by the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame... posthumously honoured by the BC Sports Hall of Fame and the Soccer Hall of Fame of British Columbia... named in his honour, the John M. Richardson Memorial Cup was presented to Mainland competition winners for three seasons from 1952-53 to 1954-55 (it was first presented on 1 January 1953 to Westminster Royals FC)...

said Richardson in 1946, “one thing I really like is a dashed good argument, but I want to be able to walk out of it and say to my opponent, let’s go and have a cup of coffee, chum’”... said Jock Hendry in 1952, “we will be lucky if we can replace John Richardson (as) no man devoted more time to the game and I suspect he gave up a lot of business to help us”...

For Sport

served as a Canada Soccer Council Member (1947-48 to 1951-53 for British Columbia)... served as Chairman of Canada Soccer’s Constitution Committee...

served as Secretary of the British Columbia Soccer Commission (from 1933 until his death in 1952)...

Individual Honours