Roland Castonguay
Roland
Castonguay

Born
Jan 15, 1913
Age
-
Club
N/A
Birthplace
Montréal, CAN
Height
157 cm
School(s)
N/A
Where they grew up
Montréal, CAN
TEAM HONOURS (1)

Bio

Roland Castonguay

Joseph Marcel Alphonse Roland Castonguay... soccer family (brothers Paul-Émile and Marcel)... he was 76 years when he passed away on 28 April 1989... he was buried at Saint-François-d'Assise in Montréal... after worked for Canadian Car and Foundry Co. Ltd... noted for having “blonde” hair... in 1950, he was one of 16 footballers shortlisted in a Best in 50 Years poll by The Canadian Press...

a one-time Dominion of Canada Football Championship winner (1934) and one-time runner up (1939)... a four-time Coupe du Québec winner (1936, 1937, 1938, 1939)... missed the 1935 Dominion of Canada Football Championship through injury...

as noted in 1933 in the Montréal Guardian, “an aggressive lad”... as noted in 1933 in the Montréal Guardian, he was a “stocky French Canadian (and the) only French Canadian playing soccer”... as noted in 1934 by Tommy Cavaghan at the Dominion finals, “over a long number of years... he is without doubt the outstanding left flankman we have seen in action in Winnipeg”... wrote Andy Lytle in 1934 in the Toronto Star, he was “fast on his feet, always in position except for rare times when he raced back on defence... this deep-chested miniature Tarzan is the best left winger I have seen in a good many years; he first-times his crosses when his inside men are up; again he senses a situation quickly and goes in on the full run for a flaming shot; he uses both feet well and is built so close t the ground he is most difficult to shift when he fastens on a ball”... wrote Billy Fenton in 1934, “one of the sturdiest and most diminutive players kicking a ball; apart from his ability, his antics are entertaining and he is certainly a most powerful kicker; he dribbles very closely and because of his lack of inches he is an aggravatingly difficult player to tackle”...

as noted in the Winnipeg Tribune in 1939, “his deadly, curving, powerful crosses are a menace to opposing defences; he is a decidedly hard player to dispossess owing to his stature and sturdy build”... as noted in 1939, all three soccer brothers were “broad shouldered and heavy set”... as noted in 1939 in the Winnipeg Tribune, “his deadly, curving, powerful crosses are a menace to opposing defences (and) he is a decidedly hard player to dispossess owing to his stature and sturdy build”... as noted in 1940 in the Montréal Gazette, he was “a stock, bustling player (and) he packs a terrific drive”... once described as “built like a miniature Mack truck”... also described as “the bundle of dynamite”... wrote Vince Leah in 1976, Castonguay was “built along the lines somewhere between a fire hydrant and a Singer’s midget”...

Individual Honours