1961 Canadian National Challenge Cup

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The 1961 Canadian National Challenge Cup, also known as the Dominion Cup, was won by Montreal Concordia (also National League champions). They beat Vancouver Firefighters 1-0 in a rain soaked game in Montreal.

Calgary Herald news report


The eastern Canada based National Soccer League held a round robin series to determine a winner to play against the winner of the Eastern Professional Soccer League. The winner of that series would then face the western Canada representative.[1]

Squad lists[edit]

The following are some of the players from the games found in the news reports.

Montreal Concordia[edit]

  • Olivio Lacerda (centre forward)
  • Hector Dadderio (outside right)
  • Emilio Svitch (GK)

Vancouver Firfighters[edit]

  • Ken Pears (GK)
  • Art Hughes (centre-forward)
  • Art Bennett (forward)



  1. ^ "Concordia Blanks Ulster". The Montreal Gazette. 13 May 1961. Retrieved 12 June 2011.