St. Lawrence Laurentians
The St. Lawrence Laurentians is a soccer club founded in 1904 and based in St. Lawrence, Newfoundland.
St. Lawrence is dubbed "Soccer Capital of Canada" due to its great success over the years. With a population of 1,350, the town has 9 organized soccer teams. The senior men's team hold the record for most all-time Newfoundland Challenge Cup wins with 23, including the competition's first season in 1967, and have represented their province all 23 times at the Canadian National Challenge Cup (the winner of the Newfoundland Challenge Cup qualifies for the Canadian National Challenge Cup). The club also holds the record for most consecutive Newfoundland titles with 8 between 1995-2002.
The main pitch called St. Lawrence Centennial Soccer Field is on the list of Historic Places in Canada.
Labatt's is the club sponsor so the team is also known as St. Lawrence Labatt Laurentians
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- Gus Etchegary (member of Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame)
- Norm Kelly \
- Reg Farrell
- Wils Molloy
- Frank Tobin
- Dr.Paul Slaney
- Jim Loder
- Al Slaney
- Keith Jackman
- Herb Slaney
- Newfoundland and Labrador Challenge Cup Champions (23) : 1967-68, 1971-72, 1975-78, 1980, 1982, 1993, 1995-2002, 2005-08
- Canadian National Challenge Cup silver medalists : 1975, 1977, 2002
- Canadian National Challenge Cup bronze medalists : 1999, 2007
- "In a southern Newfoundland town, everyday is Soccer Day.". CBC News. 2007-07-04. Retrieved 2008-07-07.
- "Newfoundland & Labrador Soccer Association- Challenge Cup Winners". Retrieved 2011-08-09.
- "St. Lawrence Centennial Soccer Field". Retrieved 2008-07-07.
- "Gus Etchegary". Retrieved 2011-08-09.
- Dunphy, Gord (2009-06-30). "Coach's Corner ...Flashback – Norm Kelly". The Southern Gazette. Retrieved 2009-07-02.