Tony Golab

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Tony Golab
Date of birth: (1919-01-17) January 17, 1919 (age 95)
Place of birth: Windsor, Ontario
Career information
Status: Retired
CFL status: National
Position(s): HB/FW
Height: 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
As administrator:
Atlantic Football Conference
Montreal Alouettes
As coach:
Hamilton Panthers
Royal Military College of Canada
As player:
Sarnia Imperials
Ottawa Rough Riders
Ottawa Uplands (RCAF)
Ottawa Rough Riders
Career highlights and awards
  • Grey Cup champion (1940)
CFL East All-Star: 1938, 1940, 1945, 1947, 1948
Awards: 1941 Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy
1941 Lionel Conacher Award
Retired #s: Ottawa Rough Riders #72
Career stats

Anthony Charles "Tony" Golab, CM (born January 17, 1919) is a former Canadian football halfback and flying wing who played in the Ontario Rugby Football Union and Interprovincial Rugby Football Union for 11 years with the Sarnia Imperials, Ottawa Rough Riders, and Ottawa Uplands. He was born in Windsor, Ontario.

Golab played with the Ottawa Rough Riders from 1939 to 1950. He was part of the 1939, 1941, and 1948 Grey Cup finalist teams and was part of the winning 1940 Grey Cup champions. He was an Eastern All-Star at halfback in 1938, 1940, and 1945 and at flying wing in 1947 and 1948.

In 1964, he was elected to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. In 1975, he was inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. In 1985, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada.