Canada Soccer Hall of Fame

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Canada Soccer Hall of Fame
Canadasoccer hof logo.png
Established1997; 25 years ago (1997)
LocationOttawa, Ontario, Canada
Coordinates45°25′29″N 75°41′42″W / 45.42472°N 75.69500°W / 45.42472; -75.69500Coordinates: 45°25′29″N 75°41′42″W / 45.42472°N 75.69500°W / 45.42472; -75.69500
TypeSports museum
OwnerCanadian Soccer Association

The Canada Soccer Hall of Fame honours people and institutions for their contributions to Canadian soccer. It was founded in 1997 by the Ontario Soccer Association and was originally located in Vaughan, Ontario. As of 2019, the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame has inducted 114 players, 13 managers/coaches, 10 officials, and 40 builders as honoured members. Additionally, the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame has recognized 13 teams of distinction and seven organizations of distinction.

After the Canadian Soccer Association Alumni Association was founded in 1987, the Soccer Hall of Fame was founded by the Ontario Soccer Association in 1997 in Vaughan. The new Canada Soccer Hall of Fame was launched in May 2017 under the direction of the Canadian Soccer Association in Ottawa, Ontario.[1] All previously-inducted members of The Soccer Hall of Fame as well as a catch-up class of 17 legends were named to the new Canada Soccer Hall of Fame.[2]

Honoured members[edit]

As of 2019, the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame has inducted 177 honoured members. The honoured members are organized in four categories: Players, Coaches/Managers, Officials, and Builders. The next class of honoured members will be inducted in 2023.

Names in italics are those persons inducted under the "Pioneer" category (established in 2007) or "Veteran Canadian Players" category (as the category was renamed in 2017). The next group of Veteran Canadian Players will be inducted in 2019.[3]




  • Stuart Brown: 2010
  • John Buchanan: 2006
  • Bert Goldberger: 2011


  • Dan Kulai: 2004
  • Horace Lyons: 2000
  • Ray Morgan: 2002
  • Werner Winsemann: 2000


  • George Anderson: 2000
  • Arther "Pop" Arnold: 2008
  • Brian Avey: 2010
  • Angus Barrett: 2012
  • Herb Capozzi: 2007
  • Jeff Cross: 2004
  • Sam Davidson: 2000
  • Gus Etchegarry: 2007
  • William Fenton: 2008
  • Jim Fleming: 2007
  • David Forsyth: 2000
  • Tomas Fried: 2000
  • Dave Fryatt: 2000
  • Bill Gilhespy: 2013
  • Rudy Gittens: 2007
  • George Gross: 2006
  • William Hoyle: 2011
  • Jim Hubay: 2015
  • Alex Hylan: 2013
  • Colin Jose: 2009

Teams and Clubs of Distinction[edit]

Teams of Distinction[edit]


Organizations of distinction[edit]

Past awards[edit]

Brian Budd Award recipients[edit]

The Brian Budd Award recognizes those who have excelled both in soccer and in another endeavours but who might not otherwise qualify for induction. The candidate must exemplify good character, show outstanding dedication, achievements and leadership in developing soccer in Canada and provide inspiration to past, present and future generations.[5] The award honours the late Brian Budd, a Canadian soccer player who won the Superstars World Championship competition three years in a row from 1978 to 1980.


  1. ^ "CityNews".
  2. ^ "Canada Soccer Hall of Fame launches new brand and logo | Canada Soccer". Archived from the original on May 22, 2017.
  3. ^ Canada Soccer. "Nominations". Google. Retrieved September 1, 2018.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 10, 2014. Retrieved August 9, 2014.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Brian Budd Award". Archived from the original on November 20, 2015.
  6. ^ "Marc Rizzardo to receive 2014 Brian Budd Award | Canada Soccer". Archived from the original on October 5, 2014.

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