Toronto Ukrainians

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Toronto Ukrainians
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Full name Sports Association Toronto Ukrainians
Nickname(s) The Ukrainians, red-black
Founded 1948

Toronto Ukrainians (Sports Association Toronto Ukrainians, Ukrainian: СТ (Спортове Товариство) «Україна» (Торонто), ST (Sportove Tovarystvo) "Ukraina" (Toronto)) is a Canadian soccer team. The club was founded on 30 June 1948 by Ukrainians that had been settled in the Toronto after second world war.

The team's colours are red and black, similar to those of the Flag of the UPA and yellow, similar to those of the Ukraine national football team.

History[edit]

The team has had a very storied history, considering it was formed by such a small diaspora group in spring 1948. In beginning was calling Skala. The club was founded on 30 June 1948. The team played in the National Soccer League until 1981. During this period the team attracted many soccer stars, such as Ostap Steckiw, Walt Zakaluznyj and Myron Bereza who played for the Canada national football team.[1]

Throughout its history Toronto Ukrainians has hosted international friendly matches with a teams such as Heart of Midlothian F.C., Rangers F.C., Tottenham Hotspur F.C., West Bromwich Albion F.C., Admira Wien, Rapid Wien and Wacker Wien.

Year-by-year[2][edit]

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs
1950 "1" NSL 5th
1951 "1" NSL 3rd Winner
1952 "1" NSL 4th
1953 "1" NSL 1st Winner
1954 "1" NSL 1st
1955 "1" NSL 1st
1956 "1" NSL 6th
1957 "1" NSL 8th
1958 "1" NSL 5th
1959 "1" NSL 3rd
1960 "1" NSL 7th
1961 "1" NSL 5th Winner
1962 "1" NSL 2nd
1963 "1" NSL 3rd Winner
1964 "1" NSL 1st Winner
1965 "1" NSL 1st Runner-Up
1966 "1" NSL 1st
1967 "1" NSL 11th
1968 ? ? ?
1969 ? ? ?
1970 "1" NSL 11th
1971 "1" NSL 4th
1972 "1" NSL 6th
1973 "1" NSL 11th
1974 "1" NSL 16th
1975 "1" NSL 9th
1976 "1" NSL ?
1977 "1" NSL ?
1978 "1" NSL 5
1979 "1" NSL 12th
1980 "1" NSL 9th
1981 "1" NSL 11th

Honours[edit]

1951, 1953, 1961, 1963, 1964
    • NSL Playoff Runner-Up: 1
1965
    • NSL Champions: 6
1953, 1954, 1955, 1964, 1965, 1966
    • NSL Runner-Up: 1
1962

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