Canada‘s rich soccer history will be celebrated during our nation’s 150th anniversary as the newly-named Canada Soccer Hall of Fame expands its mission to capture and promote the sport in this country. Now under the direction of the national body, the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame will continue to celebrate the past, present, and future of the world’s game.
The Canada Soccer Hall of Fame captures and preserves the history of Canadian soccer, honouring athletes and builders of the game and serving as a library for editorial, promotional, and educational needs.
Canada Soccer and Ontario Soccer have worked together to integrate The Soccer Hall of Fame into the Canada Soccer brand. The new name, logo, and mission statement were all recently unveiled at Canada Soccer’s 2017 Annual Meeting of the Members.
All previously-inducted members of The Soccer Hall of Fame as well as a catch up class of legends have been named honoured members of the new Canada Soccer Hall of Fame. On May 25 the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame will announce its Class of 2017 (modern athletes).
Since its inauguration in 1997, The Soccer Hall of Fame has been operated by the Ontario Soccer Association. Through the dedication of builders, staff, and volunteers, as well as the support of Canada Soccer and its members, The Soccer Hall of Fame has established itself as an important institution for the sport in this country.
As part of the transition, there will be one collective library of records, images, and video archives. The Canada Soccer library is already one of the most extensive in Canadian sport, with public records on more than 4,000 persons available through CanadaSoccer.com and more than 60,000 photos available through Flickr.com/canadasoccer.
In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, the class of legends honours 17 Canadian soccer players who starred in the golden era of our national competition in the 1920s and 1930s. Throughout the summer, the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame will tell the story of the heroes from this period of remarkable growth for the game in our nation.