Graham Leggat

20 June 1934
Date of passing
29 August 2015 (Age 81)
Aberdeen, SCO
Jordan Hill
Where they grew up
Aberdeen, Scotland


Graham Leggat

Graham Leggat... he moved to Canada in 1971 to join Toronto Metros... he was 81 years old when he passed away in Scarborough, ON... got his media debut with CBC as an analyst for soccer telecasts for the Montréal 1976 Olympic Football Tournament... served as host of the popular Soccer Saturday show on TSN... in February 1985, he served as emcee at the Sir Stanley Matthews Tribute Dinner in Toronto celebrating Matthews’ 70th birthday...

posthumously honoured by the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame (he was was shortlisted as an alternate builder in the inaugural year of 2000 and later honoured in 2001)...

For Sport

served as head coach of Toronto Metros... was vice-president and managing director of the Edmonton Drillers... served as one of two Edmonton NASL representatives on Canada Soccer’s 1980 World Cup Team committee...

worked as a soccer analyst with TSN starting in 1986... provided media coverage at six FIFA World Cups (Germany 1974, Spain 1982, Mexico 1986, Italy 1990, USA 1994, and TSN’s France 1998)... provided media coverage for two Olympic Football Tournaments (Montréal 1976 and Los Angeles 1984)... provided media coverage at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Sweden 1995... with TSN, covered the Canadian Soccer League (1987 to 1992)...

featured on CBC’s coverage of Canada’s 14 September 1985 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers match in St. John’s (he was CBC’s colour commentator as Canada qualified for the 1986 FIFA World Cup)... featured on CBC’s coverage of the 1986 FIFA Women’s World Cup Mexico...

Individual Honours