Dick Arends
Dick
Arends

Born
Nov 17, 1916
Age
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Club
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Birthplace
Wijhe, Oversyl
Height
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School(s)
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Where they grew up
Toronto
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Bio

Dick Arends

Richard Arends... sports family (football son Ron)... his family moved to Canada in 1926, first living in Montréal, then North Bay, then Toronto... he tried to join the Armed Forces, but he was turned down due to medical reasons... was married to Violet (Cupit) on 11 February 1939 (they were married for 60 years until Violet died after suffering from Alzheimer’s in 1999)... he was 95 years old when he passed away in Toronto, ON on 5 May 2012... worked at John Inglis... worked at General Electric...  in 2000, was part of the inaugural class honoured by The Soccer Hall of Fame (one of 11 former players)... wrote the Toronto Greenbacks, “Arends actually appears to stalk a player as a cat does a mouse... his anticipation of an approaching shot on his goal usually finds him waiting for the ball long before it arrives”... wrote Harry Fairfield of 1947 NASFL, Arends was “the cleverest goalie in the league”... as noted in his obituary, “his huge hands were the mark of a man who spent many hours stopping shots from some of the best players in the world”... 

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