Dave Turner
Dave
Turner

Born
Oct 11, 1903
Age
-
Club
N/A
Birthplace
Edinburgh
Height
173 cm
School(s)
N/A
Where they grew up
Edmonton
TEAM HONOURS (4)
STATS
International "A" Level - CAN MNT
3 Appearances
3 Starts
1 Goals
0 Assists

Bio

Dave Turner

David Binnie Turner... he was 11 years old when he moved with his family to Edmonton... he was 85 years old when he passed away on 6 April 1989... he and George Graham worked for the T. Eaton Co. (financial office) while they were members of the Eaton-sponsored Toronto Ulster United FC... worked as director of conservation for the British Columbia department of lands and forests... he made $50 a week playing for Fall River in MA, USA... a four-time Dominion Cup winner (1928, 1930, 1931 and 1936)... as noted in 1927 in the Toronto Telegram, Turner’s “clever play in the Ulster forward line last season and his gentlemanly tactics made himself a great favourite with Toronto fans”... wrote Jack Sullivan, Turner was a “tricky forward”... wrote teammate Austin Delany, Turner “was superbly built for his job as an inside forward... he was a tenacious, aggressive, but clean player with a glorious shot in both feet... he was as dazzling on the dribble as any forward”... in 1950, was named Canadian soccer’s “Best in 50 Years” in a poll by The Canadian Press... in 1950, his 1929 team Westminster Royals was named Canadian soccer’s “Best in 50 Years” in a poll by The Canadian Press... in 1955, was part of the inaugural class honoured by Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame...  in 2000, was part of the inaugural class honoured by The Soccer Hall of Fame (one of 11 former players)... in 2012, was honoured by The Soccer Hall of Fame as one of “Canada Soccer’s Best XI in 50 Years: 1912-1962”... 

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