Geordie Campbell
Geordie
Campbell

Born
Aug 13, 1884
Age
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Club
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Birthplace
Glasgow
Height
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School(s)
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Where they grew up
Glasgow
TEAM HONOURS (2)
STATS
International "A" Level - CAN MNT
1 Appearances
1 Starts
0 Goals
0 Assists

Bio

Geordie Campbell
George Campbell... sports family (soccer son Bill “Bud”, hockey curator grandson Craig)... he was a teenager when he emigrated from Scotland to Canada... he was 67 years old when he passed away in Toronto on 21 February 1952 (he was buried at Westminster Memorial Park Cemetery)... he donated the Campbell Cup to the Toronto and District League... in 1924, served as Toronto captain in a testimonial match for Hamilton’s Albert “Tiny” Thombs... in 1950, he was one of 16 footballers shortlisted in a Best in 50 Years poll by The Canadian Press (he was one of two runners up by a single vote)... in 2000, he was part of the inaugural class honoured by The Soccer Hall of Fame (one of 11 former players)... of interest, his great grandson served as a ball boy at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007... in 2012, he was honoured by The Soccer Hall of Fame as one of “Canada Soccer’s Best XI in 50 Years: 1912-1962”... 
 
once noted as “highly regarded for his brainy play”... as noted in 1923 in the Toronto Telegram, he was “one of the best known players in Canada; 10 years ago Campbell and Billy Brownlie were regarded as the best defence pair in the Dominion; he may have lost a little of his speed, but the old skill is still there, too much so for a majority of the younger players; he is a good veteran, but good for years yet”... wrote Jack Sullivan in 1950, “many soccer fans look on Campbell as one of the greatest fullbacks ever to play in this country”... 

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