Sam Chedgzoy

Date of passing
07 January 1967 (Age 77)
Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, England
176 cm
Where they grew up
Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, England


Sam Chedgzoy

Sam Chedgzoy... soccer family (son Sydney)... married his wife Annie Ferrington in December 1910... served in the First Great War (Scots Guards)... he was 33 years old when he first came to Canada on vacation... worked for 25 years for the Canada Car and Foundry Company in the payroll audit department... he was 77 years old when he passed away in Montréal on 7 January 1967... his dribbling maneuver on a corner kick forced IFAB to rewrite the law on corner kicks (Laws of the Game)...

posthumously honoured by the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame as a player...

wrote Everton FC, Chedgzoy had “blistering pace, bewitching technique and ability to hang centres in opposition penalty boxes”... wrote Montréal Gazette in 1931, Chedgzoy was a “smooth playing outside right”... wrote Alan Parsley for the Montréal Star in 1959, Chedgzoy “was one of the first Old Country soccer players of unquestioned class to play here with distinction for a decade”... also wrote Parsley in 1959, Chedgzoy was “rated one of the speediest and smartest forwards of his time”...

For Country

he was 30 years old when he made his international debut for England... he made eight international appearances for England (1920-24)...

For Sport

served as coach for Grenadier Guards in Montréal (1924)... served as player-coach with Montréal Carsteel (1930-40)...

Individual Honours