1951 National Soccer League

President:
Secretary-treasurer: W. B. Howie, Montreal

Annual general meeting

The annual general meeting was held in Toronto on Saturday April 7, 1951.

Clubs and players

East End Canadians


Formed:
Coach:
Key players:

East End Canadians signed Bobby Smith, who formerly played for League of Ireland club Bohemians. He had also represented Ireland at the 1948 Olympic Games.

Hamilton Westinghouse
Formed:
Colors:
Key players: Goalkeeper Richmond, fullback Larry Johnson, forward John Burgoyne

Ulster United
Formed:
Colors:
Key players: Goalkeeper George Anderson and John Douglas

Ulster United’s goalkeeper was George Anderson who had started his career with Tranent Juniors in Scotland. Ulster United’s forward line was strengthened by the addition of John Douglas, a former amateur player with Glasgow-club Queens Park Football Club. In May 1951 he had won the Scottish Amateur with Queens Park. In September 1951 he won the Dominion Cup finals with Ulster United.

Review of the season

Toronto Scottish had a tough season and by mid-September they had only registered one win.

East End Canadians clinched the fourth playoff spot by beating Hamilton Westinghouse 4-0 on October 25.

Toronto St. Andrews won the league championship.

Toronto Ukraina won the Glebe Cup their first NSL playoff championship.

Ulster United won the Dominion Cup finals.

Results and standings

Final Standings       GP W  L  T  GF GA Pts
Toronto St. Andrews   24 17  5  2 68 30  36
Ulster United         24 16  5  3 57 24  35
Toronto Ukraina       24 13  8  3 43  28 28
East End Canadians    24 11  6  7 34  29 29
Hamilton Westinghouse 24  7 10  7 48  43 21
Toronto Scottish      24  4 16  4 20  55 12
Hamilton Austins      24  2 20  2 16  76  6
 
Final
Toronto Ukraina 1
East End Canadians 0