1952 National Soccer League

Review of the season

In March the clubs in the league decided that they would not take part in the Dominion Championships. This as they felt it would be financially impossible to play in the finals in Vancouver in August.

East End Canadians won the league championship on goal difference in front of Hungaria.

Polish White Eagles joined the NSL from the Metro League. Olympia joined the league from the Toronto Senior League.

Toronto Hungaria joined the league from the Toronto Major League. János Kiss was the player coach of Hungaria. Before the season started Hungaria tried to import six Hungarian players that were playing in Colombia. The six players were Gyula Zsengeller, Györgo Marik, Rákóczi, Laszlo Füzesi, Sandor Türuk and Füredi.

Olympia and Toronto Scottish were dropped by the NSL after the season. Hamilton Austins also dropped out.

Final standings

National Soccer League Play-offs

September 2, 1952 at Hamilton
Attendance:
Hamilton Westinghouse
Toronto Ukraina

September 7, 1952 Fred Hamilton Park, Toronto
Attendance: 2,500
Toronto Hungaria 0
Toronto Ukraina 1

September 10, 1952
Attendance:
Toronto Ukraina
Toronto St. Andrews

September 13, 1952 Fred Hamilton Park, Toronto
Attendance:
Ulster United
Toronto Ukraina

September ??, 1952 Fred Hamilton Park, Toronto
Attendance: 200
Toronto Hungaria 3 (Czimbalmos, Kratochvil, Dzrilich)
Hamilton Westinghouse 1

September ??, 1952 Fred Hamilton Park, Toronto
Attendance: 200
Toronto Hungaria 3
Hamilton Westinghouse 1

September ??, 1952 Fred Hamilton Park, Toronto
Attendance: 600
St. Andrews 3
Toronto Hungaria 2 (Kratochvil 2)

September ??, 1952 Fred Hamilton Park, Toronto
Attendance: 2500
Toronto Ukraina 1
Toronto Hungaria 0

September ??, 1952 Fred Hamilton Park, Toronto
Attendance: 40
Toronto Hungaria 1 (Ferenczi)
Hamilton Westinghouse 1

September ??, 1952 Fred Hamilton Park, Toronto
Attendance:
East End Canadians 1
Toronto Hungaria 1

September ??, 1952
Attendance:
St. Andrews 4
Hamilton Westinghouse 1

September ??, 1952
Attendance:
Hamilton Westinghouse 1
Toronto St. Andrews 1

September 20, 1952 Fred Hamilton Park, Toronto
Attendance:
Toronto Ukraina 0
Toronto St. Andrews 1

September 22, 1952 Fred Hamilton Park, Toronto
Attendance:
Toronto Ukraina 0
Ulster United 1

September 25, 1952 Fred Hamilton Park, Toronto
Attendance:
East End Canadians
Toronto Ukraina

September 27, 1952 Fred Hamilton Park, Toronto
Attendance:
Toronto Ukraina
Toronto Hungaria

October 1, 1952
Attendance:
Toronto Ukraina
Hamilton Westinghouse

October 6, 1952
Attendance:
Toronto Ukraina
East End Canadians

Final standings

Arnold Cup

Toronto Ukraina won the Arnold Cup. It was played for between the teams “of the newly arrived” ethnic groups. The other clubs were Hungaria, Olympia and White Eagles.

Kiwanis Challenge Trophy

September 18, 1952, Molson Stadium, Montreal
Attendance:
Referee:
Quebec All-Stars 3 (Frank Nyers 2, Giovanni Bincoletto)
Ontario All-Stars 5 (John Burnett 2, Cecil Harrison, Alex Skocen, Harry Oplah)
Quebec All-Stars: Bill Gill;
Ontario All-Stars: George Anderson;

Exhibition games

May 22, 1952 Toronto
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Hugh McLean. Linesmen: Harry Saddler, Alex Gray
Ontario All-Stars 0
Tottenham Hotspurs 7 (Sonny Walters 2, Len Dunquemin 2, Tommy Harmer 2, Les Bennett)
Ontario All-Star roster: George Anderson; Dobie, Jack Perrett; Davidson, Syme, Johnston; Douglas, Kennedy, Davies, Shaw, Talbot. Subs: Zdillich, Shapka, Johnstone

June 15, 1952 University of Detroit Stadium, Detroit
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Doug Nelson
Ulster United 2 (Jack Long 2)
Manchester United 4 (Frank Clempson, Johnny Aston, John Downie, Stan Pearson)

Ulster United: George Anderson; Jack Perrett, Jock Gifford; Sam Davidson, Phil McKay, Bob Kennedy; Jack Long, John Douglas, Alf Davies, Jim McLaughlin, Malcolm McLean. Subs: Vic Malcolmson, John Worsley, James Douglas

Manchester United: Jack Compton; Tom McNulty, Jack Carey; Dave Gibson, Mike Jones, Harry Cockburn; Harry McShane, Frank Clempson, John Aston, Stan Pearson, Roger Byrne. Subs: Reggie Allen, John Berry, John Downie, Jack Rowley, John Blanchflower, John Whitefoot