National Soccer League

(Canadian) National Soccer League 1926-1997 & Eastern Canada Professional Soccer League 1961-1966

1952 Season

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.

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

Final standings

GPWLTGFGAPts
East End Canadians1814 2 2581830
Toronto Hungaria1814 2 2562830
St. Andrews1810 2 6282222
Hamilton Westinghouse18 9 3 6362621
Toronto Ukraina18 7 7 4373221
Ulster United18 7 6 5312120
Hamilton Austins18 4 5 9274513
White Eagles18 3 6 9324012
Olympia18 3 3123053 9
Toronto Scottish18 1 2151565 4

Top six teams qualified for the National Soccer League playoffs.

National Soccer League Play-offs

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

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

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

September ??, 1952 Fred Hamilton Park, Toronto
Toronto Hungaria 1
Hamilton Westinghouse 1

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

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

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

September 7, 1952 Fred Hamilton Park, Toronto
Toronto Hungaria 0
Toronto Ukraina 1

September 10, 1952 Broadview Field, Toronto
St Andrews 1
Toronto Ukraina 1

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

September 15, 1952 Fred Hamilton Park, Toronto
St. Andrews 3
Toronto Hungaria 2

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 24, 1952 Toronto
Attendance:
Ulster United 1
Hamilton Westinghouse 0

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

September 28, 1952 Fred Hamilton Park, Toronto
Attendance:
East End Canadians 4
St Andrews 0

October 1, 1952
Attendance:
Toronto Ukraina 1
Hamilton Westinghouse 0

October 2, 1952 Fred Hamilton Park, Toronto
Attendance:
East End Canadians 1 (Johnny Burnett)
Toronto Hungaria 0

October 6, 1952
Attendance:
Toronto Ukraina
East End Canadians

Final standings

GPWLTGFGAPts
Ulster United10 6 2 2 7 414
St. Andrews10 4 3 3191611
East End Canadians10 3 5 212 910
Hamilton Westinghouse10 3 3 4 919 9
Toronto Ukraina10 3 2 5611 8
Toronto Hungaria10 3 0 413 9 6

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
Ontario All-Stars 5

Exhibition games

May 22, 1952 Municipal Sports Stadium, Toronto
Attendance: 11,000
Ontario All-Stars 0
Tottenham Hotspurs 7
Match report here

June 12, 1952 University of Detroit Stadium, Detroit
Attendance: 10,000
Ulster United 2
Manchester United 4
Match report here

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