1955 National Soccer League


Secretary: Frank W. Thirkettle


Referees included: Jack Craig, Harry Sadler and Bill Logan.

Review of the season

Olympia were led on the field by Mike Jenkins.

Tridents hired European star Alex Arangelovic as their player coach.

Jack Perrett captained Ulster United to a second place finish. Their forward line included Fred Cameron. After the season Fred Cameron left for Calgary. He later became a star in U.S. soccer.

Toronto Ukraina won the league championship.

Ulster United won the playoff championship.

Huddersfield Town toured North America.

Hamilton Westinghouse and St. Andrews/Earlscourt dropped out of the league after the season.

NSL Playoffs

September 4, 1955 Fred Hamilton Park
Italia F.C.
Polish White Eagles

September 22, 1955 Fred Hamilton Park
Hamilton Westinghouse
Polish White Eagles

Arnold Cup Final

October 15, 1955 YMCA Broadview Field
Ulster United
Polish White Eagles

Ulster United won the playoff championship

Exhibition games

May 18, 1955 Civic Stadium, Hamilton, Ontario
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Bill Knox
Linesmen: Z. Gelb and
Hamilton & District All-Stars 1 (Max Johnson)
Huddersfield Town 7 (Brain Grear 2, Jimmy Glazzard 2, Len Quested, Vic Metcalfe, Tony Cavanaugh)
Hamilton & District All-Stars: J. Nicholls; W. Westwater, N. Davis; Cecil Harrison, A. Green, J. McBean; S. Kuril, N. Bardosay, J. Friel, Maxie Johnson, L. Talbot. Subs: G. Cann, O. Schilligger, D. MacDonald
Huddersfield Town: Jack Wheeler; Ron Staniforth, R. Gibson; Bill McGarry, K. Taylor, L. Quested; Brian Grear, J. Watson, Jimmy Glazzard, T. Cavanaugh, V. Metcalfe. Subs: R. Parker, J. Connors, R. Simpson

May 21, 1955 Varsity Stadium, Toronto
Attendance: 5,600
Referee: Harry Sadler, Toronto
Linesmen: Bobby Crawford and Bob Ledbrook, Toronto
Ontario All-Stars 1 (Bill Carson)
Huddersfield Town (England) 3 (Jimmy Glazzard 2, Ronnie Simpson)
Ontario All-Stars: George Anderson; Tony Shapka, Jack Perrett; Ostap Steckiw, Johnny Syme, Max Johnston; Stan Pawlas, Cec Harrison, Bill Carson, Alex Lowrie, Les Medley.
Huddersfield Town: Wheeler; Brian Gibson, Laurie Kelly; Johnny Mattye, Ken Taylor, Len Quested; Gerry Burrell, Jimmy Watson, Jimmy Glazzard, Tommy Cavanagh, Vic Metcalfe.

August 20, 1955 Varsity Stadium, Toronto
Ontario All-Stars 6
New York All-Stars 1
Ontario All-Stars:

September 3, 1955 Hanson Park, Chicago
Chicago All-Stars 4
Toronto Ukraina 3

September 4, 1955 Hanson Park, Chicago
Chicago Lions
Toronto Ukraina

October 16, 1955 Fred Hamilton Park
National Soccer League All-Stars
Ontario All-Stars