1964 National Soccer League

League president: Bill Boytchuk 

The league again became an inter-provincial league for the 1964 season with the addition of two clubs in Montreal. Both Montreal Cantalia and Montreal Ukraina joined from the ECPSL.

A soccer war started in Montreal when Cantalia and Ukraina decided to schedule their games to clash head-on with those of Montreal FC in the ECPSL. Also the name Cantalia had been used by the ECPSL team the previous season.

Referees

Referees: Joe Temis (Montreal, Quebec), Bill Betts (Montreal, Quebec) and Stan Tait.

Clubs and players

Abruzzi
Founded:
Stadium: Stanley Park, Toronto
Head Coach:

Roster included goalkeeper Louisotto; forwards Joe Bendandi, Gianantonio and Benito Duella

Montreal Cantalia


Founded:
Stadium: Delorimier Stadium, Montreal
President: Severino Sylvestre
Head Coach: Sebastiano Buzzin

Roster included goalkeeper Hans Koebli; full back di Laure; half-backs Nick Filipone, Tony Carmocino and Vic D’Altiglia, forwards Paolo Ferrante, Epifanio Brizuella, Julio Valente, Sergio Ferante, Steve Kenderes and Roman Cori

Montreal Ukraina


Founded:
Stadium: Jarry Park, Montreal
Treasurer: Professor Nick Andruchiw
Manager: Walter Kislenko

Roster included goalkeeper Diodata Colontonio; fullbacks John Tsesmelis; half-backs Steve Janyk, Willie Nowostawsky and Stan Palinsky; forwards Chris Skoularicos, Harry Hus, Wally Sawka and Peter Ronish.

Olympia
Founded:
Stadium: Stanley Park, Toronto
Head Coach:
Key players:

Polonia
Founded:
Stadium: Stanley Park, Toronto
Head Coach:

Roster included goalkeeper Ted Burdzy; forwads Frank Meens, Helmut Jeckel and Kaare Lien.

Toronto Croatia

Founded: 1956
Stadium: Stanley Park, Toronto
Head Coach:
Key players: George Simcic

In February 1964 Giorgio Renato Simcich arrived in Canada from Yugoslavia, George as he would be known in Canada, quickly joined Toronto Croatia. He had played for Rijeka in Yugoslavia and was the star for Croatia for many seasons.

Toronto Hungaria
Founded: 1949
Stadium: Stanley Park, Toronto
Head Coach: Kálmán Lami
Key players:

Sport Association Ukraina

Founded: May 16, 1948
Stadium: Stanley Park, Toronto
Head Coach:

Roster included forwards O’Neill and Leo Dowhaluk

Review of the season

Toronto Ukraina won the league championship.

On Monday October 12 Toronto Ukraina won the championship final by beating Abruzzi 4-1. This was the second year in row that they won the NSL championship.

Results and standings