1966 Season

1966 National Soccer League

President: Bill Boytchuk
Vice-president: Ostap Wynnyckyj

Review of the season

Bill Boytchuk of Toronto Ukraina was re-elected as president for the fourth consecutive time. Ostap Wynnyckyj, also of Toronto Ukraina, was elected as vice-president.

The league started the campaign with nine clubs but after only one week Olympia dropped out. The season opened with Toronto Ukraina beating Windsor Teutonia 4-2 in Toronto.

Windsor Teutonia won the playoff championship. This was the first time since 1950 that the playoffs were won by a team from outside of Toronto.

Final standings

National Soccer League Play-offs

Group A Semi-finals

October ??, 1966
Sudbury Italia
Toronto Ukraina

October ??, 1966
Sudbury Italia
Toronto Croatia

October 12, 1966 at Stanley Park, Toronto
Toronto Croatia 2 (George Simchich pen, Mike Horvath)
Toronto Ukraina 0

Toronto Croatia won the Group A semi-finals series.

Group B Semi-finals

October 2, 1966 at Stanley Park, Toronto
Hungaria 4 (Frank Fodor 3, John Sullivan)
Windsor Teutonia 1 (Alexander Guitto)

October 5, 1966 Toronto
Toronto Hungaria 4 (Kurt Dvorak 2, F. Fodor, William Willison)
Toronto Hellas 4 (John Dimpoulos, Jim Lefkos, John Karas, Gregory Petridis)

October 15, 1966
Windsor Teutonia 2
Toronto Hungaria 1

October 16, 1966
Windsor Teutonia 2
Toronto Hellas 1

Windsor Teutonia won the Group B semi-finals series

NSL Play-off finals

October 23, 1966 at Stanley Park, Toronto
Toronto Croatia 1 (Mike Horvath)
Windsor Teutonia 1 (Chuck Zabo pen)

October 30, 1966 at Wigle Park, Windsor
Attendance: 1,000
Windsor Teutonia 1 (Carl Gaier)
Toronto Croatia 0

Windsor Teutonia won the two-game, total-points finals.

Exhibition games

July 3, 1966 Toronto
Attendance: 3,151
National Soccer League All-Stars 5 (Tibor Vigh 3, Leo Dowhaluk 2)
Azores All-Stars (Portugal) 2 (Santos Moniz 2)

July 10, 1966 Sudbury
Attendance: 1,400
Sudbury Italia 0
Toronto Roma (ECPSL) 1

July 25, 1966 Toronto
National Soccer League All-Stars vs Vojvodina (Yugoslavia) ppd

Other Leagues and Cups



Referees included Art King (Toronto), Hugh McLean (Guelph, Ontario) and Stan Tait (Montreal, Quebec).

Review of the season

The opening game of the 1966 Eastern Canada Professional Soccer League season was played in Montreal on Sunday May 8. Montreal International and Toronto Inter-Roma played to a 1-1 tie in front of 2,000 fans.

After this season the league folded. Toronto Italia Falcons joined the National Professional Soccer League. Toronto Inter-Roma and Hamilton Primos joined the semi-professional National Soccer League for the 1967 NSL season.

Results and standings

President’s Cup

September 4, 1966 Varsity Stadium, Toronto
Attendance: 2,075
Toronto Inter-Roma 1 (Ron Clayton)
Toronto Italia-Falcons 0

September 7, 1966 Varsity Stadium, Toronto
Attendance: 2,043
Toronto Inter-Roma 2 (Frank Rosati 2)
Toronto Italia-Falcons 0

Inter-Roma won the best-of-three games series 2-0

Exhibition game

August 26, 1961 Varsity Stadium, Toronto
ECPSL All-Stars 1
Independiente (Argentina) 10
ECPSL All-Star roster: