National Soccer League

National Soccer League (1926-1992) & Canadian National Soccer League (1993-1997)

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

GPWLTGFGAPts
Sudbury Italia2818 4 6301242
Hellas2818 4 6602642
Toronto Ukraina2817 6 5512839
Toronto Hungaria281412 2503630
Toronto Croatia281211 5423329
Windsor Teutonia261012 4222724
Kitchener Kickers28 420 4234212
Portuguese United26 024 22195 2

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
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
Windsor Teutonia 1

October 5, 1966 Toronto
Toronto Hungaria 4
Toronto Hellas 4

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
Windsor Teutonia 1

October 30, 1966 at Wigle Park, Windsor
Windsor Teutonia 1
Toronto Croatia 0

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

Exhibition games


July 3, 1966 Toronto
National Soccer League All-Stars 5
Azores All-Stars (Portugal) 2

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

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

Other Leagues and Cups

1966 Eastern Canada Professional Soccer League

Referees

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.

Final standings

GPWLTGFGAPts
Toronto Italia-Falcons2421 1 2571644
Toronto Inter-Roma2411 9 4353826
Hamilton Primos24 514 4274214
Montreal International24 315 6163912
Leading goalscorers:Goals
1. Carlos Metidieri (Toronto Italia)17

President’s Cup

September 4, 1966 Varsity Stadium, Toronto
Toronto Inter-Roma 1
Toronto Italia-Falcons 0

September 7, 1966 Varsity Stadium, Toronto
Toronto Inter-Roma 2
Toronto Italia-Falcons 0

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

Exhibition game

August 26, 1966 Varsity Stadium, Toronto
ECPSL All-Stars 1
Independiente (Argentina) 10

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