1966 National Soccer League

President: Bill Boytchuk
Vice-president: Ostap Wynnyckyj

Annual general meeting

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.

Clubs and players

Hellas
Founded:
Stadium: Stanley Park, Toronto
Head Coach:
Key players: Jim Lefkos, Tony Zorbas

Kitchener Concordia Kickers


Founded: 1873
Stadium:
Head Coach:
Key players: Leslie Fizel

Portuguese United
Founded:
Stadium: Stanley Park, Toronto
Head Coach:
Key players: Ed Dias, John Reynolds

Sudbury Italia Flyers Soccer Club


Founded: 1949
Stadium: Queen’s Athletic Field, Sudbury
Head Coach:
Key players: Ferrucio Deni, Gino Pacitto, Lascelles Dunkley

Toronto Croatia


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

Toronto Hungaria
Founded:
Stadium: Stanley Park, Toronto
Head Coach:
Key players: Barry Keating, Tommy McLeod

Toronto Ukraina


Founded: May 16, 1948
Stadium: Stanley Park, Toronto
Head Coach:
Key players: Robert Grassman, Alex Marshall, Don Lalka, Alex Popowych, Leo DowhaLUK

The Ukraina goalkeeper was Robert Grassman who later joined Rochester Lancers in the American Soccer League.

Windsor Teutonia


Founded: 1929
Stadium: Wigle Park, Windsor
Manager-coach: Henry Wolf
Key players: Zoltan Vigh, Edward Mielke, Tibor Vigh

Windsor Teutonia were greatly strengthened by the signing of former Toronto Hungaria and Hakoah-goalkeeper Zoltan Vigh. His brother Tibor Vigh was already starring for the team.

Review of the season

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. Goalscorers for Ukraina were Walter Skocen with three goals and Leo Dowhaluk with one goal. Tibor Vigh scored both of Teutonia’s goals.

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.

Results and standings

League standings as of September 12, 1966:

                   GP W  L  T  GF GA Pts
Toronto Ukraina    25 16  5  4 47 23  36
Sudbury Italia     25 14  5  6 27 11  34
Hellas             21 13  2  6 42 22  32
Toronto Croatia    27 12 11  4 42 33  28
Windsor Teutonia   22 10  8  4 22 35  24
Toronto Hungaria   23 11 10  2 39 31  24
Kitchener Kickers  24  2 18  4 22 41   8
Portuguese United  22  0 20  2 17 72   2

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 Playoff 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 won the two-game, total-points finals.

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