National Soccer League

Canadian National Soccer League

1966 Eastern Canada Professional Soccer League


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

Toronto Italia-Falcons242121571644
Toronto Inter-Roma241149353826
Hamilton Primos245414274214
Montreal International243615163912


Leading goalscorers

Carlos MetidieriToronto Italia17

August 31, 1966 Varsity Stadium, Toronto
Attendance: 200
Toronto Inter-Roma 3 (Jorge Bentivegna, Dave Demaine 2 pens.)
Hamilton Primos 1 (Bob Williams)

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

May 25, 1966 Civic Stadium, Hamilton
Hamilton Primos 0
Glasgow Celtic 11
Match report

August 30, 1966 Varsity Stadium, Toronto
Toronto Italia 0
Benfica (Portugal) 1
Match report

Match reports

12/06/1966Montreal 0Hamilton Primos 0
16/06/1966Hamilton Primos 0Inter-Roma 1
09/07/1966Inter-Roma 2Italia Falcons 4
16/07/1966Italia Falcons 3Hamilton Primo 2
17/07/1966Montreal 0Inter-Roma 1
17/07/1966Hamilton Primos 1Italia Falcons 3
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