1968 National Soccer League

Clubs and players

Sudbury Italia spent about $30,000 on the season. Nine of the eleven players on Sudbury’s team in their last game of the regular season was at the time living in Toronto. One of these were former Toronto Italia star Anders Yrfelt.

Hungaria were led by center-forward Leo Dowhaluk, who in seven games netted 14 goals. Dowhaluk had formerly played for Wacker Vienna and Toronto Ukraina, after the season he joined Rochester Lancers of the American Soccer League.

Hellas led by player-coach Alex Marshall had a team composed of eight Greek-Canadians and five Scottish-Canadians.

Portuguese FC had a team consisting of Portuguese-Canadians from Hamilton and the Metro area.

Review of the season

On April 17 Windsor Teutonia met NASL-club Detroit Cougars in an exhibition match at Wigle Park in Windsor. 500 fans watched the professional Cougar team win 7-1.

Both Windsor Teutonia and Toronto White Eagles opened their seasons when they met at Wigle Park in Windsor on Saturday May 25. Teutonia won the game 2-1 thanks to two goals from Edward Mielke.

Sudbury Italia won the league championship and playoff finals.

23,700 fans attended the games during the 1968 season.

After the season Windsor Teutonia dropped out.

Results and standings

Final league table   GP W  L  T GF GA  Pts
  1. Sudbury Italia                     29 
  2. Hellas                             28
  3. Ukraina                            27
NSL Playoff finals
Sudbury Italia won playoff finals  

Exhibition games

April 17, 1968 Wigle Park, Windsor
Attendance: 500
Windsor Teutonia 1 (Werner Machmig)
Detroit Cougars 7 (Barry Brown 3, John Kerr 2, Lars Heinemann, Jorgen Kristensen)

October 1, 1968 Stanley Park, Toronto
NSL All-Stars 0
Canadian National Team 1 (Papadakis)
Line-up: Ted Hatzis (GK), Herculy Vaz, Ted Purdon, Bernardo Vargas, Iris deBrito

Bernardo Vargas and Iris deBrito from the Toronto Falcons guested for the All-Stars.