National Soccer League

(Canadian) National Soccer League 1926-1997

1969 Season

1969 National Soccer League

President: Joe Piccininni
Directors: Zoltan Czimbalmos, Harry Bogdanow and Nick Martel
Secretary-treasurer: Conrad Schmidt

Review of the season

At the annual meeting at the Seaway Hotel, on Saturday March 8, 1969, Alderman Joseph Piccininni was elected president of the NSL. He replaced Bill Boytchuk who had been president of the league for seven years.

Windsor Teutonia dropped out from the previous season and the National League added five teams before the season to become a fourteen-team league. New clubs were Toronto Italia, London German-Canadians, Arsenal Oakville, Hamilton Homer and Montreal Inter Italia.

First Portuguese Canadian Club won the National Soccer League championship with 38 points. Hellas finished second with 37 points.

Arsenal Portuguese finished in the last place in the final standings.

Sudbury Italia, Toronto Italia, Arsenal and Montreal Italia dropped out after the season.

Final standings

GPWLTGFGAPts
1. First Portuguese2638
2. Hellas2637
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National Soccer League Cup

First round

Toronto Italia qualified for second round

Montreal Italia qualified for second round

Toronto Hungaria qualified for second round

Second round

Quarter-finals

September 28, 1969 York Stadium
Attendance:
Toronto Italia 3
Montreal Italia 1

Toronto Italia qualified for the semi-finals

Semi-finals

Final

October 26, 1969 Toronto
Toronto Italia 2
Toronto Hungaria 1

Toronto Italia won the 1969 NSL Cup

Exhibition games

July 27, 1969 Stanley Park, Toronto (att: 1,500)
National Soccer League All-Stars 3
Ferencvaros 7

July 28, 1969 Autostade, Montreal
Attendance: Poor*
Montreal Inter-Italia 0
Ferencvaros 8
* The Montreal Gazette noted that the attendance was poor due to lack of promotion of the game.

August 17, 1969 Aquinas Stadium, Rochester
Attendance: 650
Rochester Lancers 3
NSL All-Stars 1

October 29, 1969 Toronto
Attendance: 2,000
Toronto Hellas 1
Boavista (Portugal) 3

November 2, 1969  Stanley Park, Toronto (att: 2,000)
First Portuguese 1
Boavista (Portugal) 1
*First Portguese won on penalties 3-2

1969 Ontario Cup

Final

August ??, 1969 Sudbury, Ontario
Attendance:
Sudbury Polish White Eagles 3
Oshawa Imperials 1

August 23, 1969 Oshawa, Ontario
Attendance:
Oshawa Imperials 1
Sudbury Polish White Eagles 1

Sudbury Polish White Eagles won the two-game total-points series 4-2 and won the 1969 Ontario Cup

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