National Soccer League

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

1974 Season

1974 National Soccer League

League president: Joe Piccininni
League secretary: Ivan Habus

Referees

Referees included Paul Avis (Rexdale, Ontario) and Stan Tait (Montreal, Quebec).

Review of the season

The opening game of the 1974 NSL season was played on Sunday April 21 between Toronto Croatia and Toronto Hungaria. A crowd of 5,000 watched Croatia win 3-1 at C.N.E. Stadium.

Some of the other teams in the league kicked of it’s 1974 season Tuesday April 23. In Toronto Momcilo Stojanovic scored the only goal of the game when Serbian White Eagles defeated Polonia 1-0. In St. Catharines Chris Conlon scored on a penalty kick to give Hamilton City a 1-0 win over the Heidelberg club. Hamilton Italo-Canadians defeated Melita 2-1 in Hamilton.

Serbian White Eagles won the league championship.

Toronto Croatia won the league playoff final.

Toronto Italia won the league cup.

Final standings

GPWLTGFGAPts
Serbian White Eagles3628 1 7118 1663
Homer3626 5 5 89 4157
Toronto Croatia3623 8 5 78 3254
Toronto Italia3621 6 9 99 3651
Macedonia3622 7 7102 4251
Hamilton Croatia3620 7 9 84 4349
First Portuguese362311 2 78 3948
London City3620 7 9 89 4547
Hamilton City361711 8 67 5842
Hamilton Italo-Canadians361612 8 39 3840
Quebec Selects361319 4 44 7830
Canadian-Hungarians361219 5 70 8329
Montreal Cantalia36 920 7 42 6525
St. Catharines Heidelberg36 920 7 39 6725
Melita36 720 9 41 8023
Toronto Ukraina36 625 5 43 9417
Toronto Polonia36 4 28 4 27 9612
Srbija Kitchener36 428 44915012
Ottawa Tigers36 431 1 31126 9

Leading goalscorer                         Gls Ass Pts
1. Momcilo Stojanovic (White Eagles)        54  12 120

Top goalkeeper                     Min. Svs GA SO GAA.
1. Blajoe Tamindzic (White Eagles)             28

National Soccer League Playoffs

Playoffs quarter-finals

October 6, 1974
Serbian White Eagles 3
Macedonia 0

October 7, 1974 C.N.E. Stadium, Toronto
Homer 6
Hamilton Croatia 0

October 8, 1974 C.N.E. Stadium, Toronto
Toronto Croatia 1
First Portuguese 0
after overtime

October 9, 1974
Toronto Italia

Semi-finals

October 10, 1974 C.N.E. Stadium, Toronto
Toronto Croatia 1
Serbian White Eagles 0

October 15, 1974 C.N.E. Stadium, Toronto
Toronto Italia 1
Homer 2

Final

October 20, 1974 C.N.E. Stadium, Toronto
Toronto Croatia 1
Homer 0

Toronto Croatia won the 1974 National Soccer League Play-off final.

National Soccer League Cup

NSL Cup Final

October 4, 1974 CNE Stadium
First Portuguese 1 (Jorge Felix)
Toronto Italia 0

October 6, 1974 C.N.E. Stadium, Toronto
Toronto Italia 2 (Carmelo Barbieri, Saban Romanovic)
First Portuguese 0

Toronto Italia won the two-game total-points series 3-1.

Other leagues & cups

1974 Ontario Cup

District Qualifiers

Windsor Italia defeated Sarnia croatia

XX

First round

July 14, 1974 Windsor, Ontario
Windsor Italia 5
London Celtic 0

Windsor Italia qualified

XX vs XX

Quarter-finals

July 21, 1974 Hamilton A.A.A. Ground, Hamilton, Ontario
Hamilton Serbians 0
Windsor Italia 1

Windsor Italia qualified for semi-finals

XX vs XX

XX vs XX

XX vs XX

Semi-finals

??, 1974
Windsor Italia
XX

Windsor Italia qualified for final

??, 1974
XX
XX

Final

??, 1974
Windsor Italia
XX

Windsor Italia won the 1974 Ontario Cup

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