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.

On Friday June 7, Serbian White Eagles defeated Kitchener Srbija 16-1. Momcilo Stojanovic scored eight goals. The highest score in the NSL was recorded in 1965 when Toronto Ukraina beat Toronto Macedonia 18-1.

Serbian White Eagles won the league championship.

Toronto Croatia won the league playoff final.

Toronto Italia won the league cup.

Standings

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 (Momcilo Stojanovic 2, John Fahy)
Macedonia 0

October 7, 1974 C.N.E. Stadium, Toronto
Homer 6 (Gus Hatoupis 4, ????)
Hamilton Croatia 0

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

October 9, 1974
Toronto Italia

Semi-finals

October 10, 1974 C.N.E. Stadium, Toronto
Toronto Croatia 1 (Alija Solak)
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 (att: 2,149)
Toronto Croatia 1 (Boris Psaker)
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